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Recipes - Blueberry Shortbread Crumble

Ingredients

Crust

  • Flour 2 cups
  • Icing sugar ¼ cup
  • Butter or margarine 1 cup

Filling

  • Flour 1/3 cup
  • Sugar 1/3 cup
  • Blueberries, fresh or frozen 2 ½ - 3 cups
  • Butter

Topping

  • Butter or margarine, melted ½ cup
  • Flour ¾ cup
  • Brown sugar ½ cup
  • Cinnamon ½ tsp.
  • Vanilla ½ tsp.
  • Almonds, flaked ½ cup

Directions

Topping

  1. Combine ingredients and set aside.

Crust

  1. Mix together flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into 10” pie plate or springform pan. Press dough on bottom of pan and 1” on side.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes.

Filling

  1. Mix together flour and sugar. Quickly toss with blueberries; pour over crust. Dot with butter and cover with topping.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.

About Blueberries

Blueberries are ranked Number 1 in antioxidant activity compared to 40 other commercially grown fruits and vegetables. That means a serving of blueberries provides the antioxidant power needed to fight aging, cancer and heart disease.

These round, dark blue berries offer more than just good looks and taste. Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin A, containing more than any other fruit. One cup of blueberries is 84 calories and also provides nearly one-third of an adult's daily requirement of vitamin C. Blueberries are low in sodium and high in dietary fiber and contain no cholesterol or fat.

According to the B.C. Blueberry Council, there are about 17,000 acres devoted to growing almost 80 million pounds of blueberries in the province. This makes British Columbia the largest producer of highbush blueberries in Canada with production increasing steadily.

At Stewart's Berry Patch, our plants are highbush which means that at mature height, the plants are between 4 to 6 feet tall.  The plants have been chosen for their growing season, flavor and size. Three early varieties, Duke, Reka and Sparton are generally ready in early July. The other varieties, Blue Crop, Nelson and Sierra are ready late, likely mid-month.