Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Blueberry crumble for dessert!

Homemade blueberry crumble displayed in a late 18th century cornflower decorated plate pick up at a Paris flea market for one euro. The coin silver spoon is American late 18th century. The Old Paris porcelain vase dates from the 1850's and the watercolor is Italian 1820's. 

It's Blueberry season in Mobile, Alabama. The photo's in this post are from last year. Every year around this time I visit my birth town of Mobile, Alabama. I love to go Blueberry picking at Betty’s Berry Farm in Tanner Williams Alabama. I also make my yearly Blueberry crumble. Betty’s Berry Farm has been open 21 years providing high quality, healthy blueberries.

Blueberry crumble displayed in a 1820's English Regency silver tray with a mid 18th century Italian engraving in background. 


1 pkg. frozen or 3 c. blueberries

2 tbsp. lemon juice

2/3 c. packed brown sugar

1/2 c. flour

2/3 c. quick oats

1/3 c. butter

3/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

Spread blueberries in square baking dish, 8 x 8 x 2 inches. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix remaining ingredients, sprinkle over berries.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake about 40 minutes or until topping is light brown and berries are hot. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

The Wilsons have about seven acres of blueberries and about 3,000 bushes, which they planted themselves. They started with the original 21 rows and about 5 years ago added another 10 rows at the rear of the property. Betty's offers 10 different varieties of blueberries and sell between 6,000 and 8,000 pounds of blueberries. 

Betty Wilson and her husband Jack have spent the past 25 years operating Betty's Berry Farm on Driskell Loop Road in Wilmer, Alabama. The experience of picking your own blueberries is surpassed only by the bounty of blueberries you can bring home for next to nothing. Betty charges only $1.50 per pound. Betty's husbands hobbies are antique cars.

Bettie is now selling flowers grown on her land. 

Betty' Berry Farm

3667 Driskell Loop Rd. N

Wilmer Al. 36587 




  1. How absolutely charming your blueberry cobbler on that elegant silver platter.
    I have one coin silver spoon and cherish it. seems they are very pricey now in antique malls etc
    My kids vacation in Gulf Shores Alabama, will be there all next week

  2. I'm not a big fan of silver but have always loved coin silver. But I only bought it when it was cheap. Thank goodness I bought a lot of it in the 1990's when the price of silver was down.

  3. Hello Andrew,

    How fun to make your very own crumble from fruits picked by your fair hand.

    In the UK, a crumble does not contain any oats, which, I think, would make that more of a crisp.

    How fun to use your coin silver. I to am a big fan.

    1. Hi Chronica Domus, I love decorating and using my antiques, as I can see you do as well. The oats adds much flavor.