Dzen Farms Blueberry Hill

Every year, thousands of family and friends from New Jersey to Maine and everywhere in between, head down to the Dzen Farms Blueberry Hill fields to pick-your-own blueberries.  For many its a summer tradition and for our family, its pride watching everyone enjoy our plentiful harvests we work hard to perfect throughout each season. Blueberry season generally runs from July 4th until the third week in August.

 

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Dzen Farms Blueberry Hill

87 Barber Hill Road

Broad Brook, CT 06016

Dzen has the best pick-your-own berries in Connecticut!! Its part of our family tradition to pick berries from Dzen Farms!

Kate Faienza

Ingredients:  Fresh Blueberries

                        1 pkg. dark chocolate morsels* (we use Ghirardelli)

                        Muffin Pan

                        Cupcake paper

 

Wash and dry fresh blueberries. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour. Line muffin pan with cupcake paper. Pour 1/4 cup of blueberries into each muffin cup. Melt dark chocolate morsels according to package instructions.   Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of chocolate over each cup of blueberries. Place in refrigerator for 1/2 to 1 hour until chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!

 

*Dark chocolate can be replaced with milk chocolate or white chocolate based on your preference.

Ingredients:  Pillsbury Ready Pie Crust

                        6 c fresh blueberries (heaping)

                        2 T cinnamon

                        1/2 t almond extract

                        3 T flour

                        2 T sugar*

 

Preheat oven to 425 ̊ .   Roll pie dough out according to package directions. Place washed blueberries in a large mixing bowl. Add cinnamon, almond extract, flour and sugar. Gently mix together using a rubber scrapper until blueberries are evenly coated. Pour blueberry mixture into pie plate. Cover with remaining dough and bake for 42 minutes.

 

*Additional sugar may be needed based on sweetness preferences.

Ingredients:  1 liter vodka

                        1 pint blueberries rinsed and dried

                        1 c raspberry liqueur

                        1 lime juiced

  1. To make the blueberry vodka: Pour out approximately 1/3 of the bottle of vodka into a holding container; set aside. Score each blueberry with a small nick and place into vodka bottle. With the vodka previously set aside, fill the vodka bottle until just below the neck. Add just enough raspberry liqueur to top off the bottle. Let sit in a dark place for 2 weeks.
  2. To make martinis: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 2 parts blueberry vodka, 1 part raspberry liqueur, and a dash of lime juice. Shake vigorously and strain into glass. Garnish with twist of lime.