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Delicious Blueberry Dessert

Updated on July 21, 2013
Enjoy this sweet, colorful dish anytime of the year!
Enjoy this sweet, colorful dish anytime of the year! | Source

Blueberry Upside Down Cobbler

My husband has an environmentally based career that often takes him into the deep woods of South Carolina. Not long ago, he came home and surprised me with a bunch of wild blueberries he found deep in the woods. Well, there are only so many blueberries two people can eat. I thought about sharing the berries with my neighbors, but decided to make a scrumptious dessert to share instead. After I washed them thoroughly, I froze some of the blueberries, snacked on a few, and made a blueberry chia sauce (I’ve done it with strawberries too), and will soon share the recipe. My masterpiece, however, is this Blueberry Upside Down Cobbler! As with most great creations, this was a complete accident. My intention was to make a quick, easy, blueberry cobbler. I suppose I used too much of the homemade blueberry pie filling. It all sank to the bottom.

I always wondered why we don't call blueberries purpleberries.  After all, they are purple, not blue.
I always wondered why we don't call blueberries purpleberries. After all, they are purple, not blue. | Source

This dessert is a great dish to bring to a pot luck meal, serve as a treat for your family, or just to enjoy on an individual basis. It is fun and easy to make, so spend some quality time with your children, and include them in the process. Also, if blueberries aren’t your berry of choice, consider substituting them with another preferred berry, like strawberries, black berries, or mixed berries.

You may use Bisquick of any kind, but I choose to use the "Heart Healthy" to keep the dish as healthy as possible.
You may use Bisquick of any kind, but I choose to use the "Heart Healthy" to keep the dish as healthy as possible. | Source
There are not many ingredients needed in this recipe.  It is an extremely easy and healthy treat.
There are not many ingredients needed in this recipe. It is an extremely easy and healthy treat. | Source

Ingredients

  • Cobbler Mix Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Bisquick
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Milk, Skim
  • Blueberry Filling Ingredients
  • 5 Cups Blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt
This is the cobbler mix ready to be poured into a dish and baked.  Notice the consistency is a bit watery compared to pie crust or other dough.
This is the cobbler mix ready to be poured into a dish and baked. Notice the consistency is a bit watery compared to pie crust or other dough. | Source
The blueberries and other ingredients are thoroughly mixed.  Notice they are somewhat mushed from the mixing.
The blueberries and other ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Notice they are somewhat mushed from the mixing. | Source
Here we have each mixture completed and ready to be combined.
Here we have each mixture completed and ready to be combined. | Source
The final step before baking is to pour the blueberries on top of the dough.
The final step before baking is to pour the blueberries on top of the dough. | Source

Instructions

  1. Cobbler Mix Instructions: Combine all three ingredients, and mix them until the batter is consistent (it should be kind of watery compared to pie dough, cake mix, and pancake batter).
  2. Pour the mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish or a baking dish similar in size.
  3. Set the dough aside to make the blueberry filling which should only take about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Blueberry Filling Instructions: Wash the berries thoroughly. Sift through the blueberries looking for over ripe, under ripe, or moldy, and throw them away.
  5. In a large bowl mix the blueberries, sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt with a rubber spatula.
  6. Pour the mixture over the Bisquick cobbler mix. You may also store the dough in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
  7. Bake the cobbler at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.
  8. Allow the cobbler to cool for 10 minutes before serving with your topping of choice, or just plain.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves six to eight people

This Dessert is Healthier Than You Think

Blueberries are extremely healthy. Just one serving of blueberries, which is one cup, contains only 80 calories. They are also very high in vitamin C, and contain a healthy amount of fiber, vitamin A and potassium, as well. Blueberries are a great anti-oxidant which fights cancer and heart disease. According to MayoClinic.com, they are a great source of phytonutrients which are compounds that are good for the brain and enhance the memory, as well as, fight brain related diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. I used the “Heart Healthy Bisquick” that has less fat, carbohydrates, and calories than the regular kind. With the exception of the sugar, this recipe doesn’t just taste good, it is good for you. As far as the sugar, feel free to use less than the recipe calls for, or substitute it for a sugar free sweetener like Splenda. Personally, I found this recipe a bit on the sweet side, but my husband and neighbors thought it was perfect!

The Final Product

When you remove the cobbler from the oven, notice the golden brown crust.  The majority of the berries will sink to the bottom of the baking dish.
When you remove the cobbler from the oven, notice the golden brown crust. The majority of the berries will sink to the bottom of the baking dish. | Source

Enjoy this delicious dish as a summertime treat cold, or warm and topped with low fat, frozen vanilla yogurt. Another way to enjoy it is with a thin layer of low fat, whipped, cream cheese or a cream cheese and Greek yogurt combination sold in grocery stores. Be creative!

Please let me know what you think by rating this recipe and leaving a comment in the section provided below. I would love to hear your opinions or variations of the recipe.

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      Viktor 3 years ago

      Hi, Rosie. I absolutely love your recpies. I made the Peach Cobbler it's actually baking in the oven right now and it smells so good! I just wanted to make sure that I put in the correct amount of Pure Vanilla Extract does the recipe call for 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract or 2 tablespoons? Just want to make sure it was 2 tablespoons. Thanks and I can't wait to eat the Peach Cobbler I know it will be delicious!

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      Mmargie1966 3 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Thank you, teaches!! I'm going to make another one this week!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I love blueberries and your recipe will give my another way to enjoy them. Great recipe idea and article.

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      Mmargie1966 3 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Thanks so much, peachpurple!! C'mon over!

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love your blueberry dessert. Looks yummy and I would love to drop by your house for a cup of tea. Voted up

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