3-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler

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Sometimes, you just gotta go for the easy route.

I’ve written a lot about how we all get to the point of complete physical and mental exhaustion.  Life is draining, especially in the US.  We work longer hours and take less vacation than virtually any other first world country, and we start and end these work days by watching the news about war, the budget crisis, the obesity problem, more awful weather coming our way, car crashes that occurred while we were sleeping, and the traffic we are going to be stuck in for the rest of our lives.  Sometimes, we need to cut ourselves some slack.  We deserve at least that much, right?  Well, I can’t speak for you, I don’t know you.  I am assuming if you’re reading this, then you’re an amazing person and already contributing a lot to society.

I’m not saying we should cut corners, all I’m saying is that sometimes, it IS okay to skip the gym.  It’s fine to sleep in once in a while.  It’s alright to have that piece of pie.  As long as it’s all good, go for it.

Example:  my mom’s 3-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler.  There are a lot of reasons why I have never made this before, but they all boil down to the fact that it’s putting two packaged ingredients together.  And you know what?  It makes magic.  It’s EPIC.  It is one of those recipes that she gets asked for nonstop.  She must make it at least every other week for someone.

I love my recipes to be from scratch, so this was a tough one for me.  But I needed a blueberry dessert, I had Cool Whip in my freezer, and I wasn’t feeling so great, and I thought of this dish.  So, I cut myself a break, and decided to treat my dinner hosts with this family favorite.  This tastes just like a Poptart.  Ridiculous.

NOTE:  I will say that I did use a mix of fresh blueberries that I cooked down to a pie filling, as well as one can of blueberries.  I had a lot of fresh blueberries and needed to use them.  Here is the quick recipe:

  1. I placed 1 pint of blueberries, 1/4 c water, 1/3 c Splenda, 1 T cornstarch, 1 T cinnamon, and 1 T lemon juice in a pot over medium-low heat.  FullSizeRender (2)
  2. I cooked this down for about 15 minutes, until I had a nice, thick syrup and soft berries.FullSizeRender (1)
  3. I took off the heat and gently folded in a cup of fresh blueberries.
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Either way, whether you make your own pie filling or use a canned one, you will still come out with a killer dessert that everyone wants. And I know that I have more optional ingredients that exceed the 3-limit mark.  The original recipe that my mom still makes, to this day, is the three basic ingredients.  My options are my own flare.

Give this a go.Cut yourself a break.  And enjoy 🙂


Materials:

  • oven-proof baking dish (anything larger than 6 x 6, or you should cut the recipe in half)
  • spatula
  • cooking spray
  • butter knife

Ingredients:

  • two 21-oz. cans of blueberry pie filling *
  • 1 box of white (or yellow) cake mix
  • 5 T butter
  • optional:  2 tsp cinnamon ,1 T lemon juice, oats, and brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray your dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread your blueberry filling evenly on the bottom of the pan.FullSizeRender (4)  Optional:  evenly sprinkle cinnamon and lemon juice over the blueberries.  It’s amazing!
  3. Pour cake mix directly onto blueberries. FullSizeRender (3) Use a spatula to evenly distribute.IMG_3882
  4. Cut small pats of butter, and place evenly on top of cake mix.IMG_3883
  5. Optional:  sprinkle a handful of oats and a pinch of brown sugar across the top.IMG_3884
  6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until it just starts to turn golden-brown on top (starts to set).  IMG_3888 FullSizeRender
  7. Serve with your favorite whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.IMG_3889IMG_3891
  8. Enjoy!

3-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 25 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Materials:

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  • oven-proof baking dish (anything larger than 6 x 6, or you should cut the recipe in half)
  • spatula
  • cooking spray
  • butter knife

Ingredients:

  • two 21-oz. cans of blueberry pie filling *
  • 1 box of white (or yellow) cake mix
  • 5 T butter
  • optional:  2 tsp cinnamon ,1 T lemon juice, oats, and brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray your dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread your blueberry filling evenly on the bottom of the pan.  Optional:  evenly sprinkle cinnamon and lemon juice over the blueberries.  It’s amazing!
  3. Pour cake mix directly onto blueberries.  Use a spatula to evenly distribute.
  4. Cut small pats of butter, and place evenly on top of cake mix.
  5. Optional:  sprinkle a handful of oats and a pinch of brown sugar across the top.
  6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until it just starts to turn golden-brown on top (starts to set).
  7. Serve with your favorite whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.
  8. Enjoy!

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