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16 Reasons We've Got the Blues(berries)

"Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb," Robert Frost's poem, "Blueberries," begins. "Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum." We here at Food52, though, are accepting of all blueberries: small, medium, and thumb tip-sized. Size doesn't matter when they're all covered in crumble, put into pancakes, or swirled inside cinnamon rolls. Here are 16 recipes that prove it's easy being blue—and a blueberry. 

Lemony Cream Cheese Pancakes with Blueberries by ENunn

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Perfect Blueberry Streusel Muffins by Posie Harwood


Blueberry Plum Crumble by newRDcook


Pavlova with Boozy Blueberry Sauce by Deborah Davis


Make-Ahead Alaska Blueberry, Lemon, and Thyme Cinnamon Rolls by Mary Tee Malmberg


Garden Mule Cocktail by Kim at Something New for Dinner 


Blueberry Cake with Peanut Streusel by Sarah Jampel


Coconut Spelt Scones with Blueberries by Eat Already!


Blueberry Cake Donut Bars by erinmcdowell


Blueberry Almond Breakfast Polenta by One Hungry Mama


Blueberry Galette with Rosemary Crust by lisina 


Heidi Swanson's Baked Oatmeal by Nicholas Day 


Brooke Dojny's Blueberry Snack Cake with Toasted Pecan Topping by Genius Recipes



Perfect Peach-Blueberry Pandowdy by EmilyC 


Blueberry Fool with Yogurt by Nicholas Day 


Blueberry, Oatmeal, and Flaxseed Muffins by Merrill Stubbs

Have a favorite blueberry recipe? Tell us in the comments below!

Photos by James Ransom, Mark Weinberg, Bobbi Lin, and Posie Harwood (streusel muffins) 

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  • AntoniaJames
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    Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm
I fall in love with every sandwich I ever meet.


AntoniaJames August 12, 2015
Not a recipe really - just what I eat in one form or another, day after day, and never get tired of it, during the 6 - 8 weeks or so that our blueberry bushes are bearing:

For special occasions, this pie is a favorite of friends and family:

But seriously, the best way to eat blueberries is by the handful, warm off the bush, picked while listening to baseball on the radio. A great reason to plant blueberry bushes, if you can. ;o)
Riddley G. August 12, 2015
Wow! Blueberry bushes. You're so lucky!