Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits that people can eat today as they provide the body with lots of antioxidants, among other things. They are ideal to eat raw, on salads, in smoothies, and in desserts, such as the recipe that we include directions for in the following information. Learn how easy it is to make a tasty blueberry cobbler.
- 5 to 6 cups of fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup of sugar to sweeten berries
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to thicken berry and sugar mixture
- 1/4 cup of cold water to dissolve the cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour (for this, we use White Lily)
- 1 cup of white, granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 stick butter, melted (do not use margarine)
- 2 tablespoons of room temperature butter to grease baking pan
- Stove with oven
- 13″x9″ baking pan
- 1-cup measuring cup
- 1/2-cup measuring cup
- 1-teaspoon and 1-tablespoon measuring spoons
- 2 large mixing bowls
- 1 medium saucepan
- 1 small pot or microwave-safe dish
- 2 large spoons for scooping and mixing
- 1 kitchen knife for leveling off flour measurement
- 1 heat-resistant spoon for stirring berries and sugar mixture on the stove
- 1 or 2 paper towels
1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
2. Place blueberries into one of the mixing bowls. Cover the berries with cold water and let sit for a minute, then drain and repeat. Such action will remove any dirt that may be on the berries. Drain thoroughly before you pour the berries into the saucepan.
3. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup of sugar over the blueberries and stir to ensure the sugar coats each berry. Place saucepan over medium heat and allow the berries to cook for about 10 to 15 minutes until all the sugar dissolves in the juice the berries produce. Mix the 2 teaspoons of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of cold water together until the cornstarch dissolves completely. Add the mixture to the berries and cook until the sweetened juice thickens. Let mixture cool while you complete the other steps.
4. Grease the 13″x9″ pan with the 2 tablespoons of room-temperature butter. Wipe off any excess with the paper towel.
5. Melt the stick of butter in the small pot on low heat, or in the microwave in the microwave-safe dish. Do not let it brown if you heat on the stove. Melting butter will take a few minutes on the stove, but only about 30 seconds in the microwave.
6. Measure the flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking powder, salt and milk into the other mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Add butter, and stir until no lumps remain. Transfer mixture into the greased 13″x9″ baking pan.
7. You then evenly spoon blueberry-sugar mixture over the crust batter. The batter will rise over the fruit during baking to form the crust.
8. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Let the cobbler cool for approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to serving. Add a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top when you serve it if you so desire. You can replace the blueberries with whatever fruit you would like in this recipe, as the crust is ideal for strawberries, blackberries and peaches just for some examples. Prepare, bake and enjoy this treat!