By Carl Hanson

From pancakes and French toast to cobblers and pies, we've got 13 ways to put fresh blueberries to delicious use.

When you're making recipes with beautiful fresh blueberries, you'll want to keep a few things in mind. Fresh blueberries are at their best from May until early October. Look for firm, deeply colored berries that are uniform in size. Fresh blueberries will stay fresh for about 5 days. Before extra berries go bad, you can freeze them. To freeze blueberries, arrange them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Then put them in a plastic bag or other container. They should last in the freezer until blueberry season next year!

Now for a lucky 13 of our favorite blueberry recipes!

1. Blueberry Pie

"This is an excellent pie," says Lynn. "I have made 5 since I got it. I have used fresh blueberries and frozen blueberries. They both work great."

Photo by lutzflcat

2. Blueberry Flax Pancakes

"These pancakes are awesome," raves julieford3. Pro Tip: When you're making blueberry pancakes, simply sprinkle on a few blueberries after you ladle the batter onto the griddle and bake as usual.

Photo by CCLoves2Bake

3. Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler

"This recipe was amazing," says TaylorLocke. "My first cobbler ever, and it was immediately gobbled up!"

4. Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

"Don't change a thing," says GLITTER53. "Baked up fluffy, moist, like a cake!" Pro Tip:To keep blueberries from sinking to the bottom of your batter, toss them with a little flour before folding them into the mix.

Photo by footballgrl16

5. Blueberry Sauce

"This was delicious," says Crystal S. "Wouldn't change a thing except to make it a couple of days before so the flavors have a chance to marry."

Photo by Pam Ziegler Lutz

6. Blueberry Zucchini Bread

"Delicious," says jill. "Used half oil, half applesauce and added a crumb topping. Everyone was raving about how moist it is."

Photo by Erin Cunningham

7. Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

"I have made this coffee cake a few times and it's always fantastic," says luv2cook. "I often double the blueberries."

Photo by Allrecipes

8. Blueberry Cream Muffins

"These are the first blueberry muffins I've ever made from scratch," says dagny21. "It was very easy and they turned out beautiful."

Photo by pomplemousse

9. Blueberry Crisp II

"I love this recipe," says PARISROSE. "I thought the mayo was a strange ingredient for a dessert but it's so good!"

Photo by Mixit

10. Blueberry Crumb Bars

"I was going to bake a pie but really felt too lazy, so I tried these and WOW they are really very good," says GRAMMA GORGEOUS.

Photo by Allrecipes

11. Overnight Blueberry French Toast

"This is a very unique breakfast dish," says KARAN1946. "Good for any holiday breakfast or brunch, it's filled with the fresh taste of blueberries, and covered with a rich blueberry sauce to make it a one of a kind."

Photo by Melissa Goff
Melissa Goff

12. Todd's Famous Blueberry Pancakes

"I NEVER manage to make fluffy pancakes and these came out great," says barnyard82. "Great recipe."

Todd's Famous Blueberry Pancakes | Photo by Dianne

13. Blueberry Buckle

"One word....AWESOME," says CJJJC. "Like others I substiuted 1/2 the shortening with butter."

Photo by olgaweng

Check out our collection of Blueberry Recipes -- including desserts, muffins, salads, smoothies, and more!