Blueberry Cobbler with Orange Biscuit Puffs

Blueberry Cobbler with Orange Biscuit Puffs - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #blueberry #orange #cobblerLast week, the girls and I fulfilled our annual tradition of taking a beautiful drive down Wisconsin’s scenic Great River Road, to pick fresh blueberries at Rush River Produce near Maiden Rock. It was a warm and sunny Saturday morning, a perfect day for packing a small cooler of cold drinks and hitting the road.

One of the recipes that evolved from our stash of picking was this Blueberry Cobbler with Orange Biscuit Puffs. Adapted from a favorite family recipe that uses apples, this new rendition promises to be equally loved.

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We arrived at Rush River Produce after a light early morning rain. The sky was hazy, yet bright, offering a most lovely picking.

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Our girls look forward to picking each year as much as I do. Once you get the hang of quickly tickling the berries off the bush, it doesn’t take long to fill a box of wonderful sweet fruit. I also enjoy how quaint and picturesque the Rush River Produce farm site is. With an abundance of perennial gardens, plus 9 acres of 14 different varieties of blueberries planted over gently rolling hills, it’s a little piece of heaven.

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And then, when our blueberry picking is done, we head a little further south to super sweet Stockholm. The girls and I eat lunch at the Bogus Creek Cafe, topped off by a slice of pie at The Stockholm Pie Company. It’s part of our blueberry picking tradition and simply can’t be skipped!

(To read a more in-depth account of our annual blueberry picking, go here.)

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This blueberry cobbler is downright irresistible with the addition of fresh orange. It’s a favorite combination of mine, one that I couldn’t quit thinking about after making Blueberry Hand Pies with Orange Glaze from our pickings last year.

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You will want to eat this cobbler while it’s still warm from the oven. Spoon up a generous portion of blueberries with a light and flaky orange biscuit, and then top it off with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream. It’s perfection. Sweet blueberry bliss, with a kiss of orange.

Blueberry Cobbler with Orange Biscuit Puffs

Yield: 9 servings

Ingredients:

for the blueberry filling:

  • 4 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 T. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt

for the orange biscuit puffs:

  • 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 c. cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 T. coarse sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a 9"x9" pan with tall sides with cooking spray. Set aside.

for the blueberry filling:

Place blueberries in a medium bowl. Add orange juice and vanilla, and then toss. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Sprinkle over the blueberries and toss to combine. Set aside.

for the orange biscuit puffs:

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Add butter and cut in with a rigid pastry blender or two forks until butter is distributed evenly and forms large crumb-like pieces.

In a small bowl, stir together milk and orange juice. Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Give the blueberry mixture a good stir to incorporate the accumulated juices and then pour mixture into prepared pan. With a large spoon, scoop up orange biscuit dough and place 9 dollops of dough across the top of the blueberry mixture. The biscuits will spread while baking. Sprinkle with course sugar. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the blueberry mixture is bubbling and the biscuits are nicely browned. Let cool for 15 minutes. Serve with a splash of cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

From a farmgirl's dabbles, adapted from a favorite family recipe: Cinnamon Apple Puffs.