Monday, July 4, 2011

Red, White and Blueberry Cobbler

Hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July celebrations!  I know I am!  This is one of my most favorite holidays.  It's always a time for family... and food!  Or at least that's how it works in our family. 

This year we are enjoying a getaway at my parents' house and they live on a big beautiful river that we have been swimming and boating in all weekend.  And fishing!  Last night, the fish were jumping on the docks to get in our bellies.  We had a wonderful fish fry this evening and needed a special red, white, and blue dessert.  Here's what I came up with...

I'll apologize now for not having more photos.  I took bunches as I made this but as I finished watching all of the firework displays up and down the river, I realized that my cord to connect my camera to my laptop is at home.  Boo!  I snapped this shot with my phone earlier today so I'm sharing it now.  I would wait to share the recipe but this one cannot wait -- make it NOW!  It's worth it!

I had 2 pints of blueberries in the refrigerator and there's not much that we love more than cobbler.  I figured blueberry cobbler would be perfect.  But when's the last time I made something regular and expected for my family.  They are always willing to be guinea pigs when I want to try something new.  Last night, I was reading some other blogs and saw someone had make Lemon Blueberry cupcakes.  Is there a better flavor combination?  And what if I threw in some cream cheese?  I went to bed with yummy dreams last night and this morning I knew exactly what I wanted to try.

My aunt taught me to make cobbler many years ago with what we called the 'Cupa Cupa' method.  It was so easy to remember!  Melt a stick of butter in your pan, mix a cupa flour and a cupa sugar and a cupa milk and pour it over the melted butter.  Then top with fruit of your choice and bake.  Easy Peasy!

I used this basic idea but I added a few twists... of lemon, that is!  And a little cheesecake batter, just for fun!  I started by mixing up the cheesecake mixture -- just cream cheese, lemon zest, sugar, and eggs.  I preheated the oven and put my pan with a stick of butter in it into the oven as it preheated.  Why dirty up another dish to melt butter?  While that was going on, I heated my blueberries over medium heat with some sugar, lemon juice and zest.  They began to soften and bubble and smell so good!  I could have let them cool and eaten them all by myself!  My family better be glad that I love them!  I mixed the flour and sugar together in another bowl and then added milk with a splash of vinegar to make it curdle like buttermilk.  Why not?

So now for the good part...  Just pour the flour batter over the melted butter.  Then pour the fruit over that, then the cream cheese mixture over that.  That's all!  No stirring!  It went into the oven and came out perfect!  I hate to admit that I had two bowls of this.  But it was that good.

Oh!  And you may wonder why I'm calling this red, white and blue.  We topped each BLUEberry serving with WHITE vanilla icecream and RED strawberry whipped cream.  Festive!

Since I don't have anymore pictures to share now, here's the recipe... 

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cobbler
8 oz cream cheese, softened
zest of 1 lemon, divided
juice of 1 lemon
2 1/4 c sugar, divided
1 c self rising flour
1 c milk
1 tsp vinegar
2 pints fresh blueberries
2 eggs
1 stick of butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using an electric mixer on low, mix cream cheese, 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 of the lemon zest and 2 eggs until smooth.  Set aside.

Place stick of butter in 9x13 baker and place in oven to melt while mixing the rest of the ingredients.

In small saucepan, heat blueberries, 3/4 c sugar, lemon juice, and other 1/2 of lemon zest until berries start to soften and all sugar is dissolved in the juice.

In a separate mixing bowl, mix flour and 1 c sugar until blended.  Then add milk and vinegar.  Let it sit for about a minute so that the milk will curdle a little.  Blend everything together until smooth.

Pour batter over the melted butter.  Do not stir.  Top batter with blueberries and juice.  Then added cream cheese mixture in spoonfuls over the fruit.  Sprinkle with sugar and place in oven for 35-40 minutes.

Optional: Strawberry Whipped Cream
8 oz heavy whipping cream
1/4 c strawberry preserves*

Use an electric mixture to whip the cream until stiff peaks begin to form.  Add preserves and beat until just mixed.

*I use my homemade strawberry freezer jelly -- made according to the directions found on the Ball freezer pectin.

I'm linking up at:
Melt in Your Mouth Mondays
This Week's Cravings
Nap Time Creations' Tasty Tuesday
Sugar and Dot's What I Whipped Up Wednesday
This Chick Cooks' These Chicks Cooked
Lady Behind the Curtain's Cast Party Wednesday
Daily Organized Chaos' Foodie Wednesday
Paisley Passions' Thrilling Thursday
Miz Helen's Country Cottage's Full Plate Thursday
Something Swanky's Sweet Treats Thursday
Around My Family Table's Turning the Table Thursday
Little Brick Ranch's Foodie Friday
Tidy Mom's I'm Lovin It
Simply Sweet Home's Friday Favorites
The Frugal Girls' Chic & Crafty Party
Alli n Son's Sweet Tooth Friday
Whipperberry's Friday Flair
Sweet As Sugar Cookie's Sweets for Saturday
Six Sister's Stuff's Strut Your Stuff Saturday
A Well Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday
Bizzy B Bakes' Baking with Bizzy
Recipe Sharing Monday


  1. Your recipe looks so good. I would love it if you came over to my party "Cast Party Wednesday" today and shared some of your recipes with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  2. this looks so good! Followed you from Cast party and am now your newest follower!

  3. Lemon and blueberries....yummy and refreshing combination.

    Hope you can come and share it at Foodie Wednesday

  4. This looks soooo good. I would love it if you stopped by tomorrow for "Turning the Table Thursday" to share some of your recipes. (link opens at midnight EST on Weds)


    Around My Family Table

  5. Oh my that looks divine! What a great way to celebrate the 4th.
    Holy Cannoli Recipes

  6. That cobbler sounds so tasty with the addition of the cream cheese! Yummy!

  7. Wonderful looking cobbler. I'm guessing you are back from your long weekend at your parent's. The home by the water sounds lovely and I hope you had a chance to kick-back and relax!

  8. Thanks for all of the sweet comments!

    We are still on our stacation with my parents. This time of year I'm always tempted to move back closer to them... Then I remember there isn't a coffee shop near by or a target or any good grocery stores and I stay where I'm at :). It's only a few hours away.

  9. Wow, that just sounds and looks delicious! I would have had 2 bowls too!! I can't wait to try this one out!

    I'm a new follower from Turning the Table Thursdays. Can't wait to look over some of your other recipes! Lovin Life

  10. This looks so awesome! My mouth is literally watering right now! We are your newest followers! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party and enter our giveaway!!!

  11. I am making this today!! I was wondering what to do with my blueberries. Thank you!!

  12. Hi Angie - I can't wait to hear what you think of the recipe!

  13. Hello,
    This looks like an awesome Cobbler. Yum I would just love that nice serving right now. I am your newest follower. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Looks delish. We'd love you to share your recipe with us at
    Simply Delish.

  15. I love that cobbler method, so easy! I love that you added the cheesecake batter, this sounds so perfect!

  16. This looks and sounds delicious! I like the little twist of adding the cream cheese. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  17. This looks so yummy! :) I popped over from Sweet as Sugar Cookies, and I'm definitely going to give this cobbler a try. We've been on a blueberry kick at our house this summer too.


  18. Yum! All of these are making me hungry! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower!

  19. This cobbler is a beauty. I like your choice of flavors.

    I would love if you linked this to Bake with Bizzy.

  20. I'm having a Blueberry Overload link up. I'd love for you to stop by and add this awesome recipe! Hope to see you there!

  21. Thanks for sharing with
    Simply Delish.
    Hope to see you again next weekend.

  22. Hi, I just wanted to thank you for visiting Cast Party Wednesday and I hope you join me again tomorrow and share more of your great recipes!
    I hope to see you tomorrow!

  23. I return to tell you that your cobbler is being featured, today on Bake with Bizzy. Would love you to visit and to bring something for Bizzy who is hungry. (smiling)

  24. This looks so yummy I can't wait to try it but I do have one question for you, how long do you bake it for???

  25. Thank you so much for linking up to our party! We would love to have you come back again tomorrow for Strut Your Stuff Saturday! You have so many recipes that look amazing! You are very talented.
    Camille @

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  27. Love your blog. Glad I'm not the only one that has camera issues! After a 4 hour drive to a travel destination, camera in tow, I realized the card was in my lap top at home.... Of course I caved and bought a new card but still.... Lessons learned I guess :)

  28. Wowie zowie, that is so beautiful! Bookmarking this one for sure. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next week!


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