How to Make Blueberry Puree

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Pureed blueberries capture the essence of summer in a concentrated form. The taste of this little round berry conjures up images of lazy, barefoot afternoons scouring the thicket for a bucket of berries. After you have gathered, harvested and eaten your fill of fresh berries, processing the remaining blueberries into a puree will allow you to enjoy their summer freshness long after summer has gone. Use blueberry puree to make your favorite drinks, desserts and sauces.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Blueberries
  • Food processor
  • Sugar
  • Measuring spoons
  • Lemon juice
  • Fine sieve
  • Large bowl
  • Spatula
  • Plastic freezer bag (optional)
  • Lime juice (optional)
  • Vanilla extract (optional)
  • Pour 3 parts of blueberries into a food processor.

  • Add 1/2 part of granulated sugar. Process and taste for sweetness. Add more sugar, if needed. Add lemon juice to taste, generally 1 tablespoon for each 1 cup of blueberries.

  • Blend the berries on high speed until the mixture is smooth.

  • Set a fine sieve over a bowl. Pour 1/2 cup of the blueberry mixture into the the sieve, pressing the berries through the sieve with a spatula.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to freeze the puree, put it in a zip-top bag, label it and store it in the freezer for 6 to 8 months.
  • Add lime or other citrus juice to flavor your puree.
  • Add vanilla extract to give the puree a mellow flavor.

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