Monday, July 14, 2014

Blueberry Buckle

It's that time of year again.  Blueberry season.  The blueberries are ripe so it's time to pick.  We have wild blueberries all over our island.  We pick from July to September and put away gallons and gallons of berries.  Some go in the freezer, some are turned into jelly and syrup and some are just cooked as soon as they are picked.  My first blueberry post has to be blueberry buckle.  It is a quintessential Alaskan dessert.  Every Alaskan must have this recipe.  

Blue Berry Buckle

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk

4 cups blueberries

1 cup sugar
2/3 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter

Cream shortening and sugar.  Add eggs.  Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together.  Add to the sugar/shortening/egg mixture alternately with the milk.  Pour into a 9" X 13" pan.  Put the berries on top.   Mix the topping ingredients together with a pastry cutter or in your electric mixer until crumbly.  Spread over the top of your berries.  Cook in a 350F oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the cake mixture comes out clean.

The key to this recipe is to top the cake batter with the blueberries.  I have added some red huckleberries to this buckle. 

 Top the entire cake with the butter/sugar mixture

 The baked buckle

 Serve this luscious dessert topped with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.
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  1. This looks fantastic! I have a blueberry recipe board on Pinterest and I pinned it!

    1. Thank you for pinning it. It is a tasty treat.

  2. Oh this looks fantastic. I am definitely going to have to try this recipe. We love blueberries, but sometimes I buy to many, this is a perfect solution for those extras. I am visiting from Lakeshore. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Yum! Thanks for linking up at the Creative Spark Link Party! I hope you will stop by again today to link up!

  4. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday, come again! :)
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum