Maine blueberries are wildly abundant this year. If you need some ideas for what to do with them all, check the Food & Dining section every week this month for a blueberry-inspired recipe from a local chef.

This week’s recipe comes from Mercedes Foster, pastry chef at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough.

 

BLUEBERRY GANACHE

Yield: 1 pint

 

4 ounces white chocolate

2 ounces butter, softened

1 egg yolk

2 ounces frozen Maine blueberries, pureed

 

Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. While the chocolate is melting, whip the egg and butter together in a mixer until uniformly blended.

Turn mixer speed to low and slowly pour in melted chocolate. Turn speed to medium until blended into a smooth texture. Add pureed blueberries.

The ganache can be used right away (but will be very soft), or let it chill in the fridge for a spreadable ganache. Will keep in fridge for two weeks. Can replace the white chocolate with a high quality dark chocolate if desired.