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Juicy Fruits: 4 Berry Good Recipes

Nutritious, delicious, and bursting with flavor, berries are the cream of the summer crop. Make the most of this year’s bounty with our sweet roundup of recipes.

*Blueberry Cobbler

Submitted by The Momma Bear Bakery, Fair Oaks, 916-337-8480,

Blueberry Cobbler; Photo by Dante Fontana © and wholly owned by Style Media Group


•    5 cups blueberries
•    2 tbsp. cornstarch
•    2 cups almond meal
•    1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
•    2 tbsp. brown sugar (optional, can also use stevia or alternate sugar)
•    1 tsp. vanilla
•    Vanilla ice cream, to serve

Preheat the oven to 375. Grease an 8x8-inch pie dish with coconut oil. Place the berries in a bowl and stir with a spoon in cornstarch. Put mixture into pie dish. In the bowl you used for the berries, mix the almond meal, coconut oil, sweetener of choice, and vanilla; sprinkle evenly over the berries. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the blueberries pop and the pie looks golden brown. Allow to partially cool and serve with vanilla ice cream.
*Grain-free, gluten-free, and vegan!

Blackberry Crêpes

Submitted by Flower Farm Café, 4150 Auburn-Folsom Road, Loomis, 916-652-5661,

Blackberry Crepes


•    1 cup all-purpose flour
•    2 eggs
•    1/2 cup milk
•    1/2 cup water
•    1/4 tsp. salt
•    2 tbsp. butter, melted
•    8 oz. cream cheese
•    1 pint blackberries
•    Powdered sugar, to serve
•    Fresh whipped cream, to serve

Whisk the flour and eggs together then add the milk and water, followed by the salt and butter; beat until smooth. Lightly oil a griddle over medium-high heat. Pour batter onto the griddle (about 1/4 cup for each crêpe), and cook about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Remove, and fill with desired amount of cream cheese and blackberries. Roll and top with powdered sugar and whipped cream.

Blueberry Pie

Submitted by Berry Heaven, 5170 Marshall Road, Garden Valley, 530-457-7181,

Blueberry Pie; Photo by Dante Fontana © and wholly owned by Style Media Group


•    Basic crust for 9” (2-crust) pie
•    4 cups blueberries
•    3 tbsp. flour
•    1 cup sugar
•    1/8 tsp. salt
•    1 tbsp. lemon juice
•    1 tbsp. butter

Preheat the oven to 425. Line the pie pan with half the pastry dough. Wash and pick over the blueberries if you’re using fresh ones; if you’re using frozen berries, it’s not necessary to defrost them completely. Mix the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the blueberries and lemon juice and toss well. Pile the mixture into the lined pan and dot with butter. Roll out the top crust and drape over the pie. Crimp or flute the edges and cut several vents in the top. Bake for 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 350, and bake for 30-40 minutes or until the top is browned.

Strawberry Lemon Aperol Spritz

Submitted by Nugget Markets, 4500 Post Street, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-1433; 771 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville, 916-746-7799; 1509 Blue Oaks Boulevard, Roseville, 916-918-1900,

Strawberry Lemon Aperol Spritz


•    1.5 oz. Aperol
•    Juice of 1/4 lemon
•    2-3 lemon slices
•    2 strawberries, sliced thin
•    4-5 oz. sparkling rosé

Combine Aperol, lemon juice, lemon slices, and strawberries in an ice-filled glass and stir gently. Pour the sparkling rosé slowly down the inside of the glass until full.

BY Megan Wiskus


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By Emily Best

Berry Cobbler & Blueberry Pie photos by Dante Fontana. Crepe photo courtesy of Flower Farm Café. Other photo courtesy of Nugget Markets.

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