The dog days of summer are accompanied by plenty of delicious seasonal treats. One of the best things about this time of year: fresh blueberries turn up at the local market– and if you’re lucky, in your own backyard. Scoop up a handful for a refreshing snack, or get creative and mix them into all sorts of yummy recipes.
This blueberry cobbler dish is one of our favorites. Served for breakfast or as dessert, it’s a perfect combination of buttery, crumbly goodness and sweet, succulent blueberries. Grab some blueberries and a few simple ingredients from your kitchen, and get ready to enjoy one of late summer’s greatest pleasures.
(Makes 10 servings)
|2 cups fresh blueberries|
|1 tablespoon lemon juice|
|1 º cups sugar, divided|
|1/3 cup butter, cubed|
|1 cup all-purpose flour|
|2 teaspoons baking powder|
|1/2 teaspoon salt|
|3/4 cup milk|
|1 egg, lightly beatenOptional: flower petals for garnish (we recommend violets, lilac, or hibiscus)|
- Combine blueberries, lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Spread butter in a 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish and melt in the oven at 350∞ F.
- Meanwhile, combine remaining sugar with flour, baking powder, salt, milk and egg in a small mixing bowl. Pour the mixture over the melted butter. Make sure not to stir!
- Take reserved berry mixture and spoon it over the batter in the baking dish. Do not stir.
- Bake at 350∞ F for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Spoon cobbler into portion-sized ramekins. Serve at room temperature and garnish with flower petals if desired.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.