Saturday, January 9, 2010

Blueberry Slump

We are blueberry-eatin' people. Always have been. Always will be. I love that my girls love them so much. They plow through them at a break-neck speed. When I was little, I used to go to with my mom to pick gallons upon gallons of blueberries in the summer. This summer, I finally made it to the blueberry patch with my little family! We went twice, and I barely picked enough for us to eat what we wanted and to have some to freeze. I did stash about 4 cups of berries in the freezer to save for a rainy day. Today was that rainy (or snowy) day!

(That's my mom WAY in the distance, and my daughter running behind her! My girls sure did love getting some fresh country air. I can't wait until we can go back this summer! BTW, this is just one part of one out of twenty or so patches at this blueberry farm!)

When I was a little girl, my mom used to always make Blueberry Slump when we came home from blueberry picking. I remember it being a yummy special treat, but when she made it again this year for the first time in, oh, maybe 20 years, I realized HOW special it really is. I think I decided it is hands down the most delicious thing she makes. I don't know why I had to wait 20 years to have it again!!!

Here is the recipe:

In 3-quart pan:

2 cups blueberries
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

Mix and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.


3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Cut in 1 stick butter then stir in 2 tablespoons buttermilk and barely mix. (I made my own buttermilk with 2 tablespoons of milk and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon.)

Drop by tablespoons on bubbling berry mixture. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

(Note, I didn't have a 3 quart saucepan. I had 4 or a 2 quart. I ended up using the 4, even though I'm pretty sure my mom uses a 2. I would not recommend using the 4 quart. It was a little soupier than normal on the bottom!)

Isn't it just lovely? The process is just so rustic. I love it! It makes me think of cooking dinner for my family over an open fire in a single pot. I can imagine that is where this recipe comes from.

**FYI - Frozen blueberries are on sale for $2.29 at Target this week. You can make Blueberry Slump for under $3. I would say this makes about 4-5 servings.**
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  1. Oh yum! I love blueberries and especially freshly picked! I can just imagine how delicious this must be! Thanks for linking it up to Simple Saturday at Our Krazy Kitchen today :-)

  2. that looks divine! oh, how I love blueberries. what a perfect way to use my our blueberries :)

  3. Interesting... I've never seen a recipe like that :) I love blueberries!

  4. WE LOVE to pick blueberries, and have a few bushes ourselves but never get enough to make anything substantial. Now that is one HUGE blueberry patch. Thanks for sharing with TAsty Tuesday. :)

  5. I love blueberries. I have always wanted to grow them, but have never tried.

  6. This looks great! I will have to try it. Doylene

  7. Sounds wonderful!! Thanks for linking to TMTT.

  8. I love blueberries and can't wait for blueberry season. I love this YUMMY!!! recipe and with ice cream YUMMY!!! YUM!!!

  9. Blueberries are one of the best fruits for us to eat, too. :-) They are a favorite at our house, so I'll be using this tasty recipe very soon. Thank you for sharing this winning recipe with Vintage Recipe Thursday, and for the tip about them being on sale at Target, too.

  10. while blue berries are not my favorite berry this looks delicious

  11. How fun!
    I love hand me down recipes ;-) This is definitely something that I'm going to have to try! I think my kids would love this!!!



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