1.30.2013

Fruit cobbler is not just for the summer

I have a serious love affair with blueberries and lemons lately, like a full-blown affair. Look in my refrigerator right now, you will find blueberries and something lemony either lemon curd or real lemons. This recipe is continuing my full blown affair with this delicious flavor combination - sweet blueberries paired with the bright and fresh but tart lemon. 
Also just because it isn't summer doesn't mean you can have a bowl full of fruit cobbler melting a few scoops of vanilla ice cream. That is exactly what I am featuring today, not just any fruit cobbler but a blueberry cobbler that when eaten you can fully taste the lemon added in the recipe. 
So make this recipe, of course make it a la mode and curl up on your couch with a huge spoon and indulge, your tastebuds will thank you. 
Also this is no ordinary oatmeal crisp topping cobbler, I will change your opinion of what cobbler is, be prepared. 
First, gather together your ingredients. 12 tablespoons of butter, 1 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest, 3 cups blueberries, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cup milk. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Use a 9X13 pan, (I actually used a 9X9, it turned out fine). Divide the butter into two parts of 8 tablespoons and 4 tablespoons. Cube up the 4 tablespoons of butter and place them in the pan. Put the pan in the heated oven until the butter melts, about 8 to 10 minutes.

 In your food chopper or processor, pulse 1/4 cup sugar and lemon zest, give it about 5 pulses and set the lemon sugar aside.




 In a large bowl, add the blueberries and 1 tablespoons of lemon sugar and coarsely mash these two ingredients together. 





In another bowl, combine the remaining 1 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, flour and salt. 



Melt the other 8 tablespoons of butter and add it into the flour mixture along with the milk. 


Whisk all the ingredients together until fully combined. Pour the batter into the melted butter in the pan. 

Dollop the mashed blueberry mixture over the batter. 

Sprinkle the remaining lemon sugar over the blueberries and batter and then bake for 45 to 50 minutes.


 The cobbler will be golden brown and the edges crisp when it is fully baked. 


Allow the cobbler to cool slightly before serving but always serve it with some vanilla ice cream. 


27 comments:

michelle @ this little light said...

You had me at the first picture of butter cubes. And now I'm drooling ...

Joy said...

That looks sooooo good!

Rachel said...

Fruit cobbler is good any time of the year in my book!

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

This looks delicious! I love start from scratch recipes because usually you have everything you need or ALMOST everything you need in the kitchen already.
I can't wait to try this. =)

Lisa said...

Yum!! Thanks for sharing! Pinning this and hoping to make it soon :)

Love Meghan said...

ah! i want to make this on saturday. mine probably won't turn out as pretty as yours, though!

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Oh wow!!! That looks scrum-diddly-umptious!! And completely NOT on my diet. But that looks so good, I might have to try it when we're post-diet. But maybe wait until we have a get together so more people can share the calories. ;)

Leslie said...

This looks AMAZING!! Lemons and blueberries together are one of my favorites. I think I need to make this today :)

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

AMAZING!!!! I am stealing this recipe and maybe making this tonight!! :)

Laura said...

That looks so yummy! I definitely don't think cobblers are just for summer and so many wonderful berries showed up in our produce section this week, too bad my husband isn't really a fan of fruit desserts :(

Sarah and Stewart said...

I LOVE lemons and blueberries, too! Especially together. Adding this to my list of things I want to make in my new kitchen! :-)

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Yum! Hot with some ice cream def a winter pick me up :-)

Shia
World According to Shia

Leah said...

i love blueberry and lemon muffins! and this looks right up my alley. looks divine!

McKenna Ryan said...

This looks absolutely mouth watering. I really want to try this out! xx. McKenna Lou
www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Oh yum! I want some right now even though it's snowing here! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Liesl said...

I think you are right, Meg, a fruit cobbler can be for whenever...and this looks delish! Hope you are having a Wonderful Week!!! :)

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

This my dear just made my mouth water. Hmmmmmm....

KatiePerk said...

I have an aversion to cooked fruit! But your pictures are so pretty!

agalandherdog said...

Yuuuummmmmmm!

Heather said...

Yum! Looks super tasty!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Im so glad that blueberries are back on sale. This looks delicious!

Rachel Lawson said...

You are making me hungry!! I'm gonna have to try this!!

xo
Rachel

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

Oh my yum! That looks so delicious. I seriously wish I didn't have such a terrible sweet tooth!

Rachel said...

Perfect timing. I have a ton of blueberries that are about to go bad! This looks delicious.

Maggie Donnelly said...

Oh my does that look incredible!!! I love blueberries too, especially the ones that we picked this summer that are sitting down in the freezer now. This recipe sounds scrumptious, especially paired with ice cream. Thanks for sharing!!! Going to have to try this one on another cold day!

~Maggie

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Yum. Yum. Yum. :)

Stephanie said...

I have so many frozen blueberries from this summer, I'll have to try this!