Monday, August 23, 2010

Blueberry Crunch

Blueberries are my favorite berry. Have you ever picked blueberries? When I lived in Kansas City, we would equate Fourth of July with blueberry season. We would go early on a Saturday morning, before the heat of the summer day, and pick buckets of blueberries. The berries were huge. The berries would be covered with the morning dew and taste amazing. Since I moved to Nebraska, I've been in search of a berry farm. There aren't any close by so I have to settle for the ones in the grocery store.

This recipe from Tomatoes on the Vine reminds me of my sister in law's cobbler recipe. You could substitute any fresh fruit for the blueberries. I decreased the sugar to 1/2 cup and just used a sprinkle in the topping.

Blueberry Crunch
Serves 8

1 can crushed pineapple, 20 ounces, do not drain
3 cups fresh blueberries, fresh or frozen
3/4 cup sugar (optional)
1 package yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar (optional)
1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)

Butter a 9X13-inch baking dish
Layer 1: Put crushed pineapple on the bottom of the pan
Layer 2: Pour blueberries over the pineapple
Layer 3: Pour dry cake mix over blueberries
Layer 4: Sprinkle 1/4 sugar and chopped pecans on top
Layer 5: Pour melted butter over top
Optional: Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar in between each layer ( if you like it really sweet!)

Bake at 350 degrees approximately 45 minutes
Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping


  1. There are so many versions of "Dump Cake," and this looks delicious! I'm glad you decreased the sugar and had such great results. It doesn't need a lot with cake mix on top. Thanks Julie!

  2. Fresh seasonal berries really are the best! This looks like a fantastic way to enjoy them!

  3. I'll admit to not being much of a fruit cobbler or a crunch kinda gal, but I have a hubby and a daughter's boyfriend who would pay me to make this. And as soon as I see the cold hard cash, I will....LOL

  4. I love blueberries but I never thought to pair them with pineapple! It sounds really delicious!

  5. YUM! LOVE the blueberries and what a great dessert to put the berries in. I have GOT to try this recipe.


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