24 Delightful Blueberry Desserts Beyond Pie

26 Summer Desserts for Memorial Day Entertaining
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Don't get us wrong: We love a good blueberry pie. But there are so many more ways to enjoy these juicy summer berries. Bake them in a cake or cobbler, or toss with other summer berries and serve with something creamy, like these Citrus Puddings with Fresh Berries.

Make the most of the last days of summer with these 24 gorgeous blueberry dessert recipes.

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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. Top it with crunchy pistachios for a contrast in color and texture.

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Kemptville Blueberry Bread Pudding

Kemptville Blueberry Bread Pudding
© Maura McEvoy

This rich bread pudding, studded with juicy berries and sweet white chocolate, is named for the Nova Scotian town where most of the local wild blueberry harvest is sold.

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Mama's Blueberry Buckle

Mama's Blueberry Buckle
© Keller + Keller

Cookbook author Martha Greenlaw learned to make this delicious, coffee cake–like dessert with a streusel topping from her mother. "Sometimes the cake buckles, and the top is full of sinks and holes," Greenlaw says. "But put whipped cream on it and it looks perfect."

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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°F 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 crave-inducing and simple to make.
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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
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  • Pastry chef Maggie Leung's reimagined cheesecake is super-versatile: the three components — creamy, tangy cheesecake custard; crunchy cornmeal shortbread; and fresh blueberry compote — are fantastic together, and 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, chef Bill Kim tops his ice cream sundae with chewy tapioca pearls cooked in lemonade.

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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. Top it with a not-too-sweet blueberry compote.

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Creamy Citrus Puddings with Fresh Berries

Creamy Citrus Puddings with Fresh Berries
© Chris Court

Chef 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

Summer Berries with Goat Cheese Cream
© James Baigrie

Tangy goat cheese is the perfect foil for sweet summer berries. Puree it with a bit of powdered sugar and vanilla extract before dolloping over a bowl of mixed 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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Fresh Berries with Lemon Cream

Fresh Berries with Lemon Cream
© Christina Holmes

This luscious lemon cream, a staple in pastry chef 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 complement to this simple sabayon, a light sweet wine-based custard.
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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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Summer Fruit Soup

Summer Fruit Soup
© Evi Abeler

Chef 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 blueberries 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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Blueberry Panna Cotta with Blueberry Chia Pudding

Dessert glasses of blueberry panna cotta with blueberry chia pudding
Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Prop Styling by Christina Daley / Food Styling by Ali Ramee

Start with blueberry panna cotta, top it with a blueberry and chia seed pudding, and finish it with a pile of fresh blueberries for a blueberry trifecta. If you haven't had chia seeds yet, here's a delicious way to give them a try. They add crunchy pops of texture to this creamy dessert, and they're good for you, too.

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Lemon Blueberry Cake with Lemon-Zest Glaze

Lemon Blueberry Cake with Lemon-Zest Glaze

This one-bowl loaf cake is exceptionally easy to make. Since the batter calls for oil instead of butter, there's no need for a creaming step—just quickly beat together the ingredients until smooth, then fold in the blueberries. Thanks to plenty of sour cream and minimal leavener, the cake bakes up rich and tender, ready for the final touch of a puckery lemon glaze topped with plenty of fresh lemon zest. 

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Lemon-Olive Oil Semifreddo with Blueberry Compote

Lemon-Olive Oil Semifreddo with Blueberry Compote
Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Prop Styling by Christina Daley / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall

Even with rich lemon cream as its base, this tart, sweet semifreddo from famed pastry chef Claudia Fleming retains its light texture and flavor after it is frozen. 

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Lemon Chiffon Cake with Blueberry-Coriander Buttercream

Lemon chiffon cake with blueberry coriander buttercream
Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Audrey Davis

Pastry chef Sasha Piligian channels summer vibes to create her showstopping baked goods, like this epic layer cake. She starts with two flavor-packed components — a tart-sweet Meyer lemon curd for the filling, and a coriander-spiced blueberry jam to flavor and tint her fluffy Swiss meringue buttercream frosting for the light and airy chiffon cake.

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