Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle is one of those things that I’ve never attempted to make because Hubby speaks so highly of his mother’s Blueberry Buckle. I had never even had Blueberry Buckle before making it and I have to say it’s very yummy. Hubby thought it was a dessert. I thought it was more like a coffee cake with fruit in it.

The day I made this, I sat down to watch some Good Eats off the DVR. And what do you know, my boy Alton Brown made blueberry buckle. And what do you know, AB said that buckle is in fact coffee cake with fruit in it (turns out Hubby thought coffee cake was coffee flavored).

This recipe comes from my mother in law. I have no idea where she got it from. I do love getting recipes from her because she scribbles them in short hand onto a scrap piece of paper.

Blueberry Buckle – from Hubby’s mother
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c shortening
1 egg
1/2 c milk
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 c blueberries (fresh is best)

Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 9″ square pan.

Mix sugar, shortening, and egg. Add milk. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Gently stir in berries.

Pour batter into pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Add topping for the last 10 minutes of baking.

ToppingCombine following ingredients:
1/2 c brown sugar
1/3 c flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 stick butter

Store buckle in the fridge.

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4 Responses to “Peach Cherry Pie with Crumb Topping”

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    Kathleen — August 11, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I made this for my family get-together and everyone loved it. It came out pretty soggy, though, so I’ll need to try to get the extra juices out of the fruits before cooking. I also didn’t pre-heat the baking pan under the pie dish so that may have contributed too. Thanks for this recipe!

    • beantownbaker — August 12th, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

      So glad you guys enjoyed it!

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    Lisa — July 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Outstanding! We were able to use our fresh peaches and sweet cherries to make this wonderful pie. I did make the following adjustments: I only used half cup of sugar in the pie filling, and in the crumble topping I used 1/4 brown sugar and 2 tbsp. sugar, and I reduced the butter to 3 tbsp. melted. I used a fork to press the crumble ingredients together (in pastry cutter style) until it became crumbly. It was absolutely delicious and I know I’ll be making it again and again.

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

      So glad you liked this recipe. I’m making it again myself this week.

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