Blueberry Flummery ... Vintage Blueberry Dessert

The Shakers are identified with this blueberry recipe.  They arrived in America from England, circa 1774.  flummery grew out of the love and care traditionally given to the elderly. it was one of the special dishes developed especially for the aged.  This favorite is a blueberry pudding that is cooked and chilled before serving. 


2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 cup sugar

1-1/2 cups water

2 cups blueberries, rinsed and drained*

Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon

Combine cornstarch and sugar.  Stir in water, blueberries, lemon rind and juice.  Cook over low heat while stirring until flummery bubbles and thickens.  Spoon into glasses and chill.  Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.  Serve with thick cream.   Yield: 4 servings

NOTE:  Use frozen blueberries, if desired.  No need to rinse or defrost the berries.