I’ve been almost obsessed with Blueberry Slump lately. This recipe first appeared in More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally in 2006, and, made as published, it is very good, with or without a scoop of vegan ice cream. What I have changed though, is the amount of fruit filling, which I have been increasing for a few years now. It seemed a natural thing to do. I like fruit, and getting more into any dessert is a good thing. While most dessert recipes don’t have that kind of flexibility, a fruit slump, or grunt as they are sometimes called, are fruit fillings topped by soft biscuits that actually steam over the fruit. This is a stovetop dessert, so the oven won’t be heating up the summer kitchen.
My father, Sonny (all 6 feet of him), loved fruit desserts so I’ll dedicate this vegan Blueberry Slump to his memory. Dad would have wanted some mint chocolate chip ice cream on his portion. I wonder how he’d assess the recipe in Vegan Chocolate. I think he’d give it thumbs up, and knowing dad ask for more!
This recipe has been one of the most popular in the Rouxbe Essential Vegan Desserts Course. Many of the students, particularly those who live outside of the United States, have never heard of this genre of dessert from colonial times.
It is said that blueberries help ward off heart disease. The blueberry’s fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fiber in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease. In fact, the high nutrient content in blueberries can help the body in many ways.
Top 10 Reasons To Eat Blueberries:
- They are low in calories but high in nutrients.
- They are loaded with antioxidants, which protect the body from damaging free radicals.
- Those antioxidants may protect the body from DNA damage and ward off cancer.
- Compounds found in blueberries can fight urinary tract infections.
- Blueberries’ nutrients may help lower blood pressure.
- They may also help lower LDL cholesterol.
- The fiber in blueberries can help to regulate the gastrointestinal tract.
- The compounds found in blueberries can help control blood sugar.
- They can help maintain brain function and improve memory.
- Substances found in blueberries many reduce muscle damage after exercising.