Grunts are a popular Maritime dessert similar to a buckle or cobbler. Named for the noise they allegedly make during the steaming process by which they are cooked, they always contain fruit as the main ingredient. This particular one was baked, so I’m not sure if it “grunted” or not in the oven – one can only assume 🙂

Anyhow if you’re looking for a delicious fruit dessert, suitable for your family or even to serve to company, this might just be the one!

Baked Blueberry Grunt (serves 6-8)

3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

2/3 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons shortening

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 cup milk

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange the blueberries in the bottom of a casserole dish and sprinkle 2/3 cup sugar (or slightly less to taste) over the blueberries. Cream together the shortening, 1/2 cup sugar, and egg. Add the milk, flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined. Pour on top of the blueberries. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown about 40 minutes. Children enjoy this served with ice cream.