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    danagee is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    Default Help! What to do with over-ripe blueberries

    I just bought 2 lbs of over ripe, mushy, nearly tasteless blueberries from Costco.
    Does anyone know if they are especially good to use for anything (baking, perhaps)?

    Does Costco have such a good return policy that they'd take the carton back if I try to return them?

    Dana
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    Default RE: Help! What to do with over-ripe blueberries

    How about muffins or bread? Over ripe bananas are good for baking, so I would think blueberries would be also. I would definitely call them and ask about returning them. I bet they'll take them back. Do you still have your receipt?


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    Default RE: Help! What to do with over-ripe blueberries

    you could freeze them and throw them in smoothies when ever needed.

    costco will absolutely take them back. i believe they prefer that you just bring the container... they don't want the yucky berries. you don't even need to have the receipt, just the container.

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    Default RE: Help! What to do with over-ripe blueberries

    You could take them back.

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    danagee is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    Default I took them back.

    I took them back with no problems. Thanks for everyone's help.

    Dana
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    Default RE: Help! What to do with over-ripe blueberries

    Bring them back. They are really good about that kind of thing.

    FYI: I bought some yesterday. Checked them out really well ~ shocked them, etc. They were in the warm car for maybe 1+ hour. Got them home and immediately stuck them in the refrigerator. Pulled them out for dinner and there was a HUGE fly in there. There was NO WAY that the thing flew in there b/c it couldn't get out. Needless to say, I retruned them this AM (and, unfortunately, exchanged them b/c they are a good deal). Wash the fruit VERY VERY well!!! YUCK!!!!
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    danagee is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    Default RE: Help! What to do with over-ripe blueberries

    Do you ever feel sort of guilty when you return something, yet you have a totally legit reason, just as you did?
    I always feel like the cs person is doubting me.

    Dana
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    urquie is offline Emerald level (3000+ posts)
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    Default RE: Help! What to do with over-ripe blueberries

    i'm afraid i bought the same blueberries from costco :( too bad i didn't see your post before shopping!

    i just salvaged some of them in an awesome smoothie using blueberries, strawberries, pineapple. the pineapple added a great flavor!

    my neighbor just tried the following super yummy recipe. i think i'll use up the rest of the berries to make it too. i would suggest adding extra berries.


    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Blueber...ke/Detail.aspx

    Blueberry Buttermilk Coffeecake

    INGREDIENTS
    1/2 cup butter
    1 1/3 cups white sugar
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 cups buttermilk
    4 cups all-purpose flour
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 cups blueberries

    2/3 cup all-purpose flour
    2/3 cup white sugar
    6 tablespoons butter, softened

    DIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together 4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

    2. In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Sir in blueberries. Pour batter into prepared pan. In a small bowl, combine 2/3 cup flour and 2/3 cup sugar. cut in 6 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over top of batter.

    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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