Happy Fourth of July!

What a great holiday. No presents to buy and wrap, no big meal for which you need to make every member of the family’s favorite dish, and no pressure to drink green beer.  Just the perfect time to gather with friends and family over the grill and corn on the cob. And then….if you’re lucky….you get to see colorful starbursts light up the sky.

I don’t want you to waste a minute away from your holiday activities reading this blog post so I will get right to it. This is the easiest, yet quite delicious and seasonal, dessert you will ever make and most of the ingredients are probably already on your pantry shelf.

Laura’s Super Easy Blueberry Cobbler

2 pints fresh blueberries

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg, beaten

6 tablespoons melted butter

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

·        Sprinkle the blueberries with the lemon juice in a 6x10-inch baking dish.

·        Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and egg (not the butter yet) with a fork in a bowl until crumbly; mixture may be lumpy. Sprinkle over the blueberries; drizzle with the butter. Sprinkle the top with a mixture of the brown sugar and cinnamon.

·        Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or just until golden brown. It’s important to let it cool! The sauce will thicken as the cobbler cools.

·        Serve with vanilla ice cream, light cream or heavy cream whipped with a little confectioner’s sugar.

Serves 8 with a prep time of 50 minutes.

From one of my very favorite cookbooks:

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TRUE GRITS: Tall Tales and Recipes from the New South

Enjoy this sweet confection and thank God you were born in this amazing country!