Cape Breton Blueberry Grunt

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.


6 servings


3 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt


Preheat oven to 350°F (17°C).

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 for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418; Total Fat: 6.3 g; Cholesterol: 34 mg; Sodium: 255 mg; Total Carbs: 86.7 g (Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g); Protein: 6 g

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