For many years I have baked a very tempting blueberry dessert, but never had realized how much my family really enjoyed it. I've always baked yummy goodies, and we've always eaten them very quickly. While growing up, my sons always had hearty appetites. I knew my family always enjoyed the taste of Blueberries and cake combined with vanilla ice cream.
A few years ago one of my sons was "back home" working very late hours. He would return to our home in the wee hours of the morn after work and reheat his dinner. One night we had Blueberry Delisimo for dessert. My ravenous son sat down with the smaller of my Rose Colored Pyrex baking dishes that contained this dessert and he devoured the remaining half - before he realized it. He totally forgot about the nutritious dinner waiting to be placed in the microwave.
The next AM I saw the cleaned Pyrex in the dish rack. From that moment on I've called this dessert "Blueberry Delisimo." Occasionally
***Before placing the unbaked Delisimo in the oven it is not unusual to question how a delicious dessert would ever result from the scene going on in the baking dish. Oh, but it does! When making this mouthwatering dessert, do not be fooled by the "place water over the top" method. It all works!
Oven: 350°F Time: 50 - 60 Minutes
2 Cups Blueberries, defrosted & drained, if not fresh
2 teaspoons Minute Tapioca
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice - I use Realemon.
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
3 Tablespoons solid Crisco shortening
1/2 Cup Milk, can be Soy Milk
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
7/8 Cup Hot Water - boiled or microwaved for 1 and 1/2 Minutes
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray PAM in a glass 8"x8" pan.
- Place Blueberries in pan.
- Sprinkle with Tapioca and Lemon Juice.
- In a small bowl combine Sugar, Flour, Baking Powder & Salt.
- Add solid Crisco shortening. Blend with pastry blender.
- Add Milk, stir together.
- Place spoonfuls of mixture over Blueberries. Then, spread mixture over Blueberries.
- In another small bowl, combine additional Sugar, Cinnamon and Cornstarch. Sprinkle over batter.
- Heat water. Pour water over entire mixture in pan, making sure all dry ingredients are covered with water.
- Bake at 350°F for 50 - 60 Minutes - until brown on top.
- Serve when cooled with vanilla ice cream.
- Cover and refrigerate any leftover dessert.
My family still chuckles whenever we remember the dinner our son enjoyed in the wee hours of the morn a few years ago. It lasts so much longer when it is not an entree. :)
Happy Valentine's Day!!!