Papas Blueberry Cobbler

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Cobbler recipes are an amazing way to use up fruit and berries when you have a lot at one time. When it is blueberry season in late summer or if you are lucky enough to live in a location where you have wild blueberries growing outside your door, this blueberry cobbler recipe is a wonderful way to use them. Cobbler recipes are most popular in North American and the United Kingdom and consist of a filling of fruit that’s been mixed with sugar and a thickener, like flour or cornstarch. The topping may be a scone, biscuit, or cake batter. What is wonderful about this blueberry dessert recipe is that the blueberries remain the star by being mixed with only two other ingredients. The topping is a touch more complicated, but not by much. It is just a matter of creaming some butter and egg into some dry ingredients, and voila, the perfect topping to your fantastic blueberry cobbler recipe.

In the case of cobbler recipes, often a sweetened biscuit batter would be dolloped over the top of the filling and baked like dumplings in the syrupy juices that release from the fruit. In the case of this blueberry cobbler recipe, a batter coats the filling and bakes to a gorgeous golden brown, which allows you to get a bite of delicious topping along with every bit of bursting blueberry filling. Cobblers are very similar to crisp recipes in that they are both baked in baking dishes and start with stewed fruit mixture. The main difference is that where fruit cobbler recipes are topped with biscuit or dumpling, a fruit crisp is sprinkled with butter, flour, and oat mixture, almost like a streusel topping. Despite their family resemblances, if you prefer a softer, cake-textured topping, this cobbler will be your go-to summer dessert recipe, even if you choose to substitute with another fruit or berry.

Even though this blueberry recipe is incredibly easy to make, the success of simple recipes relies on the quality of the ingredients. For the best vanilla, choose pure vanilla extract rather than artificial, and ensure that you’re purchasing extract, not flavouring. Also, while you could make this blueberry dessert with frozen blueberries, it will taste the best with in-season blueberries. Blueberries are such a delicious food eaten fresh as a snack or added to all kinds of desserts, but they are also an excellent addition to blueberry breakfast recipes, like this blueberry cobbler recipe, because of how nutritious they are. Blueberry nutrition consists of high levels of vitamin K, C, and fibre, making blueberries a tremendously healthy snack. Blueberries are also known to help regulate blood sugar, provide antioxidant support for the whole body, and improve cognitive function, like memory. Even if you think that cobblers aren’t for breakfast, this recipe doesn’t involve very much sugar, so you’ll be sure to get the healthy benefits of blueberries without a lot of refined sugars. Thank you to Mary, author of Love Foodies recipe blog, for sharing Papa’s blueberry cobbler recipe with us.**

Nutrition Facts of Papa's Blueberry Cobbler from Love Foodies
Ingredients: blueberries, sugar, orange juice, butter, egg, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings
* Per Serving: Calories 331, Calories from Fat 148, Total Fat 16.5g (25%), Saturated Fat 10.0g (50%), Cholesterol 68mg (23%), Sodium 41mg (2%), Potassium 197mg (6%), Carbohydrates 45.7g (15%), Dietary Fiber 2.2g (9%), Sugars 31.2g, Protein 3.2g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 38%, Calcium 5%, Iron 11%

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