Ava Gardner’s Blueberry Buckle

Inspired by my recent trip to Ava Gardner’s hometown, the Ava Gardner Museum, and a surplus of blueberries in my fridge, I decided to take on making Ava Gardner’s blueberry buckle. Karie Bible at Hollywood Kitchen recreated this recipe along with Lora Stocker as her special guest. I highly recommend checking out their episode and the full recipe here.

A great way to use up some summer berries, the blueberry buckle is a hearty treat to enjoy. I used a 7×11 pan and it yielded plenty of servings to share, in addition to the delight of my kitchen smelling fantastic.

The final product was delicious! I’d recommend serving it with ice cream on a hot day, if you would like. As you can see, an impatient little mouse (by the name of yours truly) got to the buckle before snapping a photo.

My puppy, Hoagy, was highly intrigued, as well.

All in all, I would definitely recommend giving this dessert a try! It was very easy to make and the lovely blueberry flavor is the star of the show here.

About Annette Bochenek

Dr. Annette Bochenek of Chicago, Illinois, is an avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the Hometowns to Hollywood blog, in which she writes about her trips exploring the legacies and hometowns of Golden Age stars. Annette also hosts the “Hometowns to Hollywood” film series throughout the Chicago area. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies and is the president of TCM Backlot’s Chicago chapter. In addition to writing for TCM Backlot, she also writes for Classic Movie Hub, Silent Film Quarterly, Nostalgia Digest, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.
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