Friday, May 6, 2016

~Blueberry Delisimo~

Blueberry Delisimo
This Sunday is a special day- Mother's Day!!!  All week we have seen advertisements in the newspaper, online & on t.v. reminding us to "get something" special for your mom.  "Getting something" on Sunday that is a very yummy homemade dessert would be an extra special treat!

Days are filled with much to do, so a dessert that takes care of itself in your oven is the way to go.  Blueberry Delisimo topped with vanilla ice cream is oh so good!  It's the dessert that does not look appealing before the baking dish is placed in the oven. 

Before baking in the oven.
Then, magic occurs!  While baking, suddenly there's aromas of Blueberries & Cinnamon.  After the timer buzzes & the oven door is opened, Blueberry juices are bubbling on the edges of the baked cake inside the baking dish!   

This dessert is definitely a family fave.  Many years ago when our older son was "back home" working a late shift, he'd return home exhausted in the wee hours of the morn.  Yes, every night a nutritious dinner was waiting in the fridge for him to microwave.  As the story goes- One night he spied a Blueberry Delisimo first in the fridge.  A spoon, a t.v. & a comfy chair were located.  Spoonful after spoonful was well- delicious!  Suddenly the rose colored Pyrex baking dish was e-m-p-t-y.  Dinner had been cold, yummy & filling.  It was dessert!  From the next day on, this Blueberry dessert was named Blueberry Delisimo.  It is one tasty dessert!

Blueberry Delisimo
Oven:  350°F    Time:  55- 60 Minutes 

2 Cups Blueberries, defrosted & drained, if not fresh
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice - I use Realemon.
1 teaspoon additional Flour
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

  1.  Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2.  Spray PAM in a glass 8"x8" pan. 
  3.  Place Blueberries in pan.
  4.  Sprinkle on the Lemon Juice & the 1 teaspoon additional Flour.
  5.  In a small bowl combine Sugar, Flour, Baking Powder & Salt.  
  6.  Add solid Crisco shortening.  Blend with pastry blender.
  7.  Add Milk, stir together.
  8.  Place spoonfuls of mixture over Blueberries.  Then, spread mixture over Blueberries.
  9.  In another small bowl, combine additional Sugar, Cinnamon and Cornstarch.  Sprinkle over batter.
  10.  Heat water.  Pour water over entire mixture in pan, making sure all dry ingredients are covered with water.
  11.  Bake at 350°F for 55- 60 Minutes - until brown on top.  (Use a cake tester, too.)
  12.  When serving, place the berries on the top in dessert dishes. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  13.  Cover and refrigerate any leftover dessert.
***I've been asked about the unusual 7/8 Cup of water.  The reason:  When I used 1 Cup, the blueberry juice bubbled up and my oven was a mess.  When using 3/4 Cup water this dessert was too dryMy solution - 7/8 Cup easily measured with my Pyrex liquid measuring cup worked well.  :)

This is one mighty fine dessert to share with your Mom!  


And To all Moms,
Mother's Day!!!

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