Blueberry Recipe Collection from Our State

  • By the North Carolina Blueberry Council

The 2013 Blueberry Recipe Collection is now available!

blueberry recipe collection

The popularity of this blueberry recipe collection proves how much North Carolinians love blueberries. We culled through the submissions and have posted the selected recipes below – just in time for blueberry season.

Editor’s note: Our State reader Ben Albright sent us a blueberry recipe booklet produced by Ralph and Maxine Gwaltney, the late-owners of a blueberry farm in Banner Elk. Many people commented on this page they wanted those recipes. You’ll find several of their recipes in the introduction to our collection.

Blueberry Recipe Collection

Click through the collection below, or download the collection by clicking here (PDF).

About the North Carolina Blueberry Council

NC-Blueberry-logoFor 77 years, North Carolina blueberries have been prized as the very best available. Our blueberries are sweet in taste, rich in nutrients and antioxidants. They are a super fruit with splendid flavor! Whether you enjoy your blueberries fresh from the market or frozen for later use, North Carolina blueberries provide a sweet southern taste year-round. Nothing could be finer than North Carolina blueberries.

Compact, tasty, and packed with health supporting nutrients, blueberries rank as one of nature’s super foods. Blueberries have two cousins, the bog-loving cranberry and the European bilberry. Bilberries look similar to the blueberry, but are smaller, darker colored, and have reddish-purple pulp versus the light green of the native North America blueberry.

There is no differentiation between blueberry types in the market. Some would suggest highbush blueberries are better for fresh fruit whereas rabbiteyes are preferred for freezing and other processing. Popular highbush blueberries varieties include: Duke, New Hanover, Farthing, Abundance, Reb, O’Neal, Star, Legacy and Emerald. Columbus, Brightwell, Tifblue, and Powder Blue are commonly cultivated rabbiteye varieties.

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25 Responses to Blueberry Recipe Collection from Our State

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  4. Doris Moore says:

    This will be great ~ blueberries are my husband’s favorite fruit and I’ll be so happy to use some of the recipes for a dish for him. I love the State magazine and read the whole magazine the day we receive. Thanks………….Doris Moore

  5. Hope Matthews says:

    Please email me the recipes from the mountain booklet. I love blueberry recipes also.

  6. Please,please send me those blueberry recipes Mr. Albright. I love to cook and my family love blueberries. Thank you very much. Email:

  7. Tammy Bates says:

    Mr. Albright ,
    I would love a copy also. My parents started Holcomb’s Blueberry farm almost 30 years ago in Jonesville. They both have passed away and my family and I are running it now. We have many pickers during blueberry season and would like to share those recipes with our customers as well. Email:

  8. Phyllis Pettit says:

    Please email me the recipes from the mountain booklet. I love blueberry recipes.

  9. Tina says:

    I too would love to have a copy of the blueberry recipes Mr. Albright. Blueberries are my favorite and I eat some almost every day. Thank you

  10. virginia says:

    Ben, I love blueberries & have 3 big bushes in my yard, We always have a big crop much more than I can possibly eat so I let friends & family pick some also. I will really appreciate a copy of the book, if you will, pplease forward it to me at Thank you so much. vrginia

  11. Dian says:

    Dear Mr. Albright, I would LOVE a copy of the recipes. Here’s my email:

    Thank you

  12. Robbin says:

    Mr. Albright…I would like to have a copy of the recipes. Thank you.

  13. velva bost says:

    I am sorry but I forgot to leave you my email Thank you

  14. velva bost says:

    Mr. Albright, I know this berry farm. My Father knew the family. I also have a blueberry farm not far from Banner Elk. I would love to have copies of the recipes also. I have done blueberries in so many ways would like new ways to cook them. Thank You.

  15. irene wieder says:

    Mr Albright, I too would love to have copies of the recipes.
    Appreciate it.

  16. Diana says:

    Would love a copy of those recipes, too. Email:
    Thank you!

  17. Ben Albright says:

    I have a booklet that was put out about 30 years ago by a couple just outside of Banner Elk on the way to beach mountain who had a whole hillside of blueberries. They were big as quarters. The died and left the field to the children’s home and for several years they continued to let people pick their own. The booklet is full of recipes and we scanned it so if you are interested, I can forward the pages. Let me know. Ben Albright.

    • Laura Laughridge says:

      Hi Mr. Albright:
      I would dearly love to have a copy of your recipe booklet. The Banner Elk couple and the property you describe sound very much like Ralph and Maxine Gwaltney, who have been major benefactors to childcare and education in our region. The Gwaltney’s made significant contributions to two buildings on our campus in Spruce Pine, in addition to numerous other gifts. Please send a copy of the booklet to my email address here at Mayland Community College.
      Many thanks–
      Laura R. Laughridge
      Executive Director
      Mayland Community College Foundation

    • Amy Johnson says:

      Thank you for sharing the recipes Mr. Albright that is so kind of you, I would love to have a copy as well. Please send to
      Thank you, Amy J

    • Sandy says:

      I would love to have a copy of the recipes. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sandy Baker says:

      I would love to have them forwarded to me so I can share with my mom. She has blueberry trees in her back yard and shares with me we love them. Thank you Sandy Baker

    • Judy Holland says:

      I would love to have a copy. thank you so much for sharing.

    • ourstate says:

      Mr. Albright has graciously offered to share the recipes with us. We’ll certainly include some in our collection that will be released in early May. We love how much interest there is in these recipes!

    • Marguerite Everett says:

      Mr. Albright….I agree with Angie. Would love to have a copy of your recipes. I have blueberries in my freezer and blueberry desserts are my sons favorite. So, please if you will pass them along to me at

    • Angie says:

      Good morning Mr. Albright,
      You are so gracious to share your blueberry recipes. I would love to have a copy. Please send the recipes to me at:
      Thank you!! ~Angie Dry~

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