3 Ways To Enjoy Blueberry Season

by daniel valko



    Every year Blueberry season comes around, and every year at my house they just get bagged and put in the freezer. Or just eaten fresh, so this year I stared trying blueberry recipes to start enjoying the very short picking season. The first recipe which is Blueberry pie, a classic blueberry dessert that captures the amazing taste of these fresh blueberries. This recipe for Blueberry muffins has the classic taste but with a crumb topping. And the last recipe is for blueberry fruit pizza, is a unique take on summer fruit recipes. To me blueberries represent the late days of July, and the warm summer weather. I hope you enjoy these summer recipes as much as I do!!!




1 Blueberry Pie
2 Streusel Blueberry Muffins
3 Blueberry Fruit Pizza



Blueberry pie

Crust: 

• 2 1/4 all purpose flour
• 1 1/4 tsp salt 
• 2 sticks butter 
• 3 to 6 tbs water 

Filling: 
• 6 cups Blueberries 
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
• 3/4 cup flour 
• 2 tbs butter (softened) 
• 1 tbs lemon juice 
• 1 tbs corn starch 
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon 

1 Add the flour and salt in a medium bowl, then cut in the butter and mix until crumbly.

2 Now add In 1 tbs of water and kneed the dough, if the the dough needs more water then add more. 

3 Split the dough in half and roll out the first half, put it in the pie pan. 

4 In a large bowl mix in the blueberries, flour, sugar, cinnamon, butter, lemon juice and corn starch. Now pour the mixture in the pie pan. 

5 Roll out the other half of the dough and cut it in the design of your choice. (Always have holes for steam to be released during baking) before baking cover the crust of the pie with aluminum wrap, remove during the last 15 mins of baking. 
  
6 Pre heat oven at 425 f aand bake for 35 to 45 mins. Cool completely before serving. 


Streusel Blueberry muffins 

Ingredients:

Muffins

• 2 cups all purpose flour 
• 1 egg
• 3/4 milk 
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil 
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
• 2 tsp baking powder 
• 1/2 salt 
• 1 cup blueberries 

Streusel topping 

• 1/2 cup flour 
• 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
• 5 tbs softened butter 
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon 

1 In a large bowl mix in milk, vegetable oil and the egg with a whisk. 

2 Then add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix.

3 Now in a medium bowl add in flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter mix until crumbly. 

4 Spoon out the muffin mixture into a 12 muffin pan, then top them all with the streusel topping.

5 Preheat oven to 400 f and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes in pan then remove.



Blueberry Fruit Pizza 

Ingredients

Crust: 
• 1 1/4 cup Flour 
• 1 egg 
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
• 1/2 cup softened butter 
• 1/2 tsp baking soda 
• 1 tsp cream of tartar
• 1/4 tsp salt 


Topping:
• 1 8-once pack of cream cheese (softened) 
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
• 2 tsp vanilla 
• 3 cups fresh blueberries 

1 In a mixer cream the butter and sugar until smooth, then add in the egg and mix again. 

2 Now add in flour, cream of Tartar, baking soda and salt, mix well.

3 Press the dough onto a 10 to 12 inch pizza pan. 

4 Preheat the oven at 350 f and bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes. Let it completely cool.

5 Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds then In a small bowl mix in the sugar and vanilla. 

6 Spread it on the crust and top with blueberries.