Throughout the summer, I love to use fresh fruit when baking. Right now, I’m on a blueberry kick. I just can’t get enough of the juicy and sweet blueberries from my local market. Tonight I’m going to whip something up for my family and any of these blueberry desserts are perfect for summer.
Lisa Johnson’s (Macon, GA) Blueberry Cobbler is bursting with blueberries.
“My family loves blueberries very much,” reveals Lisa. “I make this cobbler for our home and parties.”
This recipe is a classic double crust cobbler. The crust holds in a sweet fresh blueberry filling.
Once baked, the cobbler is warm and bubbly with the best sugary crust. If you make this, make sure to have vanilla ice cream in the freezer.
“Any way you bake up this delicious and easy Fruit And Cream Cheese Coffee Cake I know your family will enjoy it as much as mine,” thinks Julie Branham (Columbia, SC).
This fruit-filled coffee cake is delicious. It’s a moist, buttery cake with a fruity, tangy, and creamy filling. Each bite is filled with blueberries and is perfect for a hot summer day.
To add a bit of sweetness, top a slice with a dollop of whipped cream. Yum!
Another coffee cake, that’s a little more traditional, is Mary Louise’s (Marshfield, WI) Blue Ribbon Blueberry Coffee Cake.
“This has been a favorite that I’ve made a lot for the past 30 years,” explains Mary Louise. “This is an excellent recipe that can be made the night before and baked the next morning.”
Mary Louise’s coffee cake is not overly sweet. It’s soft, tender, and melts in your mouth. Sugar sprinkled on top crisps in the baking process adds a nice touch of sweetness.
Feel like baking a pie? Then try Bobbie Weiner’s (Columbus, OH) Pineapple Blueberry Chess Pie.
“I was looking for something tangy and I have always loved the texture and simplicity of a chess pie,” shares Bobbie. “My husband loves anything pineapple and I have a love of blueberries.”
Bobbie combined her and her husband’s favorites to create this summer dessert.
The sweet citrus pineapple and the tart blueberries are perfect in this pie. There is a hint of lemon that mingles with all the flavors. Simple to make, this pie is very refreshing.
“I have a friend of mine who serves this in her coffee shop, and she gets raves,” says Beth Streeter (Easton, PA) of her Blueberry Peach Muffins. “It is wonderful for this time of year.”
The combination of blueberries and peaches isn’t that commonly used like other combinations… but should be.
What I really love is that these muffins are not overly sweet. So, the sweetness from the peaches is noticeable. You can taste the slightly tart blueberries in each bite. On top, a buttered spiced topping is brushed making these even more delish.
If I’ve inspired you to get into the kitchen and bake today, any of these five Blue Ribbon blueberry desserts are worth trying. They spotlight how tasty fresh blueberries are right now. Happy Pinching!