Vegan Mofo Day 22: Rhubarb Apple Blueberry Cobbler

I’m going to keep this one short and sweet so that I’m not sitting in front of the computer all night rudely ignoring my mother…hey, it’s like I’m in highschool again!  This is another one of those recipes that isn’t quite (or at all) Canadian but I figure since I used all local Canadian fruits and I got the recipe from Canadian Living, then it’s close enough!

This cobbler recipe makes me long for the days of summer, it’s overflowing with deliciously juicy fruit. I had had a field day at the farmers market the day I made this and I picked up a bunch of B.C. blueberries, B.C. apples and fresh Alberta rhubarb. Besides for shoving handful upon handful of fruit into my mouth, this was one of the best ways to use up all that amazing fruity goodness.

Cobblers are so easy to put together, it’s like a pie without all the fuss of making a crust! The rhubarb is slightly tart but the apple, blueberries and sugars give it the perfect level of sweetness. Topped off with a thick, fluffy biscuit like crust, the orange sugar adds a slight caramelized crunch with every flavourful bite.  Plus the smell of bubbling fruit mixed with orange zest coming from your oven is pretty freakin’ amazing. I was so sad I didn’t have any coconut vanilla bean ice cream to top this with because that would have been daaaaaaamn good, but even without the ice cream this cobbler was so good it disappeared in days…or should I say day 🙂

Rhubarb Apple Blueberry Cobbler
Makes 9 servings


  • 4 cups chopped fresh rhubarb or frozen rhubarb
  • 3 cups apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup dark agave
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

      Cobbler Topping:

  • 1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

      Orange Sugar Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk


In bowl, combine rhubarb, apples, blueberries, agave, flour, cornstarch, sugar and orange juice until well coated; scrape into greased 8-inch square baking dish. Set aside.

Cobbler Topping: In medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, mix together the oil, milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Drizzle the liquid ingredients into the dry, tossing with fork to make shaggy dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 or 6 times until dough comes together. Roll or gently press into 8-inch square; cut into 9 pieces. Arrange on top of fruit mixture.

Orange Sugar Topping: In small bowl and using fingers, rub sugar with orange zest. Brush biscuit tops with coconut milk; sprinkle with orange sugar. 

Bake in 375ºF preheated oven until cobbler topping is fluffy and golden and filling is bubbly (if topping browns too quickly, cover loosely with foil), about 50 to 55 minutes. Serve warm.

Adapted from Canadian Living

8 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo Day 22: Rhubarb Apple Blueberry Cobbler

  1. Allysia Kerney says:

    You just can’t get local rhubarb around here unless it’s the spring! Maybe I’m not looking hard enough, ha ha. But I love the stuff! And you’re right, cobblers go fantastically with ice cream, it’s one of my favorite combos ever. Also I like how you used agave for most of the sweetening!

  2. Mel says:

    This looks so delicious. I’ve never eaten a cobbler but fruit based desserts are my favourites. The orange sugar looks like a perfect topping too.

  3. Mandee says:

    I love the way you scored the top so it’s already in portions, that’s great! I love making cobbler or crumble with rhubarb, too!

    Hope you and your mum are having a great time 🙂

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