29 fresh berry recipes

When markets and farm stands are brimming with ripe berries, savor them in creamy tarts, drinks, salads, and muffins

Baskets of berries

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; food styling by Karen Shinto

What's so great about berries?

They all pack a slew of benefits that will have you leaping high buildings in a single bound. (Well, almost.)

They're full of vitamin C, fiber, and phytochemicals (health-enhancing plant compounds), which together may help prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory conditions, and even age-related mental decline.

Each one's exact nutritional makeup is slightly different, so our advice is, Why choose? Click ahead to see how to enjoy them all!

Pavlovas with Summer Berry Sauce

Pavlovas with Summer Berry Sauce

Make this dessert at the height of summer berry season--or hoard your berries in the freezer to whip up this dessert later in the year.

Recipe: Pavlovas with Summer Berry Sauce

Roasted Berry Sundaes

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Stephanie Dean

Roasted Berry Sundaes

Here we've combined berries and ice cream, two summer favorites, in this super-easy sundae.

Recipe: Roasted Berry Sundaes

 

 

Blackberry Hazelnut Honey Crisp

Photo by Annabelle Breakey

Blackberry Hazelnut Honey Crisp

Foods that grow in the same place tend to taste good together, as this pairing of blackberries and hazelnuts proves.

Recipe:  Blackberry Hazelnut Honey Crisp 

Raspberry, Ricotta, and Chocolate Parfaits

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Raspberry, Ricotta, and Chocolate Parfaits

At the farmers' market, look for deep red late-summer raspberries, artisanal ricotta cheese (if available), and pistachios.

Recipe:  Raspberry, Ricotta, and Chocolate Parfaits

Deep-Dish Blueberry Pie

Photo by Thomas J. Story

Deep-Dish Blueberry Pie

The lattice crust is a nice touch on this irresistble summer pie.

Recipe: Deep-Dish Blueberry Pie

 

Crushed Berries with Hibiscus Jelly

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Crushed Berries with Hibiscus Jelly

The jelly here isn't the kind you spread on bread; it's a soft, lustrous gelatin--like Jell-O, but more delicate.

Recipe:  Crushed Berries with Hibiscus Jelly

Huckleberry Skillet Cobbler

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Huckleberry Skillet Cobbler

One of our all-time favorite desserts, with just a hint of spices to pull out the complex, wine-rich flavor of the huckleberries ― and also delicious made with blueberries.

Recipe:  Huckleberry Skillet Cobbler

Recipe:  Butter Pastry

Blueberry and Prosciutto Salad

Photo by Leo Gong; food styling by Karen Shinto

Blueberry and Prosciutto Salad

This sweet and savory starter bursts with a harmonious blend of flavors.

Recipe: Blueberry and Prosciutto Salad

 

 

Buttery Raspberry Lemon Cake

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Buttery Raspberry Lemon Cake

Yogurt and lemon curd are the secrets to this cake's slight tang and subtle citrus note.

Recipe: Buttery Raspberry Lemon Cake

 

 

Chocolate Raspberry Bruschetta

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Chocolate Raspberry Bruschetta

To make this recipe for a party, you could toast the baguette slices ahead of time and set the chocolate on top. When ready to serve, warm them in the oven and top with the other ingredients.

Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Bruschetta

 

 

Triple-berry Popsicles

Triple-Berry Popsicles

We couldn't believe how simple it was to make these frozen treats. You can strain out the seeds if you like, but we love the texture they lend to the popsicles. Feel free to use boysenberries, pitted cherries, or other favorites instead of the combination of fruits here.

Recipe:  Triple-Berry Popsicles 

Lemon Berrymisu

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Lemon Berrymisu

If you think tiramisu has to be made hours ahead, try this fresh, summery version, which comes together in no time. For a non-alcoholic variation, use lemonade concentrate in place of the limoncello. And swap in madeleines for the ladyfingers if you like.

Recipe: Lemon Berrymisu

 

 

Raspberry Lemonade

Photo by Thomas J. Story

Refresher: Almond Raspberry Lemonade

For the most thirst-quenching drink, look for a less-sweet brand of lemonade such as Santa Cruz Organic.

Recipe:  Almond Raspberry Lemonade

 

Five-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes with Raspberry Honey

Photography by Annabelle Breakey; food styling by Randy Mon

Five-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes with Raspberry Honey

Beating the egg whites and folding them into the batter makes these hearty, nutritious pancakes surprisingly light in texture.

Recipe:  Five-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes with Raspberry Honey

homemade berry sherbet

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Three Berry Buttermilk Sherbet

Less isn't always more. Serve this creamy sherbet with whole versions of the berries for a prettier presentation.

Recipe: Three Berry Buttermilk Sherbet

Blackberry Syrup

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Blackberry Syrup

Drizzle this syrup over pancakes, yogurt, or ice cream.

Recipe: Blackberry Syrup

 

mouthwatering recipes

Dan Goldberg

Mixed Berry Raspberry-Cream Tart

A simple, buttery crust, a pool of raspberry-scented pastry cream, and piles of fresh berries add up to a great party dessert.

Recipe: Mixed Berry Raspberry-Cream Tart

Spinach-Blackberry Salad with Manchego and Prosciutto

Dan Goldberg

Spinach-Blackberry Salad with Manchego and Prosciutto

Blackberries, prosciutto, and Manchego may sound like an unusual combination, but here they blend in three-part harmony.

Recipe: Spinach-Blackberry Salad with Manchego and Prosciutto

Pavlova Parfaits

Dan Goldberg

Pavlova Parfaits

The perfect finale for a warm summer night. Store-bought meringue cookies add crunch, while pistachios lace the layers with nutty sweetness.

Recipe: Pavlova Parfaits

 

 

Blackberry-Almond Tea Cakes

Dan Goldberg

Blackberry-Almond Tea Cakes

Serve these buttery little cakes for breakfast or as a midday snack with a cup of hot tea. You can substitute raspberries for the blackberries if you like.

Recipe: Blackberry-Almond Tea Cakes

Marionberry, Blue Cheese, and Arugula Salad

Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

Marionberry, Blue Cheese, and Arugula Salad

Perk up a green salad with juicy-sweet berries and flavorful blue cheese crumbles. A dish this peppery and refreshing needs only a simple vinaigrette to finish.

Recipe: Marionberry, Blue Cheese, and Arugula Salad

Berry Camping Cake

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Berry Camping Cake

Guy Fieri loves to make this treat on a camping adventure. Any berry or berry combination works in this cake, which has a dry, crumbly topping that combines with the berry juices for a rich, sweet treat. Pack the frozen berries in a cooler and make this on the first night of camping, before they thaw completely.

Recipe:  Berry Camping Cake

Greens with Chevre and Berries

James Carrier

Greens with Chèvre and Berries

Cranberries, goat cheese, and blueberries give this salad its red, white, and blue kick.

Recipe:  Greens with Chèvre and Berries

Blackberry Hazelnut Honey Crisp

Annabelle Breakey

Blackberry Hazelnut Honey Crisp

Foods that grow in the same place tend to taste good together, as this pairing of blackberries and hazelnuts proves.

Recipe: Blackberry Hazelnut Honey Crisp

Raspberry Fool

Annabelle Breakey

Raspberry Fool

A fool is the simplest of desserts—just whole or puréed fruit folded into whipped cream.

Recipe: Raspberry Fool

Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes

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Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes

Tender berries rise to the top of these little cups, while creamy lemon cake awaits at the bottom. Dive in with your spoon and you get the best of both worlds.

Recipe:  Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes

Blackberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

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Blackberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Use this shortcut method to make just about any ice cream flavor you want.

Recipe: Blackberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

 

Blueberry Cornbread

James Carrier

Blueberry Cornbread

Juicy sweet blueberries are tossed in the batter before baking, resulting in this unique cakelike cornbread.

Recipe:   Blueberry Cornbread

Blackberry Lime Rickeys

Photo by Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto

Blackberry Lime Rickeys

Late-summer sundowners don't get more refreshing than this blend of fresh blackberries and lime juice—with a healthy splash of gin for good measure.

Recipe: Blackberry Lime Rickeys

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