30 Blueberry Recipes You'll Love | Midwest Living

30 Blueberry Recipes You'll Love

Plump and bursting with flavor, good-for-you blueberries give a fresh taste to pies, muffins, ice cream and other treats.

Blueberry Custard Pie

An Elkhart, Indiana, reader helped create this tempting layered pie. Known as a fruit-growing region, northern Indiana supplied a banner blueberry crop one year. That inspired the reader to create this colorful, meringue-crowned pie.

Blueberry Custard Pie

Blueberry Sour Cream Dessert

Use fresh blueberries when in season to make this rich dessert, a cross between a pie and a cheesecake. 

Blueberry Sour Cream Dessert 

Blueberry Pound Cake

Make good use of farm-fresh blueberries with this simple fruit-filled pound cake. Add a teaspoon of vanilla flavoring or a teaspoon of lemon zest, if you like.

Blueberry Pound Cake

Blueberry Thunder Muffins

A sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar gives a sweet crust to these berry-packed muffins.

Blueberry Thunder Muffins

Very Blueberry Pie

This easy-to-make pie calls for pouring a warm sugar glaze over a generous amount of fresh blueberries or raspberries.

Very Blueberry Pie

Lemon Blueberry Fan Cookies

Lemon extract and blueberry jam make the perfect sweet and tangy combination for these eye-catching shaped cookies.

Lemon Blueberry Fan Cookies

Very Berry Triple Fruit Pie

Three popular summer berries -- blueberries, strawberries and raspberries -- tuck into this double-crust pie from Covered Bridge Farm near Forest Lake, Minnesota. The colorful filling tastes sweet, with a hint of berry tartness.

Very Berry Triple Fruit Pie

Lemon-Blueberry Biscuits

This sweet-and-tart dessert biscuit recipe comes from berry grower Natura Farms in Forest Lake, Minnesota. "The first time I made this for my family of seven, I doubled the batch, and we had no leftovers!" Natura's Judy Otten says.

Lemon-Blueberry Biscuits

Berry Blue Cheese Spread

Combine dried blueberries, blue cheese and cream cheese for a tangy appetizer spread perfect for whole grain crackers or cracker bread. Add in a little cream or milk if you prefer a softer spread.

Berry Blue Cheese Spread

Blueberry Twisties

This tender, sweet bread, filled with blueberry spread and drizzled with icing, won best of show at the Marshall County Fair in Plymouth, Indiana. A blueberry baker from Argos, Indiana, entered the treat.

Blueberry Twisties

Finnish Blueberry Pie

This berry pie proves that there's beauty in simplicity. The piecrust is wrapped around a three-ingredient filling that includes fine dry breadcrumbs. You don't even need a pie plate to make this juicy treat.

Finnish Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Plump blueberries create a juicy filling in this old-fashioned sour cream coffee cake from The White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula.

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Blueberry-Almond Streusel Muffins

These tender, low-fat muffins freeze well, according to Pete and Mary Larsen of Covered Bridge Farm near Forest Lake, Minnesota. Ricotta cheese is the unusual ingredient that adds moistness.

Blueberry-Almond Streusel Muffins

Blueberry Custard Pie

An Elkhart, Indiana, reader helped create this tempting layered pie. Known as a fruit-growing region, northern Indiana supplied a banner blueberry crop one year. That inspired the reader to create this colorful, meringue-crowned pie.

Blueberry Custard Pie

Strawberry-Blueberry Cookie Crisp

Prep this easy dessert in just 10 minutes, then bake for 25 minutes. Crumbled pecan shortbread cookies form the topping over a fresh fruit filling.

Strawberry-Blueberry Cookie Crisp

Berry Trifle

Mix buttery pound cake, creamy vanilla pudding, soft cream cheese, and fresh berries for a rich comfort-food dessert. To trim calories, try making it with angel food cake, fat-free pudding, and low-fat or fat-free cream cheese.

Berry Trifle

Blueberry Ice Cream Pie

Combine fresh blueberries, vanilla ice cream and homemade blueberry sauce in an almond-brown sugar crust for this showstopping dessert.

Blueberry Ice Cream Pie

Berry Easy Cobbler

This crunch-topped cobbler calls for 3 cups of blueberries, but if you'd like a double-fruit version, reduce the blueberries to 2 cups and add 2 cups fresh or frozen tart cherries.

Berry Easy Cobbler

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Warm Blueberry Compote

Rise and shine with these special-occasion pancakes from chef Mindy Segal of Mindy’s HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar in Chicago. Ricotta makes them moist and rich; lemon curd gives sweet-tart punch.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Warm Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Cupcakes

Fresh blueberries get baked into these vanilla-flavored cupcakes and scattered on top.

Blueberry Cupcakes

Bear Chaser Blueberry Pie

This recipe, from Angle Outpost Resort in Angle Inlet, Minnesota, won top honors at a local Blueberry Fest. We loved the intense blueberry flavor softened by the cheesecakelike cream cheese. The recipe calls for a traditional homemade crust, but you can shorten prep time by using any type of purchased crust. Our picture shows the pie with a graham cracker crust.

Bear Chaser Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Cream Treats

When it's time for the blueberry harvest at DeGrandchamp Farms in South Haven, Michigan, this quick dessert fits the family's busy schedule. It's simple, yet so good.

Blueberry Cream Treats

Red, White and Blue Parfaits

Pour a syrup of honey, sugar and crystallized ginger over blueberries, watermelon, and strawberries, then top with a swirl of sweetened whipped cream and a fruit star for a pretty -- and patriotic -- finish.

Red, White and Blue Parfaits

Cherry-Berry Rich Shortcakes

Michigan's fruit belt inspired our Cherry-Berry Rich Shortcakes. We played up the sweet cherries grown in the Great Lakes State, along with blueberries and raspberries. A shortcake biscuit base and sweetened whipped cream complete the dessert.

Cherry-Berry Rich Shortcakes

Blueberry Shortcake

Serve warm shortcake with a rich filling of sweetened blueberries and whipped cream.

Blueberry Shortcake

Blueberry Smoothies

Blueberries lend a purple tinge to this blender beverage based on vanilla yogurt. It's from Indiana's Marshall County Blueberry Festival.

Blueberry Smoothies

Mary Lou's Muffins

This tender, moist lemon-blueberry muffin counts on garden-fresh lemon verbena for its essence of herbed citrus. Or, substitute lemon peel. The recipe comes from a community cookbook called Tasteful Garden Treasures, put together by the Taylor Garden Club in Taylor, Michigan.

Mary Lou's Muffins

Easy Blender Blueberry Sauce

This no-fuss blueberry sauce recipe from Paul Otten of Natura Farms in Forest Lake, Minnesota, tastes sweet and fresh. Serve it over anything that could use a good dessert sauce, from fresh-off-the-griddle pancakes to scoops of ice cream.

Easy Blender Blueberry Sauce

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry ice cream is just one of the attractions that draw people to the Blueberry/Art Festival held in Ely, Minnesota. Here's our version.

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Pork

The next time you prepare tenderloin, try it with this savory blueberry-and-onion sauce. It's from the Blueberry Festival in Marshall, Indiana.

Blueberry Pork

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