Blueberry Cobbler

So far we picked about 12 quarts blueberries off our bushes. (For half of our bushes this is the first year bearing, and we only let some of the berries ripen – the other half of our bushes were completely stripped, as this is their first full growing season and we want them to develop roots rather than berries).

We’ve been experimenting with different recipes, and here is a favorite cobbler, which we found on and slightly modified:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 3.5 cups fresh blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of orange juice
  • 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– Preheat oven to 375 degree F
– Using a 7 x 11 inch glass baking dish, mix blueberries, 4 tablespoons of sugar and orange juice
– In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt – set aside
– Cream the 1/2 cup sugar and softened butter until fluffy – scraping bowl occasionally.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.  Gradually add the flour mixture – just until all ingredients are combined
– Drop batter by spoonfulls over blueberry mixture, covering as much as possible (a bit tricky, but it definitely works)
– Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes until golden brown, and the filling bubbles up.