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Blueberry Boy Bait

Blueberry Boy Bait

Blueberry Boy Bait is and old Pillsbury Bake-Off dessert which is kind of a cross between cobbler and coffee cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Blueberry, Boy Bait
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author Anna
Cost 5


Berry Mixture

  • 1 ½ to 2 cups blueberries I used 2
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 4.5 oz, spoon lightly into cup or weigh
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt reduce to 1/4 if using salted butter
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8 inch square dish (2 quarts).
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. Sprinkle chunks of butter (or grate it) over the flour mixture, then use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix until evenly crumbly.
  • Measure out 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (6 tablespoons total) and set aside.
  • To the remaining flour mixture, add the baking powder and stir well. Add the egg yolk, milk and vanilla and stir until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg white with a handheld mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold it into the batter (I was pretty rough with my folding technique and it still worked nicely).
  • Spread batter across the bottom of the dish. Toss the blueberries with the cinnamon and spread over the batter. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over the top.
  • Put the boy bait in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • Let the boy bait cool slightly, then serve warm. Alternatively, you can let it cool, then cut it and re-warm.


My version is a smaller version of the original with way more blueberries. I also added a little cinnamon.