Take advantage of summer blueberries with our best recipes for muffins, desserts, drinks, salads, and more.
Blueberries, sweet and juicy, are available year-round. North American blueberries are at their peak from mid-June through mid-August, but this fantastic fruit can be found fresh at any time. These blueberry recipes bring the taste of blueberries to the table, in soups, salads, dinners, and desserts. So enjoy fresh blueberry recipes like Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry-Peach Salsa, or Blueberry-and-Kale Grain Salad if you want to bring blueberries to your suppertime table. For blueberry recipes that will start your day, enjoy Blueberry-Cinnamon Muffins, or Berry-and-Spice Whole Wheat Muffins. To cool down with the sweet taste of blueberries, our fresh blueberry recipes include Blueberry-Lime Granita, Berry Ice Cubes, and Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie. Blueberries are the sweet taste of every season, and our blueberry recipes will have you saying that they are very, berry good.
Double Berry-Almond Galette
Recipe: Double Berry-Almond Galette
Here's a great baker's secret: Adding a splash of vodka to dough will give you a super-flaky crust, and the alcohol burns off while baking. We prefer to make this dough by hand; you can use a food processor, but the final result will yield a more crumbly, cookie-like texture.
Blueberry-and-Kale Grain Salad
Recipe: Blueberry-and-Kale Grain Salad
Trust us—you're going to want to try this crunchy, sweet, and salty combo. Any variety of kale will do, and feel free to sub cooked farro, wild rice, or quinoa for the wheat berries.
Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
Recipe: Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
As pretty as petits fours, these luscious little two-bite gems can be finished with any kind of berry or preserves. Get ahead, and bake the cheesecakes in advance. After baking, they'll freeze up to one month. Thaw and top with preserves and fruit before serving.
Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry-Peach Salsa
Go for bone-in center loin chops or loin chops at least 1½ inches thick. Meatier chops ensure a good char while the inside cooks through.
Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
Recipe: Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie No cooking is needed to make this simple Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie. Just be sure to freeze Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie after adding each layer to ensure easy assembly and a layered look.
Recipe: Blueberry Salsa
This good-for-you salsa can be ready for a party in 15 minutes flat. Serve with sturdy pita chips or atop grilled chicken.
Recipe: Blueberry Sherbet
You don’t have to use an ice-cream maker for this flavorful dessert. It only calls for five simple ingredients, a standard freezer, and a blender.
Recipe: Blueberry-Gorgonzola Salad
Sweet summer berries pair perfectly with pungent Gorgonzola cheese and fresh herbs in this refreshing salad. Serve with your favorite summertime entrée or top with chicken for a main dish salad.
Lemon-Blueberry Cream Pie
Recipe: Lemon-Blueberry Cream Pie
This fruity, five-star pie is the perfect sweet treat for your next special occasion. Your family and friends will devour the zesty lemon cream and fresh blueberries floating on a layer of graham cracker crust.
Recipe: Blueberry-Cinnamon Muffins
Forget the box mix and try this five-star scratch recipe. The cake-like consistency of the cinnamon-laced muffin will make it more than worthwhile. Freeze the muffins and use them later for those busy mornings or for guests on weekends and holidays.
Blueberry Bread Pudding
Recipe: Blueberry Bread Pudding
This decadent five-star recipe can be prepared a day in advance, making it perfect for entertaining. Serve for brunch or dessert.
Blueberry Cobbler with Sugared Star Shortcakes
Impress guests with this festive, fruity cobbler; they’ll have no idea how easy it was to make. Simply cut stars out of refrigerated biscuit dough and fill with a four-ingredient warm blueberry mixture. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream.
Chilled Blueberry Soup
Recipe: Chilled Blueberry Soup
Start off a summer luncheon with this sweet, creamy soup. Served in stemmed glasses and top with a fresh mint garnish.
Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea
Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea
Blueberries and lemon add a refreshing flair to iced tea for your next summer get-together.
Lemon-Blueberry Layered Dessert
Recipe: Lemon-Blueberry Layered Dessert
This crowd-pleasing dessert can be in the freezer after just 15 minutes of prep time. Prepare individual servings in cocktail glasses or an elegant scoop-and-serve presentation in a trifle bowl.
Berry Ice Cubes
Berry-and-Spice Whole Wheat Muffins
Warm spices add a comforting flair to these moist muffins. A decadent streusel topping completes a combination of sweet berries with a just-sweet-enough batter.
Recipe: Blueberry-Lime Granita
Like slushies? You’ll love this sophisticated and delicious Italian semi-frozen dessert. Keep in the freezer to serve after dinner on hot summer nights.
Blueberry Soy Shakes
Recipe: Blueberry Soy Shakes
For a super simple breakfast, blend frozen blueberries with yogurt and soy milk. Substitute regular dairy milk if you prefer.