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Small Batch Blueberry Crisp

Small Batch Blueberry Crisp by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple summer fruit recipe using fresh blueberries and a brown sugar oat crumble topping. You can make this with fresh or frozen blueberries, and the recipe yields enough for a single family. This easy blueberry dessert is a quick option for summer and is best served with vanilla ice cream. Learn how to make it on thewoodandspoon.com

Summer must be here, because we are knee-deep in blueberries. What a wonderful thing to be knee-deep in too, right? This past week, we picked blueberries with friends, and, let me just say, those babies go a looonngg way. Even after we had eaten our fill, our fingers stained purple and bellies stuffed, we still had an abundance of fruit leftover. Naturally, we had to bake it. So today, you’re getting a recipe for small batch blueberry crisp- the perfect treat to share with the humans under your roof.

Small Batch Blueberry Crisp by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple summer fruit recipe using fresh blueberries and a brown sugar oat crumble topping. You can make this with fresh or frozen blueberries, and the recipe yields enough for a single family. This easy blueberry dessert is a quick option for summer and is best served with vanilla ice cream. Learn how to make it on thewoodandspoon.com

A Case for Small Batch Desserts

I adore smaller-portioned desserts. As much as I love baking, there’s always the business of what to do with it all once it’s been baked. Ice creams, breads, and even cookies do fine in the freezer, but some things, (like this small batch blueberry crisp!) are best eaten immediately. So I’ve started playing more with smaller portions, baking in containers that are perfectly sized for my family of five. No leftovers to worry about and just enough for everyone.

Small Batch Blueberry Crisp by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple summer fruit recipe using fresh blueberries and a brown sugar oat crumble topping. You can make this with fresh or frozen blueberries, and the recipe yields enough for a single family. This easy blueberry dessert is a quick option for summer and is best served with vanilla ice cream. Learn how to make it on thewoodandspoon.com

Small Batch Blueberry Crisp

This blueberry crisp is a near-perfect recipe for fresh summer blueberries. Here, with few ingredients and simple preparation, the blueberries shine. Best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this dessert is simultaneously refreshing and comforting.

To make it, we start with the fruit filling. We toss our blueberries with sugar, lemon zest, and cornstarch. That entire mixture pours into a one quart baking dish. Next, we put together the topping which is nothing more than butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and cinnamon. Crumble the wet topping onto the fruit, distributing it evenly until consistent throughout. Finally, it gets a bake in the oven. Once bubbly and finished, this dessert is sweet, flavorful, and the perfect accompaniment for vanilla ice cream.

Small Batch Blueberry Crisp by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple summer fruit recipe using fresh blueberries and a brown sugar oat crumble topping. You can make this with fresh or frozen blueberries, and the recipe yields enough for a single family. This easy blueberry dessert is a quick option for summer and is best served with vanilla ice cream. Learn how to make it on thewoodandspoon.com

Give this small batch blueberry crisp a whirl the next time you get your hands on fresh berries! Happy Baking!

If you like this blueberry crisp you should try:

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Brown Butter Peach Berry Crumble
Skillet Fruit Pancake
Blueberry Maple Pie
Blueberry Galette

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Small Batch Blueberry Crisp

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This small batch blueberry crisp feeds a small crew and features fresh berries, lemon zest, and a brown sugar oat topping!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 Servings
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • ½  cup light brown sugar, packed,
  • ½  cup old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir to combine to brown sugar, oats, four, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the butter just until combined and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the remaining cinnamon, sugar, and cornstarch. Toss in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and blueberries. Pour the fruit mixture into a 1-quart baking dish and top with crumbled bits of the oat mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling slightly throughout the entire skillet. Allow to cool slightly before serving with scoops of ice cream or whipped cream.

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Small Batch Blueberry Crisp by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple summer fruit recipe using fresh blueberries and a brown sugar oat crumble topping. You can make this with fresh or frozen blueberries, and the recipe yields enough for a single family. This easy blueberry dessert is a quick option for summer and is best served with vanilla ice cream. Learn how to make it on thewoodandspoon.com

Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits

Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits recipe by Wood and Spoon. These are soft and fluffy southern style biscuits filled with butter and cream cheese. The glaze is a creamy frosting and the icing add sweetness to the pastry. These are great treats with fresh blueberries for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. inspired by Callie's hot little biscuits, this food feels special and makes the mornings more fun. Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood.

Does it get any better than homemade biscuits? I’ve been the self-professed biscuit lady for a number of years now, and I could not be more thrilled to add another recipe to the Wood & Spoon repertoire. These blueberry cream cheese biscuits are a long time coming, and when I tell you they are worth the wait… well, they are.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits recipe by Wood and Spoon. These are soft and fluffy southern style biscuits filled with butter and cream cheese. The glaze is a creamy frosting and the icing add sweetness to the pastry. These are great treats with fresh blueberries for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. inspired by Callie's hot little biscuits, this food feels special and makes the mornings more fun. Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood.

Storebought is… Fine?

I’ve been making homemade biscuits for so long that, up until recently, I almost forgot about the alternatives. You know- storebought biscuits, refrigerated doughs, and even the freezer ones that you just pop on the pan and warm up. They’ve been all but foreign to me. Don’t get me wrong- there are plenty of semi-homemade or convenience foods that I buy with very little hesitation, but once you’ve tasted a really easy (and really good!) homemade biscuit, it’s hard to go back. You know?

Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits recipe by Wood and Spoon. These are soft and fluffy southern style biscuits filled with butter and cream cheese. The glaze is a creamy frosting and the icing add sweetness to the pastry. These are great treats with fresh blueberries for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. inspired by Callie's hot little biscuits, this food feels special and makes the mornings more fun. Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood.

Then, the other day, we were serving breakfast to a rather large crew after church. I caved and bought a Costco-sized bag of frozen biscuits. It was so easy! Oven: preheated. Baking pan: lined with parchment. Hot biscuits: ready in 12 minutes. They even really looked good- golden tops, steamy fluffed insides, perfectly round size. Maybe I had been tricking myself all these years. Maybe homemade biscuits weren’t really that much better.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits recipe by Wood and Spoon. These are soft and fluffy southern style biscuits filled with butter and cream cheese. The glaze is a creamy frosting and the icing add sweetness to the pastry. These are great treats with fresh blueberries for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. inspired by Callie's hot little biscuits, this food feels special and makes the mornings more fun. Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood.

Homemade Biscuits > All Other Alternatives

But then it came time to trying them. I took a biscuit, slathered it with last summer’s strawberry fig jam, and took a bite. First chew: good texture. Second chew: not bad. Third, fourth, and fifth bite: oh, no.

What even is this? That greasy film on the roof of my mouth? That gummy texture caking my teeth? The butter flavor that, honestly, was more movie theater artificial than anything else. The frozen biscuit I tried that morning was nothing like my homemade ones. It was so, so much worse than I remembered.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits recipe by Wood and Spoon. These are soft and fluffy southern style biscuits filled with butter and cream cheese. The glaze is a creamy frosting and the icing add sweetness to the pastry. These are great treats with fresh blueberries for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. inspired by Callie's hot little biscuits, this food feels special and makes the mornings more fun. Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits

I’ll be honest: vindication tastes almost as good as these blueberry cream cheese biscuits. These homemade biscuits, just like the millions I’ve made in the past, really are the best. They have it all: buttery crisp edges, soft insides, layers throughout, and loads of real butter flavor. With fresh blueberries and a cream cheese glaze, these blueberry cream cheese biscuits have balanced sweetness and great texture. I cannot emphasize enough how delicious they are. So let me tell you how to make them.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits recipe by Wood and Spoon. These are soft and fluffy southern style biscuits filled with butter and cream cheese. The glaze is a creamy frosting and the icing add sweetness to the pastry. These are great treats with fresh blueberries for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. inspired by Callie's hot little biscuits, this food feels special and makes the mornings more fun. Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood.

How to Make Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits

Almost all of my biscuit recipes start the same way. First, we whisk together the dry ingredients. All-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar come together in a bowl. Next, we cut in the cream cheese and butter using a pastry cutter, just until the fats are incorporated in pea-sized chunks. Why use cream cheese? Cream cheese works as a substitute for some of the butter and adds a subtle flavor and softness. I learned this trick years ago from Carrie of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit whose cream cheese biscuits are delightfully soft and fluffy. After tossing in the blueberries, we stir it all together with a little cold buttermilk.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits recipe by Wood and Spoon. These are soft and fluffy southern style biscuits filled with butter and cream cheese. The glaze is a creamy frosting and the icing add sweetness to the pastry. These are great treats with fresh blueberries for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. inspired by Callie's hot little biscuits, this food feels special and makes the mornings more fun. Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood.

The dough is thick and shaggy, but, working quickly, we bring it together and pat it out on a floured surface. A floured round biscuit butter comes next, and we trim out pieces of dough before popping them into a super-hot oven. Once baked, the cream cheese glaze tops these biscuits that truly are divine.

How to Revive Leftover Biscuits

Lots of foods are best the very first day, but I’ll be honest: I almost prefer these biscuits the next day. Once frosted, these blueberry cream cheese biscuits will soften overnight and lose a lot of their crispy edges. To revive them, I place them on a lined baking sheet in a toaster oven or traditional oven that is preheated to 350 degrees. I like to let mine reheat until they’re a shade darker than when they started. As a result, the edges crispy up, the insides warm, and even the glaze on top crisps slightly, leaving behind a flaky almost-donut glaze. (Insert me drooling.)

Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits recipe by Wood and Spoon. These are soft and fluffy southern style biscuits filled with butter and cream cheese. The glaze is a creamy frosting and the icing add sweetness to the pastry. These are great treats with fresh blueberries for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. inspired by Callie's hot little biscuits, this food feels special and makes the mornings more fun. Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood.

Given these blueberry cream cheese biscuits a try and let me know what you think! Happy baking to you all and have a great Sunday.

If you like these blueberry cream cheese biscuits, you should make:

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Biscuits
Peaches and Cream Biscuits
Funfetti Biscuits
Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits

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These blueberry cream cheese biscuits have soft, fluffy centers, fresh berries, and a sweetened cream cheese glaze on top!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Biscuits

Ingredients

For the biscuits:

  • 2 cups (280 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup (55 gm) unsalted butter, cold, plus 2 tablespoons melted
  • ¾ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¾ cup (180 gm) cold buttermilk

For the topping:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (115 gm) powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoons milk

Instructions

To make the biscuits:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Use the back of a fork or a pastry cutter to cut in the cream cheese and butter until large, pea-sized clumps exist throughout. Stir in the blueberries and then add the buttermilk, stirring to combine. Dump the shaggy dough out onto a floured surface and used floured hands to gently pat the dough out into a 1” rectangle. Fold the dough in thirds like a letter and then pat it out again into 1” thickness. Use a 2” biscuit cutter to cut out rounds of dough. Gently combine the scraps and then pat out that mixture to 1” thick again. Cut out additional rounds. Place the dough rounds 2″ apart onto a baking sheet and brush the tops with the melted butter. Place the pan in the oven, reduce the heat to 400, and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until the tops are puffed and golden. You may need to rotate the pan towards the end of baking if one size is darkening faster than the other. Allow the biscuits to cool briefly while you prepare the topping.

To prepare the topping:

  1. Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar in large bowl just until smooth. Add a tablespoon or more or milk to get the icing a smooth, spreadable consistency. Smooth a dollop on each biscuit and serve immediately!

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Blueberry Ice Cream Cake

Blueberry Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a no-churn ice cream cake recipe made with cream cheese ice cream a stovetop blueberry sauce, and a salted graham cracker crumble. This cake is a make ahead treat that is perfect for summer with fresh berries. Learn how to make homemade ice cream cake on thewoodandspoon.com

Two of my favorite things combine in today’s recipe to make a killer dessert: fresh summer produce and creamy homemade ice cream. This blueberry ice cream cake is an ode to summer and its weather that has, so far, proven to be straight-up oppressive. With frozen layers of cream cheese ice cream and a fresh blueberry sauce throughout, this cake is certainly seasonally appropriate. Let me tell you all about it.

Blueberry Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a no-churn ice cream cake recipe made with cream cheese ice cream a stovetop blueberry sauce, and a salted graham cracker crumble. This cake is a make ahead treat that is perfect for summer with fresh berries. Learn how to make homemade ice cream cake on thewoodandspoon.com

So why combine blueberries with ice cream cake? With blueberry season well underway, many of us (raises hand!) have found themselves with a surplus of produce. Lucky for us, homemade fruit sauces swirl splendidly into homemade no-churn ice cream. If you’ve never learned how to make no-churn ice cream, fear not! I recently wrote a post all about no-churn ice cream that you can read here. Today’s recipe uses the classic technique with the addition of cream cheese which gives this cake great flavor. That, plus the blueberry sauce and graham cracker crumble, makes for a terrific make-ahead treat!

Blueberry Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a no-churn ice cream cake recipe made with cream cheese ice cream a stovetop blueberry sauce, and a salted graham cracker crumble. This cake is a make ahead treat that is perfect for summer with fresh berries. Learn how to make homemade ice cream cake on thewoodandspoon.com

Making the Blueberry Ice Cream Cake:

To make the ice cream cake, start with the blueberry sauce. Combine fresh or frozen blueberries with sugar and lemon juice on the stovetop. Cook the mixture until it reduces and thickens slightly. In the meantime, begin preparing your ice cream. Softened cream cheese creams together with sweetened condensed milk before folding into whipped cream. Split the ice cream mixture in half. One bowl will remain cream cheese flavored and the other gets a helping of blueberry sauce. Layer the two in a prepared pan with additional blueberry sauce.

This cake also employs the help of a graham cracker “crust” which adds a little bit of salted texture. I was going for a frozen dessert that was reminiscent of a blueberry cheesecake, and I think this fits the bill. Although the crumbs are optional, I think you’ll love them. Don’t skip this step. 🙂

If you get a chance to try this recipe, shoot me a message and let me know what you think! Happy Sunday to you and happy baking!

Blueberry Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a no-churn ice cream cake recipe made with cream cheese ice cream a stovetop blueberry sauce, and a salted graham cracker crumble. This cake is a make ahead treat that is perfect for summer with fresh berries. Learn how to make homemade ice cream cake on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like this blueberry ice cream cake you should try:

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream
Peanut Butter Honey Graham Ice Cream Cake
Blueberry Sour Cream Pie
Black Forest Ice Cream Cake
Blueberry Galette with a Cornmeal Crust
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

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Blueberry Ice Cream Cake

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This blueberry ice cream cake features a no-churn cream cheese ice cream, a salted graham cracker crumble, and a swirled blueberry sauce.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Total Time: 360
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

For the Blueberry Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

For the graham cracker crumbs:

  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the ice cream:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

Making the Blueberry Sauce:

  1. Combine the blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir regularly, mashing the berries with a potato masher or the back of a fork to release the juices. Cook for about 7-8 minutes or until the sauce has reduced to thicken slightly. Set aside to cool.

Making the graham cracker crumbs:

  1. Stir to combine all the ingredients. Set aside.

Making the ice cream cake:

  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the cold heavy cream on medium-high speed until it thickens to cloud-like consistency. Set aside.
  2. In a separate medium-sized bowl, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir to combine. Using a rubber spatula, fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream until evenly incorporated. Spoon half of the ice cream into your other used bowl. Set aside.
  3. Line an 8”x4” loaf pan with plastic wrap overhanging on both sides. This will make for easy removal of the ice cream cake from the pan. Spoon 1-1/2 tablespoons of the blueberry sauce into the bottom of the pan and spread out. Spoon the remaining sauce into one of the bowls of ice cream and fold gently to combine. Set aside.
  4. Add the plain cream cheese ice cream into the pan and smooth with an offset spatula. Next, layer in the blueberry ice cream and smooth out. Sprinkle about 2/3 of the graham cracker crumbs on top of the pan next, patting gently to set them slightly into the ice cream cake. Cover the cake’s bottom with a sheet of plastic wrap and place in the fridge to set up, about 6 hours or overnight. Save the remaining graham cracker crumbs for serving.
  5. When ready to serve, remove the plastic wrap top and flip the cake out onto a plate. Gently wiggle the pan off the cake and plastic wrap lining, removing the lining once able. Slice the cake and serve with additional fresh blueberries and the remaining graham cracker crumble.

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Blueberry Maple Pie

After last week’s *lengthy* discussion on pie dough, I had no choice but to deliver you a pie this week. What say we put our newfound how-to skills to work? This blueberry maple pie is a delightfully delicious way to experiment with pie dough: the filling contains only simple, approachable ingredients, so the fruit and crust really shine. If you are looking for a great recipe to segue from summer to fall, this pie is definitely it.

Blueberry Maple Pie by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a flaky crusted summer fruit blueberry pie naturally sweetened with maple syrup and barely spiced with a hint of cinnamon. This summer dessert transition into a fall treat seamlessly with ripe produce and warm flavors. Learn how simple it is to make an old fashioned southern lattice pie on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

In writing the description for this pie, I had to boast that is was naturally sweetened with maple syrup- not because I’m particularly invested in natural sweeteners (I’m not), but because I know that’s really important for some of you guys, right? So yes, this blueberry maple pie is naturally sweetened, but that benefits even those of us who aren’t necessarily baking for health. The maple syrup in this pie lends interesting flavor and subtle nuance, complementing both the fruit and the added lemon zest and cinnamon. Truly, it’s a win-win for everyone.

Make the Recipe

To make this blueberry maple pie, we start with perfect pie crust. My recipe utilizes all-purpose flour, butter (for flavor), and shortening (for flake), as well as sugar and salt. All of the ingredients can come together in a food processor or a large bowl of your choosing. The dough does need to chill briefly, so feel free to prep the dough the night (or week!) before. The filling here is simple: fresh berries, maple syrup, cinnamon, and the zest and juice of a single lemon. Together, they combine to make a pie filling that is juicy, sweet, and layered with flavor.

Blueberry Maple Pie by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a flaky crusted summer fruit blueberry pie naturally sweetened with maple syrup and barely spiced with a hint of cinnamon. This summer dessert transition into a fall treat seamlessly with ripe produce and warm flavors. Learn how simple it is to make an old fashioned southern lattice pie on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Once the pie dough has been prepared, roll it out into a standard pie plate of your choosing and fill it with the blueberry mixture. The top here can be done according to your preferences: you can take this opportunity to braid or lattice, or you can just not. Either way, this pie will bake up in the bottom third of your oven to a golden brown that is actually worth writing home about.

With summer fruit on the way out and fall flavors coming to town, this blueberry maple pie is fitting and delicious for the times. Give it a try this week and let me know what you think! Happy Saturday to you, and Happy Baking!

If you like this blueberry maple pie you should try:

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie
Peach Berry Pie
Blueberry Galette with a Cornmeal Crust
Blueberry Lemon Pop-Tarts
Berry Slab Pie

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Blueberry Maple Pie

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This yummy summer pie is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and scented with fresh lemon zest and a sprinkle of cinnamon!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 75
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Servings
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 3 ½ cups (420 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons (12 gm) sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon (4 gm) salt
  • 2/3 cup (135 gm) chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup (11/2 sticks, 170 gm) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 10 tablespoons (approximately) ice water

For the filling:

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (from about 1 lemon)
  • 11/2 tablespoons lemon juice (from about 1 lemon)
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the egg wash:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Instructions

To prepare the crust:

  1. Give the dry ingredients a whiz in the food processor to combine.
  2. Pulse in the shortening and butter, just until barely evenly dispersed.
  3. Begin adding ice water, 2 tablespoons at a time until moist clumps begin to form.
  4. Remove dough from food processor and separate in two flat round disks. Wrap in Saran wrap and chill for at least two hours prior to use.

 To prepare the pie:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. I also like to preheat a baking steel or heavy-duty sheet pan on the bottom third of the oven- this is recommended for a crisp-bottomed crust. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Set aside while you roll out your pie dough.
  3. On a floured surface, roll out one half of the chilled pie dough to a 1/8-1/4” thick round approximately 1” wider on all sides than the lip of your standard pie pan. Roll the dough onto a floured rolling pin and unroll into the pan. Gently work the dough into the bottom and sides of the pan. Leave about 1” of dough extending outside the perimeter of the dish and trim off any excess.
  4. Pour the fruit mixture into the pie dish. Place in the fridge while you prepare you pie top. Latticing is optional here; if you plan to leave a plain single sheet of dough on top of the filling, be sure to vent the top with a couple of slits from your knife. Crimp the edges once finished.
  5. In a small both, whisk together the egg and use a pastry brush to paint a thin layer of the egg wash on the top of the pie crust. Sprinkle with the sugar. Place the pie on the preheated baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. At that time, check the crust; if the edges are looking too done, make a pie collar out of aluminum foil to gently drape the edges of the pie.  degrees. Continue baking for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until the middle of the pie has bubbling juices underneath and the top of the pie crust is golden brown. Allow the pie to cool on a cooling rack completely, or overnight. Cutting into the pie too soon can cause the pie to be too runny, but if this doesn’t bother you, you can cut into it as soon as it is a manageable and safe temperature. Serve with ice cream if desired!

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Berry Buckle

Berry Buckle by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple breakfast cake / dessert dotted with summer blackberries and blueberries and topped with an almond streusel. The cake bakes up well and is delicious served with whipped cream and ice cream. Learn how simple the recipe is at woodandspoon.com

Before I moved to the South, I didn’t know a thing about Southern hospitality. In my mind, hospitality was something reserved for the hotel industry and Martha Stewart. What could the word possibly mean outside of those two instances? In the 15+ years since that I’ve lived in the Deep South, I’ve slowly gotten to tiptoe in to warmth that is Southern hospitality, and I gotta say, it feels good. The kindness, the intentionality, and the service of it feels like living and breathing love. There’s nothing like it.

Berry Buckle by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple breakfast cake / dessert dotted with summer blackberries and blueberries and topped with an almond streusel. The cake bakes up well and is delicious served with whipped cream and ice cream. Learn how simple the recipe is at woodandspoon.com
Berry Buckle by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple breakfast cake / dessert dotted with summer blackberries and blueberries and topped with an almond streusel. The cake bakes up well and is delicious served with whipped cream and ice cream. Learn how simple the recipe is at woodandspoon.com

Just yesterday, Charlie’s daycare teacher offered to share some blueberries she had picked from the bushes on her property. A few hours later, she showed up at my door with a 12-gallon storage bin filled to the brim with hand-picked summer produce. No charge, no request for anything in return, just an offer from a friend who knew my baby loved blueberries. I spent the next few minutes filling bags with berries to share with my friends and tried not to get teary-eyed over the obvious symbolism that was playing out right in front of me. I was reminded that when we love others, whether via blueberries, our words, our actions, or some other form of hospitality, that love almost always gets passed on and affects so many more people that we initially imagined. It multiplies and grows.

Berry Buckle by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple breakfast cake / dessert dotted with summer blackberries and blueberries and topped with an almond streusel. The cake bakes up well and is delicious served with whipped cream and ice cream. Learn how simple the recipe is at woodandspoon.com
Berry Buckle by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple breakfast cake / dessert dotted with summer blackberries and blueberries and topped with an almond streusel. The cake bakes up well and is delicious served with whipped cream and ice cream. Learn how simple the recipe is at woodandspoon.com

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” -John Lennon

I’d like to be a person that grows love. The hospitality and generosity I received in that bin of blueberries reminds me that that every little thing can make a difference, and those simple offerings of kindness rarely affect just the person we’re sharing them with. They make a difference, and the world needs more of that love. So today (or sometime in the future!), when you have the opportunity to give generously yourself and your resources, I hope you’ll remember that hospitality isn’t a job set aside for a select few- it’s an opportunity for us all.

Berry Buckle by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple breakfast cake / dessert dotted with summer blackberries and blueberries and topped with an almond streusel. The cake bakes up well and is delicious served with whipped cream and ice cream. Learn how simple the recipe is at woodandspoon.com

Blueberry Buckle

Now that I have blueberries, I’m looking forward to recipes that will honor the fruit in a way it deserves. This berry buckle is so simple that I think you’ll like it too. This vanilla and almond-scented buttermilk cake has fresh berries and a simple and buttery almond streusel on top. The end result is a cake that is equal parts breakfast and dessert, which we all know is my very favorite thing to make. Served with a dollop of whipped cream or simply a cup of coffee, this berry buckle is definitely the perfect treat to make this summer. Let me tell you how.

Berry Buckle by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple breakfast cake / dessert dotted with summer blackberries and blueberries and topped with an almond streusel. The cake bakes up well and is delicious served with whipped cream and ice cream. Learn how simple the recipe is at woodandspoon.com

To make this berry buckle, we start by creaming butter and sugar together until it’s pale and fluffy. A single eggs and extract come next followed by buttermilk and a few simple dry ingredients. Spread the batter into an 8″ or 9″ pan and then dotted with fresh berries- any of your favorites will do. Bake the cake partially before being sprinkling the top with the almond streusel.

After baking, this berry buckle tastes terrific served warm with ice cream or even on its own. If you happen to have some ripe summer produce on hand, this is definitely a terrible option for utilizing it. Give the recipe a try and let me know what you think! Happy Wednesday and Happy Baking!

If you like the berry buckle you should try:

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake
Blueberry Sour Cream Pie
Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry Cornbread
Strawberry Almond Skillet Cake

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Berry Buckle

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This berry buckle is a moist buttermilk cake dotted with fresh summer berries and a simple almond streusel!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Servings
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

For the streusel:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sliced or chopped almonds

For the cake:

  • 1/4 cup (55 gm) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup (150 gm) sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 11/4 cups (150 gm) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (120 gm) buttermilk
  • 11/2 cups mixed berries (I used 1 cup blackberries and ½ cup blueberries)

Instructions

To prepare the streusel:

  1. Stir to combine the flour and sugar. Use the back of a fork to cut the softened butter into the dry ingredients until it is incorporated in pea-sized crumbs. Toss in the almonds and set aside.

To prepare the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 10” cast iron skillet and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and ¾ cup sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla, almond extract, and egg and beat to combine. Scrape the sides of the bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter and stir to almost combine. Add half of the buttermilk and stir to almost combine. Repeat this process once more until all of the flour mixture and milk has been combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl and fold in any unincorporated bits.
  3. Spread the batter out in the greased skillet. Arrange the berries all over the top of the batter, pressing them down gently into the batter. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, and then carefully sprinkle the streusel on top of the cake. Bake for an additional 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly prior to serving. 

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft and fluffy blueberry muffins swirled with a tangy cream cheese filling. These breakfast pastries make for an interesting spin on the normal morning muffin and taste delicious served warm! Learn how simple it is to make these butter muffins on thewoodandspoon.com

We’re a week or so into this summer business, and I’m starting to see what our pace will look like over the coming weeks. Having a house full of kiddos and little to no agenda at hand presents both blessings and challenges: How will we fill our days? How do we keep everyone kind and engaged? How do I balance working from home and being present? Last year, during the hardest moths of the pandemic, I learned quickly how tricky it can be to teeter-totter work and playtime, and this summer is proving to be no different. Work from home moms: how do you do it!?

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft and fluffy blueberry muffins swirled with a tangy cream cheese filling. These breakfast pastries make for an interesting spin on the normal morning muffin and taste delicious served warm! Learn how simple it is to make these butter muffins on thewoodandspoon.com

My most helpful back-pocket tactics so far has been to 1.) have a few small goals planned for each day and 2.) to stretch out every fun activity as much as I can. Case-in-point: these breakfast treats. Instead of pouring another bowl of cereal or popping a slice of toast in the toaster, we’ve been taking time for slower breakfasts, allowing the kids to get their hands dirty and help whenever possible. Muffins are a favorite in our home and these blueberry ones filled with fresh summer produce and a swirl of sweetened cream cheese filling are absolutely delightful. They’re just the kind of thing that make a random summer weekday morning feel extra special.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft and fluffy blueberry muffins swirled with a tangy cream cheese filling. These breakfast pastries make for an interesting spin on the normal morning muffin and taste delicious served warm! Learn how simple it is to make these butter muffins on thewoodandspoon.com
Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft and fluffy blueberry muffins swirled with a tangy cream cheese filling. These breakfast pastries make for an interesting spin on the normal morning muffin and taste delicious served warm! Learn how simple it is to make these butter muffins on thewoodandspoon.com

Making the Muffins

Start with the batter. Softened butter and two kinds of sugar are creamed together until smooth. Next comes the liquid ingredients: eggs, vanilla, sour cream and milk. Once combined, the dry ingredients follow and the batter is set aside. The filling is a simple mixture of cream cheese, sugar, and egg yolk. Once combined, it’s dolloped into the prepared baking tin with the batter and the blueberries and baked until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft and fluffy blueberry muffins swirled with a tangy cream cheese filling. These breakfast pastries make for an interesting spin on the normal morning muffin and taste delicious served warm! Learn how simple it is to make these butter muffins on thewoodandspoon.com

If you don’t love cream cheese, you can opt out of the filling on these blueberry cream cheese muffins, or feel free to check out my whole wheat blueberry muffins! Both ways are hugely delicious and worth the squeeze in the kitchen. In the meantime, I hope you have an awesome weekend complete with a killer breakfast treat like these little babies! Happy Friday and Happy Baking!

If you like these blueberry cream cheese muffins you should try:

Blueberry Brioche
Whole-Wheat Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry Cornbread
Chamomile Blueberry Scone
Blueberry Babka

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft and fluffy blueberry muffins swirled with a tangy cream cheese filling. These breakfast pastries make for an interesting spin on the normal morning muffin and taste delicious served warm! Learn how simple it is to make these butter muffins on thewoodandspoon.com
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

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These blueberry cream cheese muffins feature ripe summer fruit and a tangy swirl of cream cheese filling!

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 14
  • Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

For the muffins:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 21/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 cups fresh blueberries (see notes)

For the cream cheese filling:

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 12-compartment muffin tin with liners (or lightly grease if you plan to use no liners).
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the softened butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until well-combined, about one minute. Add in the eggs, vanilla, sour cream, and milk and stir to combine. Scrape the sides of the bowl and stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt on low, just until combined. Fold in the blueberries
  3. Use a medium cookie scoop to fill the muffin tins about 1/3 of the way full (see notes). Spoon a teaspoon-sized dollop of the cream cheese on top. Use the cookie scoop to spoon another dollop of muffin batter on top of the cream cheese and swirl another teaspoon of the filling on top. Bake in the preheated oven about 17-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted just barely comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin briefly before removing and cooling on a rack.

Notes

  • You can substitute frozen blueberries here but it will chill the batter and make it difficult to stir. Just keep that in mind. 
  • I like to use barely wet fingertips to pat the dollops of batter into the bottom of the pan so the cream cheese filling won’t seep out the sides. Flatten the first part of batter and make a divit. Add the cream cheese and continue assembling.

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Blueberry Sour Cream Pie

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. This is a walnut pie crust made with a sweet sour cream filling and fresh cinnamon scented blueberries. The crumb topping adds flavor and texture as well as extra walnuts! Use a ready made crust and this simple pie has less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. Find this simple summer recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

There’s a few things in life that just work together. Peanut butter and jelly. Jeans and a white tee. Me and any one of the Jonas Brothers. It just works, you know? Today I’m sharing a recipe with one such combo, a pair so fitting and delicious that I’m calling it one of my favorite surprises of the summer: blueberries and sour cream. This blueberry sour cream pie is all kinds of just right, and after I give you the lowdown I think you’ll agree.

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. This is a walnut pie crust made with a sweet sour cream filling and fresh cinnamon scented blueberries. The crumb topping adds flavor and texture as well as extra walnuts! Use a ready made crust and this simple pie has less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. Find this simple summer recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie

If you’re anything like me, the sound of a blueberry sour cream pie is kinda weird at first. After all, isn’t sour cream reserved for baked potatoes? For cheesy French onion dip? Nasty tuna casseroles? NOPE. Sour cream does amazing, miraculous things to baked goods when given a little love (and sugar). Here, the sour cream serves as the base for a custard-y filling that is sweetened with sugar and loads of fresh berries. The end result is a cheesecake-like filling with just the right amount of sweet and tang.

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. This is a walnut pie crust made with a sweet sour cream filling and fresh cinnamon scented blueberries. The crumb topping adds flavor and texture as well as extra walnuts! Use a ready made crust and this simple pie has less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. Find this simple summer recipe on thewoodandspoon.comBlueberry Sour Cream Pie. This is a walnut pie crust made with a sweet sour cream filling and fresh cinnamon scented blueberries. The crumb topping adds flavor and texture as well as extra walnuts! Use a ready made crust and this simple pie has less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. Find this simple summer recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

The anchor for this blueberry sour cream pie is a walnut pie crust from my friends at Diamond. I’ve been using their nuts for years, so when they asked me to come up with a recipe using their new ready-made pie crusts I jumped at the chance. I was recently introduced to sour cream pies, and I knew Diamond’s Walnut Pie Crust was the perfect vehicle for that dreamy filling. The crust has great texture, baked up wonderfully, and kept my prep time for this pie under ten minutes.

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. This is a walnut pie crust made with a sweet sour cream filling and fresh cinnamon scented blueberries. The crumb topping adds flavor and texture as well as extra walnuts! Use a ready made crust and this simple pie has less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. Find this simple summer recipe on thewoodandspoon.comBlueberry Sour Cream Pie. This is a walnut pie crust made with a sweet sour cream filling and fresh cinnamon scented blueberries. The crumb topping adds flavor and texture as well as extra walnuts! Use a ready made crust and this simple pie has less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. Find this simple summer recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Finishing the Pie

After a quick stint in the oven, this blueberry sour cream pie is topped with a simple walnut crumble and baked for a few minutes longer until it barely jiggles in the center. Upon cooling, the pie has strata-like layers of crust, custard, berries, and crumble, plus it slices like a dream. I started to serve this pie with a little bit of whipped cream, but honestly, it needs no garnish. The simplicity of a great pie crust, cream filling, and fresh summer produce is about all we need.

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. This is a walnut pie crust made with a sweet sour cream filling and fresh cinnamon scented blueberries. The crumb topping adds flavor and texture as well as extra walnuts! Use a ready made crust and this simple pie has less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. Find this simple summer recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

I hope you’ll give this blueberry sour cream pie a try and let me know what you think! It’s an easy peasy recipe to round out these summer months, and I think you’ll love it. At the very least, pick up a Diamond Nut Pie Crust for whatever you happen to be cooking up this summer. They’re fab and would make a great shortcut for all your favorite summer pies. I’m going to leave the links below to some pie fillings that would taste great in these crusts, so give it a look and let me know what you think! Happy baking, y’all!

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. This is a walnut pie crust made with a sweet sour cream filling and fresh cinnamon scented blueberries. The crumb topping adds flavor and texture as well as extra walnuts! Use a ready made crust and this simple pie has less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. Find this simple summer recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like this blueberry sour cream pie you should try one of these:

Strawberry Pretzel Tart

Berry Almond Streusel Pie

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts

Pumpkin Pecan Tart with Maple Whipped Cream

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Blueberry Sour Cream Pie

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This blueberry sour cream pie has a walnut pie crust, a sour cream custard filling, and is topped with sugared blueberries and a quick crumb topping!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Servings
  • Category: Pie

Ingredients

For the pie:

  • 1 Diamond Walnut Pie Crust
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 11/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups blueberries

For the crumb topping:

  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the pie crust on a sheet pan. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combined the sour cream, milk, egg, egg yolk, sugar, flour, vanilla, lemon zest, and salt. Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour the blueberries into the prepared crust and pour the batter over top of them. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the top of the pie feels kind of set but is still a little jiggly in the center. In the meantime, prepare the crumb by combining the flour, sugar, and butter with the back of a fork. Toss in the walnuts and set aside. Once the top of the pie feels kinda set, remove the pie from the oven and sprinkle on the crumb topping. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the crumb is golden and the pie is completely set. Allow to cool prior to serving!

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Berry Slab Pie

Berry Slab Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a triple berry pie with blueberries raspberries and strawberries, scented with cinnamon and layered flat in a sheet pan. This summer pie serves a crowd and has an all-butter pie crust. This make ahead dessert is great for outdoor parties and picnics. Learn how to make this lattice on thewoodandspoon.com

Where does the time go? One day I’m trying on shorts in preparation for the first day of summer and the next I’m testing recipes for pumpkin cakes and pecan pies. Although I’m usually ready for the coming season, these past few months have been an absolute blur. With the end of summer just around the corner, I say we look the other way and keep noshing on berry-flavored treats and frozen citrus cocktails. Does that sound good? Cool! Then a berry slab pie is coming your way.

Berry Slab Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a triple berry pie with blueberries raspberries and strawberries, scented with cinnamon and layered flat in a sheet pan. This summer pie serves a crowd and has an all-butter pie crust. This make ahead dessert is great for outdoor parties and picnics. Learn how to make this lattice on thewoodandspoon.com

I love a slab pie for a number of reasons. There’s no better way to feed a crowd with a load of sweet summer produce than with a sheet pan pie that can easily be sliced for guests. Here, with three types of berries and an all-butter crust courtesy of Kerrygold, this berry slab pie is a crowd pleaser that is perfect for the last of these summer days.

Berry Slab Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a triple berry pie with blueberries raspberries and strawberries, scented with cinnamon and layered flat in a sheet pan. This summer pie serves a crowd and has an all-butter pie crust. This make ahead dessert is great for outdoor parties and picnics. Learn how to make this lattice on thewoodandspoon.com

Making the Pie

To make this berry slab pie, we start with the crust. Flour, salt, and a bit of sugar are pulsed together with loads of butter until pea-sized clumps exist throughout. We bring the dough together with some ice water and apple cider vinegar and allow it to chill in the fridge. Once the dough is cold, preheat the oven and roll the dough out onto a floured surface. Fit the dough into a jelly roll pan and begin to prep your filling.

Berry Slab Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a triple berry pie with blueberries raspberries and strawberries, scented with cinnamon and layered flat in a sheet pan. This summer pie serves a crowd and has an all-butter pie crust. This make ahead dessert is great for outdoor parties and picnics. Learn how to make this lattice on thewoodandspoon.com

Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are tossed together with sugar, cinnamon, and lemon zest. Scoop the mixture into the prepared pie dish and set it aside while you roll out the top piece of dough. I chose to lattice strips of dough on my berry slab pie, but you can easily opt to roll out the sheet of dough and vent the top instead. Place the pie in a preheated oven and bake until the juices are bubbling and the crust is golden brown.

Berry Slab Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a triple berry pie with blueberries raspberries and strawberries, scented with cinnamon and layered flat in a sheet pan. This summer pie serves a crowd and has an all-butter pie crust. This make ahead dessert is great for outdoor parties and picnics. Learn how to make this lattice on thewoodandspoon.com

A Few Things to Know

A few things to know about this berry slab pie: first, you really have to roll out your dough well. A jelly roll pan requires a really big crust, and even though this recipe makes loads of dough you’ll still need to take care to roll it out large enough. Second, feel free to adapt this filling according to your preferences! You can use fresh or frozen berries and even sub in certain varieties of berries. Finally, be sure to taste test the berries before you fill your pie so that you can add more or less sugar as needed. If you find your berries aren’t super ripe you may require a few extra tablespoons of sugar to sweeten up the filling.

Berry Slab Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a triple berry pie with blueberries raspberries and strawberries, scented with cinnamon and layered flat in a sheet pan. This summer pie serves a crowd and has an all-butter pie crust. This make ahead dessert is great for outdoor parties and picnics. Learn how to make this lattice on thewoodandspoon.com

Let’s bask in these last few days of summer and fill up on yummy treats like this berry slab pie. Many thanks to my friends at Kerrygold for sponsoring this post. Pies are only as good as the ingredients we put in them (especially when it comes to butter!), so for optimal taste I always trust Kerrygold. Pick up a few sticks at the store and give it a try yourself! Happy Tuesday and Happy Baking!

If you like this berry slab pie you should try:

Peach Berry Pie

Berry Almond Streusel Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Caramel Apple Slab Pie

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Berry Slab Pie

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This berry slab pie is baked in a jelly roll pan and feeds a crowd! Features strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

For the pie crust:

  • 41/2 cups (585 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 13/4  cup (400 gm) unsalted butter, cold
  • 10+ tablespoons ice water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

For the pie filling:

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (about the juice of one lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 8 cups (about 900 gm) mixed berries (I used chopped strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries)
  • ¼ cup (35 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup (100 gm) sugar
  • 1 egg

Instructions

To prepare the pie crust:

  1. Give the dry ingredients a whiz in the food processor to combine.
  2. Pulse in the butter, just until evenly dispersed and pea-sized clumps form.
  3. Pour the apple cider vinegar into the ice water. Add in 6 or 7 tablespoons of ice water mixture and pulse, adding in an additional tablespoon of water until a dough begins to form. I usually need 9-10 tablespoons of water.
  4. Remove dough from food processor and separate in two round disks. Wrap in Saran wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes prior to use.

To prepare the pie filling:

  1. Combine the lemon juice, zest, and berries in a large bowl. Add the flour, cinnamon, and sugar and toss to combine evenly. Set aside while you make assemble your pie.

To assemble your pie:

  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. Prepare an egg wash by whisking 1 egg with 2 teaspoons of water. Set aside while you prepare the pie.
  2. Roll out one half of your dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12”x17” rectangle. Once smoothed and sized, roll the dough back onto the rolling pin and transfer the dough into a 15″ x 10″ x 1″ jelly roll pan. Gently press the dough into the edges of the pan and trim off excess dough, leaving a 3/4’” overhand around all edges. Use some excess dough to fill in spots where the dough may have cracked or wasn’t long enough.
  3. Sprinkle your prepared fruit into the pan and spread out to fill evenly. Roll out your remaining piece of dough to a 12”x17” rectangle. Roll the dough onto your rolling pin and transfer it to the pie. Center the pie top on the pan and fold the bottom edge over the top, crimping with your fingers as desired. Use a knife to vent the pie and brush the egg wash over the top crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the filling inside is bubbling. Rotate the pie during baking as needed to brown evenly.

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Blueberry Babka

Blueberry Babka recipe by Wood and Spoon. This is a butter filled braided yeast loaf filled with a blueberry lemon and cinnamon swirl jam. The loaves are twisted and bake into wonderful toasting bread. Find the recipe for this fresh summer baked good on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Happy Monday from our sleepy, milky corner of Alabama. I promise I am planning on giving the real-deal scoop on our new little Charlie guy ASAP, but because I’m not sure if anything I’m typing is even coherent (Is it? Am I still sane? Do you guys still love me?), I’ll skip the mumbo jumbo and go head-first into today’s baked good of choice: blueberry babka.

Blueberry Babka recipe by Wood and Spoon. This is a butter filled braided yeast loaf filled with a blueberry lemon and cinnamon swirl jam. The loaves are twisted and bake into wonderful toasting bread. Find the recipe for this fresh summer baked good on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Blueberry Babka

There’s a number of reasons I love this blueberry babka. First, have you ever made bread? Like, a real yeast-risen bread loaded with butter and swirled with fruit filling? It’s a good choice. This blueberry babka is tender, mildly flavored, and makes some of the best dang buttered toasts your breakfasts will have ever experienced. My kids are huge on the toast bandwagon these days and I love being able to offer something new and homemade that feels special. This blueberry babka is just the ticket.

Blueberry Babka recipe by Wood and Spoon. This is a butter filled braided yeast loaf filled with a blueberry lemon and cinnamon swirl jam. The loaves are twisted and bake into wonderful toasting bread. Find the recipe for this fresh summer baked good on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Making the Babka

No lie, making a homemade babka can be super intimidating. I get a little nervy about it every time I saddle up to the counter, but if you follow instructions the bread can be very forgiving and is worth taking a stab at. Here’s the lowdown on how to make it. First, we dissolve yeast in a bowl of warm milk and allow it to bubble and froth. An egg and egg yolk comes next and is combined with the milk before we add the dry ingredients. As the flour, sugar, and salt get stirred in, the dough becomes a lot more tough, and you’ll be glad to have a stand mixer on hand to do the grunt work for you. Finally, highly quality butter (and loads of it) are added to the mix to create a stringy, soft dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl easily.

Blueberry Babka recipe by Wood and Spoon. This is a butter filled braided yeast loaf filled with a blueberry lemon and cinnamon swirl jam. The loaves are twisted and bake into wonderful toasting bread. Find the recipe for this fresh summer baked good on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Undoubtedly, you already know that I rely on Kerrygold butter for this job. Anytime butter plays a leading role in a recipe, it’s important to call upon a quality product that is well-flavored and loaded with the best kind of fat. Kerrygold is always my choice for babka, and their large blocks are the perfect amount for this recipe.

Blueberry Babka recipe by Wood and Spoon. This is a butter filled braided yeast loaf filled with a blueberry lemon and cinnamon swirl jam. The loaves are twisted and bake into wonderful toasting bread. Find the recipe for this fresh summer baked good on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

A Few Pointers

The only semi-annoying thing about making this blueberry babka is that the dough has to rest overnight. This allows the dough to chill and the flavors to amp up. After a few hours in the fridge, we’re ready to roll out our dough. Use a floured rolling pin and a floured workspace to roll the dough into a large rectangle. Work quickly to keep your dough chilly! Next, we spread a blueberry jam/lemon zest mixture all over the dough. I prefer to use quality store bought jam here to save time, but if you’d prefer something different, go for it! The added lemon zest gives dimension to the filling flavor and prevents it from being way too sweet. Roll the dough tightly, slice it down the middle and roll the two strands of dough together to keep the exposed innards facing upwards. Simple!

Blueberry Babka recipe by Wood and Spoon. This is a butter filled braided yeast loaf filled with a blueberry lemon and cinnamon swirl jam. The loaves are twisted and bake into wonderful toasting bread. Find the recipe for this fresh summer baked good on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

After a final rise, each loaf of blueberry babka bakes in a preheated oven for 40 minutes. If you’d like an extra-sweet, extra-moist loaf, you can opt to douse the baked loaves with a syrup after baking. I skip this set sometimes to keep the bread a little more guilt-free, but if you want to go all in, GO FOR IT. I’m here for you.

Blueberry Babka recipe by Wood and Spoon. This is a butter filled braided yeast loaf filled with a blueberry lemon and cinnamon swirl jam. The loaves are twisted and bake into wonderful toasting bread. Find the recipe for this fresh summer baked good on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Many thanks to my friends at Kerrygold for sponsoring this and a million other butter-laden posts. I love working with a brand I love and trust so much, and I hope you’ll come to adore them as well. Give their products a try, especially if you decide to make this blueberry babka! Happy baking, happy Monday, and have a great week!

If you like this blueberry babka you should try:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Babka

Baklava Brioche

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Orange Swirl Bread

Peppermint Bark Bread

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Blueberry Babka

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This blueberry babka is a braided loaf filled with blueberry lemon preserves!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 60
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 360
  • Yield: 2 Loaves
  • Category: Bread

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 1 cup (240 gm) milk, lukewarm
  • 21/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 large egg plus one large egg yolk
  • 4 cups (560 gm) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (100 gm) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 10 tablespoons (140 gm) unsalted butter, at room temperature

For the syrup (optional)

  • ½ cup (100 gm) sugar
  • ½ cup water

For the filling:

  • 1 cup high quality blueberry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

To prepare the dough:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large dough, sprinkle the yeast over the milk and allow to dissolve, about five minutes. Add the egg and egg yolk and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the flour, sugar, and salt and beat on low to combine. Once combined, continue beating for an additional 5 minutes. With the mixer on low, add the butter 1 tablespoon at a time until combined and then beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. If your dough is extremely sticky and doesn’t stretch some away from the wall of the bowl, sprinkle in another 2 tablespoons or so of all-purpose flour. The dough will be loose and wet but should hold its shape decently. Once combined well put the dough into a large, lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow it to rest for an hour. After an hour, dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into two equal-sized pieces. Gently work each piece into a flat square. Place a sheet of parchment or Silpat on a baking sheet and grease it with baking spray. Place both squares of dough on the parchment, cover the sheet with plastic wrap, and allow the dough to rest in the fridge overnight.

To shape the loaves:

  1. When you’re ready to prepare your loaves, spray two (8”x4”) loaf pans with cooking spray and line the long sides and bottom with a piece of parchment paper. Combine the jam, zest, and cinnamon in a small  bowl. Roll one piece of dough out onto a floured surface into a 13”x16” rectangle. Spread half of the filling in a thin layer over the top of the dough leaving a 1/2 “ border around the perimeter of the dough rectangle. Starting at one of the short ends, roll the dough up tightly and then pinch the end to the roll to seal. Use a sharp knife to cut down the length of the center of the dough log into two pieces. Twist the two pieces around each other into a spiral and then place the wrapped loaf in one of the prepared pans. Repeat the process with the second piece of dough. Cover the pans with a tea towel and allow the loaves to rise in a warm spot in your kitchen, about 1-1/2- 2 hours.

To prepare the syrup (optional):

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a gently boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside while you bake your loaves. This can be made and refrigerated in advance as well.

When ready to bake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the covers from the pans and place in the preheated oven to bake for about 40 minutes or until the top is golden and the inside registers at 180 degrees F. Remove the loaves from the oven and use a thin skewer or cake tester to poke tiny holes all over the loaves. Pour or brush the syrup over top (optional) or each loaf. Allow to cool slightly in the pan and then continue cooling completely on a cooling rack.

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Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

We’re totally in it- the thick of summer. A time for short shorts and frozen beverages. The days that smell like coconut sunscreen and salty hair. We’ve been indoor cats this summer, spending most of our daylight hours swaddling our new little babe in muslin and morning light, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy some of the best these months have to offer. In an effort to settle into the summer spirit, I’ve made a super tasty frozen treat that I think captures summer flavors at their finest: blueberry mascarpone ice cream. Let’s dive in.

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

Ice cream is always a favorite of mine. I love the variety of flavors and textures you can achieve and adore having a dessert that keeps in the freezer. Here, a creamy and mild vanilla mascarpone base is swirled with a quick stovetop blueberry sauce and little crumbles of Biscoff cookies. The end result is a flavor and texture that reminds me of a fruit crisp topped with loads of ice cream, aka, absolutely delicious.

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.comBlueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

Making the Ice Cream

To make this blueberry mascarpone ice cream, we start with the ice cream base. Milk is warmed and whisked into egg yolks and sugar before the whole mixture is cooked together. Mascarpone cheese and a pinch of salt is added next, and the creamy mixture is allowed to chill until it is room temperature. Chilling the mixture prevents overchurning and also makes for a creamier bite. The blueberry sauce is nothing more than fresh berries cooked down on the stove with sugar. Once the mixture is thickened and the berries have burst, remove from the heat and allow it to cool completely. 

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

This blueberry mascarpone ice cream churns in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Mine usually takes about 20 minutes to whip up. Once it’s thickened to the consistency of frozen yogurt, turn your machine off and begin layering the mixture with swirls of the blueberry sauce and cookie crumbles. I like to store my ice cream in metal loaf pans, but any freezer-safe container will work. It won’t last too long anyways- it’s too delicious!

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

If your July has yet to include an oversized scoop of homemade ice cream, I hope you’ll give this blueberry mascarpone ice cream a whirl. It’s among some of my favorite treats I’ve enjoyed this year, and I think you’ll love it too. Happy Tuesday and enjoy!

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like this blueberry mascarpone ice cream you should try:

Samoa Ice Cream

Cherry Chip Ice Cream

Oatmeal Cookie Chunk Ice Cream

Vegan Coconut Lime Ice Cream Pie

Apple Crisp Ice Cream

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Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

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This blueberry mascarpone ice cream feature a blueberry stovetop sauce and a biscoff cookie crumble in a vanilla bean mascarpone cheese base!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 240
  • Yield: 1 Quart
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

For the ice cream base (adapted from Daniel Humm):

  • 2 cups (480 gm) whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cup (150 gm) sugar
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 ounces of crumbled Biscoff cookies (graham crackers or crunchy oatmeal cookies can be substituted in a pinch)

Instructions

To prepare the ice cream base:

  1. Combine the milk and 2 tablespoons of the sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. In the meantime, combine the egg yolks and the remaining sugar in a bowl and whip with a hand mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Once the milk mixture has come to a simmer, carefully add 1 cup of the warm milk into the egg mixture in a slow and steady stream, whisking all the while, over the course of 30 seconds. Don’t add it all at once or you’ll risk scrambling the eggs. Once the milk has been added, pour the mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk and cook over medium-low heat while stirring constantly until the mixture barely thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 4-5 minutes). Don’t let the mixture boil. Pull the saucepan off the heat and whisk in the mascarpone and salt until incorporated.
  2. Strain the custard into a gallon-sized plastic bag and seal it. Place the bag in a sink filled with ice and cold water to help the mixture chill quickly. Alternatively, you can strain the mixture in a bowl and allow it to chill more slowly in the fridge. Once the mixture has chilled, process the ice cream in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions, usually about 20 minutes. Once prepared, spread the custard into a loaf pan alternating with drizzles of the blueberries and crumbled cookies. I like to do three separate layers of custard and top each with a hefty amount of blueberry sauce and cookie crumbles. Swirl gently with a knife and then allow to freeze completely in the freezer. Enjoy!

To prepare the filling:

  1. Combine the blueberries and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat to cool completely prior to use.

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