- 2 pints fresh blueberries (approx. 4 cups)
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp water
- 1½ tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1½ tbsp water
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted or un-toasted (toasted gives a little richer and nuttier flavor)
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups plus 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla
How To Make Copycat Magnolia Bakery’s Blueberry Jamboree
First, make the glaze.
Combine 1 pint (approx. 2 cups) blueberries, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and one tablespoon water in a small or medium saucepan over medium heat.
Stir constantly and try to smash or pop some of the blueberries to help bring more liquid to keep sugar from burning.
Once sugar is dissolved and blueberry mixture is starting to boil, pour in the water-cornstarch mixture. Stir constantly while mixture comes back to a boil and thickens slightly, approximately 1 minute.
Remove from heat and add the remaining 1 pint of fresh blueberries, the lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix well. Then transfer to the fridge to cool. This mixture needs to be completely cool when added to the top of the dessert.
Next, to make the crust, preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Combine melted butter, flour, and chopped pecans in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and press the flour-pecan mixture evenly in the bottom of the pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool while you make the filling. Place in the fridge to help it cool faster.
To make the filling, you need 2 medium or large mixing bowls. In the first bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream and the vanilla until it is thick, but not completely whipped into whipped topping.
In the other bowl, whip the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar together.
Combine both mixtures in the larger bowl. Mix for another minute or two or until completely combined.
Spread filling evenly over the completely cooled crust, and then spoon blueberry mixture over the filling by gently using a spoon to evenly cover the entire top of the dessert with the beautiful topping.
Cover and refrigerate until serving.