Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle

Each day, I look forward to visiting a few of my favorite foodie friends, as well as finding new blogs to explore as I hop through the weekly blog parties. I am always amazed by the endless array of nutritious meals, delicious desserts, and inspiring ideas these sites provide!

I discovered today’s recipe through one of my favorite culinary blog hops, Foodie Friday. The source is the talented NancyCreative, and her original recipe is posted here. I’ve made a few modifications to Nancy’s original recipe – mainly based on what was on hand the day the craving for blueberries struck – and I’ve noted the changes below. I hope you give this a try – the baked buckle was so delicious, Prince Charming wants more, this time filled with his favorite fruits!

Batter Ingredients:

½ Cup Butter, Softened
1 ½ Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla
4 Cups All Purpose Flour
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
½ Teaspoons Salt
1 Cup Half and Half
4 Cups Fresh Blueberries

Brown Sugar Topping Ingredients:

1 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
¾ Cup All Purpose Flour
1 ½ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
2/3 Cup Cold Butter

Ingredient Substitution Notes:

Based on what was on hand the day we made the recipe, we substituted Bread Flour for All Purpose Flour and Frozen Blueberries for Fresh Blueberries. These changes resulted in an increased baking time over Nancy’s original recipe (the frozen blueberries added extra liquid to the recipe), but the outcome was just as delicious!



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Grease a 9×13-inch pan and set aside.

To Make The Batter:

3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar.

Step 3
4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.

Step 4

5. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Step 5
6. Add the combined dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the half and half.

Step 6

7. Fold in the blueberries.

Step 7
8. Pour the batter into the 9×13-inch pan.

Step 8

To Make The Brown Sugar Topping:

9. Combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

10. Cut in the butter until its crumbly.

Steps 9 and 10

11. Sprinkle this mixture over the batter in the pan. This may seem like a lot of topping, but use it all so you’ll have a nice thick brown sugar crust.

Step 11

Baking Instructions:

12. If you use fresh blueberries, bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

If you use frozen blueberries, bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

13. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

See How The Blueberry Buckles!

When you remove the baked buckle from the oven, you will see that the top has a buckled effect – hence, the name, Blueberry Buckle!

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54 Responses to “Blueberry Buckle”

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  1. Brenda says:

    I was wondering why it's called buckle and you answered my question, lol. Thanks! This looks like a wonderful, comforting, old-fashioned dessert and I LOVE all that brown sugar yumminess on top. Thank you so much for sharing this with Cookbook Sundays!

  2. Jan says:

    NUMMMMY!!! I've gotta try this!!

  3. Krystal says:

    mmmm, that seems like the perfect sunday evening dessert.

  4. Rita says:

    Oh that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. nancycreative says:

    I'm so glad you liked the recipe! Thanks for the link and nice mention of my blog, too! 🙂

  6. Renee says:

    It looks Delicious!! You're making me hungry! 🙂

  7. Nan says:

    Thanks for join my blog hop.

  8. Lisa says:

    What a lovely cake and a great way to use blueberries. By the way, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog, so be sure to stop by for a chance to enter.

  9. Acquired says:

    Fab recipe.

    Following you from Ins and Outs blog hop. Would love to have you follow back.

  10. April@The 21st Century Housewife says:

    I absolutely love blueberries – in fact I've been cooking with them quite a lot this week, making a pie and a new recipe for squares. I love your Blueberry Buckle recipe, and am so pleased that you can use frozen berries as it so much more economical and environmentally friendly than buying imported fresh ones this time of year in England!

  11. QueenB says:

    Thanks for joining Mailbox Monday- I'm email subscribed & confirmed

  12. Cindy says:

    newest follower #938 from Monday Blog hop

    My mom-in-law was the first one to introduce me to Blueberry buckle. Love it

    come on over to my place

  13. Kirsten says:

    That looks delicious!
    Following from the hop!
    Come check out my new blog, The Review Review, or my other blog, Dinner With Kir. I look forward to seeing you!

  14. Beverley Baird says:

    This was one of my Mom's favourite desserts – I now bake it in her memory! I LOVE it!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! AEDM will make Nov. fly by!

  15. clo says:

    That looks and sounds yummy!
    I'm a new follower via a blog hop.

  16. Katrina says:

    Newest follower from the Monday hops!!
    That looks good!!!


  17. Ashly says:

    Following you and would LOVE a follow back at

    Thanks 🙂

  18. rachel says:

    I love fruit buckles! We grew up eating blueberry and peach and cherry buckles.

    Thank you for the reminder of one of my favorite childhood desserts!

  19. Jenn Erickson says:

    Stopping by, by way of Fudge Ripple Tuesday Night Supper Club. Saw your link to this post and absolutely had to come by. Yummy! Looks like the best berry buckle ever!

  20. Katie Riddle says:

    I LOVE blueberry buckle! I sprinkle the blueberries on the top of the batter, then the crumb topping on top of the blueberries. It makes it nice and moist! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  21. Melynda says:

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Sue says:

    BEAUTIFUL blueberry buckle! 🙂

  23. Brenda says:

    I love this stuff. And its great with frozen blueberries.

  24. Aubree Cherie says:


    ~Aubree Cherie

  25. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Paper Princes,
    I just love blueberries. Your Blueberry Buckle looks wonderful. I wish I had a slice to go with my morning coffee. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
    Miz Helen

  26. Terrell says:

    Oh my! I've GOT to make this!! I loove blueberry anything and it just looks so delightful! I'm so excited to be your newest follower of your sweet blog and I would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to link up to my weekly party ~Fabulous Friday Finds~ Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  27. michelle says:

    I am a new Follower from Follow me Tuesday. Can’t wait to read more of your blog.

    Please follow me back

  28. Melissa says:

    I got a similar recipe from my mom, and I still use it. I never knew why it was called a buckle, though, so thanks for enlightening me!

    I sometimes add chopped walnuts to the crumb topping; they toast in the oven and get especially yummy.

  29. Mrs. Mix-it says:

    Looks so yummy!!!

  30. DORCAS says:

    This looks delicious! Going to do this weekend. Copy and pasting! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Jennifer Juniper says:

    It looks delicious and has created a major craving for blueberry buckle!

  32. April says:

    These look so good! Cant wait to try them. Come link up for a chance to win my Get Organized Giveaway!

  33. Couscous & Consciousness says:

    Looks delicious, and great that you shared with us one your "blog finds" 🙂

  34. Tara says:

    Loved this post and I linked it up at Trendy Treehouse. We have a party every wednesday to share creative projects, recipes, ect. Hope you come by to see and to grab a {Trendy Blog Award} on our button page. And hope you come by next week to link up your posts too!

  35. a moderate life says:

    Hey PP! WOW, I gotta tell you buckle brings me WAY back to my tiny little girl hood. I simply adore it and your version looks so great! I too love to hop around the foodie blogs to get inspiration and that is why I love hosting the hearth and soul hop so much! Thanks tons for sharing with us and have a great week! Alex@amoderatelife

  36. Christy says:

    When I was little my favorite baby food was called blueberry buckle – I ate it into my 20's when they stopped making it. LOL – I know I would love this – thanks for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  37. Denise Simmons says:

    Can't wait to go home and try the recipe! Came over from FREE PRETTY THINGS FOR YOU!. My post was the shadow picture of my pup Mizu.

  38. Jason@JLHealth says:

    I LOVE buckles and had a blackberry one not long ago….I love blueberries so much more and yours looks great!! Thanks for sharing at H'n'S!

  39. Maria (a.k.a Angie) says:

    Thank you for linking with Sundays at One! Loved your recipe and sounds delicious. I hope to see you on Sunday again! Angie

  40. Martha (MM) says:

    Yummy! Thanks for linking this up for Tailgating Time this week 🙂

  41. Beth says:

    Good photography! I enjoyed your vignette and the blueberry buckle looks delicious.
    Blessings, Beth

  42. Marla @ Always Nesting says:

    Your recipe instantly caught my eye because I live in Oregon and have bags of organic blueberries in my freezer. We have a wonderful blueberry farm just up river from my home and it's only $1.49 a pound for U-pick and honey, do I pick, lol.

    I'm definitely going to try your recipe!

  43. Cheerful says:

    looks so yummy….i love blueberry muffins, pancakes and will try this pie soon! happy weekend! 🙂

  44. Erin @ EKat's Kitchen says:

    This looks great!! I love blueberry desserts and think that this one looks especially tasty! Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck this week.

  45. Sandra says:

    My daughter will LOVE this, yum.

  46. Christy says:

    i love all things blueberry! this looks so delicious and i like the changes you made. thank you for linking it up to tuesday night supper club!

  47. Mangoes and Chutney says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this with Fat Camp Friday this week!

  48. Rebecca Jean says:

    This was a great addition to Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays. I featured it in this week's carnival.

    My daughter and I made it last week using cranberries and have been enjoying it all week. Yum Yum! It's a keeper.

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

  49. Wendy says:

    That sounds tasty! Thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday at Around My Family Table. Link up anytime!


  50. Krystal says:

    thanks so much for linking this up to Saturday's party this week!

    -Krystal @

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