This homemade blueberry buckle recipe is a keeper. The flavor is beyond words and it's easy to make. I really enjoy these fruit desserts in the summer. To me, it's more like a coffee cake and that's what I drink with it - coffee.
Why do they call it buckle? It's when fruit is added to the dough and topped with a sugar/flour streusel on top. It's also known as Blueberry Cobbler, Blueberry Crumble and even Blueberry Betty.
If you have some blueberries, you MUST make this homemade blueberry
buckle. More easy blueberry recipes at the end of the page.
HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY BUCKLE RECIPE
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 TBS white sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
4 TBS unsalted butter, cut in 8 pieces
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
10 TBS unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1-1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
4 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen)
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour and baking powder together and set aside. Cream butter, sugar, salt and lemon zest on medium high for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each one. On low setting, add flour mixture and beat until almost incorporated.
Scrape down sides and stir with a rubber spatula until combined. Fold in blueberries. You may bake this in a square or round 9 inch pan, spray first with vegetable oil. Pour in cake batter. Set aside.
Streusel topping directions:
Combine flour, sugars, cinnamon and salt on low speed until well combined. Add butter and mix until it resembles wet sand and there are no large butter pieces.
Sprinkle streusel evenly on top of the cake and bake for
approximately 55 minutes, or until deep golden brown and toothpick
inserted in the center comes out clean. Let sit and cool for 15 minutes
if you want to serve it warm. Cut into wedges and serve (or in my case devour).
For a real treat, you may serve this buckle warm with a healthy scoop of homemade ice cream.
I have more than just a homemade blueberry crumble recipe, more dessert and fresh blueberry recipes below. Check them out.