By: Kate Bowler, Domestikatedlife.com
We have a few summer traditions that are absolute essentials for our family, and one is particularly tasty: making my grandma’s homemade blueberry cobbler recipe. It’s simple and fairly quick to make. We’ve done it so many times I can almost assemble it blindfolded. Most importantly, each bite tastes like a burst of summer memories; the warm blueberries scooped out onto a plate with vanilla bean ice cream melting over the top. We had family visiting recently, and with the plethora of blueberries available this time of year it was the perfect time to pull out the recipe card.
I think the simplicity of this recipe is what makes it such a summery dish. It’s a no fuss dessert that can be whipped up after a beach day, and served outside with paper plates in the grass with lots of bare feet and ice cream. When I made this batch, we threw down some blankets in the yard after dinner for a cobbler picnic. I filled up a big rattan tray with the cobbler and a few extra fresh blueberries. Chinet® Cut Crystal® cutlery and Chinet® Classic White™ square dessert plates were tucked in for easy clean up after we ate. I dressed up these pieces by tying all of the forks up with a piece of fun nautical rope.
Nesting everything in one big tray makes for easy transport, and gives you a mini surface for serving when you’re picnicking. Carrying a rattan tray kind of makes you feel like you’re Ira Garten—right? Get the full blueberry cobbler recipe below, and get your picnic on. Fall will be here before you know it!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a deep round casserole dish while the oven heats up. In a bowl, sift together flour and baking powder; combine with 1 cup of the sugar and milk. Set batter aside.
In a small saucepan, combine remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, blueberries and lemon juice; simmer on the stove for 7-10 minutes. Pour batter over the melted butter, and then pour blueberry mixture over batter (do not stir).
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Kate Bowler is the author of popular Boston-based lifestyle blog, Domestikated Life, where she covers topics such as festive entertaining tips, easy and fun recipes, and seasonal DIY projects.