I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of eating fresh fruit during the summer months. How could I? They are perfect with almost every meal. Like blueberry pancakes doused in butter and syrup and whipped cream. Or a green salad topped with strawberries and blue cheese. Even, mango salsa accompanying a piece of fresh, grilled fish. Fruit is everywhere during the summer, and the possibilities for new creations are endless.
One of the best ways to enjoy fruit in the summer? For dessert, of course! But, only in the summer. Because it’s the only time of year my favorite fruits are flavorful and fresh enough to enjoy in pies, muffins, brownies and pastries. Ok, except for apple pie (which, in my opinion, happens to be acceptable all year long). The rest of the time, though, it’s chocolate and peanut butter for this girl.
I’ve been seeing plenty of dessert recipes that use roasted strawberries and cherries lately, and absolutely love the idea. What a great, easy way to impart depth and more flavor into a summertime treat! So, it wasn’t a difficult decision to make. That pint of blueberries from our CSA share would be getting roasted.
Everyone knows that blueberry and lemon is an unbeatable combo. And, this combo is exactly what shines through on these blondies. That, and the dense, chewy texture. Think brownie texture, not cake texture. Can you taste it now? Blondies are the alter-ego to a fudgy chocolate brownie, and this version is made with lemon sugar, then studded with the sweet pop of roasted blueberries in every bite. I consider these to be rich and refreshing at the same time. And, it’s often that you can call a baked good refreshing. It’s truly the perfect way to celebrate summer’s fresh ingredients and the best meal of the day.
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