Blueberry Recipes

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 12 servings
1/4 c Milk
1/4 c Sugar
1/2 ts Salt
3 tb Butter or margarine
1 pk Dry yeast
1/4 c Warm water (105-115 degrees)
2 1/4 c All-purpose flour; divided
1 Egg
2 tb Butter or margarine -softened
1/4 c Brown sugar; firmly packed
1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
1/2 c Blueberries; fresh or frozen
1 tb Butter or margarine; melted
1 c Powdered sugar; sifted
2 tb Milk

Recipe by: Southern Living
Preparation Time: 0:45

Combine 1/4 cup milk, sugar, salt, and 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan; heat until butter melts. Cool to 105 degrees to 115 degrees. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in milk mixture, 1-1/2 cups flour, and egg; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in remaining 3/4 cup flour. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes).

Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 1 hour (dough will not quite double in bulk). Punch dough down; turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into a 12- x 8-inch rectangle; spread with 2 tablespoons butter. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle mixture over rectangle. Sprinkle with blueberries. Roll dough jellyroll fashion, starting at long side. Pinch seam to seal (do not seal ends). Cut roll into 1-inch slices; place slices, cut side down, in greased 8-inch square pan. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Using a fork, gently lift center of rolls to form a peak. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, about 40 minutes (rolls will not double in bulk).
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Combine powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk, stirring well. Drizzle over warm rolls. Yield: 1 dozen.


Blueberry Liqueur

Yield: 3 cups

3 cups fresh blueberries or blackberries
1 whole clove
1/2 cup sugar syrup (see recipe)
2 cups vodka
1 lemon wedge, scraped peel

Note: Blueberries can be bought in season (May to Sept). Avoid stained baskets and DO NOT rinse until ready to use. If freezing, do so before rinsing. Rinse with cold water. Rinse berries and lightly crush. Add vodka, lemon peel, and clove. Pour into dark bottle and store for 3-4 months. Strain through dampened cheesecloth
squeezing out as much juice as possible. Add sugar syrup to taste and store another 4 weeks. Liqueur will tend to be on the watery side. Try adding glycerin if a thicker consistency is desired. Good for baking.


Blueberry Jelly

2 quarts blueberries fresh or frozen
4 cups water
12 cups sugar
2 pouches liquid fruit pectin (3 oz. each)

Place blueberries in a large kettle and crush slightly. Add water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to Medium; cook uncovered for 45 minutes. strain through a jelly bag, reserving 6 cups juice. Pour juice into a large kettle; gradually stir in sugar until dissolved. Bring to a boil over High heat, stirring constantly. Add pectin; bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat. Skim foam. Pour hot into steralized hot jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water bath.

Yield: 6 pints.