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30 Recipes to Make with Fresh Blueberries

Toss blueberries in the slow cooker, pop them in the oven—these delicious treats range from classic to inventive. Whip one up today!

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Cape Cod blueberry pie

We Northeasterners have been baking this pie since the 18th century. Settlers would’ve used little wild blueberries and topped it with cream. I do, too. —Nancy O’Connell, Biddeford, Maine

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Slow-cooked blueberry grunt

If you love blueberries, then you can’t go wrong with this easy slow-cooked dessert. For a special treat, serve it warm with vanilla ice cream. —Cleo Gonske, Redding, California

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Luscious blueberry jam

This perfectly spreadable blueberry jam boasts a beautiful dark color with a sweet, seasonal flavor. —Karen Haen, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

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Glazed lemon blueberry muffins

Bursting with berries and drizzled with a light lemony glaze, these muffins are moist, tender, and truly something special. This is one recipe you simply must try for family and friends. —Kathy Harding, Richmond, Missouri

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Lemon-blueberry pound cake

Pair a slice of this moist cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s a staple at our family barbecues. —Rebecca Little, Park Ridge, Illinois

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Blueberry romaine salad

I love to bring this delicious salad to school gatherings. The homemade dressing couldn’t be simpler, so I whip it up in advance and just give it a quick toss with the other ingredients when I get to any event. —Kris Bristol, Charlotte, Michigan

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Blueberry French toast

This is the best breakfast dish I’ve ever tasted. Luscious blueberries are tucked into the French toast and in the sauce that goes over the top. With the cream cheese and berry combination, this dish reminds me of dessert. The recipe was shared with me by a local blueberry grower. —Patricia Walls, Aurora, Minnesota

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Black and blue cobbler

It never occurred to me that I could bake a cobbler in my slow cooker until I saw some recipes and decided to try my favorite fruity dessert recipe. It took a bit of experimenting, but the tasty results are “berry” well worth it. —Martha Creveling, Orlando, Florida

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Blueberry lemon trifle

A refreshing lemon filling and fresh blueberries give this sunny dessert sensation plenty of color. Don’t worry about heating up the oven—this trifle doesn’t require baking. —Ellen Peden, Houston, Texas

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Blueberry banana bread

Blueberries and bananas combine in these tender, golden loaves. Whether you enjoy a slice as a snack or for breakfast, this bread is so flavorful, you won’t need butter. —Sandy Flick, Toledo, Ohio

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Contest-winning fresh blueberry pie

I’ve been making this dessert for decades since blueberries are readily available in Michigan. Nothing says summer like a piece of fresh blueberry pie! —Linda Kernan, Mason, Michigan

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Rhubarb-blueberry crumble

Rhubarb and strawberry often go together, but blueberries give rhubarb a fresh and summery touch. —Mike Schulz, Tawas City, Michigan

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Blueberry-dijon chicken

Blueberries and chicken may seem like a strange combination, but prepare to be pleasantly surprised. I add a sprinkling of minced fresh basil as the finishing touch. —Susan Marshall, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Blueberry-blackberry rustic tart

My dad would always stop the car on the side of the road in Maine and say, “I smell blueberries.” He had a pail ready. Then Mom would bake the wild berries in a cornmeal crust to make this homey tart. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

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Lemon blueberry biscuits

Lemon and blueberries make such a fresh and flavorful combination in all kinds of baked goods, especially these biscuits. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Blueberry fruit cobbler

As a child, I was reared on a small farm in southeast Georgia, and tobacco was our main crop. Now blueberries are the main crop in our small town, which has a blueberry festival each year. This recipe was the winner in 2008! —Evelyn Dunlap, Nicolls, Georgia

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Canned blueberry jam

Summer doesn’t feel complete without at least one berry picking trip and a batch of homemade blueberry jam. Eat atop fresh scones or biscuits for maximum enjoyment! —Marisa McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Patriotic fruit pizza

When strawberry season arrives, folks who know me anticipate this flavorful fruity dessert. It’s very pretty and always gets lots of compliments whenever I take it. —Amy Murdoch, Union Grove, Wisconsin

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Skillet blueberry slump

My mother-in-law made a slump of wild blueberries with dumplings and served it warm with a pitcher of farm cream. We’ve been eating slump for nearly 60 years! —Eleanore Ebeling, Brewster, Minnesota

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Dad’s blueberry buttermilk pancakes

My dad makes blueberry pancakes for us every Saturday without fail. The combination of oats, cornmeal, and buttermilk in the batter gives the pancakes heartiness we can’t resist. —Gabrielle Short, Pleasant Hill, Iowa

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Blueberry upside-down skillet cake

Living in Maine, I am lucky to have an endless amount of wild blueberries. This recipe’s similar to a pineapple upside-down cake. It’s easy, light, and also great with cranberries. —Nettie Moore, Belfast, Maine

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Blueberry pie with lemon crust

I just had to share this blueberry pie recipe. Mom and I have fun making it together, and I hope one day to be a great baker like she is. —Sara West, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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Pork tenderloin with three-berry salsa

My husband came home from a work meeting that had served pork with a blueberry salsa. He was amazed at how tasty it was, so I came up with my own rendition without seeing or tasting what he had. It took several tries, but this is the delicious result. —Angie Phillips, Tarzana, California

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Blueberry zucchini squares

I saw a bar recipe using apple and lemon peel on a muffin mix box. I tried it from scratch with shredded zucchini and fresh blueberries instead. It’s a nifty combo. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon

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Blueberry ice cream

The wild blueberries on our property spark recipe ideas. When my daughter and I made this ice cream at a Girl Guide meeting, it was well received. Even today, our 10 children, 19 grandkids, and four great-grandchildren think it tastes great. —Alma Mosher, Mohannes, New Brunswick

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Soft blueberry button cookies

I have fond memories of picking blueberries and enjoying icy cold lemonade at my aunt’s house. This cookie is an attempt to marry those two flavors and memories. —Renee Murby, Johnston, Rhode Island

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Rhu-berry pie

I cook in a coffee shop, so I’m always looking for new and unique pies to serve my customers. The combination of blueberries and rhubarb in this recipe caught my eye and it was an instant best-seller. —Karen Dougherty, Freeport, Illinois

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Blueberry-peach shortcakes

I like to freeze half of the shortcakes to enjoy later. With its juicy peaches, ripe blueberries, and fresh basil, this recipe is perfect for spring and summer. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Blueberry-lemon upside-down cake

I was young when I married, so I watched my mother-in-law to learn baking. This cake with fresh blueberries is one of her beauties. —Bonnie Roberts, Newaygo, Michigan

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Slow-cooked turkey with berry compote

We love to eat turkey at our house and this delicious dish is a great way to get all that yummy flavor without heating up the house; the berries make the perfect summer chutney. For browner turkey, broil for a few minutes before serving. —Margaret Bracher, Robertsdale, Alabama

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