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24 Perfect Blueberry Recipes To Make With Your Harvest

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With the peak of blueberry season in sight why not prepare with all these great recipes? Homemade Recipes has put together a list of unique blueberry pie recipes worth going gaga over. So let’s roll up our sleeves and get baking!

— This post is courtesy of Homemade Recipes (original publish date April 28, 2015) shared with permission —

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This year, pay homage to the blueberry pie the right way and make one of these recipes to share with friends or family. Try them all and prepare your favorite for April 28 – National Blueberry Pie Day!

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24 Perfect Blueberry Recipes

1. Blueberry Galette with Cornmeal Thyme Crust

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Even if you’re a beginner baker, galettes are essential foolproof and, therefore, guaranteed to turn out beautiful and delicious. This rustic tart will provide a much-appreciated departure from the norm.

Ingredients

Cornmeal Thyme Dough:

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose four, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 cup stoneground cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 heaping tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2- 3 tablespoons cold water

Blueberry Filling:

  • 1 pint blueberries, organic preferred
  • 3/4 cup sugar (we’re using cane sugar for this recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water, beaten

Get the recipe here.

2. Blueberry Pie Egg Rolls

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If you’ve ever frequented a Pick Up Stix and had their apple pie egg rolls, you know how absolutely heavenly a dessert egg roll is. So, imagine our surprise when we stumbled upon this recipe. Yeah, we pretty much keeled over with happiness and mouth watering anticipation.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg egg roll wrappers (you’ll need about 12-16)
  • 1 (21 oz) can Lucky Leaf Premium Blueberry Pie Filling
  • About ⅓ cup white chocolate chips, optional
  • Cinnamon sugar (mix 1 tsp ground cinnamon into ½ cup white sugar)

Get the recipe here.

3. Blueberry Bliss Oatmeal Cream Pies

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Haven’t you ever heard that pies are basically just big cookies? Or was that cakes? Either way, you’re sure to love this recipe – regardless of whatever it is the mini-version of!

Ingredients

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies:

  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (You can also use vanilla extract)
  • 3/4 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Mascarpone Filling:

  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar

Get the recipe here.

4. Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

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I can only speak from experience, and speaking from experience, I would have to say that this is, hands down, the best blueberry cream cheese pie recipe I’ve ever made.

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4-7 tbsp ice water

For the Pie:

  • 8 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • pinch or two of salt
  • 3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (don’t thaw if using frozen)
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp heavy cream or milk

Get the recipe here.

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5. Blueberry Pie Bites

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The Homemade Recipes family is all for making miniature versions of favorite classics – I mean, the more bite-size the treat, the easier it is to carry with you everywhere, making your commute and bus ride not so bad after all.

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz package cream cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour or GF flour blend* + 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup blueberry pie filling {recipe below}
    1/4 cup powdered sugar for garnish {optional}

Get the recipe here.

6. Classic Lattice-Top Blueberry Pie

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s our take on this recipe.

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 12 oz. (2-2/3 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. table salt
  • 6 oz. (3/4 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces
  • 2 oz. (4 Tbs.) frozen vegetable shortening, cut into 4 pieces
  • 5 Tbs. ice-cold water
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

For the Filling:

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 oz. (1/3 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest plus 1 Tbs.
  • Juice (from 1 medium lemon)
  • Big pinch table salt
  • 6 cups (30 oz.) fresh blueberries, rinsed and thoroughly dried

For Assembly:

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbs. coarse sugar, such as turbinado or white sanding sugar

Get the recipe here.

7. Wild Blueberry Pie

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This healthy recipe uses spelt and oat flour to make the pie crust and the intense saccharine, tanginess of wild blueberries to create a full-rounded spectrum of sweet flavor.

Ingredients

Pie Crust:

  • 2 dl plain flour
  • 1 dl rolled oats
  • 1 dl wholegrain spelt
  • 1 ½ ts salt
  • 350 g butter
  • 1 dl water (about)

Filling:

  • Cheese from 3 litres of milk
  • 3 dl caramel
  • 50 g butter
  • A pinch of vanilla

Get the recipe here.

8. Blueberry Whoopie Pies with Whipped Blueberry Filling

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Let these blueberry whoopie pies make you say, “Whoopie!” Yeah, we know, that was pretty bad, so we’ll just let this recipe do the talking for us.

Ingredients

For Cake:

  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

For Filling:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream (half and half should work too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup fresh blueberries

Get the recipe here.

9. Blueberry Pie Bars

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Blueberry pies are already great, but blueberry pies in bar form are ten times greater. This recipe uses sour cream in the filling to create a thick, creamy texture that’s tangy and rich on the tongue.

Ingredients

Crust and Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold butter (cubed)

For Filling:

  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • pinch salt

Get the recipe here.

10. Blueberry Custard Pie

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The chopped pecans that garnish this pie are a little touch that make a world of difference.

Ingredients

  • 8 OZ Sour Cream
  • 3/4 C Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 TBS Flour
  • 2 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 1 TSP Nutmeg
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 2 C Fresh Blueberries
  • 9 Inch Deep Dish Pie Crust (Unbaked)
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 C Flour
  • 1/4 C Butter, Softened (not Melted)
  • 1/2 C Chopped Pecans

Get the recipe here.

Want the rest? Head over to Homemade Recipes to get more Recipes for Blueberry Pie Day!

Which blueberry pie recipe will you try? Let us know below in the comments! :)

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New York City added nearly 4,000 people who never tested positive for the coronavirus to its death toll Tuesday, bringing coronavirus-related deaths in the city to around 10,000 people.

The city decided to add 3,700 people to its death tolls, who they “presumed” to have died from the virus, according to a report from The New York Times. The additions increased the death toll in the U.S. by 17%, according to the Times report, and included people who were suffering from symptoms of the virus, such as intense coughing and a fever.

The report stated that Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided over the weekend to change the way the city is counting deaths.

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How To Make Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut In A Mason Jar

The thing about homesteading is you get to create your own ingredient right from scratch! Cheese, yogurt, butter and now sauerkraut, a delightfully sour and crunchy ingredient you can use on your meals — or consume by itself — while on a homestead, or while facing this health crisis!

This homemade sauerkraut is a great meal because it has a long shelf life. You can either make plain sauerkraut or mix it with herbs and spices. In this tutorial let us make Lacto-fermented sauerkraut that preserves all the good probiotics in a jar, good for your guts.

So how to make sauerkraut in a mason jar?

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Delicious Sauerkraut Recipe Every Homesteader Should Know

Why Make Sauerkraut?

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Not only does sauerkraut spoil a long time, but it is also a meal in itself, and it is also easy to make! You don’t need to be an expert cook, all you need to do is follow these simple steps.

So let us get started. Here are the steps in making sauerkraut in a mason jar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cabbage or 2 1/2 lbs cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Tools Needed:

  • knife
  • bowl
  • mason jar
  • smaller jar
  • rubber band

Step 1: Wash & Clean the Tools & Ingredients



Wash all the equipment and utensils you need. Wash your hands too.

You don’t want to mix your sauerkraut with bad bacteria, anything that is going to make you sick.

Next, remove the faded leaves from your cabbage. Cut off the roots and the parts that don’t seem fresh.

Step 2: Cut the Cabbage Into Quarters & Slice Into Strips



Cut your cabbage into quarters and remove the core. Then, slice it into strips.

Step 3: Place in a Bowl & Sprinkle With Salt



Put the stripped cabbage into a bowl. Sprinkle the cabbage with 1 tablespoon of salt.

TIP: Use canning salt or sea salt. Iodized salt will make it taste different and may not ferment the cabbage.

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Step 4: Massage the Cabbage



Massage the cabbage for five minutes or more to get the juice out.

TIP: You’ll know it’s ready when you see a bit of juice at the bottom of the bowl and will look similar to coleslaw.

Step 5: Press Cabbage Into the Mason Jar



Add the cabbage to the mason jar gradually. Press it in hard to allow the juice to come out. Do this every time you add about a handful of cabbage.

IMPORTANT: Food should be covered by the liquid to promote fermentation. Add any excess liquid from the bowl to the jar.

Step 6: Press a Smaller Jar Into the Mason Jar



You want to squeeze every ounce of that juice from the cabbage. To do this place the mason jar in a bowl and get a smaller jar.

Fill it with water or marble to make it heavy. Press it into the bigger mason jar. Allow any juices to rise to the surface.

Step 7: Cover the Jars With Cloth & Tie With Rubber Band



Leave the small jar on. To keep your jars clean from annoying insects and irritating debris, cover your jars with a clean cloth. Then, use a rubber band to tie the cloth and the jars together, putting them in place.

Step 8: Set Aside & Check Daily

Set it aside in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Check the water level daily. It should always be above the cabbage.

Step 9: Taste Your Sauerkraut & Keep at Cool Temperatures

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After about five days, you can taste your sauerkraut. If the taste is to your liking, tightly cover it with the lid and store in the fridge or cellar.

NOTE: If after five days it’s still not your desired taste, leave it for a few more days. This will allow the fermentation process to continue.

You can now enjoy your sauerkraut in a mason jar. Enjoy its goodness! You can use it as a side dish or mix it with your favorite sandwich.

Things to Remember in Making Sauerkraut

  • Store away from direct sunlight and drafts.
  • Colder weather will make the process longer. Spring is the best time to make them since the warmth helps activate the fermentation.
  • Always make sure that the cabbage is below the water level during the entire fermentation process.
  • If the water level decreases during the fermentation process, you can make a brine and add it.

Let us watch this video from Kristina Seleshanko on how to make delicious Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar!

So there you have it! Making Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar is as easy as slicing the cabbage into strips. Remember that as long it remains unopened, your sauerkraut can last for months. Best of all, you can partner this sauerkraut in many recipes.

What do you think of this homemade recipe? Share your best sauerkraut recipe in the comments section below!

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9 SPRING VEGETABLES FOR YOUR GARDEN

Having plants in the house will bring peace to people. Having a little garden with vegetables is even better! You can grow these vegetables in your backyard garden easily as well!

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In this article:

  1. Tomato
  2. Eggplant
  3. Beet
  4. Spinach
  5. Pea
  6. Carrot
  7. Radish
  8. Cauliflower
  9. Asparagus

Growing veggies in your garden will give you an opportunity to understand what you eat and value it more. Early spring is when most vegetables are being planted. Keep reading to learn about 9 spring vegetables that anyone can grow in their garden!

Tomato

Tomato is the most popular garden vegetable in the States! There are different varieties to choose from. Tomatoes need to be planted in early spring because they won’t survive a frost.

Because tomatoes are consumed daily, try adding them to your garden! They’re not difficult to grow either.

Eggplant

Eggplants are known to have low-calorie, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Plus, they are delicious! So why not plant them in your garden?

Eggplants shouldn’t be planted too early because they won’t be able to survive a frost. So you could consult an expert in your area before you plant your eggplants.

Beets

Beets are known to be a superfood for its various health benefits. They’re easier to grow in the garden, usually around late March or early April.

If the weather is always cool, beets will keep getting bigger and bigger. Once the weather starts to warm up, you’ll need to harvest them, or they’ll go to waste.

Spinach

Spinach is a delicious early spring veggie, and it’s also very beneficial for health. And it’s not difficult to grow spinach in your garden!

Spinach needs cold weather to grow. Getting spinach to grow is easy, but keeping it growing will require some extra care.

Pea

Peas are usually planted in late April. Peas will die in freezing temperatures, but they also won’t survive the heat either. So make sure you plant your peas in early spring.

Peas are widely used in many different ways, and there are different types of peas. The soil you’ll be planting your peas should be suitable for them, so make sure you ask while buying seeds.

Carrot

There are different types of carrots, but regardless of their size and color, it’s a fact that carrots are both delicious and rich in vitamins.

They’re root vegetables, so with proper sun and watering, they can be picked up as baby carrots as well.

Radish

A radish is an excellent option for beginners because it doesn’t require too much care. Radish is easy to harvest.

Radish grows fast, so it’s better to keep an eye on it after a few weeks. Radish usually is grown pest-free, but there’s always the chance of unwanted guests, so watch out for worms. Radish can be eaten raw or can be added to garnish recipes.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower isn’t the easiest vegetable to grow at home, but it is very popular.

Cauliflower grows better in colder weather, so before you plant it, consider the climate of your garden. Cauliflower can be eaten raw or cooked, and it is known to be very beneficial for health.

Asparagus

Freshly picked, tender asparagus is very delicious!

Asparagus plants get more productive with each harvest, and mature asparagus harvest can last for months! Make sure you plant them at the correct time, or else they might go to waste.

All the vegetables listed above are great for your healthy diet, and it’s fun to watch them grow. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to grow your own veggies and eat healthy this spring!

So tell us which veggies will you be growing this spring? Tell us in the comments section!

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