Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with indigo-colored berries from the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium (a genus that also includes cranberries and bilberries). Species in the section Cyanococcus are the most common fruits sold as “blueberries” and are native to North America (commercially cultivated highbush blueberries were not introduced into Europe until the 1930s).
They are usually erect, but sometimes prostrate shrubs varying in size from 10 centimeters (3.9 in) to 4 meters (13 ft) tall. In commercial blueberry production, smaller species are known as “lowbush blueberries” (synonymous with “wild”), and the larger species are known as “highbush blueberries”.
The leaves can be either deciduous or evergreen, ovate to lanceolate, and 1–8 cm (0.39–3.1 in) long and 0.5–3.5 cm (0.20–1.4 in) broad. The flowers are bell-shaped, white, pale pink or red, sometimes tinged greenish. The fruit is a berry 5–16 millimeters (0.20–0.63 in) in diameter with a flared crown at the end; they are pale greenish at first, then reddish-purple, and finally dark blue when ripe. They are covered in a protective coating of powdery epicuticular wax, colloquially knows as the “bloom”. They have a sweet taste when mature, with variable acidity. Blueberry bushes typically bear fruit in the middle of the growing season: fruiting times are affected by local conditions such as altitude and latitude, so the height of the crop can vary from May to August depending upon these conditions.
“Scrumptious for anytime. Try this no bake blueberry cream cheese pie recipe”
All you have to do is mix the ingredients for the topping, filling, and the delicious crust and then this Blueberry Cream Pie goes in the freezer, and you end up with a great tasting no bake dessert!
Blueberry Cream Pie
Ingredients for Blueberry Cream Pie No Bake Dessert
Home Made Crust Ingredients
1 & 1/2 cups bran flake cereal
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Home Made Filling Ingredients
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 cup honey
1/2 pound fresh blueberries
Directions for Blueberry Cream Pie No-Bake Recipe
1. Use a rolling pin or food processor, to crush bran flakes finely. Place the bran flakes in a mixing bowl and add remaining crust ingredients, gently stir to combine. Press using a fork into a 9-inch pie plate.
2. Cut cream cheese into chunks and combine with other filling ingredients in a food processor, pulsing until smooth.
3. Pour filling over crust, smoothing with a spatula. Arrange blueberries (or other berries) on top.
4. Cover and chill at least 2 hours, then cut into wedges to serve