24 Blueberry Recipes That Showcase the Fruit's Summery Sweetness

Use your blueberry bounty in jams, crisps, pies, and drinks

Blueberries add their summery sweetness to everything from desserts to savory dishes to cocktails in these inspired recipes. Try munching on them in a classic blueberry crisp, pie, or cake. Or transform them into a blueberry jam, butter, or sauce to slather all over your morning toast or barbecue chicken (a combination we highly recommend). Still craving blueberries? You can even sip them in a blueberry milkshake, boozy drink, or restorative soup. Sweet or savory, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy blueberries.

Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema

Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema, Breakfast
Granola and quinoa lend a sneaky earthy-crunchy vibe to these substantial, fluffy pancakes from Dennis Bernard, chef de cuisine of Chicago's Dove's Luncheonette. Get the recipe for Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema »Joseph De Leo

Blueberry BBQ Chicken

blueberry bbq chicken
Flame-kissed chicken is lacquered with a blueberry glaze, yielding sweet, smoky meat with an intoxicating aroma. Get the recipe for Blueberry BBQ Chicken »Tim Robison

Black and Blue Berry Pie

Berry Pie
Inspired by his neighbor Olivia Pattison's recipe, chef Chris Fischer uses tapioca in the filling of this pie because it thickens the juicy berry mixture without imparting its own flavor or becoming gummy. Minute tapioca pearls are easy to find in grocery stores, but if you like, substitute an equal amount of cornstarch. Get the recipe for Black and Blue Berry Pie »Elizabeth Cecil

Spiced Cabbage with Blueberries (Kryddað Rauðkál með Bláberjum)

Spiced Cabbage with Blueberries (Kryddað Rauðkál með Bláberjum)
Cookbook author Nanna Rögnvaldardóttir braises ruby red cabbage with warm spices, fruit, and jam for this festive, sweet-tart side dish that rounds out an Icelandic Christmas menu. Get the recipe for Spiced Cabbage with Blueberries (Kryddað Rauðkál með Bláberjum) »Ingalls Photography

Nectarine and Blueberry Hand Pies

Hand Pies
These pies sell themselves, so my only goal with this photo was to bring you as close to their gorgeous, crusty details as possible. Get the recipe for Nectarine and Blueberry Hand Pies »Matt Taylor-Gross

Blueberry Jam and Prosecco Cocktail

Blueberry Jam and Prosecco Cocktail
A combination of jam, vodka, and prosecco could be cloyingly sweet, but this refreshing cocktail has enough lemon juice to balance sweet and tart perfectly. Get the recipe for Blueberry Jam and Prosecco Cocktail »Matt Taylor-Gross

Blueberry Sauce

Blueberry Sauce
Pastry chef Emily Luchetti makes this simple sauce for topping pancakes, waffles, or a scoop of ice cream. Get the recipe for Blueberry Sauce »Matt Taylor-Gross

Carolina Blues Blueberry Cocktail

Vivian Howard Blueberry Sauce Cocktail
A long, cooling cocktail, the Carolina Blues follows the classic Tom Collins blueprint, swapping simple syrup for shrub, soda for prosecco, and lemon juice for lime. The blueberry shrub in this recipe is actually North Carolina chef Vivian Howard's blueberry barbecue sauce, which she uses to glaze chicken, but its makeup is similar enough to a shrub that it can pull double duty. Get the recipe for Carolina Blues Blueberry Cocktail »Matt Taylor-Gross

Sour Milk Griddle Cakes

Sour Milk Griddle Cakes
Rustic sour-milk pancakes make for a delicious breakfast, especially when topped stewed blueberries and maple syrup. Get the recipe for Sour Milk Griddle Cakes »Tim Mazurek

Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Blueberry Upside Down Cake
A thick, jammy layer of blueberries tops dense, buttery cake in this recipe shared from Robert and Cheri Ward of Blue Pearl Farms in McLellanville, South Carolina. Slightly sweet and dramatic, this is best made with the ripest in-season blueberries. All it needs is a dollop of whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg. Get the recipe for Blueberry Upside Down Cake »Matt Taylor-Gross

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp
If you are lucky enough to find yourself with an overabundance of blueberries, this easy-to-make crisp is a delicious way to prepare them. Get the recipe for Blueberry Crisp »Nicole Franzen

Sweet Corn and Blueberry Trifles

Sweet Corn and Blueberry Trifles
Layers of sweet corn pastry cream alternate with an herb-infused blueberry compote and a buttery shortbread crumble in this summery spin on a classic trifle. Get the recipe for Sweet Corn and Blueberry Trifles »Laura Sant

Blueberry-Poppy Seed Squares (Borůvkový Koláč)

Blueberry-Poppy Seed Squares (Borůvkový Koláč)
The floral character of poppy seeds shines when paired with blueberries in this rich dessert. Get the recipe for Blueberry-Poppy Seed Squares (Borůvkový Koláč)Blueberry-Poppy Seed Squares

Mustikkakeitto

Mustikkakeitto
In Finland, wild summer berries are frozen for use in winter's mustikkakeitto, a warm, silky blueberry potage packed with vitamin C. Get the recipe for Mustikkakeitto »Todd Coleman

Blueberry, Nectarine and Shiso Salad

Blueberry, Nectarine and Shiso Salad
Bright shiso leaves and a touch of earthy sesame oil enhance this stone fruit and berry salad. Get the recipe for Blueberry, Nectarine and Shiso Salad »Helen Rosner

Razzleberry Pie

Razzleberry Pie
Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries are brightened with lemon juice and zest to make the filling for this juicy pie. Get the recipe for Razzleberry Pie »James Roper

Blueberry Chipotle Ketchup

Blueberry Chipotle Ketchup
Sweet and smoky blueberry chipotle ketchup makes a perfect addition to all manner of grilled foods; it's great in place of barbecue sauce on chicken legs and meaty portobello mushrooms. Get the recipe for Blueberry Chipotle Ketchup »Khushbu Shah

Blueberry Pie Milkshake

Blueberry Pie Milkshake
A scoop of vanilla ice cream and a hefty slice of pie go into the blender together, and out comes the ultimate dessert: A creamy shake with buttery crumbles of pie crust and ribbons of gorgeous fruit filling throughout. Get the recipe for Blueberry Pie Milkshake »Todd Coleman

Poogan’s Porch Blueberry Texas Pete Sauce

Poogan’s Porch Blueberry Texas Pete Sauce
Blueberries add a fruity note to classic Texas Pete's sauce. Get the recipe for Poogan's Porch Blueberry Texas Pete Sauce »Yossy Arefi

Rhubarb and Berry Compote

Rhubarb and Berry Compote
The sweetness of berries plays off tart rhubarb in this lightly-spiced compote, which is great over Greek yogurt. Get the recipe for Rhubarb and Berry Compote »Mackenzie Smith

Blueberry Jam with Lemon and Thyme

Blueberry Jam with Lemon and Thyme
Blueberries are great candidates for jam-making because of their high level of pectin—preserve them at the height of summer and enjoy their flavor year-round. Get the recipe for Blueberry Jam with Lemon and Thyme »Helen Rosner

Blueberry Donuts

Blueberry Donuts
Fresh blueberries bolstered by jam make these donuts especially flavorful. Get the recipe for Blueberry Donuts »Todd Coleman

Pickled Blueberries

Pickled Blueberries
Chef Tyler Kord of No. 7 Sub Shop in New York City created these sweet-tart pickled blueberries for his sandwich of brie, pistachios, and chervil. Get the recipe for Pickled Blueberries »Michael Kraus

Blueberry Butter

Blueberry Butter
Less sweet and sticky than a traditional jam, this fruit butter ends up tasting like blueberry pie in a jar. Get the recipe for Blueberry Butter »Steve Legato for Running Press