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Fresh Blueberry Pie
1 baked 9” pie shell
4 cups MacDonald's Farm Blueberries (washed)
¼ cup water
2/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp cold water
Cook ¾ cup blueberries with water til tender.
Mash and press through a sieve to get the puree.
Put the puree into a saucepan and add sugar and cornstarch blended with water.
Cook til transparent and creamy stirring constantly.
Pour this sauce hot over the remaining cold blueberries in a bowl, mix well. Cover and refrigerate.
When ready to serve pour the blueberry mixture into the cooled pie shell and serve with whipped cream.
Iced Blueberry Green Tea
2 cups MacDonald's Farm Blueberries (fresh or frozen - divided)
1/4 cup honey
3 bags Green tea or 10g loose leaf tea
In a saucepan bring 3 cups water and 1 1/2 cups of blueberries and honey to a boil for 2 minutes
Remove from the heat, add the tea bags (or loose tea in a strainer) and steep for 6-7 minutes
Strain through a sieve and add 1 cup cold water
Serve on ice with remaining 1/2 cup of blueberries as a garnish
For cocktail version, add vodka or amaretto to taste
Healthy Blueberry Muffins
1 1/2 cups MacDonald's Farm Blueberries (fresh or unthawed frozen - divided)
1 1/2 cups Wholegrain spelt or wheat flour (plus 1 tsp)
3 tbsp Wheat bran
3 tbsp Ground flaxseeds
1 tbsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Unrefined raw sugar
3 tbsp Canola oil
3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 Large eggs
3/4 cup Plain greek yogurt, non-fat
3/4 cup Banana mashed
1 tbsp Orange zest finely grated
1 tbsp Orange juice
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds unsalted
1 tbsp Hemp hearts
Pre-heat oven to 350°F/160°C with rack positioned in the centre. Grease a large non-stick muffin pan and line with baking cups
In a bowl, toss 1 tsp of flour with 1 cup of the blueberries, set aside the remaining ½ cup of blueberries for the topping. Do not thaw if using frozen
In a bowl, mix the flour, wheat bran, flax, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, then set aside
In another large bowl, whisk the sugar and oil, then the eggs one at a time. Whisk in the yogurt, banana, orange zest, juice and vanilla extract
Fold the flour mixture into the wet mixture in three intervals.
Fold in the 1 cup of floured blueberries
Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tin
Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts, then top with the remaining blueberries
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350°F/ 160°C for 24-28 minutes until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean
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