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What To Do With Too Many Fresh Blueberries

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

This weekend I found the tastiest blueberries. I may have gone a little overboard and bought way more than I can snack on. So, I decided to do a little recipe research and figure out how I could use the extra blueberries.

“This is a great summer take-along dessert,” says Laurie Lenartowicz (Livingston, TN) about her Beautiful Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake. “It’s bursting with fresh New Jersey blueberries and lemon zest. You can choose to finish this beauty with a glaze or dust with powdered sugar.”

We opted for the glaze and added extra lemon zest and blueberries on top of the moist Bundt cake. Yum! Lemon and blueberry are a wonderful combination and this pound cake is full of those flavors. It’s fairly simple to throw together and will impress everyone.

If you want a treat kids can help make, try Mary Compton’s (Dallas, TX) 3 Kiddos Favorite “Dessert” Quesadillas.

“With this simple treat, the possibilities are endless to suit anyone’s appetite/taste,” shares Mary. “This is what we cooked with the blueberries we had!”

Mary came up with this dessert while baking in the kitchen with her grandkids. It’s a simple and easy snack. They remind us of pancakes.

When fried, the fresh blueberries soften and taste like a hot blueberry jam inside the bread. Sprinkling cinnamon sugar on top is a delicious final touch.

Blueberry pie is one of my favorites and John Myers (Madison, OH) shared a recipe with a twist. His Blueberry Goat Cheese Pie is unusual and delicious.

“My grandmother in West Virginia used to make this pie every year in the summertime for family reunions,” reveals John. “It was always one of my favorites!”

One bite and you’ll fall in love with this unique pie. A sweet, crunchy almond topping is sprinkled on top. The filling is packed with tart blueberries. Mixing in goat cheese and heavy cream makes the filling creamy. There’s also a hint of basil hidden inside.

Let’s not forget about the homemade crust – it’s a complete winner. It’s flaky, easy to prepare, and makes this pie even better.

I can’t talk about blueberries and not think of blueberry muffins.

In the morning, with a cup of coffee, they’re a nice way to start the day. If you bake a batch of Marina Gordon’s (Oil City, PA) Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins on a Saturday morning, they’ll be gone by Sunday dinner.

They’re light and fluffy, yet dense like a muffin. With just the right amount of blueberries in each muffin, you get a nice burst of flavor in every bite.

“This Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake is delicious,” thinks Patti Rahilly-Jones (Wrightstown, NJ). “The recipe is a bit detailed, but oh so worth it!”

This blueberry crumb cake is delightful. The cake is dense and slightly sweet. You get a great surprise when you bite in and taste the cream cheese and blueberries in the middle.

The crumb topping adds a little crunch. This will be great for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert if you don’t like overly sweet desserts. I really enjoyed this.

If your market is bursting with blueberries or you just feel like baking something, try one of these tasty Blue Ribbon recipes. What’s your favorite blueberry recipe? Share a link to it below and Happy Pinching!