Although the sunny days of late summer have quickly come to a close, there are still plenty of ways for foodies to incorporate and enjoy the refreshing taste of blueberries into their weekly meal rotation. Versatile and easy to use, frozen blueberries are a healthy and underrated additive for a wide range of meals, from appetizers and desserts to mouth-watering main courses. We’re talking a creative twist on blueberry pie, savoury focaccia squares and freshly baked donuts that are even better than store-bought. Find all the inspiration you need with these creative ways to cook with frozen blueberries.
Blueberry Goat Cheese Pizzette
Whether you’re serving it as an elegant appetizer or as a light main course paired with a salad, this bite-size pizza is just the type of sweet and savoury dish that will leave your taste buds satisfied. If it’s not blueberry season, fear not! Instead, simply opt for the more cost-effective and equally delicious frozen variety.
Lady Bug Pops
As any parent knows, the school year is stacked with birthday parties, fundraisers and extracurricular activities that will require tasty kid-friendly treats that are easy for little hands to hold. These refreshing frozen pops are made from a puree of strawberries, orange and lemon juices, and then dotted with store-bought frozen blueberries to complete the full lady bug effect.
Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce
You can have this surprisingly simple dessert ready and on the table in only 30 minutes. This light, airy after-dinner treat is elevated to the next level with the addition of a homemade sauce made from frozen blueberries, raspberries and a zing of lemon zest.
Golden, chewy, tender – all accurately describe these delicious mini focaccia squares that make for great potluck snacks or party appetizers. The secret ingredient to their success? A cup of frozen blueberries for optimal berry goodness.
Biscuit Donuts with Lemon Cream Filling and Blueberry Sauce
Trust us, these fresh, crispy fried treats are just as decadent – and delicious – as they sound. From the mascarpone cheese to the pint of blueberries, every single ingredient is a burst of flavour in your mouth. Luckily, this recipe makes 24 individual biscuit donuts to share – or not. Don’t have blueberries on hand? Frozen berries are less likely to spoil and are often less expensive than the fresh variety.
Upside-Down Blueberry-Lemon Cake
Instead of making a batch of blueberry muffins, surprise your brunch guests with this rich and decadent blueberry-centric upside-down cake that will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Although it seems to scream summer, pick up a bag of frozen blueberries to keep the party going year-round. Don’t forget to top it all off with a dollop of sweetened sour cream.
No-Pan Pear Pie
Sure, the recipe name is a direct shout-out to pears, but everyone’s favourite little blue berry is the real secret weapon in this beautiful no-pan tart. This dessert is practically bursting with moist pound cake, Anjou pears and thawed, nutrient-rich frozen blueberries.