27 Blueberry Dessert Recipes for A Sweet Summer
Summer is here, which means our fridges are constantly bursting with the season’s bounty. Whether from a U-Pick farm or local farmers’ market, fresh berries are one of our favorite summer ingredients. Even though blueberries make a delicious snack or morning oatmeal topper, we love to include blueberries at dessert, too. These blueberry desserts are the tastiest way to use up your stock of blueberries if you went a little overboard at the market this week. Whether you’re making a fresh blueberry tart for a new neighbor, bringing blueberry crunch bars to the church potluck, or enjoying a cozy blueberry cobbler with your family after a weeknight dinner, these easy blueberry desserts are major crowd-pleasers. Kids will love our blueberry desserts like popsicles, hand pies, and cupcakes, but you can serve dressier desserts like meringue with blueberry compote or whiskey pie with tipsy blueberries for your adults-only summer dinner party. These blueberry desserts are our favorite ways to enjoy fresh summer berries, with cool icebox pies, pretty cakes, and comforting cobblers.
Black-and-Blue Buttermilk Tart
Recipe: Black-and-Blue Buttermilk Tart
This make-ahead dessert is just the cool—both in temperature and quality—finale your summer party needs. You’re going to want to use the buttery cracker crust for every pie you bake after trying it.
Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
Recipe: Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
No one can fight over who got the biggest slice when dessert is already pre-portioned into adorable mini cakes. Bonus: The cheesecakes can be made and frozen up to a month in advance, which is what we call a busy hostess win.
Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler
Meringue Pillows with Blueberry-Mint Compote
Say hello to the easiest, most elegant dinner party dessert for summer. Your guests will be blown away by the gorgeous presentation.
Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake
Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake
Southern cooks know the easiest way to achieve the dreamiest cake texture is to poke it!
Fried Blueberry-Ginger Hand Pies
Recipe: Fried Blueberry-Ginger Hand Pies
Serve up the summers of your childhood with picnic-friendly, kid-favorite hand pies.
Recipe: Blueberry-Cornmeal Cake
You can serve this fresh blueberry-studded cake from brunch to dinner, so it’s the perfect, “What can I bring?” dish for any summer gathering.
Maw Maw’s No-Fuss Blueberry Pie
Recipe: Maw Maw’s No-Fuss Blueberry Pie
It’s all in the name. This simple, nostalgic pie recipe starts with an easy homemade dough that will even impress Mama.
Red Velvet Ice-Cream Cake
Recipe: Red Velvet Ice-Cream Cake
Talk about a standout! This decadent layer cake will blow the competition away at the Fourth of July dessert table (not that it’s a competition, but if it were, you’d win).
Recipe: Strawberry-Blueberry Cupcakes
Double the summer berries means double the love for these cute cupcakes. A tip from the Test Kitchen: Use small blueberries so they distribute more evenly in the batter.
Blueberry-Lemon Crunch Bars
Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Crunch Bars
If you want to stand out from the stacks of fudge and classic chocolate chip cookies, this crumbly, fruity bar is the perfect dessert to bring to the summer potluck.
Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
Icebox pies are a hallmark of Southern desserts, and this one is so refreshing for those hotter-than-hot summer days.
Cornmeal Cookie Berry Shortcakes
Each component of this adorable dessert can be made ahead to help you out as you prep for company.
Lemon Blueberry Cake
Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Cake
This light and airy cake will be the prettiest centerpiece for every spring shower or luncheon.
Triple Berry Sonker with Dip
Recipe: Triple Berry Sonker with Dip
If you’ve never heard of a sonker, it’s time to get acquainted with this cobbler-like dessert (and its creamy vanilla sauce, “dip”) with origins in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Sour Cream Flag Cake
Recipe: Sour Cream Flag Cake
It doesn’t get more patriotic for Independence Day than a flag cake made with fresh summer berries, but you can make this easy sheet cake all summer long and arrange the topping any way you like.
Berry Cobbler with Pecan Sandie Streusel
Instead of a traditional lattice crust or old-school drop biscuits, switch up your cobbler toping with this crunchy, sweet surprise.
Fourth of July Cupcakes
Recipe: Fourth of July Cupcakes
These festive cupcakes have all the red velvet flavor you crave with a classic cream cheese frosting.
Lemon-Buttermilk Icebox Pie
Recipe: Lemon-Buttermilk Icebox Pie
A cool filling surrounded by a timeless graham cracker crust and finished off with a beautiful lemon-blueberry topping? We’ve found your “looks impressive but is so easy” dessert of the summer.
Plum-Berry Cornmeal Sheet Cake
Recipe: Plum-Berry Cornmeal Sheet Cake
Sheet cakes have long been the easiest way to serve dessert to a crowd, and this pretty cake is studded with all your favorite summer fruit.
Red, White, and Blue Popsicles
Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Popsicles
Make this ice cream truck-favorite right at home with a recipe that the kids will go crazy over.
Recipe: Blueberry-Thyme Pie
This blueberry pie recipe has that “je ne sais quoi” about it from bright lemon, fragrant thyme, and one secret ingredient for perfect texture.
Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars
If you need a big-batch (we’re talking massive-batch) dessert for your Fourth of July get-together, you can’t go wrong with this fruity cheesecake recipe that’s easy to serve.
Recipe: Berry Cobbler
Our slow cookers have never let us down, even when it comes to dessert. This recipe lets you focus on the main dish and still serve a delicious, beautiful finale.
Recipe: Star-Spangled Cheesecake
Have you ever heard of big-batch cheesecake? With the help of your trusty sheet pan, you’re going to fall in love with it.
Whiskey Pie with Tipsy Berries
Recipe: Whiskey Pie with Tipsy Berries
If you’re attending an adults-only cookout, bring an adults-only dessert your friends will love. We recommend serving it with a healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Red, White, and Blueberry-Filled Cupcakes
These cream cheese icing-topped cupcakes have a delicious blueberry filling that’s the sweetest surprise for guests.