Decadent Blueberry Dessert Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Try one of these blueberry dessert recipes to add some elegant sweetness to your day. 

If you and your valentine are planning on dining in this February 14th, then dessert will be on you to make as well. Whip up a decadent creation worthy of Cupid with one of these blueberry dessert recipes, all courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Impress your valentine with your skills in the kitchen and give them the gift of the healthfulness of blueberries all in one sweet dish. 

Blueberry Dessert Recipes 

Blueberries with Oat Crisps and Crème Fraîche 

This lighter dessert pairs the sweet tartness of blueberries with fancy oat crisps and rich crème fraîche. It's similar to sour cream. You can buy it or make your own. 

Ingredients 

  • 2-½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar, packed 

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 

  • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup 

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats 

  • 2 pints blueberries, fresh 

  • 1 cup crème fraîche 

Instructions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F 

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper 

  1. In a bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and corn syrup and stir until blended 

  1. Stir in the oats, mixing well 

  1. To form the crisps, drop the oats mixture by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 2-½ inches apart 

  1. Bake, rotating the baking sheets 180 degrees at the midway point, until golden brown and bubbly, about 15 minutes 

  1. Let cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets 

  1. With a metal spatula, transfer the crisps to a large flat plate to cool 

  1. To serve, divide the blueberries and crème fraîche among individual dessert plates and place 2 oat crisps alongside or on top of each serving 

Number of servings (yield): 6 

 

Blueberry-Chocolate Mousse Tarts 

This recipe combines the goodness of blueberries with the creamy decadence of chocolate mousse. It's one of our can't-miss blueberry dessert recipes for the romance of Valentine's Day 

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup half-and-half, divided 

  • 1-¼ teaspoons unflavored gelatin 

  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 

  • 6 (2-½-inch) round chocolate wafers 

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries 

Instructions 

  1. In a large microwaveable bowl, place 1⁄3-cup half-and-half 

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over and stir to mix 

  1. Set aside to allow gelatin to soften for 5 minutes 

  1. Microwave on high until bubbles appear, 30 to 60 seconds 

  1. Add chocolate chips and stir until smooth then stir in remaining half-and-half 

  1. Cover and refrigerate until the mixture starts to set, 20 to 30 minutes 

  1. Meanwhile, line 6 muffin cups with paper or silicone cupcake liners 

  1. Place a chocolate wafer in each, crush to fit 

  1. Set aside 

  1. With an electric mixer, beat the chocolate mixture until smooth and fluffy 

  1. Fold blueberries into mousse 

  1. Spoon into cupcake papers 

  1. Cover loosely and chill until firm, about 2 hours 

Individual Blueberry Trifle 

This trifle is a delight for the eyes as well as the taste buds. The combination of layers of blueberries, pound cake and cream looks decadent and festive. Make this dessert in large clear goblets if you don’t own individual trifle bowls. 

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, divided 

  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided 

  • 1-½ teaspoons cornstarch 

  • 1 container (about 6 ounces) nonfat vanilla yogurt 

  • 4 ounces neufchatel cheese (reduced fat cream cheese) at room temperature 

  • 2 tablespoons sweet sherry or orange juice (optional) 

  • 2-½ cups pound cake in ½ inch cubes (half of 10 to 11 ounce package) 

Instructions 

  1. In small saucepan, stir together ½ cup of the blueberries, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, the cornstarch, and ¾ cup water 

  1. Bring to a boil 

  1. Cook and stir until sauce is clear and thickened and berries pop, about 5 minutes 

  1. Cool 

  1. Add 1 cup of the blueberries 

  1. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine yogurt, neufchatel cheese, and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar until smooth 

  1. Stir in sherry 

  1. To serve in individual 6 to 8 ounce glasses: Spoon about ½ cup of the cake cubes into the bottom of each glass 

  1. Top with heaping tablespoon of the blueberry sauce and about 2 tablespoons of the yogurt mixture 

  1. Repeat 

  1. Garnish each glass using remaining ½ cup blueberries 

  1. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour 

  1. Alternatively, serve Blueberry Trifle in 1 quart glass bowl by arranging in layers, half of the cake cubes topped with half of the blueberry sauce and yogurt mixture 

  1. Repeat 

  1. Garnish with remaining ½ cup blueberries 

  1. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours 

Number of servings (yield): 6 

Blueberry Cheesecake  

Cheesecake and Valentine's Day seem to go hand-in-hand. This decadent and creamy blueberry dessert is complimented by the tart and tangy flavors of blueberries. 

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 

  • 3 tablespoons honey, divided 

  • 1 container (8 ounces) nonfat orange or tangerine yogurt 

  • 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, from an 8-ounce package 

  • ¾ cup nonfat cottage cheese 

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 

  • 2 eggs 

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries 

Instructions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F 

  1. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons of the honey 

  1. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate 

  1. With the back of a spoon, press mixture onto bottom and halfway up sides of plate 

  1. In a food processor container, place yogurt, cream cheese, cottage cheese and cornstarch 

  1. Whirl until smooth, about 1 minute 

  1. Add eggs 

  1. Whirl until blended 

  1. Pour about half of the cheese mixture onto the crust 

  1. Top with ½ cup of the blueberries 

  1. Cover with remaining cheese mixture 

  1. Bake until firm, about 35 minutes 

  1. Cool on a wire rack 

  1. In a microwaveable dish, microwave the remaining 1 tablespoon honey just until liquefied, about 15 seconds 

  1. Add the remaining 1-½ cups blueberries 

  1. Toss to coat 

  1. Top pie with berries 

  1. Loosely cover pie 

  1. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours 

Let the flavor and versatility of blueberries add spice to your Valentine's Day and beyond. Find more blueberry dessert recipes on the Blueberries from Florida recipe pages

Recipes and photos courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

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