Friday Recipe Exchange: Blueberry Sweet Treats

jeffreyw famous fruit pies

From our Food Goddess, TaMara:

I was thinking all week I wanted to do a dessert theme for the recipe exchange tonight and when I went to put it together this morning, blueberries are what called to me. So it went from desserts to blueberry desserts. For most recipes you can substitute any fruit if you prefer.

If fruit desserts aren’t your style, if you search on chocolate on the blog, you’ll find over 100 recipes.

But back to the blueberries. Pictured at top are Mrs. J’s Famous Fruit Pies, and the recipe is here and a lot more photos here.

JeffreyW makes a nice Lemon Blueberry Bread, combining two of my favorite flavors. Click here for the recipe and photos.

For a healthier option full of blueberry flavor, how about a Blueberry Sorbet, recipe here.

And my first try at a Blueberry Pie, which turned out pretty good for a rookie, click here for the recipe.

What’s on your plate for the weekend? What’s your favorite dessert, something healthy or total decadence? Share your thoughts and recipes in the comments.

Tonight’s featured recipe was just me goofing off in the kitchen wondering what I could come up with for something different.

tamara oatmeal blueberry cookies

I wondered what would happen if I substituted blueberries for raisins in a traditional oatmeal cookie. The results were tasty and moist. The blueberry flavor was intense. I used frozen blueberries and left them frozen to keep the dough from turning into ‘smurf dough’.

Oatmeal-Blueberry Cookies

½ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 egg
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
1 cup flour
2 cups rolled oats (long cooking)
1 cup blueberries
baking sheet & bowl

In bowl, cream together butter & sugar, add egg and mix well. Add cinnamon, vanilla, soda, baking powder and flour. Slowly mix in oats until well blended. Gently fold in blueberries. Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until golden. Makes 24 cookies. Refrigerate.

As a note, I’ve used chopped apples instead of blueberries with great results.

That’s it for this week. If you need the Enchilada Pie dinner menu and shopping list, it’s here. Until next week – TaMara

16 replies
  1. 1
    JPL says:

    Some of us are planning to buy Honey Maid graham crackers, so hopefully we’ll get some recipes. The last time I bought graham crackers was to make s’mores and tossed the rest after a year.

  2. 2
    scav says:

    Had some Italian Tomato Jam in Ames last weekend that was stunning (might just add it anywhere that calls for jam). It had some chilis in it (and cinnamon, lemon juice and fennel) but one could swear to figs snd strawberries and who knows what else. Anyone have a personally favored recipe for something similar to build off of?

  3. 3
    Mnemosyne says:


    How about using the graham crackers to make a crust for a nice Schadenfreude Pie?

  4. 4
    jeffreyw says:

    Black Forest Cheesecake with chocolate graham cracker crust.

  5. 5
    JPL says:

    @Mnemosyne: That is great. Do you want some chocolate with that sweetener?

  6. 6
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Has anyone ever thought about putting together a BJ recipe book (might want to call it something else)* with a selection of the best from TaMara, JeffreyW, and readers? Would make a nice companion to the calendars.

    *The perfect title: FEED. Y’all already know what the cover is.

  7. 7
    Elizabelle says:


    Yum. I’m thinking a scoop of coffee ice cream on it. Also, too.

    I was researching brandy alexander recipes today.

    Knew that John Lennon liked them. Led Zep on their airplane, too.

    Grown up milkshake.

  8. 8
    Elizabelle says:

    The Mad Men cocktail guide.

    Get yer Pink Ladies and Pink Squirrels sorted out.

  9. 9
    John Cole says:


  10. 10
    John Cole says:

    I might even roll in it before eating it.

  11. 11
    MomSense says:

    @John Cole:


  12. 12
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Did you ever see The Days of Wine and Roses? IIRC, the downward spiral begins with Brandy Alexanders.

  13. 13
    raven says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Lee Remick is spectacular.

  14. 14
    scav says:

    @John Cole: Does rather put dining at your place in another light. Essential quandry: if you’re serving us something non-crushed, we’re not getting your best efforts. However, being honored with your best efforts . . . . well, they might be marked down a bit for non-conventonal plating and presentation . . .

  15. 15
    Elizabelle says:


    Makes sense.

    I’ve never heard of anyone getting blotto on Campari.

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    mainsailset says:

    I am a blueberry aholic, I’ll freely admit it. Last year I made this recipe up after scrounging around looking for something to put together. It’s now one of my favorites, much like hot blueberry pie…

    1 Cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 6 oz lemon or key lime yogurt, 1 egg white, crème of tartar, powdered sugar
    Put blueberries and yogurt into small baking dish. Whip egg white until stiff, add 1/8 t crème of tartar and 1T powdered sugar, mix gently. Scoop the meringue over the berry mixture. Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes or until meringue is browned. Works great for breakfast we well

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