Blueberry-Pineapple Buckle

Strap on your seatbelt and get in gear for this blast-from-the-past dessert. Succulent fruit covered with a cinnamon crumb topping and brown sugar-pineapple sauce is comfort food at its best.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

Filling

1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup shortening
1/2
cup milk
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel, if desired
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
egg
1
can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, drained, juice reserved for sauce
1
cup fresh blueberries

Cinnamon Crumb Topping

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened

Pineapple Sauce

3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon cornstarch
Juice reserved from crushed pineapple
1/4
teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, mix all filling ingredients except pineapple and blueberries with spoon until well blended. Fold in pineapple and blueberries. Spread in ungreased 8-inch square pan.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix all topping ingredients except butter. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles resemble fine crumbs. Sprinkle over blueberry mixture.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, mix brown sugar and cornstarch. Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to measure 2/3 cup; stir into brown sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice. Serve over warm dessert.

Expert Tips

If you have time, garnish this home-style dessert with fresh blueberries and small wedges of fresh pineapple.

One cup of frozen blueberries, thawed and well drained, can be substituted for the fresh blueberries.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
155 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17 g
17 %
(Saturated Fat
8 g,
8 %
),
Cholesterol
50 mg
50 %;
Sodium
230 mg
230 %;
Total Carbohydrate
52 g
52 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.