Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

You can use all blueberries for this or a mixture of fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. This makes a wonderful dessert to serve to guests.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Butter an 8-inch baking dish.
  3. If using fresh strawberries then slice in half.
  4. Place all berries in a large bowl.
  5. In a small bowl using a fork, stir the 3/4 cup sugar with cornstarch until well blended; add to the berries with the rum and orange peel; stir gently to coat.
  6. Transfer the mixture into prepared baking dish and spread out evenly.
  7. To make the topping: using a fork, stir the flour with baking powder, lime peel, salt and sugar; cut the shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles oatmeal.
  8. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the half and half or milk; mix JUST until a wet dough forms (do not overmix!).
  9. Drop by spoonfuls over the berries in the baking dish using the back of the spoon to spread a little dough just over the open spaces (you do not have to cover the open spaces completely).
  10. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar.
  11. Place the baking dish onto a baking sheet to catch any drips.
  12. Bake until the topping is golden and cooked through (about 50-55 minutes, insert a skewer into the center of the coobler, if it comes out fairly clean except for the berries, then it is done).
  13. Delicious!

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