Blueberry Lime Coconut Cobbler

Blueberry Lime Coconut Cobbler | cookiemonstercooking.com

Let me tell you the story of how my pie plate met its sad demise. Actually it’s not very much of a story. I used it twice recently to make this recipe. The third time when I went to take photos? I had it sitting on the edge of my counter, barely knocked into it and boom. Cracked into a million little pieces all over my floor. Major sad face.

As my grandma would say, that’s what I get. She always used to yell (everybody loves raymond style) at my grandpa for putting his coffee cup on the edge of the kitchen table. And yet he always left it there, you know, out of principle. It was an endless topic of conversation and actually quite entertaining.

But anyway, the moral of this story? Don’t put your well-loved pie plate on the edge of counters. And ignore the small casserole dish I used in these pictures and just go ahead and use a pie plate. The casserole is what happens when you start whining over your broken pie plate, already have the oven preheated and just want some dessert to console yourself.

Blueberry Lime Coconut Cobbler | cookiemonstercooking.com

And since there’s no bringing back my very favorite pie dish, I suppose it’s time to move on. And discuss much more happy things. Like blueberry lime coconut cobbler. A slightly gussied up version of a traditional blueberry cobbler.

The filling is packed with lots and lots of fresh blueberries (which I can’t stop buying right now fyi) and plenty of lime zest and a little lime juice. And then there’s the topping. My favorite part. With a touch of ground coconut flakes and coconut extract, you get just a hint of coconut flavor – nothing too much for all you coconut haters out there (seriously, we can’t be friends). You’ll also sprinkle the biscuit pieces with a smidge of coarse sugar, for some crunch.

And while it’s delicious all by itself straight out of the oven with a spoon, what you really need to do is this:

Blueberry Lime Coconut Cobbler | cookiemonstercooking.com

Lots of vanilla bean ice cream = total necessity and infinitely more amazing.

And the cure for sadness over your broken dish. Rest in peace poor pie plate. You served me well.

Blueberry Lime Coconut Cobbler
 
Yield: about 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
For the filling:
  • 2 pints fresh blueberries
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • zest from 1 lime
  • juice from ½ a lime
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
For the topping:
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely processed unsweetened coconut flakes*
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon coconut extract
  • coarse sugar, for sprinkling
For serving:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. To make the filling - add the berries, sugar, flour, zest, lime juice, cinnamon and salt to a medium bowl. Toss until well combined. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch deep dish pie plate and spread evenly.
  3. To make the topping - whisk together the flour, coconut flakes, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Using your fingers, two knives or a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour. Continue until the mixture resembles even-sized crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk together the cream, vanilla extract and coconut extract. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry and stir until the dough just comes together. Do not over mix.
  4. Pinch off chunks of the dough (fairly large pieces) and drop over the blueberry mixture. Sprinkle lightly with the coarse sugar. Set the dish on a baking sheet and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, until the topping is golden brown. Let stand for about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve topped with ice cream.
Notes
*Add coconut flakes to a food processor and process until finely ground. Measure out the 2 tablespoons. You can also just buy finely shredded / processed coconut, which I’ve also done!

Source:
Heavily adapted from Real Simple.