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Wild Blueberry Cobbler

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Servings: 8
Nothing can be more comforting than a fruit cobbler, and this one is made with fresh or frozen bluebberries and wild blueberry jam. So delicious when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. A wonderful addition to your Memorial Day weekend barbeque or picnic.

2 pints blueberries or mixed berries, rinsed and picked over or 2 (14-ounce) bags frozen blueberries (kept frozen)
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1 jar (approximately 1 1/2 cups) Wild Blueberry Jam
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup/4 oz./113 gm) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
1/2 cup half and half or light cream

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 C). Butter a 2 to 3-quart heavy baking dish.

Gently stir blueberries, lemon zest, blueberry jam, and cinnamon together in a bowl, then pour into prepared dish.

Combine flour, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, baking powder, and salt in a food processor and process briefly to blend. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pour in half-and-half and pulse just until dough begins to pull together.

Remove dough from processor and knead briefly to form a ball, adding more flour if dough is sticky. Break pieces of dough from ball and cover berries with slightly flattened pieces of dough in a "cobbled" irregular pattern. Sprinkle on remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Bake until crust is lightly browned and berries are hot, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve with sweetened whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or yogurt.

Makes 6 servings.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: June 12, 2003

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