This blueberry buckle recipe comes from my grandmother, but we added the apples and it makes this dessert absolutely amazing!

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place apples in a large bowl and toss with 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Cover the bowl and place in refrigerator.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Beat softened butter and 3/4 cup white sugar together in a large bowl until creamy; beat in egg.

  • Mix 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with milk, until fully incorporated. Fold in blueberries.

  • Arrange apples in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour blueberry batter over apples.

  • Mix 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together in a bowl; cut in cold butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle crumb topping over batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the buckle comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

We have made this recipe with both fresh and frozen blueberries and both work great. If you use frozen blueberries, make sure they are thawed out completely before you fold them into the batter. We made the mistake of putting frozen blueberries into the batter and it was a disaster. If your batter turns blue when you mix in the blueberries, that is all right because once it bakes, it won't be blue.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; 3.2 g protein; 54.6 g carbohydrates; 32 mg cholesterol; 163.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2012
Great recipe different than just a plain cobbler or dessert of its kind. I how ever used a bag of frozen mixed berries blueberries were out of season for me at the time and I didnt wanna spend 10. Came out even better! I accidently added more milk than it called for but it didnt hurt the recipe at all. Over all I loved this recipe and so did my family a welcome treat for the holidays I wanted something different and I found it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2019
I followed this recipe. Overall good but 2 tablespoons of cinnamon is way too much. I had to scrape off the cinnamon apple part as it was too overpowering. Two teaspoons is ore than sufficient. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2012
Great recipe different than just a plain cobbler or dessert of its kind. I how ever used a bag of frozen mixed berries blueberries were out of season for me at the time and I didnt wanna spend 10. Came out even better! I accidently added more milk than it called for but it didnt hurt the recipe at all. Over all I loved this recipe and so did my family a welcome treat for the holidays I wanted something different and I found it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2012
Great recipe different than just a plain cobbler or dessert of its kind. I how ever used a bag of frozen mixed berries blueberries were out of season for me at the time and I didnt wanna spend 10. Came out even better! I accidently added more milk than it called for but it didnt hurt the recipe at all. Over all I loved this recipe and so did my family a welcome treat for the holidays I wanted something different and I found it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2014
I just heard of a buckle, so I decided to give it a try. The apples and blueberries were a great combination. I didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. It has the consistency of a coffee cake but bursting with fruit yumminess. The crumbly topping is a great compliment to the cake and is my sons favorite part to eat. Will make this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
Based on previous reviews, I tweaked this recipe just a little and it was fantastic. I reduced the amount of spice because it just looked like too much and my calculations were perfect. Only 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg for the apples. Added 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to the batter. For the topping used brown sugar and only 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Served it with whipped cream and got rave reviews! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2015
Very very good. I'm not sure why the directions said to pour the batter--it was far too thick for pouring. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2018
This is a great recipe to make if you have some blueberries but not enough for a pie. I used 4 MacIntosh Apples and reduced the apple sugar to 1/4 cup. I also reduced the cinnamon in that part to 1 tsp. and only a couple of dashes of nutmeg. I used brown sugar instead of white in the batter and topping. I increased salt to 1/2 tsp and reduced the topping butter to 1/4 cup. This was absolutely delicious. How can you go wrong with all the wonderful fruits that God made? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2018
I used frozen wild blueberries because I didn't see the author's footnote until it was too late. So the blueberries were not thawed. Turned out fine. I used Becel margarine because I didn't have butter. If I were to make it again I would reduce the sugar in the Apple mixture and use a half cup. I'd also reduce the sugar in the topping as I found this dish sweeter than I would prefer. A nice change from the dishes that contain oats. Both my picky boys ate it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2016
I made it almost exactly as written only I mixed some huckleberries in with the apples and used frozen huckleberries instead of blueberries. I did cut the cinnamon and nutmeg in half in the Apple mixture because that seemed a bit excessive. In the end it probably would be fine with the whole amount. It was Delicious with homemade vanilla ice cream! Definitely a keeper! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2018
This Buckle seemed to fit the bill for about about 1-1/2 cups blueberry sauce leftover from a previous dessert. I simply cut half the sugar and all the milk from the batter and substituted sauce. Turned out just fine. I used mace instead of nutmeg and served the Buckle up with whipped cream. It was a hit at the table. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2019
Made it as listed... Too much sugar, way too sweet, batter was overly thick so I added a little more milk, the cake you part wasn’t very good either... such a disappointment, perked it up with Icecream... find another recipe , this needs work. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2019
I followed this recipe. Overall good but 2 tablespoons of cinnamon is way too much. I had to scrape off the cinnamon apple part as it was too overpowering. Two teaspoons is ore than sufficient. Read More