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U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

Cooking Tips

Cooking with blueberries can be simple, and sometimes that’s just what we’re looking for. However, it’s important to know that blueberries go way beyond pies, breads and muffins. Experiment with fresh, frozen, canned, dried and even freeze dried blueberries, and you’ll find they can take you on an exciting exploration of savory dishes, new flavor pairings and more.

Explore this section for tips on cooking with blueberries, freezing and canning blueberries, and more. For information on foodservice cooking, visit our Foodservice page on Cooking Tips and Common Problems.

Forms of Blueberries

You’re probably familiar with fresh and frozen blueberries, but do you know about dried and freeze dried blueberries? Learn more here about the various forms!

Buying Blueberries

Find out what to look for when you buy fresh blueberries or frozen ones, and learn the basics on freezing blueberries at home.

Flavor Pairings

Blueberries may be great in pancakes and muffins, but they go way beyond that! We’ve got tons of ideas for fun and delicious flavor pairings with blueberries.

Baking with Blueberries

Blueberries are the perfect ingredient to add to pies, muffins, breads and cookies. Here are a few tips you’ll want to know before you get started.

FAQ

Visit our FAQ page for answers to all of your blueberry questions.

Cooking with Canned Blueberries

If for some reason you can’t get your hands on fresh, canned blueberries are always a great option. Learn about the best ways to use them.

Cooking with Frozen Blueberries

Keep a supply of frozen blueberries, and you’ll be ready to whip up delicious meals at any time of day at a moment’s notice.

Freezing Blueberries

Looking for tips on how to freeze blueberries? We’ve got you covered with a handful of simple tips and tricks.

Canning Blueberries at Home

Considering canning blueberries? There’s a lot to know, but it pays off big time when you’re able to enjoy your own homemade jams, chutneys and spreads!