There are a lot of delicious things you can make on a smoker, but few of them come close to this Smoked Huckleberry Cobbler Recipe.
There is one food in Idaho that the locals go crazy about – and no I’m not talking about potatoes – I’m talking about huckleberries!
Huckleberries ripen up in mid to late Summer, and you better be ready to put some miles on your hiking boots if you want to harvest your own huckleberries. Huckleberries are commonly found in Alpine Lake Basins, and high mountain slopes at elevations up to 11,500 feet!
To find huckleberries in stores is a rare treat, so when I saw they were in season I jumped at the opportunity to bring some home.
BTW – If you can’t get huckleberries where you live, sub blueberries instead. Smoked Blueberry Cobbler is delicious so just pretend this a smoked blueberry cobbler recipe 🙂
I LOVE a good cobbler, and nothing is better than a Huckleberry Cobbler.
There are some fantastic things you can make with huckleberries, like the Smoked Huckleberry Cobbler Recipe I’m going to share with you.
If for some reason this Smoked Huckleberry Cobbler recipe isn’t your jam… there will be free huckleberry samples and cooking demos going on every day, in every department.
I made a stop by the beer section – which has the largest beer selection in the state – looking for a good beer to go with my smoked cobbler. The expert working the area recommended a Huckleberry Shandy, and it was delicious!
Let’s Talk About the Huckleberry Cobbler
I really love a good cobbler, and this huckleberry cobbler is one of the best I’ve ever had.
What I really love about this cobbler, is how easy it is to make! It only requires a handful of ingredients, most of which you should have at home.
In addition to the huckleberries, you’re going to need flour, cornstarch, baking powder, butter, sugar, and a lemon.
Simple Huckleberry Cobbler Filling
Did I mention how easy it is to make this Smoked Huckleberry Cobbler Recipe? The filling is simple. Add the following ingredients to a large bowl:
- 6 cups of huckleberries
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tsp of salt
- the juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly, and then set aside. Preparing the filling first gives the sugar time to interact with the berries and pull some of the juices out…
The BEST Drop Biscuit Recipe – With a Cobbler Topping Twist
The topping for this smoked huckleberry cobbler recipe is a simple drop biscuit recipe that also works well for biscuits and gravy. In a large bowl combine a stick of cold butter – cubed into small pieces – with one and a half cups of flour, a tablespoon plus one teaspoon of baking powder and a dash of salt.
Use your hands for this and get messy! You don’t want to over mix these ingredients. After mixing everything as best you can, you’ll notice not all of the ingredients were incorporated into the dough. Add a splash of milk and mix some more, and then another splash. Add just enough that all of the flour in the bowl has been picked up, but not so much that the dough is wet.
Construct the Huckleberry Cobbler
Toss your huckleberries one more time, and then pour them into a 12″ cast iron skillet. I used a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet for this recipe and it worked great!
After you’ve poured the huckleberries in start dropping small clumps of the biscuit dough on top. Continue dropping small pieces of dough all over the top until you’ve used it all!
Sprinkle two tablespoons of sugar over top, and it’s ready to go on the smoker.
Get your smoker cranking to 375 degrees, and cook the cobbler for approximately 40 minutes. The biscuits should start to turn golden brown, and the filling will be nice and bubbly!
Let it Rest!
I say this quite a bit, but good barbecue needs to rest. This huckleberry cobbler is no different! Let it rest for about 15 minutes. This allows the cobbler to cool down, and the huckleberry filling should thicken a little too.
After it’s rested, spoon some cobbler in a bowl, add one or two scoops of ice cream, and dig in!
Smoked Huckleberry Cobbler Recipe
- 6 cups fresh huckleberries
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- The Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 8 tbsp butter cold, cubed
- 1.5 cups flour
- 1.3 tbsp plus one teaspoon of baking powder
- a dash of salt
- 2 tbsp milk approximate
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- Mix all of the huckleberry filling ingredients together thoroughly, and then set aside.
- In a large bowl combine all of the dry biscuit ingredients with the butter
- Add a splash of milk and mix some more, and then another splash. Add just enough that all of the flour in the bowl has been picked up, but not so much that the dough is wet.
- Toss your huckleberries one more time, and then pour them into a 12″ cast iron skillet.
- start dropping small clumps of the biscuit dough on top of the huckleberry filling
- Sprinkle two tablespoons of sugar over top
- Get your smoker cranking to 375 degrees and cook the cobbler for approximately 40 minutes. The biscuits should start to turn golden brown, and the filling will be nice and bubbly!
- Let it rest for about 15 minutes. This allows the cobbler to cool down, and the huckleberry filling should thicken a little too.
- After it’s rested, spoon some cobbler in a bowl, add one or two scoops of ice cream, and dig in!