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Celebrate July 4th with Blueberry Cupcakes

Wave the Flag Blueberry Cupcakes (ARA) - Top off your Independence Day celebration this year with Wave the Flag Cupcakes for everyone.

These cupcakes look adorable and will be a hit with your family and guests. With their patriotic colors, they're perfect for a Fourth of July picnic, or anytime you feel like "waving the flag." The secret in these sweet delights is that there are more blueberries baked inside -- and thanks to a quick trick or two, they're lower in fat and calories than cupcakes made the traditional way.

Need another reason to celebrate? July is National Blueberry Month! Blueberries are most abundant and least expensive in mid-summer, making it an ideal time to get your fill of these little blue gems. Stock the fridge and freezer with blueberries to make meals, snacks and desserts that are easy on the cook. Blueberries never need to be peeled, pitted, stemmed or chopped -- just a quick rinse and they're ready to eat or add to recipes.

Try these ideas for making quick, delicious desserts and snacks that are enjoyable any time:

  • Layer fresh blueberries with yogurt and crushed cereal in tall glasses for tasty breakfast parfaits.
  • Toss fresh blueberries, chopped pineapple, melon and mint in a bowl; drizzle with thawed apple juice concentrate to serve as a fruit salad or a light dessert.
  • Whirl frozen blueberries, cranberry juice, yogurt and ice cubes in a blender; pour into cold glasses and serve for breakfast or snack.


Recipe for "Wave the Flag" Cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 package (18- to 19-ounces) yellow cake mix
1/3 cup applesauce
3 egg whites
3 cups fresh blueberries, divided
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 red fruit-roll snack (from a 4.5 ounce box)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix with applesauce, egg whites and 1 1/4 cups water for 30 seconds on low speed, then 2 minutes on medium speed. Spoon batter into 24 aluminum or paper lined muffin cups. Evenly divide 1 cup of blueberries onto tops of batter; do not stir. Bake cupcakes following package directions; remove to a wire rack and cool completely. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spoon onto cooled cupcakes; spread to the edges. Unroll fruit snack and, with a sharp knife, cut into strips 1/8-inch wide by 2-inches long. On half of each cupcake, arrange strips, trimming each to fit. Arrange remaining 2 cups blueberries on the frosting on other halves of the cupcakes, about 10 blueberries per cupcake.

Makes 24 cupcakes

Per cupcake, including frosting and toppings: 135 calories; 3 g protein; 24 g carbohydrate; 3 g total fat (1.8 g saturated fat).

Blueberries are not only convenient, they provide nutrients our bodies need every day. You can find more blueberry recipes and information at www.blueberrycouncil.org.

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Lemon Strawberry Stars

  • 1 pound cake loaf (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 package (for serving size) Jell-O instant putting and pie filling , lemon flavor
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • Sliced strawberries 

Sliced pound cake horizontally into five layers. Cut each layer into 2 star shapes with large cookie cutter. Reserve cake scraps for snacking are other use).

Prepare pudding mix with milk as directed on package.

Top 1/2 of the pound cake stars with 1/2 of the sliced strawberries and 1/2 of the pudding. Served with Strawberry Sauce if desired. Makes 5 servings. Prep time: 15 minutes.

Strawberry Sauce

  • 2 packages ( 10 oz. each) Frozen Strawberries, thawed
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch

Place strawberries in food processor or blender; cover. Process until smooth. Combine cornstarch with a small amount of the strawberries in a medium saucepan; add remaining strawberries. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Chill.

Makes 2 cups . Prep time: 30 minutes Chill time: 3 hours

Stars and Stripes Pastry

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups cold half and half or milk
  • 1 package Instant Pudding and Pie filling, French Vanilla or the Vanilla flavor
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed

Thaw puff pastry as directed on package. Unfold pastry to 10 X 9 in. rectangle. Cut 4 (1/2-inch) strips from 1 ( 9 inch) side of rectangle. Remaining rectangle will measure 9 X 8 inches). Cut 1 inch off each of 2 strips to make 2 ( 8 inch) strips; discard 1 inch pieces. (You should have 2 ( 8 in. strips) and 2 ( nine inch strips.)

Place pastry on baking sheet. Brush with egg. Place strips on top of each side of rectangle to form rim; lightly press strips to base. Brush strips with egg. Pierce bottom of pastry in several places with fork. Chilled 20 minutes. Meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Bake pastry for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.( Its center of pastry rises, gently press down with four.) cool on rack.

Pour half and half into small bowl. And pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk until well blended, 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon pudding into pastry shell. Chill until set, about 1 hour.

Arrange fruit on top of pudding in alternating stripes of blueberries and raspberries. Pipe "stars" of whipped topping around borders. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Prep time: 20 minutes. Chilled time: one-hour.

Patriotic Parfaits
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème
  • 1 Cup each strawberry slices and blueberries

Mix cream cheese and marshmallow crème until well blended. Refrigerate.
Layer fruit with cream cheese mixture in dessert dishes or large glasses.

Patriotic Jigglers

Make some sweet red, white and blue sweets to celebrate the day.

  • Two packages (4 serving size) or One package (8 serving size) any flavor red JELL-O
  • Two packages (4 serving size) or One package (8 serving size) blue JELL-O
  • Whipped topping (It's easier if you have the kind in the can)
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • Two 11 x 7 pans (Or you can do it in one pan, one flavor at a time)
  • Clear plastic cups (4 to 6 ounce size)
  • Small star-shaped cookie cutters (optional)
  • Cherries (optional)

Pour one flavor of gelatin into the mixing bowl. Add 1 1/4 cups of the boiling water and use the rubber scraper to stir until all of the gelatin has dissolved (about two minutes). Pour the mixture into one of the pans.

Repeat with the other flavor of JELL-O.

Put the pans into the refrigerator and let the JELL-O chill for about three hours.

Put about an inch of warm water into the sink. Dip just the bottom of the pan (don't let the water come up over the sides) into the water for 15 seconds.

Wash your hands thoroughly. Use the star-shaped cookie cutters or the table knife to cut shapes. Use your hands to lift out the shapes onto another tray. Repeat with both flavors.

Make a thin layer of blue jigglers, then a layer of whipped cream, then a layer of red jigglers, and then another layer of whipped cream. Top with a cherry if you would like and then enjoy!

 

Stars on a Stick

To create patriotic stars, simply make a batch of Rice Crispy Treats. Use a star cookie cutter to shape. Stick a sucker or popsicle stick in the center. Now for the fun part,…grab red & blue SPRINKLES! Using the straight edge of a piece of paper, create straight lines on the treats. Spread a dab of honey on that area so the sprinkles stick and sprinkle away.

 

 

 

 

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