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Recipe: Blueberry Crunch

Blueberry Crunch

Blueberry Crunch

My mom told me I “had to” try this recipe for Blueberry Crunch because it was “too die for.” She got it from a friend and tried it for the first time last weekend. Basically, crushed pineapple, fresh blueberries, yellow cake mix, pecans, sugar and butter are layered then baked to perfection.

When I got an invitation for dinner from a friend and she asked me to make dessert, I figured it was time to give Blueberry Crunch a try. However, she asked for a healthy dessert and this definitely does not fit the bill. So I ignored her, and it was a hit.

Ingredients:

    Blueberries

    Blueberries are the star ingredient in Blueberry Crunch

  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 8-oz. cans of crushed pineapple (with juice)
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar (divided into 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup)
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Pecans and Yellow Cake Mix

Pecans and Yellow Cake Mix top Blueberry Crunch


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a 9×13 pan, layer pineapple, blueberries, 3/4 cup sugar, and cake mix.
  3. Spread pecans over top then drizzle with melted butter.
  4. Sprinkle remaining sugar (1/4 cup) on top.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes until browned and bubbly.
  6. Let cool slightly (for about 5 minutes), serve and top with whipped cream or ice cream (if desired).

When I make it again, I’ll probably omit the 1/4 cup of sugar on top, but one of my friends said that was her favorite part. I think it could stand to be just a tad less sweet.

All in all, it’s an easy dish with lots of flavor. It’s got a nice crunch, hence the name Blueberry Crunch, and is buttery, sweet and rich.

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in Cookin', Desserts, Recipes

 

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Recipe: Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

Blueberry-Peach Cobbler with Ice Cream

Blueberry-Peach Cobbler with Ice Cream

Summer’s almost here which means two of my favorite Summer fruits are coming into season. Which two? Blueberries and peaches. This recipe for Blueberry-Peach Cobbler combines both to create an amazing dessert.

It cooks to perfection in an iron skillet, but a baking dish will do just as well. The best part is that it’s one of the easiest desserts you can possibly make.

Ingredients:

  • 2 fresh peaches, cut up into chunks
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Blueberry-Peach Fruit Filling

    Blueberry-Peach Fruit Filling

  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Heat the butter in a 10- or 12-inch skillet.
  3. Add blueberries, peaches and brown sugar. Cook, stirring gently, until berries and peaches start to soften.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and white sugar.
  5. Add milk and combine to create a batter.
  6. Spoon batter across fruit mixture evenly. You can drag a spoon through the mixture to create some blue streaks to give it a better look if you want.
  7. Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

    Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

  8. Bake for 20-22 minutes until fruit is bubbling and top is golden and crisp.
  9. Let cool slightly, serve and top with whipped cream or ice cream.

I topped mine with some Blue Bell Vanilla Bean ice cream and it was delicious. I’m sure whipped cream is just as great.

If you need to use a baking dish, just put the cooked fruit on the bottom then top with the batter. I would highly recommend using a skillet to bake it in though.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2012 in Cookin', Desserts, Recipes

 

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