Blueberry Buckle

Buckle is another word for crisp in desserts.  Using the vinegar intensifies the flavor, making a truly great dessert (or breakfast)


2 cups blueberries

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 tablespoon flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup oats

2/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 stick softened butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar

1-2 tablespoons coarse sugar for crunch

Vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a bowl, mix blueberries and 1 tablespoon vinegar.  Then add the sugar, 1/2 tablespoon of flour and salt.  Spray an 8 inch square or round baking dish with non-stick spray and pour in the blueberries. 

In a bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.  Add the butter and vanilla, and mix thoroughly with a fork or your hands until it becomes clumped together.  Layer crumble mixture on top of blueberries and sprinkle coarse sugar on top.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.

While buckle is baking, add vinegar to a small saucepan and simmer over low heat until it reduces by half – about 5-6 minutes.  Set aside to cool; the mixture should thicken as it cools.  When blueberry buckle is finished, serve with vanilla ice cream and drizzle balsamic reduction on top.