By Vanessa Greaves

Celebrate blueberry season

When summer brings plump, juicy blueberries to the market, it's time to take advantage of that seasonal bounty by using them in these easy fresh blueberry desserts all summer long.

Fresh, plump blueberries are bathed in a blueberry sauce and nestled in a prebaked pie crust. The recipe makes one 9-inch pie, or you can make several smaller pies as shown. Top with whipped cream and lemon zest for an elegant presentation.

Topless Blueberry Pie | Photo by goosegreetings

You start with a box of cake mix, layer in some very surprising ingredients (mini marshmallows?) and end up with a cake everyone raves about. Try it.

Blueberry Bottom Cake | Photo by Yoly

Juicy plums and blueberries become a gorgeous topping of caramelized fruit when this cake is inverted onto a plate. (I've made this cake several times, and it's a winner!) You can use any soft, ripe fruit instead of the plums, but the blueberries are a must.

Plum Upside Down Cake | Photo by Meredith

Five ingredients are all you'll need for this quick and satisfying cake. Serve it warm with homemade ice cream for a perfect summer dessert.

Blueberry Dump Cake | Photo by Rena

Several home cooks said they made this easy dessert with butter instead of shortening, and liked the flavor even better. Don't skimp on the fruit; it's what makes the cake beautifully moist.

Blueberry Buckle | Photo by olgaweng

You're going to love the quick 15-minute prep for these fruity bars. Blueberries love any kind of citrus, so try adding lemon zest along with the lemon juice to really bring out the happy partnership.

Blueberry Crumble Bars | Photo by magicallydelicious

Say it with me: claw-foo-TEE. That translates into a simple baked custard packed with plump, juicy blueberries. So good in any language.

Almond extract and lemon zest flavor these easy, cake-like cookies. They turn out quite soft, so store them with waxed paper between layers of cookies so they don't stick together.

Blueberry Drop Cookies | Photo by pomplemousse

This moist and lemony pound cake is easy to prep and simple to bake. Take the advice of several reviewers and dust the fresh blueberries with a little bit of flour before folding them into the batter to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan. (It really works!)

Blueberry-Lemon Pound Cake | Blueberry-Lemon Pound Cake


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