Memorial Day is a time to remember our military men and women who have given their lives to protect our country and our way of life…a free way of life.  Freedom to love, freedom to worship as we see fit, freedom to speak and think.

Thank you to all who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

It is also a time when families and friends gather together for lots of great food and fun…The time  marking the beginning of summer.

Many celebrations will include red, white and blue flags, clothing and table decorations.

mountain Memorial Day flag photo by Kathy Miller

Memorial Day Celebration photo by Kathy Miller

Memorial Day straws and table decorations photo by Kathy Miller

 I always like to serve a blueberry or strawberry dessert, red and blue!

Latticed blueberry cobbler with pecans photo by Kathy Miller

My favorite blueberry cobbler has pecans sprinkled between the layers.

1st layer of blueberry cobbler with pecans photo by Kathy Miller

We used fresh picked blueberries from our blueberry farm in Florida.

Fresh blueberries from the Blueberry Ranch photo by Kathy Miller


  • 4 pints fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 15 ounce package refrigerated pie crusts, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Bring first 7 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir until sugar melts. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
  3. Spoon half of blueberry mixture into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan. Roll 1 piecrust to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut an 8 inch square. Place over blueberry mixture; sprinkle with pecans.
  4. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Spoon remaining blueberry mixture over baked crust.
  5. Roll remaining pie crust to 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into 1 inch strips. Place in lattice design over blueberry mixture. Place pan on a baking sheet on middle oven rack. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden.
  6. Serve with ice cream.


I made this in a souffle dish. Turned out perfectly. The pecans and center pie crust give this cobbler a unique twist.

By KathyMillerTime
Adapted from from a long ago Southern Living


Recipe Printed from

 Blueberry cobbler photo by Kathy Miller

 Even Ralph likes our fresh blueberries

Ralfp and fresh blueberries photo by Kathy Miller

For my Amelia Island and Jacksonville readers, visit The Blueberry Ranch on Facebook or even better go to the farm to pick your own blueberries.  Opening Wednesday, June 1. On Highway 17 just east of I95.

Picking at The Blueberry Ranch photo by Kathy Miller

Have a wonderful Memorial Day celebrating with family and friends!

Come celebrate with me.  I’ll save you a seat at the table.




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