Monday, October 5, 2009

Still Singing the Blues

After I did a whole week of blueberry posts, no doubt you thought I was tapped out, all done, and had scraped the bottom of the blueberry barrel. Oh, no, my friends. I've got another week's worth, but I think I'll ease them on you slowly and gently rather than bombing you with a whole week at once.

I realize it's the end of the blueberry season, but I face a dilemma here. Do I post the recipes, perhaps a bit out of season and let you bookmark them to make next year? Or do I save them in my files to post next year when the blueberries are ripe, hoping that I can remember which cookbook / magazine / scrap of paper the recipe was on? I think it's more prudent to opt for the former. I doubt I'll be able to remember next month, let alone next year. Plus, I saw blueberries at Costco on my last trip. So let the blueberries roll!

I found this recipe in a kids magazine. I love kid-friendly recipes that are easy, require only a few ingredients, and make children proud of what they've made. I know my kids would have been proud, except they were off doing other things, coming only to help eat up the results.

Easy Peasy Blueberry Fool
- adapted from Family Fun magazine

1 tbsp butter
2 cups blueberries, stemmed and rinsed
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups cold heavy cream

1- Place a large mixing bowl and the beaters from a hand-held electric mixer in the freezer.

2- In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter, then stir in the blueberries and sugar. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the blueberries release their juices, about 10 minutes. Set pan aside to cool.

3- Pour the cooled berries into a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Refrigerate the sauce until it's completely cooled.

4- Pour the heavy cream into the mixing bowl from the freezer. Using the chilled beaters, beat the cream until soft peaks form.

5- Reserve 1/4 cup of the blueberry sauce, then use a spatula to fold the remaining sauce into the whipped cream until thoroughly combined.

6- Spoon the mixture into 6 small parfait glasses. Spoon some of the reserved blueberry sauce around the edges of each serving, then use a knife to swirl the sauce throughout the dessert. Refrigerate until serving time.

Makes 6 servings


Mama JJ said...

My apologies for bringing this up again and being totally annoying, but what you need is a recipe index so that we can find any and all of your recipes at the drop of a hat!!!

Grace said...

i'll eat up your blueberry posts for as long as you put them out--i just love their flavor, color, and versatility. this one's yet another winner. obviously. :)

VeggieGirl said...

You're lucky - blueberries haven't been around here since the end of July!! 'Tis bittersweet.

Anh said...

Bring the blueberries on, I say. Beautiful recipe!

Sugar Duchess said...

I won't be getting tired of blueberry posts anytime soon :) I just posted an out-of-season peach recipe, and I went through the same dilemma! Thanks for sharing!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Mama JJ - I'm actually working on it. I've got categories listed on the side, so you you can look in a category or by main ingredients. If you have advice on how to do this, I'd love it!

Grace- OK, you asked for it...:-)

VeggieGirl - End of July? Sadness. But there's always frozen blueberries.

Anh - Thanks!

Sugar Duchess - Remember that it's spring for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, so posting peach recipes gives them something to look forward to.

Dolce said...

You can bring the posts on! We'll bookmark it... and hope to remember it for the next blueberry season... !

Barbara said...

I bet kids would love this! The color is wonderful and what an easy dessert to throw together.
Post anything with blueberries you want- I'll eat it up.

Abby said...

I have TONS frozen. Bring on the recipes!

Aimée said...

I don't have a recipe index either... maybe we can put our heads together on that one??

My picky tots would actually devour this. Thanks!

dining set said...

Blueberries make me feel heaven! I really love them and I never get sick eating them!

Deborah said...

Better to post now and get us prepared for next year!! I had a strawberry rhubarb recipe last year that I ended up posting in December - oops!

Elle said...

Bring on the blueberries! Even if I have no berries now, I can always bookmark this post for later.
The fool does indeed look easy and very pretty with the pink and blue motif.

Maria said...

I love the color of this dessert. Blueberries are so good for us too!

CookiePie said...

Fools are such yummy, fun desserts -- great way to celebrate blueberries!

Melinda said...

Simple, fast and delicious is always in fashion.
Blueberries are still wonderful frozen and I have loads in the freezer still.
I bought 4 new blueberry plants 3 weeks ago. I am secretly wishing to be a blueberry farmer.