20 Blueberry Recipes to Make While They Are Still in Season
July 17, 2015
This versatile fruit is delicious and good for you, and these blueberry recipes will make your summer even better
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Banana, Blueberry, and Pecan Pancakes
These are some way from the honey-drenched Indonesian ones that we ate on vacation, but they’re delicious in their own right. They have something of a banana-bread feel to them and are vegan and gluten-free, thanks to the fact that I use pecans and oats instead of flour and mashed bananas in place of butter. — Anna Jones, author of A Modern Way to Eat.
Blueberry-Balsamic Glazed Rosemary Chicken
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The sweetness of blueberries and maple syrup blend with the acidity of balsamic vinegar and fragrant rosemary to make a rich sauce for baked chicken. Searing the chicken breasts in the skillet before making the sauce gives it extra flavor. — Driscoll’s
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Cobbler is all about the fruit-to-dough ratio. You need a light, doughy top, but it should never overshadow the star of the dish: fresh, delicious, baked, slightly sugared fruit. If you're worried about an expensive item like blueberries, use them in a smaller cobbler like this one. — Ali Rosen
Blueberry Coconut Hand Pies Recipe
Summer desserts should be all about fresh, seasonal produce and ease of preparation. These blueberry hand pies use a store-bought pie crust to save on time (though you can certainly make your own if you prefer). And they’re small handheld pies, so you won’t have any plates or forks to clean up afterwards. Loaded with fresh summer blueberries and shaved coconut, these are a perfect summertime treat.
Blueberry Coffee Cake
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Blueberry Crème Fraîche Tart
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This dessert takes a humble summer berry and transforms it into an elegant dessert. A poppy seed-dotted crust is the bed for a rich crème fraîche custard and sweet blueberry filling. Topped with fresh blueberries, it’s a beautiful and luxurious way to present this popular summer berry.
Blueberry Habanero Dipping Sauce
This dip is the perfect balance of hot and sweet.
Blueberry Lemon Curd Puff Pastry Cups
These pastry cups make it easy to impress a crowd and highlight the perfect combination of tart lemon juice and subtle blueberries. For a shortcut, use store-bought puff pastry to make the cups.
Blueberry Lemon Goat Cheese Tart
This recipe is a delicious way to reap the antioxidant benefits that come from blueberries. It is a luscious dessert that you can enjoy without the guilt! — Dr. Mike Fenster
Blueberry Pop Tart with Lemon Glaze
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Chef Greg Ellis of Chicago’s 2 Sparrows strikes a chord with this play on a childhood favorite, Pop-Tarts. It's great for breakfast or dessert — he uses fresh blueberries to fill a crumbly, buttery crust.
Blueberry Quinoa Salad Recipe
Blueberry and Raspberry Galette Recipe
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This easy and rustic summer pie is full of fresh blueberries and simple to prepare.
Blueberry Sour Cream Pie
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Make this rich custard pie when fresh, plump blueberries are at their best. Change up the flavor by adding a quarter teaspoon of ground cinnamon or one teaspoon of lemon zest.
Blueberry Vinaigrette Recipe
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Coffee House Blueberry Scones Recipe
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Tired of ordinary scones? Try adding in some fresh blueberries to brighten up your morning.
Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins
This recipe creates the blueberry muffins we associate with happy memories, giving them a gluten-free update. Greek yogurt keeps this batter moist, while lemon brightens the berry flavor for a breakfast item that can be enjoyed any time of the day. — Jessica Maher
Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce Recipe
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Ricotta pancakes are taken to an even more delicious level with sweet blueberry sauce.
Savory Blueberry Pizza
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This pizza has an unexpected topping: blueberries. During the summer months, why not use fresh berries when you have them? Make a pizza with pancetta and three cheeses, and top it off with blueberries and fresh basil. It'll be an exceptionally delicious pizza that everyone will ask about. — Alison Sweeney