There are few things I look forward to each year more than the arrival of plump, inky-hued blackberries. But before they come into season, a bag from the freezer or carton from the grocery store still does the job.
So once you get your fill of eating these juicy berries out of hand, turn your sights straight to these recipes to help turn your blackberries into breakfast treats, sweet snacks, desserts, and some fast and fancy drinks.
Blackberries for Breakfast
After you've had your fill of blackberries sprinkled over yogurt and granola, mixed into overnight oats, and blitzed into smoothies, these recipes will help you take them one delicious step further.
- Blackberry Croissant Breakfast Bake
- Blackberry Scones
- Mixed Berry & Jasmine Tea Scones
- Blackberry Chia Jam
Baked Blackberry Snacks and Desserts
Want to make that container of blackberries shine? Bake them into any classic summertime dessert, like crumbles, crisps, slumps, pies, and cakes, and you will not be sorry. Baking is also a smart solution for blackberries that don't have a ton of flavor, since the heat from the oven will help concentrate the fruit's natural sweetness.
- Blackberry-Chile Fruit Leather
- Blackberry and Nectarine Upside-Down Sheet Cake
- Blackberry Rhubarb Crumble
- Individual Blackberry Bourbon Slumps
- Apple-Blackberry Pie with Ginger
Cool Blackberry Treats
If you find yourself with a carton of perfectly ripe and juicy blackberries, there is no better way to put them to work than with a batch of homemade ice cream or ice pops.
Savory Blackberry Recipes
Do not disregard the savory side of blackberries. They have a deep, rich sweetness that pairs well with lean proteins, like chicken, pork, and white fish, and contrasts smoky and spicy ingredients.
Blackberry-Filled Cocktails and Mocktails
Of all the warm-weather fruits, blackberries have always been my top pick for making even the simplest drink seem impressive and worthy of celebration.