Last Updated on July 15, 2022 by Ellen Christian
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.
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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.
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.
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?
- Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream
- Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake
- Fresh Blueberry Pie
- Fresh Blueberry Cobbler
- Blueberry Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Bars
- Easy Blueberry Crisp
- Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake
- Baked Brie with Blueberries
- Blueberry Banana Bread
- Easy Blueberry Popsicles
- Blueberry Tea
- Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
- Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish
- Banana Blueberry Muffins
- Fresh Blueberry Cake
- Blueberry ACV Drink (one of my favorite healthy fresh blueberry recipes)
- Blueberry Pudding Cake
- Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars
- Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad
- Easy Blueberry Lemonade
- Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
- Blueberry & Red Bell Pepper Salsa
- Oven-Baked Blueberry Donuts
- Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuits
- Blueberry Protein Smoothie
- Cranberry juice recipe
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.
You could always add them to a banana smoothie with ice.
Fresh Chilean Blueberry and Cranberry Relish
My favorite fresh blueberry recipe, a fresh Chilean Blueberry and Cranberry Relish
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 8 oz. fresh cranberries
- 1 Tbsp. orange zest
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over
- medium heat.
- Cook until the sugar dissolves and the berries
- soften, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat, cover, and chill.
- Best made in advance to let flavors blend.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 3gSugar: 49gProtein: 1g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.
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