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Blueberry glut!

happybellynh Aug 8, 2007 06:12 AM

It's blueberry season in Maine, and I've been loading up the freezer with ziplock baggies of plain blueberries to add later to muffins, pancakes, yougurt, etc. But I'm looking for some really novel ways to use them, either to cook and eat, or to make and freeze. Any ideas?

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    Aloo0628 Aug 8, 2007 06:53 AM

    I don't know if these qualify as novel, but they're tasty! Blueberry cobbler, and blueberry syrup to pour over pancakes, waffles, ice cream, etc. For the syrup, I just combine blueberries, a little sugar, maple syrup, a squeeze or two of lemon juice, and a little cornstarch mixed with water and boil until I get the consistency I like.

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      jzerocsk Aug 8, 2007 07:36 AM

      I've been seeing a lot of recipes that involve ground or chopped blueberries mixed in with hamburger patties. Actually going to try it this week.

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        sarahbartos Aug 8, 2007 11:48 AM

        I just made the most phenomenal blueberry ice cream--2 cups berries with 3/4 c. water and 3/4 c. sugar (more or less, depending on the sweetness of your fruit). Simmer a couple minutes, let sit for a half hour, puree, strain, chill in refrigerator. Several hours later, add 1 cup heavy cream and juice of half a lemon, stir well, then put in ice cream maker. Absolutely delicious!

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          bbc Aug 8, 2007 11:51 AM

          blueberry soup? cold, refreshing summer soup. i remember a recipe in the silver palette...

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            Cheese Boy Aug 8, 2007 12:17 PM

            Here's another: http://soupsong.com/rblueber.html

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            curiousbaker Aug 8, 2007 12:34 PM

            Helen Witty has a couple of nice bluebrry relish recipes - spicy, tart, fruity and great with duck or pork.

            1. mainsqueeze Aug 8, 2007 01:10 PM

              Blueberry-infused vodka!

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