Head for Cape Breton, NS in Atlantic Canada and you're sure to find a heaping helping of this traditional blueberry dessert. It's easy to prepare and delicious to eat! Serve hot topped with whipped cream.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Arrange the blueberries in the bottom of a casserole dish; sprinkle 1 cup sugar over the blueberries.

  • Cream together the shortening, 1/2 cup sugar, and egg. Add the milk, flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until evenly combined. Drop by spoonfuls on top of the blueberries.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

417.9 calories; 6 g protein; 86.7 g carbohydrates; 30.5 mg cholesterol; 190.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2008
Great recipe! However instead of using 1 full cup of sugar over the blueberries I only used 1/2 cup. I think I might use 1/4 cup next time as it was still quite sweet for me. I loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2011
So I would call this a cobbler. I usually love the biscuit-like topping of a cobbler but this topping was tough and had little flavor perhaps because you don't cut in the shortening/butter and I think it needs more salt. I followed the topping part exactly so tough texture is not because I made changes. I did add only 1/2 cup sugar to the blueberries and was was still WAY too sweet. Just didn't care for this one. Read More
(7)
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2008
Great recipe! However instead of using 1 full cup of sugar over the blueberries I only used 1/2 cup. I think I might use 1/4 cup next time as it was still quite sweet for me. I loved it! Read More
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
My kids and I were looking for some dessert that we could make with some blueberries that were in our fridge. This was easy to make with 2 kids, and turned out great!! The only thing that we changed was using butter in place of the shortening. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2008
Fantastic! We're in the Annapolis Valley and blueberries are just coming into season so this was a lovely way to ring in the new blueberry season! I had to make a couple of changes - I had no white sugar so I had to substitute Splenda. Good to know I can make this for my father in law who is diabetic. Also I only used 1/2 the splenda on the blueberries as a whole cup seemed too much and I was right on - it was a lovely combination of sweet/tart. I also used buttermilk instead of regular milk. The grunt was so delicious served with homemade vanilla ice cream out on our front porch looking at the tide going out. Perfection. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2009
Wow! This is good. I had no idea what a grunt is, but it seemed like a fun idea to tell my husband that he was having "grunt" for dessert after I found this when looking for something to do with some blueberries I had bought. This was very quick and easy to make and tasted so good. Only thing I did different was to reduce the amount of sugar to about 2/3 cup after I tasted my blueberries to see how sweet they were. Definitely going to make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2009
I had to use butter instead of shortening and it was ridiculously delicious. Easy tempting and scrumptious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2009
This was awesome! Just like we had on honeymoon in Atlantic Canada! I had to use frozen blueberries as good ones are hard to find this time of year but it still turned out well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2008
Baked up just perfect in a little under 40 minutes! Hailing from the Annapolis Valley in NS, this dessert is a must at blueberry season! Served it up with some whipped cream! Wouldn't change a thing! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2010
Delicious! Used 2/3c sugar 2 tsp lemon juice with my blueberries and I used buttermilk in place of milk for a extra rich crust. It was fantastic! Baking time was 35 minutes at 350. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
I really enjoyed this! I used splenda instead of white sugar and it tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2011
So I would call this a cobbler. I usually love the biscuit-like topping of a cobbler but this topping was tough and had little flavor perhaps because you don't cut in the shortening/butter and I think it needs more salt. I followed the topping part exactly so tough texture is not because I made changes. I did add only 1/2 cup sugar to the blueberries and was was still WAY too sweet. Just didn't care for this one. Read More
(7)