Blueberries are one of America’s best-loved berries and a favorite for everything from muffins, bread, and cakes to ice cream, yogurt, and dessert sauces. If you can’t find fresh blueberries, then frozen blueberries are an excellent substitute. Here are some excellent recipes to choose from.
Serve this delicious summer berry cobbler warm with ice cream for a treat. This is a great dessert to take to a cookout or gathering. This scrumptious blueberry cobbler is made with fresh or frozen blueberries and a biscuit-like topping. The blueberry cobbler filling is lightly spiced with some ground cinnamon, and the biscuit-like topping is a snap to prepare with melted butter and milk.
Blueberry Crumb Cake
This blueberry crumb cake works well as a coffee cake or with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping as a dessert. This cake is baked with a crunchy layered topping of blueberries and lightly spiced, buttery, brown sugar crumbs. Feel free to make this with or without walnuts or pecans.
Scones are an appealing breakfast bread because they tend to be less sweet than muffins. Fresh blueberries make these tender, buttery scones a wonderful morning treat. They’re easy to mix and bake and they’re perfect for a family snack or special brunch.
Blueberry Bread Pudding
Top this soft, inviting blueberry bread pudding with whipped cream or a dessert sauce. Use bread, brioche, or challah for rich bread pudding or make it with French or Italian bread. Feel free to use everyday white loaf bread, a loaf of French or Italian bread, or a rich and buttery brioche or croissants.
Sweet Blueberry Pizza
This sweet pizza is the perfect treat for a summer party. The cream cheese layer and blueberries sit atop a baked shortbread cookie crust. The shortbread cookie-like crust is topped with a sweetened cream cheese filling and the thickened glazed blueberries. What a great way to enjoy fresh berries!
Frozen Blueberry Lemonade Pie
This frozen lemonade pie gets its amazing color and flavor from fresh summer blueberries. Just throw everything into the blender, mix, and then pour it into a pie crust and freeze. Keep this pie in the freezer during the summer months and bring it out when friends and family visit. It’s a wonderful pie to take along to a neighborhood cookout.
Whether you are using fresh-picked wild blueberries, store-bought cultivated varieties, or frozen, you’re sure to enjoy them in anything you make. To keep tinting to a minimum, leave the berries completely frozen right up until you’re ready to add them, then toss them in flour and blend them in quickly.