25 Fresh Blueberry Recipes: Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

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We love to cook with fresh blueberries.  I am always looking for new fresh blueberry recipes for variety. As much as I enjoy making blueberry pie and blueberry cobbler, sometimes we enjoy trying new recipes as well.  One of the ways I want to eat healthier this year is by using more fresh foods and less packaged and prepared foods when I plan and prepare our meals.

25 Fresh Blueberry Recipes: Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

Fresh Blueberry Recipes

Now, with the holidays comes entertaining and special holiday meals.  And, this is the perfect time to impress your guests with fresh blueberry recipes that are different from what you usually prepare.  But, since many people serve pork or ham for the holidays, this Fresh Chilean Blueberry and Cranberry Relish is the perfect side dish. The sweet and tart flavors are delicious together. And, it also works wonderfully as an accompaniment to meat on the grill.

Every year when the kids were younger, we would head to a pick your own place to pick fresh blueberries. Living in rural Vermont, I love being able to pick fresh fruit during the spring and summer. We’ve tried growing blueberries on our property but we never had very good luck with it. So, when we want to try a few fresh blueberry recipes, we pick them from local farms or find them growing wild in the woods.

What kind of berries do I need?

You can use wild blueberries in these recipes just as well as cultivated blueberries. But, keep in mind that wild blueberries are much smaller. So, you will need quite a few more to make these recipes.

blueberries growing on a bush

What can I do with fresh-picked blueberries?

Blueberries are a great choice for summer snacking because they are high in soluble and insoluble fiber and in Vitamin C. They are also loaded with antioxidants which will help combat the aging process.  Plus, they are pretty darn delicious!

So, the best thing to do with fresh-picked blueberries is to simply eat them as is. You can add them to yogurt, cereal or toss a few on your ice cream. If you have too many to eat them all at once, you can try them in a few of these easy blueberry recipes. Of course, if you don’t have fresh-picked blueberries, these fresh blueberry recipes work just as well as frozen blueberry recipes.

25 Fresh Blueberry Recipes: Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

Here are a few more fresh blueberry recipes

So, if you’d like a few more delicious ways to use up your fresh blueberries, why not pick one or two of these?

  1. Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream
  2. Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake
  3. Fresh Blueberry Pie
  4. Fresh Blueberry Cobbler
  5. Blueberry Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Bars
  6. Easy Blueberry Crisp
  7. Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake
  8. Baked Brie with Blueberries
  9. Blueberry Banana Bread
  10. Easy Blueberry Popsicles
  11. Blueberry Tea
  12. Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
  13. Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish
  14. Banana Blueberry Muffins
  15. Fresh Blueberry Cake
  16. Blueberry ACV Drink (one of my favorite healthy fresh blueberry recipes)
  17. Blueberry Pudding Cake
  18. Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars
  19. Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad
  20. Easy Blueberry Lemonade
  21. Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
  22. Blueberry & Red Bell Pepper Salsa
  23. Oven-Baked Blueberry Donuts
  24. Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuits
  25. Blueberry Protein Smoothie

How can I make blueberries taste better?

Sometimes blueberries can be a bit on the tart side. If yours are sour, you can add a teaspoon of sugar to them. If you are using them in one of these fresh blueberry recipes, it shouldn’t be an issue. But, that can help if you want to eat them alone.


25 easy fresh blueberry recipes & Blueberry Cranberry Chilean Sauce Recipe

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Fresh Chilean Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

25 easy fresh blueberry recipes & Blueberry Cranberry Chilean Sauce Recipe

My favorite fresh blueberry recipe, a fresh Chilean Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 8 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over
  2. medium heat.
  3. Cook until the sugar dissolves and the berries
  4. soften, about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, cover, and chill.
  6. Best made in advance to let flavors blend.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 3gSugar: 49gProtein: 1g

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6 thoughts on “25 Fresh Blueberry Recipes: Blueberry and Cranberry Relish”

  1. OH my my my! Don't you just love fresh fruit? I just love making cobblers! Definitely like the different recipes you shared for blueberries! YUM

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