Friday, July 22, 2016

Foodie Friday: Savory Blueberry Recipes

This Foodie Friday for National Blueberry Month features blueberry recipes that are on the savory side. Surprised? Me too. Who knew the blueberry had a savory side? These recipes are definitely on the "To Try" list. Don't wait for me to give them go. Check them out and experiment on your own!

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Port Blueberry Compote

This is a recipe found on and it is definitely a new one for me. I've heard of apples and pears going well with pork. But blueberries? It doesn't seem like it is a hard one to make. Kraft has it listed with a prep time of five minutes and cook time of one hour and 30 minutes. It only has four ingredients: Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing, two-pound pork tenderloin, two cups of blueberries, and a half cup of port wine.

Blueberry Bacon Biscuit Bake

This savory blueberry breakfast dish was found on The Painted Apron. This looks like a great breakfast or brunch dish to make on the weekend. It has Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, bacon, cheddar cheese, eggs, milk, and blueberries. My mouth is watering just thinking about how good this must taste! Prep time is five minutes with a total bake time of 20-30 minutes.

Blueberry & Brie Turkey Wellington

This is definitely a fall recipe. Perhaps something to do for Thanksgiving to change the traditional turkey dinner up a bit? I found this on the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council site. Again this also has bacon in it. I am beginning to think blueberries and bacon have a thing going on. This recipe is probably the most difficult on the list. However, if you nail it... could you send me a piece?

Blueberry Barbecue Glazed Ribs

This recipe was also found on the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council website. We already know blueberries like pork and pork likes blueberries. So, having a blueberry glaze on a rack of ribs seems logical to me after today. Also, how perfect is this recipe right now? Summer is barbecue season, so now is the right time to try this recipe out.

Ribs Ingredients

2 racks ribs
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder

Blueberry Barbecue Glaze Ingredients

1-1/2 cups honey BBQ sauce
1-1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke


  1. Dry the ribs with paper towels. In a medium bowl, mix together all dry rub ingredients well.
  2. Press rub onto both sides of rib racks. Tightly wrap each individual rack with tin foil.
  3. Place in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet and let sit in fridge overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  5. Bake foil wrapped ribs on baking sheet for 2-1/2 hours.
  6. During the last half hour of cook time, make the sauce.
  7. In a medium saucepan, combine BBQ sauce, liquid smoke and blueberries.
  8. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Use a spatula to break apart some of the blueberries. Cook another five minutes. Let ribs cool, then remove foil.
  9. Discard juices.
  10. Brush ribs generously with sauce reserving some for serving.
  11. Broil ribs for five minutes or just until the tops are nicely browned.
  12. Serve with additional sauce.

Which of these savory blueberry recipes are you guys willing to try first? If your dish is a success, please share in the comments with a link to blog post or to the picture of your culinary masterpiece!

Main Image Credit: By Naotake Murayama from San Francisco, CA, USA (Duck Roast with Blueberry Sauce, Side of Snap Peas) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons