From pancakes and French toast to cobblers and pies, we've got 13 ways to put fresh blueberries to delicious use.
When you're making recipes with beautiful fresh blueberries, you'll want to keep a few things in mind. Fresh blueberries are at their best from May until early October. Look for firm, deeply colored berries that are uniform in size. Fresh blueberries will stay fresh for about 5 days. Before extra berries go bad, you can freeze them. To freeze blueberries, arrange them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Then put them in a plastic bag or other container. They should last in the freezer until blueberry season next year!
Now for a lucky 13 of our favorite blueberry recipes!
“This is an excellent pie," says Lynn. "I have made 5 since I got it. I have used fresh blueberries and frozen blueberries. They both work great.”
“These pancakes are awesome," raves julieford3. Pro Tip: When you're making blueberry pancakes, simply sprinkle on a few blueberries after you ladle the batter onto the griddle and bake as usual.
“This recipe was amazing," says TaylorLocke. "My first cobbler ever, and it was immediately gobbled up!”
“Don't change a thing," says GLITTER53. "Baked up fluffy, moist, like a cake!" Pro Tip:To keep blueberries from sinking to the bottom of your batter, toss them with a little flour before folding them into the mix.
“This was delicious," says Crystal S. "Wouldn't change a thing except to make it a couple of days before so the flavors have a chance to marry.”
“Delicious," says jill. "Used half oil, half applesauce and added a crumb topping. Everyone was raving about how moist it is.”
“I have made this coffee cake a few times and it’s always fantastic," says luv2cook. "I often double the blueberries.”
“These are the first blueberry muffins I've ever made from scratch," says dagny21. "It was very easy and they turned out beautiful.”
“I love this recipe," says PARISROSE. "I thought the mayo was a strange ingredient for a dessert but it's so good!”
“I was going to bake a pie but really felt too lazy, so I tried these and WOW they are really very good,” says GRAMMA GORGEOUS.
"This is a very unique breakfast dish," says KARAN1946. "Good for any holiday breakfast or brunch, it's filled with the fresh taste of blueberries, and covered with a rich blueberry sauce to make it a one of a kind."
"I NEVER manage to make fluffy pancakes and these came out great,” says barnyard82. “Great recipe."
13. Blueberry Buckle
“One word....AWESOME," says CJJJC. "Like others I substiuted 1/2 the shortening with butter.”