(Family Features) - Fresh, homemade pies don't have to wait until summer. With tasty, ripe blueberries from Chile available in the supermarket right now, it's easy to make a beautiful dessert any time at all.
Fresh blueberries need no pitting, peeling or chopping needed - just a quick rinse and they're ready to toss with freshly squeezed orange juice and some tapioca and sugar. Spoon this fresh, all-natural mixture brimming with fresh berry goodness into a homemade or ready-made crust, top with another crust, and pop it into the oven.
Blueberries not only bring flavor to the table; each juicy bite brings healthful benefits, as well:
- A half-cup of blueberries packs plenty of fiber, vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants into only 40 sweet calories.
- Blueberries contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than red wine or green tea.
- Half a cup of blueberries a day may help improve brain function plus help prevent Alzheimer's and dementia, according to independent university studies.
- Some scientific evidence suggests that blueberries may be beneficial for the skin. New skin care treatments include blueberry extracts to help revitalize the skin and hasten healing.
Look for fresh Chilean blueberries at your local grocery stores and enjoy the taste of summer all year long.
To download a copy of this and other fresh blueberry inspirations go to: www.ChileanFruitOnline.com.
Easy Blue Berry Pie