17 Ways to Use Seasonal Maine Blueberries

Maine wild blueberries are tiny, usually smaller than peas. They are sweet, never tart, and have a gentle mellowness other berries lack. Driving through Maine at this time of year – high summer – you will find wild blueberries for sale outside everywhere. At roadside tables, farmstands, in neighbors’ front yards. You can also pick your own, if you are so intrepid. They are fleeting, a delicate delicacy. Get them while you can. They are perfect for snacking and I love baking with low bush blueberries, too. Here are some of our favorite recipes, from some of our favorite food bloggers.

Vietnamese Wild Blueberry Iced Coffee
from Cooking with Books


Blueberry Honey Mint Juleps
from The Cookie Rookie

Blueberry French Toast Bake from Dinners and Desserts

Wild Blueberry Orange Scones from Running to the Kitchen

Sparkling Blueberry Lime Martini from Nutmeg Nanny

Blueberry Lavender Fizz from Beard and Bonnet

Easy Blueberry Pie (and How to Use a Pie Bird!) from The Weary Chef

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

Blueberry Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting from Overtime Cook

Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal from Kitchen Treaty

Pickled Blueberry Panzanella Salad from Running to the Kitchen

Blueberry Citrus Marble Brownies from Eat the Love

Blueberry Salted Caramel Popsicles from The Healthy Maven

Blueberry Blintzes from What Jew Wanna Eat

Blueberry Coffee Cake from Kailley’s Kitchen

Blueberry Coconut Bundt Cake from Life Love and Sugar

Blueberry Salsa from Lemons for Lulu

Blueberry Corn Salad from A Healthy Life for Me

Blueberry Scone Muffins from Erren’s Kitchen

Red White and Blueberry Popsicles from The View From Great Island

We couldn’t include all of our favorite Maine blueberry recipes here. To see more from our collection, check out our Pinterest board, “100 Ways to Cook with Blueberries,” for more creative ideas!

All photographs are courtesy of their respective blog owners, and are used with permission. Thanks for contributing!

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the taco-centric blog "Eat More Tacos," and the junk food-centric "Spork & Barrel." His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.


  1. Malcolm are you all familiar with famous Maine homesteaders Scott and Helen Nearing? they lived near Penobscot bay. I may have asked you this already. They are early back to the landers. Very interesting characters, along with the people connected to them.

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