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Best Blueberry Betty

October 21, 2019

Target Healthy Eating

For this amazingly delicious Blueberry Betty, use all the fresh blueberries you picked this summer. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Fabulous without topping, but extraordinary with vanilla ice cream ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Preparing desserts on kitchen table, about to bring into dining room for guests. While everyone dived into dessert, all conversation stopped, that's how focused everyone's taste buds were. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Blueberry Betty, dessert to die for, especially with vanilla ice cream. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Close up look at Blueberry heaven. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC


3 cups fresh blueberries

1 teaspoon your best vanilla extract

2 Tablespoons white sugar

Batter Ingredients

1 1/4 cups organic almond flour

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup organic almond meal or wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 pinches salt

pinch of cinnamon

1 cup almond milk

Chopped almonds

Amaretto liqueur, added just before cutting

Fresh mint leaves, for tiny garnish

6 Tablespoons hot melted butter poured into bottom or baking dish (FYI, there are 8 Tablespoons in one stick of butter)

Easy to obtain ingredients ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC


1. Take out your baking dish. I used a rectangular one, about 9 x 12 inches.

2. Wash blueberries, drain well, pick and throw away, any leaves and stems; pat dry with paper towel

3. In a medium bowl, add blueberries, sugar and vanilla extract and mix well. Allow to sit for several hours before using.

Berries, vanilla extract and sugar about to be mixed, then let sit for a few hours before using. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC

4. Melt butter in small pan over very low heat. When melted remove from heat and pour into the bottom of the baking dish. Set aside.

5. Pour your 1 cup of almond milk into a measuring cup and set aside.

Pour your 1 cup of almond milk into a measuring cup. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC

6. Toast the chopped almonds.

Add a tiny amount of oil and toast the almonds over medium to high heat, stirring while toasting, so nuts won't burn. This just takes a few minutes. When nuts are done, pour onto paper towel and allow to drain there. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC

7. In larger bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix well.

8. Add milk to dry ingredients and mix everything very well for the cake batter.

Mix together all the dry ingredients. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Pour milk into the dry ingredients and mix well, until everything is well combined. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC.

9. HERE'S THE ONLY TRICK IN THIS RECIPE: Pour the batter on top of the melted butter, but don't mix them together. Instead of mixing, take a spatula and gently pull the batter almost to the edges of the baking pan. Do not cover the butter with the batter. Look at the photo below, at the melted butter, to see what we did.

Butter has been melted, then poured into bottom of baking dish. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC
Leave the ring of melted butter all around the edges of the batter. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC

10. Pour the sweetened berries over the batter.

When the blueberries are poured over the batter, they will sink into it gradually. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC

11. Bake the Blueberry Betty at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Keep your eye on the cake after 40 minutes to be sure it doesn't burn. See photo below.

Cake has just been removed from oven. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC

12. Finally, add the almonds you toasted earlier

Chopped almonds just sprinkled over top of Blueberry Betty ©Joyce Hays, Target Health LLC

13. Just before serving, add as much Amaretto as you like, let it sink in for five minutes, before you cut the Blueberry Betty. Over top of each piece, add a dollop of vanilla ice cream (perfection) or whipped cream or cool whip, then a tiny mint leaf.


Fats Domino  Blueberry Hill

Editor's (Jules) note: This dessert is “FANTASTIC

Cooler weather, and out comes the Paul Hobbs, one of the best cabs around. We had it with dinner guests: first with warm fresh baguettes (Irish butter), chicken salad appetizers. Then to the table and an eggplant rice cake, tomato/avocado salad. Finally, dessert: warm-ish Blueberry Betty topped with vanilla ice cream. By dessert, red wine disappeared. Coffee with dessert and a choice of Baily's or Cognac or Amaretto. An evening of good company and good cheer!

Bon Appetit!

From Our Table to Yours

Have a Great Week Everyone!

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