blueberry sundae

Blueberry sundae with candied bacon

This indulgent ice cream dessert is inspired by the sweet and salty flavours of blueberry pancakes, crispy bacon and maple syrup

Nutrition: per serving

Nutrient Unit
kcal 556
fat 26 g
saturates 7 g
carbs 63 g
sugars 59 g
fibre 3 g
protein 16 g
salt 1.4 g


  • 8 peanut butter cookies , shop-bought
  • vanilla ice cream , to serve
  • 50g salted peanuts , roughly chopped

For the candied bacon

  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or clear honey

For the blueberry compote

  • 300g blueberries
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • juice 0.5 lemon


  • STEP 1

First, make the candied bacon. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment, lay out the rashers of bacon, then cover with another sheet of parchment and another baking tray to make the bacon flat. Cook for 20 mins until crisp, then remove the top tray and sheet of parchment. Brush with half the maple syrup and continue cooking for 5 mins more, turning over halfway through cooking and brushing with more syrup. Leave to cool on a wire rack, bending the rashers into an ‘S’ shape while still warm and malleable.

For the blueberry compote, put 200g of the blueberries in a saucepan with the sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a fast simmer. Bubble for 5 mins until the berries pop and turn saucy and syrupy, then throw in the remaining blueberries and cook for 1-2 mins more. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Can be made ahead and chilled for up to 3 days.

To assemble the sundaes, spoon a little compote into the bottom of 4 sundae glasses. Add a crumbled cookie, scoops of ice cream and some peanuts to each glass. Repeat the layers once more, then top with a piece of crispy candied bacon.

This indulgent ice cream dessert is inspired by the sweet and salty flavours of blueberry pancakes, crispy bacon and maple syrup

Decadence ® ‘Blueberry Sundae’ False Indigo Baptisia hybrid

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).



Vibrant indigo blue spires produce an excellent floral display atop the compact, upright mound of blue-green foliage. This vigorous native cultivar looks great in the garden all season.


Plant Needs

Compact habit, ideal for small spaces.

Grows best in full sun and average to poor, well-drained soil. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Very long-lived perennial.

This easy care, drought tolerant, deer resistant perennial is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for low maintenance or native perennials.

Deep indigo blue flowers much more vibrant than B. australis and a perfect plant habit are the key features of this new variety. An excellent floral display occurs in late spring to early summer, followed by decorative seed pods in fall. The deep blue-green foliage forms a more compact, upright mound to 3ft tall at maturity.

2 Reviews

Beautiful care-free plant. Loaded with flowers for two to three weeks in the spring. Healthy blue-green foliage until the fall. Dense and sturdy habit. The dimensions given are way too small. This plant easily grows to 3.5 ft high and 6 ft wide by the summer’s end. You can prune it back a bit, but I would give it no less than 5 ft all around. The plant dies back to the ground in the fall and emerges slowly in the spring. Otherwise it can be the focal point of a whole garden bed.

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