4 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, sugar, tapioca, lemon zest, cinnamon and nutmeg. Let stand for 15 minutes. Pour into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
2. In a small bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter and confectioners' sugar. Add egg; beat well. Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating just until combined. Pour over berry mixture.
3. Bake at 375° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
4. In a small saucepan, melt remaining butter over low heat. Remove from the heat; stir in the syrup. Brush over cornbread. Broil 4 to 6 in. from the heat until bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm.
Prize Winning Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 35 min.
YIELD: 12 servings.
1 piece: 290 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.