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Blueberry Tart

Blueberry Trifle

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

This beautiful blueberry tart is the best of both worlds; cooked and raw blueberries. It has concentric circles of dusty blue-grey blueberries sitting inside a golden brown tart shell. more A Blueberry Trifle consists of a layer of pound cake, blueberry sauce, fresh blueberries, a cream made with heavy cream and mascarpone cheese, all garnished with crushed gingersnap cookies. more For this muffin recipe the blueberries are suspended in a cake-like batter and the finishing touch is a sprinkling of streusel. more

Buttermilk Berry Muffins

Blueberry Bran Muffins

Blueberry Cake

Buttermilk Berry Muffins are absolutely bursting with berries and you can use fresh or frozen. They have a beautiful golden brown crust and are absolutely delicious. more Blueberry Bran Muffins contain both white and whole wheat flours, along with wheat bran and fresh blueberries, that give these muffins a delicious wholesome flavor. more This Blueberry Cake is bursting with soft and sweet blueberries that are sandwiched between a layer of white cake and a cinnamon flavored streusel. more

Blueberry Pie

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Streusel Scones

This homemade Blueberry Pie, encased in a delicious buttery pastry, is full of big and plump, sweet and juicy blueberries. more Lemon Blueberry Bread is bursting with sweet and juicy blueberries and brushing the top of the hot bread with a lemon glaze makes it moist and flavorful. more Blueberry Streusel Scones are bursting with sweet and juicy blueberries and have a delicious streusel topping which gives them a delightful crunch. more
 
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Blueberries belong to the genus Vaccinium and are related to the bilberry, cranberry, huckleberry, hurtleberry, saskatoon, and whortleberry. This round, smooth-skinned, dark indigo blue berry with a dusty white bloom, is native to North America and has been cultivated commercially since the early 1900's.

The cultivated blueberries are up to four times as large as the wild blueberries and are available from late May to late September. Most of the blueberries sold in grocery stores are cultivated. When choosing blueberries look for firm, plump, fragrant, dark blue berries with a dusty white bloom. The white bloom is the blueberry's natural protection against the sun and is a sign of freshness. Always check the underside of the container for any wet spots or staining. Discard any soft, moldy, or crushed berries. 

Blueberries are what we now call a 'super' food. Leanne Kitchen in "The Produce Bible" tells us these sweet and juicy berries contain "cholesterol lowering compounds, antioxidants, Vitamin C, potassium, foliate, and dietary fiber". And the added bonus is that some think they may even have anti-aging effects. continued below

Berry Pancake

Blueberries

Berry Parfaits

This Berry Oven Pancake is a giant pancake with a lovely golden brown crust that is bursting with lightly sweetened berries topped with whipped cream. more Blueberries belong to the genus Vaccinium and are related to the bilberry, cranberry, huckleberry, hurtleberry, saskatoon, and whortleberry. more Berry Parfaits have layers of berries with a velvety cream in between. The delicious cream is made with mascarpone cream and whipped cream, mixed with a little vanilla and sugar. more

Blueberry Sauce

Jellied Fruit Terrine

Fruit Salad

This blueberry sauce has a tangy yet sweet flavor that makes an excellent sauce to pour over pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or stirred into your morning yogurt. more A Jellied Fruit Terrine consists of layers of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries that are encased in a white grape juice jelly. more Fruit Salad (Fruit Cocktail) consists of a variety of fresh or dried fruits in a flavored sugar syrup. more

Fruit Tart

Graham Cracker Tart w/White Chocolate Filling

Honey Granola

Everyone loves the elegance of a fruit tart with its topping of beautiful fresh fruit. Whether you use a single fruit (like blueberries) or a medley of berries, sliced kiwi, plums, bananas, pineapple, and/or melon no one can resist its beauty. more These fruit tarts, with their layers of fresh fruit, rich cream, and fluted pie crusts can only be described as elegant. more Honey Granola is a delicious mixture of oats, almonds, wheat germ, and seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame) that are coated in a sweet mixture of honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. more

Berry Tart

Pavlova

Pancakes

When blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and/or cherries are available, I like to make this tart as the crumbly texture and buttery flavor of the pastry, Pate Brissee, goes so well with the tartness of the berries. more This meringue cake, with its unusual soft sweet marshmallow center and crisp crust is produced by folding a little vinegar and cornstarch into the stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar. more These batters produce a pancake that is light and fluffy with a soft crust and spongy texture. more

Blueberry Muffins

Waffles

Blueberry Pancakes
These Blueberry Muffins are moist and flavorful and bursting with sweet blueberries. They are also low in saturated fat which makes them a more healthy way to start the day. more Waffles are really easy to make and use the same batter you use to make pancakes. more Blueberry Pancakes are delicious, with their golden brown crusts, their light and spongy texture, their rich and tangy flavor, made all the better by the sweetness of the blueberries. more
Blueberry Cornbread Muffins
These muffins have the delightful flavor and crunch of cornmeal and are bursting with fresh blueberries.  more

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But the best part about blueberries is that although they are great for eating out of hand, they are also delicious in our baking. Heat turns blueberries wonderfully soft and sweet. So, with that in mind, let's get baking.

Some recipes featured below leave the blueberries uncooked. These include the Berry Parfaits, the Berry Pancake, the Blueberry Trifle, the Jellied Fruit Terrine, the Fruit Salad, the Fruit Tart, Graham Cracker Tarts, and the every popular Pavlova. Other recipes incorporate the blueberries right into the batter, as in the muffins, scones, blueberry cake and blueberry bread. Then there are a few breakfast and/or brunch recipes that include blueberries. Blueberry pancakes are always welcomed, and here we can just drop a few blueberries onto the batter as it is frying. They are also delicious when used to fill a Berry Pancake, with a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt on top. Or maybe you want to serve your waffles with fresh blueberries along with maple syrup. And there is more. What not try the Blueberry Sauce with its tangy yet sweet flavor that makes an excellent accompaniment to pancakes, waffles, ice cream, stirred into your morning yogurt, or used as a filling in cakes. And lastly, let us not forget the Blueberry Pie and individual Berry Tarts. Both pair sweetened blueberries with a buttery crisp pastry that is sure to please your guests.

So, with these recipes as a guide, enjoy this lovely berry during the Summer months.

Sources: 

Davidson, Alan and Knox, Charlotte. Fruit. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Davidson, Alan. The Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Harrison, S.G., Masefield, G.B., and Wallis, M. The Oxford Book of Food Plants. London: Oxford University Press, 1969.

Kitchen, Leanne. The Produce Bible. Stewart. Tabori & Chang. New York: 2007.

 
 
     
 

 

 

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