Blueberries are bursting with flavor this time of year. Don't let the season escape you without indulging in at least a few of these crave-worthy dessert recipes.
Wrap up a summertime meal with a delightful—and easy to make—blueberry crisp. Ripe, fresh blueberries are perfect for this dish, though frozen berries will also work. But keep them frozen, and bake the crisp 10 or 15 minutes longer as needed. Thawed berries are too fragile to toss and give off lots of liquid.
Lemon-Scented Blueberry Cupcakes
Studded with plump, juicy fresh berries, these cupcakes are fun for birthdays and special occasions. Be as creative as you want when frosting the cupcakes. For a more homespun look, use a small, flat spatula. Want to be fancy? Pipe frosting onto cupcakes with a pastry bag fitted with a star tip for a fun, swirled appearance.
Swirl a fresh blueberry puree into the filling and over the finished cheesecake for a double shot of delicious berry flavor. Combine graham cracker and vanilla wafer crumbs for a great-tasting crust.
Our Blueberry-Peach Cobbler is like a blueberry muffin canoodling with fresh peaches. Be sure to use peaches that aren't super ripe for this recipe so they'll hold their shape when cooked. The baking dish will be brimming with fruit and topping, so it's a good idea to place it on a foil-lined baking sheet before putting it in the oven.
Greek Yogurt with Warm Berry Sauce
Frozen berries make this a year-round treat. Although this is dessert, there's enough protein to consider it for breakfast.
Blueberry-Peach Cobbler with Pecans
Blueberry-Peach Ice Pops
An icy-fruity blueberry layer sandwiches creamy summer peach mousse for a stunning and delicious treat that children and adults will love.
Greek Yogurt with Warm Black and Blueberry Sauce
Substitute fresh berries for frozen when making this year-round treat in the summer. This sauce also pairs well with biscuits or as a stand-in for syrup on pancakes.
Blueberry-Yogurt Coffee Cake
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Cool off on a hot day with a big bowl of creamy homemade ice cream. Perfect for entertaining, this top-rated recipe makes enough for a crowd.
Blueberry Coffeecake with Almond Streusel
One bite and you will add this moist cake to your favorites list—it shows off the fruit to perfection. If you go blueberry picking this summer, freeze some for the winter; you can prepare this cake with frozen (unthawed) berries—bake a few minutes longer as needed.
Blueberry and Blackberry Galette with Cornmeal Crust
The rich, buttery pastry dough is easy and forgiving. Simply roll it out onto parchment paper with a lightly floured rolling pin, and then use the parchment to transfer it to a baking sheet. If you're lucky enough to find wild blueberries like the ones that grow in Maine, use them in this rustic summer tart.
"Royal Blueberry" Gazpacho with Lemon and Mint
This twist on gazpacho is an unexpected first course, a new idea for brunch, or a great summer dessert. Keep it simple by topping it with grated lemon zest and fresh mint, or add drama and texture with flake salt and finely diced honeydew.
Lemon-Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce
This is a great make-ahead dessert. The creamy texture of the panna cotta is a nice match for summer fruit. Running a knife around the edge of each prepared custard makes it easier to remove to a plate.
Glazed Lemon-Blueberry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
Perfect for brunch, this light cake features sweet, seasonal berries and a lemony glaze. Garnish with ribbons of lemon rind and fresh blueberries.
Summer Berry Medley with Limoncello and Mint<br />
Limoncello (lee-mon-CHAY-low) is a lemon-flavored liqueur from Italy's Amalfi coast. It's often savored after a meal. Store it in the freezer, and serve over ice. If you have trouble finding it, substitute an orange-flavored liqueur such as Grand Marnier. This recipe earned our Test Kitchens' highest rating.
The key to tender low-fat shortcakes is to not overwork the dough; so pat it out instead of rolling it. A portion of the blueberries is cooked with sugar and cornstarch to form a blueberry glaze that binds the filling. This dessert is best with fresh berries.
Strawberry-Blueberry Compote in Red Wine Syrup
Infusing red wine with warm spices and herbs creates a fragrant syrup for the distinctive ruby-hued compote. Serve over ice cream, pound cake, or with almond biscotti, and garnish with mint.
Angel Food Cake Stuffed with Whipped Cream and Berries
Hollow out an angel food cake and fill with a mixture of sweetened whipped cream and fresh berries for an impressive dessert. Feel free to use just blueberries, if you feel so inclined.
Angel Food Shortcakes
This light, delicate angel food cake is a refreshing change from your typical biscuit shortcake. You can also try serving this dessert with fresh, ripe strawberries.