You may have fond memories of helping your grandmother make your favorite treats, such as blueberry cobbler. This classic, baked dessert combines fresh blueberries with a sweetened pastry crust. You may be able to find a decent blueberry cobbler at the supermarket, but nothing will taste better than a fresh, homemade one. If you are dreaming of grandma's cobbler, but don't have her specific recipe, you can create a pie that would rival granny's with a basic blueberry cobbler recipe and a little improvisation.
Things You'll Need
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 4 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- Dash of salt
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 2-qt. baking pan with melted margarine.
Toss 1 tsp. of lemon juice with the 4 cups of blueberries and pour it into the baking pan.
Combine 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp. sugar and 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder in a medium mixing bowl.
Cut in 3 tbsp. of shortening in the dry mix, using a metal pastry blender until the mixture reaches a fine crumb texture.
Stir in 1/2 cup milk to the flour mixture and stir until the ingredients are moist.
Spoon the dough on top of the blueberry mixture in the baking pan using 6 to 8 heaping tbsp., which should be enough to cover most of the mixture with the dough.
Combine 3 tbsp. sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over the dough.
Place the baking pan in the oven and bake the cobbler for 30 minutes, until the blueberry mixture is bubbling and the dough has risen and become golden brown. Serve warm.
Tips & Warnings
- You can use just about any fruit filling in place of blueberries for this cobbler recipe.