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Blueberry and Goat Cheese Buckle with Honey Glaze

Blueberry and Goat Cheese Buckle with Honey Glaze

Originally served as a main course, buckles evolved into dessert during the nineteenth century. While other summer fruit desserts like crumbles, crisps, and cobblers involve oats, breadcrumbs, or biscuits, buckles take a hard turn toward cake (James Beard maintained that buckles and grunts are one and the same). But just like their crunchier cousins, they can be made in a snap by tossing fruit into a simple cake batter and topping it with streusel, not unlike a coffee cake.

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