Yes, it’s that time again. Blueberries are everywhere and they’re luscious and dark blue and full of antioxidants. Besides that, they taste good. Eat them raw: toss them in salads, put them on your breakfast cereal, use them to make smoothies. If you have any left over for baking, try some of my best blueberry desserts.
Lemon Blueberry Cheese Tart is a perfect make-ahead company-for-dinner dessert. Fresh blueberries are a must for the topping, but frozen can be used for the puree.
Blueberry Swirl-Lemon Shortbread bars are a bit of work, but well worth the trouble. They freeze beautifully and make a wonderful snack or dessert. They’re also great to tote to a pot-luck.
Blueberry Cheesecake Bars, adapted from Kraft, are fast, easy and super delicious.
Cooks Illustrated Blueberry Pie is one of the best blueberry pies I’ve tasted. My adaptation makes it a bit easier than CI’s overly complicated recipe.
Bon Appetit's Blueberry Sour Cream Pie, with a crumb topping, is another to-die-for dessert.
If you like mixing berries, try my Blueberry-Raspberry Crumb Pie. This one is really, really good
My Wholegrain Blueberry Cobbler got my highest rating. It’s that good.
Don’t forget muffins. Blueberry-Coconut Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping is one of my top faves.
America's Test Kitchen Blueberry Muffins are the ultimate, even though they’re a bit of work. Homemade blueberry jam and fresh blueberries really pack an intense blueberry flavor, and the lemon-sugar topping takes these over the top.
King Arthur Flour's Classic Blueberry Muffins are easier than CI's, but have intense blueberry flavor.
If you want just a regular blueberry muffin with no bells and whistles, try Joy of Baking’s Buttermilk Berry Muffins. Great texture, loaded with blueberries, and fast and easy recipe.
There's only 1-1/4 cups of blueberries in this Limoncello Apple-Blueberry Pie, but they won't be in the background. Apples and blueberries are great partners, and this is one delicious pie.