31 Delightful Blueberry Desserts Beyond Pie

26 Summer Desserts for Memorial Day Entertaining
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Make the most of the last days of summer with these gorgeous desserts, which include berries suspended in hibiscus gelatin and a goat cheese cake studded with blueberries.

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Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler
© Fredrika Stjärne

Here's a simple-as-can-be, not-too-sweet version of this homey dessert and breakfast dish.

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Blueberry Mousse

Blueberry Mousse
© Eva Kolenko

Sour cream gives this blueberry mousse a wonderful, subtle tanginess.

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Blueberries with Custard Sauce

Blueberries with Custard Sauce
© Sabra Krock

This homey dessert would work well for brunch too.

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Blueberry Pound Cake Crisp

Blueberry Pound Cake Crisp
© Lucy Schaeffer

To vary the filling here, use 4 pounds of stone fruit (peaches, nectarines and apricots) cut into large wedges; or 4 pounds of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries); or 4 pounds of plums, cut into 1-inch cubes.

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Kemptville Blueberry Bread Pudding

Kemptville Blueberry Bread Pudding
© Maura McEvoy

This bread pudding is named after a Nova Scotia town that sells much of the local wild blueberry harvest.

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Mama's Blueberry Buckle

Mama's Blueberry Buckle
© Keller + Keller

Martha Greenlaw learned to make this delicious, coffee cake–like dessert with a streusel topping from her mother.

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Warm Nectarine and Blueberry Shortcakes

Warm Nectarine and Blueberry Shortcakes
© Amy Neunsinger

Warm blueberries and juicy nectarines are a smart swap in this delicious twist on a classic.

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Blueberry Cobbler with Honey Biscuits

Blueberry Cobbler with Honey Biscuits
© James Baigrie

This sweet and tart berry cobbler has plenty of luxurious juices for spooning over vanilla ice cream. The mini cornmeal-and-honey biscuits that top the dessert would also be great shaped into large rounds and used for strawberry shortcake.

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Blueberry-Lemon Parfaits

Blueberry-Lemon Parfaits
© John Kernick

Laurent Tourondel set out to use this lemon cream and blueberry compote for a Fourth of July pie, but decided that he preferred the look and lightness of the fillings layered in parfait glasses.

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Lemony Frozen-Yogurt Terrine with Blueberries and Mango

This stunning, make-ahead frozen treat, made with fat-free yogurt, fresh fruit and turbinado sugar, is delightfully creamy.

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Skillet Graham Cake with Peaches and Blueberries

Skillet Graham Cake with Peaches and Blueberries
© John Kernick

Chicago chef Stephanie Izard’s skillet cake, baked on the grill, gets amazing flavor from graham crackers mixed into the batter and in the crumbly streusel topping. It can also be baked in a 300° oven for the same amount of time.

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Crispy Blueberry Cookies Dipped in Chocolate

Crispy Blueberry Cookies Dipped in Chocolate
© Sarah Bolla

Sweet, dried blueberries are baked within these thin and chewy butterless cookies. They're incredibly addicting and simple to make.

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Blueberry-Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Blueberry-Sour Cream Coffee Cake
© Fredrika Stjärne

Blueberry preserves give this moist cake a pretty swirl and a fruity sweetness.

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Lemon-Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Lemon-Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
© Frances Janisch

"I never make frozen yogurt as a low-fat replacement for ice cream," says Jeni Britton. Instead, she likes using yogurt to bring out the natural tanginess of fruits like lemons and blueberries.

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Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits

26 Summer Desserts for Memorial Day Entertaining
CON POULOS

Pastry chef Maggie Leung's reimagined cheesecake is super-versatile: Its three components—the creamy, tangy cheesecake custard, the crunchy cornmeal shortbread and the fresh blueberry compote—are fantastic together, but each can be used in lots of other ways. Try the custard with any fresh fruit, serve the shortbread with sorbet or drizzle the compote over ice cream.

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Bubble Sundaes with Peach-Blueberry Compote

Bubble Sundaes with Peach-Blueberry Compote
© John Kernick

Inspired by bubble tea, Bill Kim tops his ice cream sundae with chewy tapioca pearls cooked in lemonade.

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Blueberry-Almond Shortcakes with Crème Fraîche

Blueberry-Almond Shortcakes with Creme Fraiche
© Anna Williams

Almond flour gives these not-too-sweet biscuits a subtle nutty flavor; cornmeal adds a bit of crunch. Instead of whipped cream, Barry Maiden serves the biscuits with two sweet-tangy accompaniments: whipped crème fraîche and blueberry sauce.

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Cream Cheese Cookies with Blueberries and Lime Glaze

Cream Cheese Cookies with Blueberries and Lime Glaze
© Ryan Liebe

For cream cheese lovers, these tangy cookies pack a double dose—in the cookie dough and in the puckery lime glaze. Dried blueberries add sweetness and chew. Cooking the cream cheese before adding it to the dough eliminates some of the moisture that could otherwise make these cookies too soft. If your blueberries are too dry, plump them in hot water for five minutes, then dry them well before adding to the dough.

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Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Fresh Blueberry Compote

Day 28: Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Fresh Blueberry Compote
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Using sweet corn in a creamy, silky panna cotta makes for an unexpected and delicious summer dessert.

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Creamy Citrus Puddings with Fresh Berries

Creamy Citrus Puddings with Fresh Berries
© Chris Court

Paul Berglund’s delightful rendition of this sweet-tangy, egg-free pudding blends fresh orange juice and orange blossom water with the classic lemon juice and cream.

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Summer Berries with Goat Cheese Cream

Tangy goat cheese is the perfect foil for sweet summer berries.

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Berry-Brioche Bread Pudding

Berry-Brioche Bread Pudding
© Antonis Achilleos

To help balance the irresistibly crispy top, sprinkle the baking dish with turbinado sugar to give the bottom of the pudding a delightful crunch, too.

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Goat Cheese Cake with Mixed Berries

Goat Cheese Cake with Mixed Berries
© Andre Baranowski

Goat cheese gives a twist to traditional cheesecake and adds a savory element to this not-too-sweet dessert.

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Mixed Berry Hobo Packs with Grilled Pound Cake

Mixed Berries with Grilled Pound Cake
© Tina Rupp

Berries grilled in a foil pack are delicious with everything from ice cream to grilled pound cake.

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Fire-Roasted Berry Crostini with Honey Crème Fraîche

Fire-Roasted Berry Crostini with Honey Crème Fraîche
© Christina Holmes

Grill this super-simple dessert right before you serve it: It takes just 30 minutes.

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Guest-at-the-Doorstep Apple-Berry Charlotte

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Classic Soviet cuisine abounded in nifty quick recipes for unexpected guests. This puffy dessert requires only sliced tart apples, a few handfuls of berries and a simple batter.

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Berry-Yogurt Pavlovas with Chamomile-Lavender Syrup

Berry-Yogurt Pavlovas with Chamomile-Lavender Syrup

Aromatherapists take advantage of the calming powers of both chamomile and lavender. Melissa Rubel Jacobson steeps the flowers in a syrup for antioxidant-rich berries.

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Fresh Berries with Lemon Cream

Fresh Berries with Lemon Cream
© Christina Holmes

This luscious lemon cream, a staple in Belinda Leong’s crème brûlée–style lemon tarts, has a bracing tartness. It’s lovely as a topping for scones and biscuits at brunch or dolloped on fresh berries for dessert, as in the recipe here.

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Sweet Wine Sabayon with Berries

Sweet Wine Sabayon with Berries
© Frances Janisch

Fresh summer berries are the perfect compliment to this healthy sabayon.

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Summer Berry Clafoutis

Summer Berry Clafoutis
© Quentin Bacon

This flourless dessert is more like a delicate custard with fruit than like the usual sturdy country clafoutis.

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Hibiscus-Berry Gelatins

Hibiscus-Berry Gelatins. Photo © Con Poulos
© Con Poulos

A lovely way to serve raspberries, blackberries and blueberries: suspended in a hibiscus gelatin.

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Summer Fruit Soup

Jacques Pépin cleverly uses strawberry jam and black currant liqueur to sweeten this dessert. He stirs them into white wine, then adds plums, cherries, grapes and berries and quickly poaches them. Basil adds a light, savory note.

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Blueberry and Watermelon Slushie

Blueberry and Watermelon Slushie

Celebrate summer parties with this delicious blueberry and watermelon slushie. It’s the perfect cooling drink on hot days.

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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits

26 Summer Desserts for Memorial Day Entertaining
CON POULOS

Pastry chef Maggie Leung's reimagined cheesecake is super-versatile: Its three components—the creamy, tangy cheesecake custard, the crunchy cornmeal shortbread and the fresh blueberry compote—are fantastic together, but each can be used in lots of other ways.

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