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Blueberry Dessert Recipes: Cupcakes, Muffins, Pies, Cobblers, Bars, and More

Updated on September 2, 2015
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One of my favorite ways to enjoy blueberries is with cherries, sour cream, and a little sugar.  This is a great dessert!
One of my favorite ways to enjoy blueberries is with cherries, sour cream, and a little sugar. This is a great dessert! | Source

Blueberry pairs well with a number of other fruits as well as herbs.

Great Blueberry Pairings
Lemon
Banana
Peach
Ginger
Thyme
Raspberry
Orange
Pear
Plum

When blueberries are in season, it's easy to go nuts purchasing or picking large quantities at once. After you've eaten your weight in fresh blueberries, what do you do with the rest? One of the best options is to make a blueberry dessert. There are many quick, easy, and (relatively) healthy choices including the following.

  • Pies, Cobblers, and Crumbles
  • Cakes and Cupcakes, Including Cheesecake
  • Cookies and Bars
  • Muffins and Bars
  • Scones
  • Frozen Desserts
  • Even More Desserts! There were a few more desserts that I found that didn't fit into any other previous categories but still deserved to be here.

Blueberry Pie Recipe Demonstration

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Pies, Cobblers, and Crumbles

I use my favorite crisp or crumble recipe with any seasonal fruit or what I have on hand in the freezer. While nothing beats a great pie or cobbler crust, you can't go wrong with a quick crumble either. No one will accuse you of being a lazy cook when you show up to an event with a delicious crumble.

Blueberry griddle cake.
Blueberry griddle cake. | Source

Cakes and Cupcakes (Including Cheesecake)

Blueberry cakes is one of the most popular searches for blueberry desserts. If that's why you're here, hopefully you won't be disappointed. One of the best parts about seasonal fruit is that you can add it right into a wide variety of cake and cupcake recipes. Blueberries are no exception. I've linked some more unusual recipes below, but don't be afraid to include them in one of your standard recipes, too.

Click for the recipe for these blueberry pancake bars.
Click for the recipe for these blueberry pancake bars. | Source

Cookies and Bars

Although I tend to go for crisps and shakes for fruit desserts, cookies are definitely one of my biggest dessert weaknesses, so you can't really go wrong here. I have also become a huge fan of bar cookies over the last few years. They are so easy to prepare and almost always taste just as good as traditional cookie recipes.

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Muffins and Breads

Does it get more classic than blueberry muffins? Many muffin and bread mixes and recipes can be used with either type of pans. Make sure to check the directions and to adjust cooking times and temperatures as needed if you decide to switch it up this time. Don't discount the possibilities of mini muffin pans either. Miniature desserts are always sure to be a hit.

Seinfeld Muffin Tops Clip

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Scones

I created a separate category before I'd even researched blueberry scone recipes, simply because scones are just that cool. They are sure to wow people at any event. I had faith that I'd find lots of recipes to fill this section. It did not disappoint. Lemon and blueberry is a particularly popular combination for scones, but you don't need to feel limited to this.

Blueberry Scone Recipe

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Frozen Desserts

While some of us can't stop baking, even during the warm summer months when blueberries are at their best, you may prefer to cool off with a frozen blueberry dessert. Use your immersion blender to whip up a blueberry smoothie or shake or put together a batch of blueberry ice cream. I'm not sure what is better with frozen blueberry desserts: the flavor or the color.

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Even More Tasty Blueberry Desserts

There were a few more blueberry recipes I found while researching recipes that didn't need their own categories but couldn't be excluded. They include tarts, turnovers, sauces, and custards. I have included one recipe link for each of these types of desserts. If you can't find something that suits your tastes or preferences here, check out Foodgawker for lots more recipes.

Pick Your Own Blueberries

A
Jelli's Market:
S Farmington Rd, Helenville, WI 53137, USA

get directions

N5648 S Farmington Road

B
Wooded Wonderland:
616 S Devils Ladder Rd, Galena, IL 61036, USA

get directions

C
Brookside Farms: Fritz's Blueberries:
34448 44th Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079, USA

get directions

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