Old Fashion Blueberry Grunt


Have you ever heard of Blueberry Grunt? It is a cobbler that you cook on top of the stove instead of in the oven. The reason it was named “Grunt” is because the blueberries make a grunt sound while boiling underneath the steamed biscuits. Old Fashion Blueberry Grunt can even be made on a campfire. All that delicious blueberry mixture soaks into the steamed biscuits that are dropped on top. This is the most delicious & moist blueberry dessert and is cooked in 15 minutes on top of the stove!

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Ingredients – Also, you need milk to mix with the biscuits.



Make the biscuits by combining the flour,

baking powder, salt and 1 Tbsp sugar.



Whisk the flour mixture together.



Add the butter and using a pastry blender

 cut the butter into the flour mixture.



Cut the butter until tiny balls form.



Add enough milk to the flour mixture, mixing

with a fork, until a soft dough is formed then set aside.



In a heavy bottom pan add the blueberries,

1/2 cup sugar and the water.



Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.



Boil gently until the berries get juicy.



Drop the prepared biscuit dough by spoonful’s into the boiling blueberries,

cover tightly and simmer for 15 minutes until biscuits are cooked

through then enjoy while still warm.


Old Fashion Blueberry Grunt




Biscuit Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • milk

Blueberry Ingredients:

  • 1 quart blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


Biscuit Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and 1 Tbsp sugar.
  2. Add the butter and using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until small balls form.
  3. Add enough milk and mix with a fork until a soft dough is formed, set aside.

Blueberry Directions:

  1. Put the blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar and water into a heavy bottom pan that has a lid. Gently boil over medium heat until the blueberries get juicy.
  2. Drop spoonful’s of the dough from above into the boiling blueberry mixture and cover tightly.
  3. Turn the burner to a gentle boil and boil for 15 minutes then serve.





Categories: Desserts, Fruit


  1. A Mennonite friend, in Pennsylvania, once made a “Peach Grunt”, which was delectable-but the peaches, of course, made more of a smacking sound, whilst boiling underneath the biscuit.

  2. Ha! Love how you named this! And it’s great to have a “baked” good that you use the stove instead of the oven for on hot days like we’ve had so many of this summer.

  3. You have blogged some really yummy looking desserts since I have been on this diet. I’m going to be more vigilant so I can establish a specific “cheat day” and try them all.

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