5 Blueberry Holiday Treats: 5 Ingredients or Less

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This holiday season, impress your friends and family with five easy and delicious blueberry holiday treats, each with five ingredients or less!

 

 

 

 

Blueberry Lemondrop Cocktail 
Recipe by Erin Rebecca, “Platings and Pairings” Blog

This delicious and easy drink is a perfect way to start your holiday festivities!

Ingredients
1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
10 frozen blueberries, thawed slightly
2 ounces vodka
1 teaspoon agave syrup
Rosemary sprig and fresh blueberries for garnish

Instructions
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries and fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Add vodka and agave syrup; fill cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a rosemary sprig and blueberries.

 

Blueberry Cream Wine Slush 
Recipe by Anita Schecter, “Hungry Couple NYC” Blog

This creamy adult cocktail will remind you of a delicious creamsicle you may have had in your youth. The blueberry mixed with cream is so yummy!

Ingredients
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 ounce simple syrup (optional)
4 ice cubes

Instructions
In a blender, combine blueberries, wine, ice cream, and ice cubes until smooth.
Add simple syrup if desired.
Serve in a chilled wine glass.
Number of servings (yield): 1 wine slush

 

Quick Blueberry-Cranberry Relish 
This holiday treat is the perfect topping for some delicious brie on top of your favorite bread.

Ingredients
1 can (8 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions
In a medium-sized microwave-safe dish, place cranberry sauce
Microwave on high power until melted, 60 to 80 seconds
Remove from microwave
Fold in blueberries and nuts
Serve warm or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve
Number of servings (yield): 16 (about 2 tablespoons each)

 

Homemade Blueberry Jam 
This will be your new favorite jam! It is great on biscuits, toast, or even on your PB & J!!!

Ingredients
6-½ cups fresh blueberries, coarsely chopped (about 5 pints whole blueberries)*
1 package granulated fruit pectin for lower sugar recipes
4-½ cups sugar, divided
1 tablespoon ground ginger or 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind, optional

Instructions
In a large saucepan, combine blueberries and ½ cup water
In a small bowl, stir together pectin and ¼ cup of the sugar
Stir pectin mixture into blueberries
Over high heat, stirring constantly, bring mixture to a rolling boil
Add the remaining 4-¼ cups sugar all at once
Return to a rolling boil
Boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly
Remove from heat
Skim off any foam
Set aside until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes
Transfer to 1-cup freezer containers, filling to about ½ inch from the top
Continue to cool at room temperature until jam has set
Cover and freeze
Thaw to serve
Store any leftover jam in the refrigerator for up to one month

 

Blueberry Chocolate Clusters 
After eating one bite of these, you'll be planning to make another batch! Blueberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven.

Ingredients
1 cup fresh blueberries, divided
1 cup chocolate chips (dark, milk, or white)

Instructions
Rinse blueberries, spread on paper towels and pat dry
Line a baking sheet wtih wax paper or parchment
In a small bowl or top of a double boiler, over barely simmering water, place chocolate
Stir until melted
Remove bowl from hot water
Gently fold in blueberries
Make clusters by spooning 4 or 5 warm chocolate coated blueberries onto wax paper
Placing them 1 inch apart
Or spoon mixture into silicone candy molds
Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes
Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days
For gift presentation: place clusters in pleated paper candy cups and arrange in a box
Number of servings (yield): 18 – 24 clusters

All Recipes Courtesy of: 
5 Holiday Treats with 5 Ingredients or Less

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