Monday, September 1, 2008

A Pail full of Blueberries and a Creamy Dessert

Handful of Blueberries

Chances are good that you will see quite a few recipes featuring blueberries this week on Artsy-Foodie. We went blueberry picking and brought home 13 pounds of blueberry goodness.

13 Pounds of Blueberries

I made some jam and chutney that afternoon but still needed a dessert for our dinner. I decided to whip up a pudding with silken tofu, the homemade jam and some of the fresh blueberries. I have been making a chocolate version of this tofu pudding for fifteen years now and it's always a hit. I thought that the creaminess of the tofu would work well with the delightful blueberries. The pudding was a perfect compliment to the sweet, juicy berries and I love how easy it was to put this delectable dessert together.

Blueberry Pudding Single Bowl

Easy Blueberry Pudding (serves 4)

Ingredients:
12.3 oz carton firm silken tofu
1/2 cup of fruit juice sweetened blueberry jam
1 teaspoon GF vanilla extract
2 cups of fresh sweet blueberries
Additional jam for decoration (optional)

Blueberry Pudding Angle

In a food processor, blend the tofu with the jam and the vanilla extract, scraping the sides once in a while. Process until completely smooth and transfer to a bowl. Add the fresh blueberries. Divide into 4 bowls and add a dollop of blueberry jam on top of each portion.

And one more recipe for your enjoyment...
Blueberry Plum Clafoutis

16 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I'm awestruck by the beauty of that pudding dessert - wow!!

Keep the blueberry desserts coming! :0)

Julia said...

I love your blog and am so happy I discovered it. I would love to see your recipes for making homemade jam and chutney.

Thank you for posting,
Julia

CookingKatie said...

Wow- where do you live? I've never seen blueberries so big!

Katie

Apples and Butter said...

13 pounds of blueberries?? That's a great haul! Can't wait to see the other recipes you come up with this week. Thanks for always giving us new ideas on the tofu front!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

13 pounds!!!!! Wow! I love the color of that tofu dessert!

Kevin said...

That looks really good. Nice pattern on top!

Alexa said...

veggiegirl,
Ahhh the possibilities...

Julia,
Thanks for your visit and your comment. I wasn't planning on posting the jam and chutney. I used recipes right off the web... but here are the links for your enjoyment. :-)
Blueberry Jam
Blueberry Chutney

They were both great recipes. I would have taken pictures of the results and posted but it was a really busy afternoon.

cookingkatie,
One of the many joys of the Pacific Northwest...

apples and butter,
Tofu is so much fun because it is a blank slate... anything goes.

clumbsycookies,
Isn't it intense-- Who needs food coloring?!!

Kevin,
I love toothpicks. :-)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Sylvia said...

I love this pudding, mainly for me, that never knows exactly what make with some berries.
Your blog is amazing. the recipes are delicious and the photos had a good taste and high quality
Congratulations

Helene said...

I love blueberries. I can eat them at breakfast, lunch, dinner. Nice dessert.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Oh, yay! An easy recipe with silken tofu. Thank you so much!

Kristen said...

13 pounds of blueberries... oh my! Yum!
I can't wait to see what other wonderful things you cook up :)

Lore said...

My mom is mad about this kind of desserts (she uses farmers' cheese instead of silken tofu) and she would even eat them for breakfast. Lovely blueberries! Keep them coming :D

Y said...

The sight of that huge box of blueberries just made my jaw drop. Very very jealous indeed! :)

gotnomilk said...

Very nice looking - will have to try!

bee said...

this is soooo sooo gorgeous and easy. thanks for the recipe.

Related Posts with Thumbnails