Old Fashion Blueberry Cobbler

Old Fashion Blueberry Cobbler from 101 Cooking For TwoA great old fashion blueberry cobbler from a classic recipe right out of 1972 (can you say Delorean). A wonderful sweet treat for company or family.

I looked a round and found many good-looking recipes for a blueberry cobbler but they were all over the place. There were “Texas” cobblers with the berries going on top and the more traditional berries on the bottom. There were two recipes on Very Best Blueberry Cobbler and Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler. How I resisted those names I will never know.

IMG_5891bBut ultimately I wanted a classic recipe that your grandmother might have made. It called for our old favorite cookbook, 1972 edition of Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. Yep, it had just what I wanted and it came out great.

Rating

RS-4A high 4 or low 5.

Notes:

I used frozen berries that I thawed in water just before cooking. These berries are not as sweet is some blueberries and my wife does not like them on cereal so cooking with them where you can control the sweetness was call for. The original recipe used 1/2 cup of sugar with the berries and I needed to add another 1/4 cup to get it right. Also since they were frozen, the cooking of the berries seemed like a good idea. I kick up the sugar in the topping a bit and use butter instead of the 1972 shortening.

IMG_5866bPreheat oven to 400 degrees.

IMG_5872bIn a medium sauce pan combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 4 cups blueberries. Other berries could be used or mixed in. Also check the sweetness of your berries. They can vary a lot. Mine were very tart and I needed an extra 1/4 cup sugar.

IMG_5873Stir continuously  over medium high heat until the mixture boils and thickens then an additional minute.

IMG_5875Pore into a 2 to 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.

IMG_5876bMake the topping by mix 1 cup AP flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix well then “cut in” 3 tablespoons butter with a large fork. Mix until crumbly and then add 1/2 cup milk. Mix until combined but don’t over mix.

IMG_5877bPut 6-8 large “dabs” of the dough on top of the berry mixture.

IMG_5906bBake until top is golden brown. About 25 minutes.

 Old Fashion Blueberry Cobbler from 101 Cooking For Two

Allow to set for a few minutes to set and serve hot. I should be great with ice cream but I didn’t have any.

Old Fashion Blueberry Cobbler
 
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A great old fashion blueberry cobbler from a classic recipe right out of 1972 (can you say Delorean). A wonderful sweet treat for company or family.
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sugar or more per taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups blueberries or other berries
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup milk.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a medium sauce pan combine ½ cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 4 cups blueberries. Other berries could be used or mixed in. Also check the sweetness of your berries. They can vary a lot. Mine were very tart and I needed an additional ¼ cup sugar.
  3. Stir continuously over medium high heat until the mixture boils and thickens then an additional minute.
  4. Pore into a 2 to 2½ quart casserole dish.
  5. Make the topping by mix 1 cup AP flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt. Mix well then "cut in" 3 tablespoons butter with a large fork. Mix until crumbly and then add ½ cup milk. Mix until combined but don't over mix.
  6. Put 6-8 large "dabs" of the dough on top of the berry mixture.
  7. Bake until top is golden brown. About 25 minutes.
  8. Allow to set for a few minutes to set and serve hot. I should be great with ice cream but I didn't have any.

Old Fashion Blueberry Cobbler
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
A great old fashion blueberry cobbler from a classic recipe right out of 1972 (can you say Delorean). A wonderful sweet treat for company or family.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sugar or more per taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups blueberries or other berries
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a medium sauce pan combine ½ cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 4 cups blueberries. Other berries could be used or mixed in. Also check the sweetness of your berries. They can vary a lot. Mine were very tart and I needed an additional ¼ cup sugar.
  3. Stir continuously over medium high heat until the mixture boils and thickens then an additional minute.
  4. Pore into a 2 to 2½ quart casserole dish.
  5. Make the topping by mix 1 cup AP flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt. Mix well then "cut in" 3 tablespoons butter with a large fork. Mix until crumbly and then add ½ cup milk. Mix until combined but don't over mix.
  6. Put 6-8 large "dabs" of the dough on top of the berry mixture.
  7. Bake until top is golden brown. About 25 minutes.
  8. Allow to set for a few minutes to set and serve hot. I should be great with ice cream but I didn't have any.

 

Updated

June 15 2014

Comments

  1. pat says

    I am going to make this tonight. But what is AP flour? Is it a brand or a special kind? I live in Canada and have just regular flour on hand.
    Thanks, this looks so good and I have everything on hand if regular flour is ok.

  2. says

    Great looking cobbler, Dan. For a moment I was questioning if Deloreans came out in 1972 because I had them pegged for early 80′s. Then I got your reference that you were making,

    We love making cobblers in our Dutch Oven with a very simple recipe not much different than yours. We change out the fruits that we use but mixed berry is my preferred favorite.

    • says

      The Delorean reference was maybe a little old for most. A friend had one in med school in 1973.

      Cobblers should be the lazy man’s pie and this fits for me. Any fruit should do.
      Thanks for the comment
      DrDan
      Note to readers: Check out Chris’s blog Nibble Me This

  3. says

    Hi Dr. Dan,

    the frozen berries and only few other ingredients give the possibility to prepare this cobbler dessert spontaneous.
    I like it. Delicious!

    Just have your BBQ section opened in another window and the Beef Brisket Sandwich is displayed. Mouth-watering. :-)
    Scrolling through your blog definitely makes me hungry – to me a clear indicator that you are doing a great job with your blog.
    Thank you.

    Greetings from Germany
    Al

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