The first order of business when blueberries hit the market in early summer is getting my fill (and then some!) by eating them straight from the basket. Once that's accomplished, it's time to start putting them to work in every other way possible, from quintessential summer desserts like pie and cobbler to breakfast treats like scones and casseroles — and every which way in between.
Here are the 10 best blueberry recipes to make right now. Consider it your ultimate blueberry bucket list!
If you have a real hankering for blueberry pie, but don't quite have it in you to make a pie, these bars are the most wonderful solution. They're easy to make, and best of all the crust doubles as the base and the topping.
Of all the blueberry desserts, I stand firm that it doesn't get much better than this coriander-scented, biscuit-topped cobbler. One bite, and I'm sure you'll agree. Just don't forget the vanilla ice cream.
Whether you're hosting overnight guests, feeding the whole family at your vacation rental, or just want the most summery of breakfast casseroles, this blueberry and cream cheese number will win you over in a single bite.
Now this is how to do fruity milkshakes. This creamy, dreamy treat swaps ice cream for vanilla gelato, and it is nothing short of sublime.
This is the pie that will forever come to mind when I think about classic blueberry pie, with a sweet, jammy center and buttery, flaky crust. It's a must for me at least once a summer.
If you like cornbread, you'll love this cake. It's not too sweet, which in my book means it's perfect for breakfast.
The next time you find yourself with a big pile of blueberries, pull together this recipe and then stash the unbaked scones in the freezer to be baked off as you want one. Your future self will thank you!
Here's all the proof you need that, yes, cake should be served for breakfast. It has layers of tangy yogurt and is studded with ripe blueberries and candied ginger, all sandwiched between vanilla cake and granola.
Consider this your answer to serving blueberry pancakes to a crowd without spending all morning in the kitchen.
When in doubt, freeze as many blueberries as possible so you can whip up this smoothie all year long.