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Apple Blueberry Flip Flop Dessert Recipe

I’m making this Apple Blueberry Flip Flop recipe to join in with the #SundaySupper fun this week.  The theme for today is sharing recipes that use up Easter or Passover leftovers, and it’s being hosted by Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake with a little help from Stacy of Food Lust People Love.  

This past week, I’ve noticed a lot of beautiful recipes for making Easter-themed shapes out of fruit, such as a giant Easter egg made of fruit, and I’m going to show you what to do with your leftover fruit!

The Origins of the Flip Flop Recipe

A couple of years ago, I ran across a dessert recipe in Parade magazine (you know, the one that comes in the Sunday USA Today) called a Pear Flip Flop.  In this recipe, you poured melted butter into a pie pan, poured the batter on top, then dropped chunks of pears on top of that.  As it baked, the layer of pears sank down and the batter bubbled up.  Therefore, the layers “flip flopped,” giving it the name “Pear Flip Flop.”

The consistency of the flip flop is unlike any other dessert.  It’s sort of like a dense butter cake crossed with a sugar cookie.  The edges brown and get nicely chewy like a cookie, yet the center is soft and yielding like a butter cake.  Add in the fruit, and you’ve got a texture experience with multiple dimensions!

How I Changed the Flip Flop Recipe

I made the pear flip flop recipe quite contentedly for several years.  Then, the other day, I decided to change it up a bit.  First of all, I like pears, but I wanted fruit with a little more acidity.  Second, the pear flip flop itself was a little too sugary sweet.  So I switched in my favorite apples (Honeycrisps) with the skins on, and a handful of blueberries, while reducing the amount of sugar.

The result is this Apple Blueberry Flip Flop!  I love how the red color of the apple skins deepens as they cook, while the blueberries burst and their purple juice colors the batter and apples nearby.  Such gorgeous color!  Plus, it’s delicious.

Apple Blueberry Flip Flop Dessert Recipe

Apple Blueberry Flip Flop Recipe

This Apple Blueberry Flip Flop tastes like a cross between a butter cake and a sugar cookie, plus it's filled with colorful and flavorful fruit!

10 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • 4 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apple chunks with skins on (Honeycrisp or Pink Lady are very good)
  • 1 cup blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and set out a 9 inch pie pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the milk and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour the melted butter into the center of the pie pan. Then, gently pour the batter into the center of the butter. The butter and the batter will spread out on their own- there is no need to stir or tilt the pan.
  4. Scatter the apple chunks and the blueberries over the batter. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center is slightly puffy and no longer liquid.
  5. Remove the pie pan from the oven and let cool until just slightly warm.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Dessert

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