Monday, July 5, 2010

Blueberry Cobbler

Nothing says summer like berry cobblers. They are the perfect dessert for a BBQ or potluck. Just make sure you reserve some for yourself before serving everyone else, cause it will disappear fast!! Seriously, this Blueberry Cobbler was a hit at the Pindur going away Potluck and it was gone the moment I placed it on the table.

Aside from their incredible taste, blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, have been proven to improve brain health and help fight heart disease too. I’ve even read that they help reduce belly fat. Well, that’s perfect, cause we might have a little extra to get rid of after eating this dessert ;)
Seriously though, when in season, blueberries are a great treat and really don’t need anything to go along with them….but they sure do make an incredible cobbler.

For those of you out there who like cobblers, but don’t like them too sweet, you may want to reduce the amount of sugar. Remember, you’re gonna top it with ice cream, aren’t you?

What you’ll need:

3 cups of fresh blueberries
½ lemon
1 1/8 cup of sugar
4 Tbs of butter substitute
1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¾ cup soy milk
1 ½ cups sugar
¾ tsp salt
1 ½ Tbs cornstarch
Ground cinnamon
¾ cup boiling water

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.

Spread blueberries out to cover the bottom of the dish. Squeeze lemon over them.

In a mixer stir together butter substitute and 1 1/8 cup of sugar until smooth. Stir in flour and baking powder, alternating with soy milk, until smooth. Don’t worry about the consistency of the batter it will be fantastic. Mix the batter into the berries and spread evenly over the baking dish.

In your mixer mix together 1 ½ cups of sugar, salt and cornstarch. Sprinkle over the top of the batter. Dust with cinnamon and then pour the boiling water over the entire dish. It seems weird but it works, trust me.

Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour or until golden brown. Serve warm and top with vanilla ice cream. Heaven on a plate.


  1. Next time I see you in the office, we'll hafta chat... do you think frozen (and thawed) blueberries could also be used?


  2. Yes Dan, I think you can use frozen blueberries. Try it and let me know how it turns out.