25 Blackberry Recipes That Prove They're The Best Summer Berry
All of these blackberry recipes are...berry delicious.
These gorgeous blackberry recipes are almost too pretty to eat. Emphasis on almost, because we are absolutely going to be helping ourselves to no-bake blackberry cheesecake bars, blackberry virgin mojitos, and all the Instant Pot blackberry-peach cobbler. Raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries sometimes steal the spotlight; But we're here to prove that blackberries are the summertime berry you should be cooking with this year.
Summer not only means blackberry season, but also all the opportunities to make all those glorious fruit pies, tarts, crisps, and crumbles. Try our blackberry pie, blackberry cobbler, and berry crisp foil packs with a healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream and you'll be 100% on Team Blackberry.
The natural tartness of blackberries also make them perfect for mixing in to all your cheesecakes, layering in cakes, and even topping a light and easy pavlova. One of our favorite ways to bring in a concentrated burst of blackberry flavor? Whipping up a batch of this amazing blackberry jam, and swirling it into anything from blackberry cheesecake brownies to humble bowls of oatmeal.
Blackberries are incredible in our favorite cocktails drinks, too. Try mixing them (and blackberry liqueur) into your next margarita slushy shots, blackberry mojitos, sangria, and rum runners.
Looking for more fruity desserts? Check out all our best pineapple desserts, lemon desserts, and apple desserts. And you don't have to stop at just baking with fruit; Here are all the fruits you can (and should) be grilling! It will take your fresh peaches, watermelon, and nectarines to the next level.
This no-bake cheesecake gets a stunning, swirly topping of blackberries that looks more like art than dessert. The cheesecake is tart and fluffy with the creamiest texture.
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Classic mojitos are always refreshing with fresh mint and fruit. This non-alcoholic version is still every bit as refreshing with an easy mint simple syrup and fresh blackberries. The mint simple syrup will make more than you need, but you can keep it refrigerated for 1 week and save it for another use like in homemade lemonade.
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We promise our easy buttery, flaky pie crust is worth the extra time and steps and make this pie extra special. You can see our pie crust recipe for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make an easy lattice top. Looking for more pie ideas? You can never go wrong with a blueberry pie.
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Whether you're spreading it on toast or swirling it into your oatmeal, this jam is sure to give your breakfast a major upgrade. Try stirring a couple teaspoons of zest from your favorite citrus (like lemon, lime, grapefruit, etc.) after your jam has cooked for an extra boost of flavor.
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One of summer's simple pleasures is cobbler. This is our perfected biscuit topping — don't be intimidated by the word biscuit — that works with any type of fruit you want. Blackberries are perfect for their sweet-tart flavor, but use whatever fruit you have on hand. Just don't forget to serve with ice cream.
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We love how crushed, ripe blackberries give this mojito a tart-sweet kick. If you just so happen to be interested in one without alcohol our Blackberry Virgin Mojito is mighty refreshing, too.
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Summer calls for as many fruit cobblers as possible. There's just one thing: We HATE turning on the oven in the summer. Enter, the Instant Pot. No need for extra heat, and the cobbler only needs 15 minutes to cook. Now, that's dessert in an instant.
The name of this classic tropical cocktail originates from the Prohibition-era, when bootleggers would, quite literally, would run liquor across state lines to speakeasies. True to its name, this drink has not one but two types of rum in it, and is balanced by the addition of blackberry and banana liqueurs and fresh juice, making it a perfect cocktail for a balmy day.
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You can cobbler over a fire—and it even browns like the real thing. This bubbling fruit skillet is impossible to mess up and even works well with raspberries and plums, apples, or cherry.
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We think strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and bananas are an ideal classic smoothie base, but any combo of fruit is great. Adding flavors like fresh mint, vanilla extract, cinnamon, or honey will take any smoothie to the next level, too!
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The mascarpone filling is light, slightly tart, and just sweet enough to pair well with the apricot preserve-glazed fruit of your choice. Bonus: the shortbread-like crust here gets pressed in rather than rolled out, which makes it no-fuss and stress-free.
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This may be prettiest cobbler you've ever seen. Blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries were made to be cobbled together, balancing each other out for a perfectly sweet-tart combination. Just add ice cream.
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Berry crisps are delicious all year round, but you probably didn't think it was something you could throw on the grill. These foil packs are stupid-easy to make. Top with vanilla ice cream, grab a spoon, and dig in.
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Raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are lower in carbs than other popular smoothie fruits like bananas, pineapples, and mangoes. With a bit of added fat from coconut milk and baby spinach, this is a healthy breakfast you can feel great about!
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These bars are equal parts brownie and cheesecake and we are HERE. FOR. THEM. To make things super easy on yourself, start with brownie mix. (Check out our favorite boxed brownie mixes.) You need to make your own blackberry jam though. It'll be much easier to work with than the jarred stuff to achieve those perfect swirls.
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The combination of white chocolate and fresh blackberries is so much s'more than you could have asked for.
Layering fruit in the glasses makes for the prettiest sangria presentation. If you don't want to bother, add it to the pitcher — the sangria will still be pretty as hell.
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Cheesecake and brownies all in the same bite is a dessert marriage made in heaven. But adding fresh blackberries adds a special tart something that really cuts through all that richness.
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Scones sound fancy, but really, they are so easy to make. These scones are studded with fresh blackberries and sprinkled with coarse sugar for the perfect bite.
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This light bubbly punch is a mix of blackberry sparkling water, vodka, and rosé makes it almost too easy to rosé all day long.
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A fruit salad you can get a buzz from?! Sign us up. We combine your favorite fruits, Prosecco, and orange juice to make this a fruit salad that's going to seriously upgrade your brunch.
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Pavlova is basically a giant meringue that gets topped with whipped cream and berries. And just like our meringue recipe, it's surprisingly simple to make. You just need some patience; The key to perfection is drying it out, which requires you leaving it in a (turned off) oven overnight after it bakes.
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These triple berry blondies couldn’t be easier to toss together and are loaded with a bounty of summer’s best trio: raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Brown sugar lends a nutty, caramel flavor that makes these bars dense and fudgy. Your biggest obstacle will be waiting just long enough for them to cool completely before you dig in.
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Why do a plain old tequila shot when you can shoot a margarita? These tiny margaritas are ultra boozy and so fun to customize with your favorite fruits!
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Monte Cristo sandwiches are so underrated. But this version, inspired Disney's take on the savory, crispy classic, gets an added zip from blackberry preserves.