20 Blueberry Recipes to See You Through Summer

on July 15, 2013

Blueberry Granita

Almost too stunning to be so simple to make, this vibrantly hued granita is the perfect treat for hot summer days. Combine five ingredients (all of which are staples in our kitchens), then freeze and scrape the frozen mixture. Shaved ice has never looked so good.

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Blueberry Cobbler with Oatmeal Topping

A classically sweet and rich cobbler, this recipe calls for simple ingredients, and is substitution-friendly. Blueberries may be the squeeze of the moment, but any of your favorite berries will cook up beautifully here—or any combination of berries, for that matter.

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Holly Clegg

Quick Lemon Blueberry Bread

The bright flavors of lemon and blueberry create perfect harmony in this distinctly lovely bread. Reduced-fat cream cheese adds richness to an otherwise light and fruity flavor, providing a sweet, satisfying quality we can't get enough of.

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Blueberry-Lemon Tiramisu

Hearst Books

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Blueberry Lattice Pie

Blueberry Lattice Pie screams Americana, and just as loudly, it screams summer. The extra effort of crafting a lattice topping is well worth it. The stunning peekaboo crust, offering a stark contrast to the dark color of the filling, makes this fruit pie that much more enticing.

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Blueberry Farro Salad

Farro, a high-energy grain also commonly referred to as wheat berries, is jam-packed with nutrients and wonderfully chewy to boot. Here it provides a perfect backdrop for the tangy combination of blueberries, onions and homemade, spicy-sweet vinaigrette.

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Blueberries for breakfast, anyone? These whole-wheat power muffins from Chef Gordon Ramsay get their boost of nutrition from fresh berries, ripe bananas and whole-wheat flour. We can't think of any better way to start a summer morning than with these bad boys, fresh from the oven.

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Yogurt and Granola Parfaits with Blueberry Sauce

A healthy anytime treat, this parfait combination features sweet homemade granola, fresh fruit and yogurt, as most parfaits do. What makes this parfait a very special one is the ooey, gooey and deeply hued blueberry sauce swimming throughout. Fresh or frozen blueberries will do.

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Blueberry Alpine Pancakes

So rustic, so delicious—we're huge fans of the entire Dutch Baby movement, or "Puffy Pancakes," as we sometimes like to call them. Here, fresh blueberries stand out against stark white batter, just begging to be scooped up and plopped on a skillet—but not before a final squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

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Teresa Blackburn

Blueberry Rhubarb Pie

A summertime pie if there ever was one, this sweet and tart pie comes with an unexpected twist—the addition of quick-cooking tapioca for texture. Tinted with hues of red and blue, this beautifully simple dessert makes for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Blueberry Cakelets

These mini desserts are just as adorable as the name would suggest, but much more special. They're like blueberry upside-down cupcakes, with dark berries melting into light batter, studded with the unexpected crunch of crushed almonds. As they say—big things, small packages.

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Steve Legato

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

The thing about this Blueberry Pie Ice Cream is—it involves an actual blueberry pie. The ice cream itself is laced with all the fabulous berry flavor you'd expect, but then it's finished with chunks of pie. We'd warn of blueberry overload, but there's no such thing.

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Jessica Merchant

Texas Blueberry Pecan Bread

There's just something satisfying about the combination of fruit and nuts, and we suspect it's that same je ne sais quoi that makes this Blueberry Pecan Bread such a favorite. Packed with blueberries and pecans—but also spiked with flax seeds and whole-wheat flour—this baked treat makes for a great high-energy breakfast or mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

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Blueberry, Pineapple and Tangerine Smoothie

Smoothies are the ultimate mix-and-match treat, but we love the combination of pineapple, blueberries, banana, and here's the kicker—freshly squeezed tangerine juice. Throw in some flax seeds for added fiber, blend and go!

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Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Drops

These delicious little gems are low in sugar, a good source of calcium and protein, and a joy to eat! The ingredients mix and freeze up quickly, and from there the drops can be stored in freezer bags, so they're an easy treat to keep on-hand all summer long.

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Blueberry Crumble

Halfway between a cobbler and a crisp, this crumble boasts a perfectly crusty topping, satisfying and slightly crunchy. The bubbling blueberry filling is laced with the slightest hint of warmly comforting spice, courtesy of ground nutmeg and cinnamon.

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Blueberry Melon Sundaes

This unexpected sundae combination includes blueberry and cantaloupe instead of the typical strawberry and banana, and instead of ice cream—sorbet. Topped with a super-quick blueberry sauce that trickles slowly throughout the rest of the ingredients, the colors here are stunning. For show-stopping presentation, serve in assorted clear glasses.

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Blueberry Bread Pudding with Ginger Sauce

Challah bread lends a unique density to this yummy bread pudding, dotted with blueberries and spiked with spicy ginger. This pudding dessert looks especially pretty plated with a generous dollop of whipped cream.

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Warm Blueberry Sauce

Containing only four simple ingredients, this syrupy sauce is a snap to make. Deep blue and sticky sweet, this recipe is just as versatile as you might think, making a lovely topping for anything from pastries and pancakes to ice cream and parfaits.

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Mango and Blueberry Fruit Salad

This super simple fruit salad of mango and blueberries gets something extra from its light dressing—a squeeze of fresh lime juice, a dash of light brown sugar and just a pinch of salt.

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