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

Updated on September 2, 2015
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Rose is a full-time freelance writer who frequently writes about education, special education, DIY projects, food, Milwaukee, and more.

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

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A markerJelli's Market -
S Farmington Rd, Helenville, WI 53137, USA
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N5648 S Farmington Road

B markerWooded Wonderland -
616 S Devils Ladder Rd, Galena, IL 61036, USA
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C markerBrookside Farms: Fritz's Blueberries -
34448 44th Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079, USA
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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Rose (I got your name right this time :) )

      This is one of my most favorite things about HubPages: getting to read new recipes on a daily basis! I love everything you have shared here except the cheesecake part. But, that is not your fault, :) I just despise it for some reason. I love cookie bars though! Thanks for sharing Rose!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Haha yes!

      One of my favorite parts about HubPages is reading so many recipes, too. I always enjoy learning about food and cooking processes. Honestly cheesecake isn't my favorite either. No worries! Cookie bars are a whole other story. :)

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      iefox5 4 years ago

      One of my friends likes blueberry very much. I will tell her the recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for sharing this article, iefox!

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      Linda 4 years ago from Texas

      You do realize that now I have to go buy some blueberries ?!?! The recipes all sound delicious... I'm saving this for future reference! Thanks for posting.

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      shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

      this seems delicious, thank you for sharing it

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      traslochimilano 4 years ago from USA

      Nice One

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Linda, good thing it's a great time of year to buy blueberries! Thanks!

      Thanks, Shalini and traslochimilano!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      You and I must have had blueberries on the brain Rose! I just published a blueberry breakfast recipe. :) Unfortunately our wild blueberries were all lost due to the early warm weather and then subsequent frost. Great set of resources. Thanks so much for the link and I'm going to link this one to my recent hub.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      It's a perfect time of year to enjoy blueberries! Also, great minds think alike. :) That's too bad that you lost your blueberries this season. I'm sure that with all of the droughts this year, that won't be the only place to lose crops. Thanks for the links!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 4 years ago from Clinton CT

      Blueberries are my favorite! Bookmarking this for some great ideas!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      That's great!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for these delicious ideas

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      You're very welcome!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Blueberries are one of my all-time favorite fruits so I'm thrilled to have all these recipes to look at. Thanks so much!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      That's awesome! Thanks, vespawoolf. :)

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      Joshua Patrick 4 years ago from Texas

      Fellow berry lover here, and now I'm suddenly realizing how hungry I am. Thanks for sharing, voted up and across!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Haha, that's a good problem, right? Thanks, GoForTheJuggler!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

      Reading up there about how "no one would accuse you of being a lazy cook with a crumble" - I agree!! Hehe. Anytime anyone anywhere has any kind of berry dessert...I will.have.some. ha! Yummy - voted up and shared.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Haha I'm glad that someone agrees with me about that! Thanks for the votes and shares.

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Great and yummy blueberry ideas! Thanks for sharing. Voted up. :)

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, FullOfLoveSites!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from USA

      Great recipes here! I will have to try a few. I love baking and cooking with many different kinds of fruit, blueberries are one of them. My children loved it when I made crepes with them. Thanks for sharing!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      These look great, and blueberries are so healthy, too. Awesome hub! Great resource!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      That's awesome, tlpoague. :) Enjoy the new recipes.

      Yes, for sure! Thanks, Vicki. :)

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      adity5 4 years ago

      Ohh I love any kind of berries. Nice creative ideas, will try them all :)

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      That's awesome, adity. :) Enjoy!

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