We grow big, sweet, easy to pick highbush blueberries! Although the blueberry has been growing more than 13,000 years, highbush blueberries are a mere 97-year-young crop! Elizabeth White and Dr. Frederick Coville domesticated the wild blueberry. The first crop of high bush blueberries was harvest in 1916. (Source: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council) Blueberries not only taste good, they’re good for you! Blueberries have 80 calories per cup and nearly 25% of your daily vitamin C!
Brrr-berries! Blueberries are easy to freeze!
1. Wash, sort, and pat dry.
2. Freeze flat in a single layer on wax-paper covered cookie sheets.
3. Once frozen, place into freezer bags, label and store back in freezer.
4. In winter, enjoy a taste of summer of make fabulous holiday jams to give!
Blueberry Dessert Pizza
Makes 1 large dessert pizza, serves 6-8
Preheat oven to 425 deg. F. or fire grill to high.
Spread 1 batch pizza dough over a pizza pan or stone if baking in the oven, or onto a pizza peel or grill plate if making the pizza on a grill. If you are grilling your pizza, put the dough onto the grill and close the lid, grilling the pizza for 1.5 minutes. If dough is brown on bottom, flip dough over and grill as before for 2-3 more minutes. Then proceed with instructions below.
Mix 1+1/2 cup ricotta cheese with 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg and 1/3 cup sugar. Spread cheese mixture over the pizza. If you are grilling the pizza, spread the cheese mixture over the browner side.
Spread 1 pint fresh highbush blueberries over the cheese mixture. Bake pizza for 15-20 minutes (until dough is done – it will lift up easily in the center). If using the grill method, put the pizza back on the grill, close the top, and grill over a medium coal for 2-4 minutes.
Melt 2 ounces of caramels and drizzle over the top of the pizza. Slice the pizza and enjoy!