Gluten Free Living – 2018
I love a good fruit cobbler. This Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler has to rank right up there as one of my favorites. It starts with a fresh blueberry filling on the bottom. Then it’s got a delicious southern-style topping but made with Krusteaz gluten free all-purpose flour. The dough is sprinkled with sugar before baking. Then after the cobbler is baked it has a delicious blueberry sauce drizzled over top. Add a little Blue Bell ice cream and you have a heavenly concoction that’s as dreamy as it looks.
Back in early March, I had my son and his girl friend over for dinner. I served Orange Sesame Beef, Easy Baked Rice, Winter Fruit Salad and this lovely recipe for dessert. Dinner was a rave. They enjoyed everything but this cobbler was a huge hit. And why not? The blueberry sauce is absolutely amazing and perks up the cobbler even more. I nabbed that sauce from my Overnight Blueberry French Toast recipe thinking it would work just as well with this dessert. I was right.
While no one else in our family bothers eating gluten free, I prefer it. Otherwise, my knees start killing me. Literally. They get really inflamed and swollen. After being off gluten for a couple of days they go back to normal. 🙁 So I made this cobbler for ME! Quite frankly, no one else even noticed that the recipe was gluten free. Which is always a good thing.
While I used Krusteaz gluten free flour, Cup4Cup is also a terrific GF flour. I do NOT recommend Pamela’s baking mixes as the ratio never works out right and the taste isn’t as pleasant. Believe me, gluten free baking is the adventure of a lifetime. Not all gluten free flours are created equal. Some are infinitely better than others. Besides that, you may not be able to find the kinds of GF flours in your location, that I’m able to find in the DFW Metroplex area. Thankfully, gluten free flours are becoming more readily available than when I first started making gluten free recipes five years ago.
If you’re in the mood for a delightful fruit cobbler for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, I recommend this Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler. Especially if you have gluten free friends or family. If you don’t, you can easily substitute the GF flour for regular flour with the same fantastic results. And don’t forget the ice cream if you want an over-the-top dessert your family will love. 🙂
Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler is so amazing, you won’t believe you aren’t eating a regular flour-based dessert.
If you love fruit cobblers, you need to put this one on your menu for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler is perfect with a plop of ice cream on top.
It’s even better with MORE warm blueberry sauce drizzled over top of the ice cream.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the blueberry filling layer.
Wash and de-stem blueberries. Dry thoroughly. Place in a large mixing bowl.
Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, vanilla and GF flour, if using. (I did not use this much GF flour. I actually had to syphon some of it back out because I was looking at the ingredients list for the topping rather than the filling.)
(You can also omit the GF flour entirely and it turns out very well, too.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Pour blueberry filling into a greased 8×12″ glass baking dish.
Add boiling water over top.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.
I used these ingredients for the topping.
Mix GF flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, sea salt and baking powder together. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender until well mixed.
Add boiling water.
Stir ingredients to combine. This is NOT a crumb topping. The topping is very moist.
Dollop topping over top of baked blueberry layer. Sprinkle with granulated sugar topping.
Bake at 400 degrees about 35-40 minutes or until done.
To make blueberry sauce: Mix sugar, cornstarch and water.
Bring to a boil over low to medium heat. Cook 4-6 minutes stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to low. Add blueberries.
Simmer approximately 10-15 minutes until the blueberries burst.
Add butter. Stir to combine. Keep warm until needed.
To serve: spread warm blueberry sauce over top of cobbler.
Top with a scoop of ice cream, if desired, and more blueberry sauce.
Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler is a fantastic dessert for company.
Here’s the recipe.
GLUTEN FREE BLUEBERRY COBBLER
(My own concoction)
If you’re looking for a way to use an abundance of blueberries, this is the recipe!
Drool, baby, drool!
Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler is a delicious summer dessert for summer holidays like Independence Day, too!
Better grab a bite while you can. 🙂