Recipe: Cast-Iron Blueberry Cobbler

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This recipe is SO easy and tastes delicious! 'Tis the season for blueberries, and why not use the fresh market produce to your advantage? The lemon juice and zest add a little bit of tart to the sweet cobbler, which gives an unexpected "bite"; much to your guests delight. This recipe is great over a campfire or right on the stove!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced dried lavender
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 scraped vanilla bean
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • Vanilla bean ice cream or lightly sweetened whipped cream, for serving, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the butter in an 8-inch cast-iron skillet and transfer to the preheated oven to melt.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the flour, baking powder, lavender and salt in a bowl.
  4. Stir in the milk, 1 cup sugar, the lemon juice, zest and vanilla to combine.
  5. Mix together the remaining tablespoon sugar and the blueberries in another bowl.
  6. Remove the hot skillet with the melted butter from the oven and pour in the batter.
  7. Top with the sugared blueberries.
  8. Bake until brown and the batter has risen up and around the fruit, about 30 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a rack to cool slightly.
  10. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream or lightly sweetened whipped cream.