7 Ways With Blueberries

Celebrate the bright flavors of summer with recipes that bring out the best in fresh blueberries.

  • <p>Bananas for Blueberries</p>
    Story by Maureen Callahan

    Bananas for Blueberries

    They may be ranked as one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet, but most of us love blueberries for the lush color and flavor they add to both sweet and savory dishes. Try them in sauces, baked goods, salads, and more to add the freshness of the season to almost any dish on your table.

  • Blueberry-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Leigh Beisch

    Blueberry-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    A hint of lemon, fresh blueberries, gooey cream cheese, and a crunchy almond topping create a wonderful contrast of textures and flavors that make this sweet stunner look and taste out-of-this-world good. If you plan to serve it to company, you better hide it from the family.
  • Blueberry-Passion Fruit Smoothie
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Margaret Dickey

    Blueberry-Passion Fruit Smoothie

    Frozen blueberries pair with bananas, passion fruit juice, and plain yogurt to make a thick sweet smoothie with an appetite quenching four grams of fiber in a lean 126 calorie package. Healthy and light never tasted so good.
  • Blueberry Cornbread
    Story by Maureen Callahan, James Carrier

    Blueberry Cornbread

    Cornbread purists may be aghast, but something amazing happens when you pair savory cornbread with sweet blueberries. It's one of those outstanding flavor matches that almost defy description until you try it for yourself. Serve it alongside chili, roasted meats, or for any brunch meal.
  • Spicy Blueberry-Citrus Marmalade
    Story by Maureen Callahan

    Spicy Blueberry-Citrus Marmalade

    Citrus rinds steep together with pinch of crushed red pepper to make a thick blueberry marmalade that's both sweet and a touch spunky. Give it as gifts, or savor it on scones, pancakes and homemade toast.
  • Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
    Story by Maureen Callahan, James Carrier

    Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

    Buttermilk makes them light and fluffy, but it's the blueberries that elevate these easy pancakes to the rank of family favorite. Since the recipe's versatile, go ahead and whip up a full batch or a half batch using fresh, frozen, or canned berries.
  • Chicken-Blueberry Salad
    Story by Maureen Callahan

    Chicken-Blueberry Salad

    Bold flavors and a stand out presentation make this a perfect meal for company. To make it even easier, marinate chicken breasts early in the day and grill them right before serving. If you do that, the elegant main course salad comes together quickly.
  • Blueberry Angel Food Cake
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Blueberry Angel Food Cake

    Fresh or frozen berries and a sweet lemon glaze elevate plain old angel food cake into that heavenly dessert category guaranteed to please any sweet tooth. Even better, this popular cake is light on calories and fat which makes it a perfect sweet ending to just about any meal.
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