Monday, May 31, 2010

GardenCuizine Recipe: Antioxidant-rich Blueberry Cobbler

All American Blueberry Cobbler
  • Antioxidant-rich
  • Berry Delicious
  • Kids love it!
Berry Nutritious
A 1 cup serving of fresh blueberries is an excellent source of Manganese, vitamin C, vitamin K and a good source of dietary fiber.

1 cup (125g) unbleached all purpose white flour
1 teaspoon (tsp) (4.6g) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1.5g) salt
zest of 1/2 lemon

2 eggs (100g)
1/4 cup (50g) plus 2 T (25g) granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons (T) (28g) unsalted butter (or soy margarine), melted
2 T (30ml) reduced fat milk (or soymilk)

Fruit filling
6 1/2 cups (962g) blueberries
1/3 cup (73g) brown sugar, packed
1-2 Tablespoons (T) (12.5-25g) granulated sugar (optional)*
1 T (15ml) lemon juice
zest of 1/2 lemon
1/3 cup (79ml) orange juice
1/2 tsp (1.3g) ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract

American Flag toothpick
Putting it all together 
Preheat oven to 350° F (177° C) 

Prepare a 7x11 (2L) baking dish with a light non-stick spray or thin coating of butter, set aside.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, set aside  
  • Rinse the fruit, drain in colander and pick off any stems
  • In a large bowl toss fruit with the brown sugar (reserve the 1-2 Tablespoons granulated sugar), juice, zest, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 15 minutes. While the fruit is cooking, make the cobbler batter.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs and sugar, add the butter and milk - mix well to combine; then add the flour mixture, mixing just to combine.
* After taking the baking dish with blueberries out of the oven and before topping it with the cobbler batter, I like to sprinkle an additional Tablespoon or two of granulated sugar over the berries and gently stir it in
  • Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, place scoops of batter over the hot fruit leaving spaces for some fruit to show  
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. Cool on a cake rack
  • Add a flag to decorate for Memorial Day or Fourth of July  
  • Delicious served with a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt or low-fat ice cream
    Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables every day!
    GardenCuizine Nutrition Analysis: Calculated from USDA Nutrient values
    1 cup raw blueberries: Total Fat: 0.49g (0.7%DV), Sodium 1mg (0%DV), total dietary Fiber: 4g (14%DV), total Sugars 15g, Vitamin C: 14mg (24%DV), Vitamin K: 29mcg (36%DV), Manganese 0.50mg (25%DV)
    Percent Daily Value (%DV) is based on a 2000 calorie diet

    Related Links: 
    Fruits and Veggies, More Matters
    History of Memorial Day
    Jersey Blues by Diana Wind
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