16 Blackberry Recipes to Make With This Delicious Summer Fruit

Celebrate Summer With These Sweet and Savory Blackberry Recipes

Summer Berry Galette
Elaine Lemm.

When it comes to berries, sometimes blackberries get a bum wrap. The dark purple fruits are often overshadowed by strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. But these juicy, sweet, and lightly tart berries are worth celebrating all on their own. This year, don't let blackberry season pass you by. Enjoy a bounty of berries in sauces, baked goods, drinks, ice cream, and more with our expert recipes.

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    Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

    Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

     Diana Rattray

    A traditional use of blackberries is to whip up a fruit cobbler. There's a reason it's a classic dessert—it's easy, quick, and delicious. Somewhere in between a fruit pie and a cake, this cobbler recipe is made in a cast iron skillet, giving it a rustic feel.

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    Sweet Berry Scones

    Sweet Berry Scones

     Leah Maroney

    Make your next breakfast or brunch extra special with fresh berry scones. The recipe calls for a mix of berries, but just using blackberries works, too. You can make these any time of year using frozen blackberries.

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    Blackberry Ice Cream With Sour Cream

    Blackberry Ice Cream With Sour Cream

     Diana Rattray

    Blackberries give ice cream a beautiful color and flavor, and a touch of sour cream adds a nice creamy tang. Made with just a few ingredients, you'll be making this ice cream all summer long.

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    Warm Smashed Blackberry and Goat Cheese Toast

    Warm Smashed Blackberry and Goat Cheese Toast

     The Spruce

    Towing the line between sweet and savory, Warm smashed blackberry and goat cheese toast makes a lovely appetizer. The sweetness of the berries pairs well with the tangy goat cheese and crusty bread.

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    Bramble Cocktail With Gin and Blackberry

    Bramble Cocktail Recipe with Gin and Blackberry

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    A twist on the classic cocktail, this bramble is made with blackberry liqueur. Don't want to go out and buy a bottle of blackberry liqueur? Make your own at home with this homemade liqueur recipe by replacing the peaches with blackberries and omitting the food coloring. Garnish with fresh blackberries.

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    Easy Traditional Blackberry Jelly

    Easy Traditional Blackberry Jelly

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    Extend blackberry season by turning fresh berries into jelly. Make sure you properly sterilize and can your homemade jelly if you plan to store it for more than a couple of weeks.

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    Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

    Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

     Miri Rotkovitz

    Lemon makes blackberries taste even better in baked goods, like this yogurt cake. Ideal for a brunch, indulgent breakfast, or a summery dessert, it's simple to make and showcases the berries nicely.

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    Banana Blackberry Smoothie With Yogurt

    Banana Blackberry Smoothie With Yogurt

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    For a healthy snack or breakfast on the go, combine vanilla yogurt, blackberries, a ripe banana, and ice cubes in a blender. Add protein powder if you like, and use non-dairy yogurt if you're vegan or lactose intolerant.

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    Summer Berry Galette

    Summer Berry Galette

    Elaine Lemm 

    Simpler than a pie, but just as satisfying, a galette doesn't require any fancy pastry skills. Simply form the large bottom crust around the sugar-coated fruit and bake. Use a mix of berries or just blackberries if that's what you have handy.

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    Double Berry Compound Butter

    Double Berry Compound Butter

    Leah Maroney 

    Turn plain old butter into something special with fresh berries. Use to top pancakes, biscuits, or even a grilled steak. It's a pretty condiment set out on your breakfast or dinner table.

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    Easy English Summer Pudding

    Easy English Summer Pudding

     Getty Images

    Make a picture-perfect summer dessert with ripe berries, sugar, and bread. No, really! The berry juice soaks into the bread and turns it a beautiful purple color. Serve with a custard sauce or whipped cream if desired.

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    Blackberry and Red Wine Sauce

    Blackberry and Red Wine Sauce

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    Grilled meat like pork or beef is surprisingly delicious topped with a sweet and savory berry sauce. Red wine, blackberries, butter, and black pepper make a well-rounded sauce that you'll be dipping your steak into again and again.

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    Fresh Blackberry Gelato

    Fresh Blackberry Gelato

    The Spruce

    Creamy and luxurious, this blackberry gelato is totally dairy-free. Vegan cream cheese and almond milk act as the base, but a strong fresh blackberry flavor dominates. If you're using frozen, thaw and drain your berries first.

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    Very Berry Red Wine Sangria

    Very Berry Red Wine Sangria

     Thor Vermijlen/EyeEm/Getty Images

    A quick and easy berry sangria is just what summer ordered. Since there's only a few ingredients, use fresh, ripe berries if you can, and garnish the top of each glass with them, too.

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    Fresh Fruit Syrup

    Fresh Fruit Syrup

     The Spruce

    You can use any fresh fruit to make a flavorful syrup, but blackberries are especially good. Use to top French toast, pancakes, yogurt, slices of pound cake—the possibilities are endless.

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    Easy Red Velvet Trifle

    Easy Red Velvet Trifle

     Elaine Lemm

    Layers of fresh berries, whipped cream, and homemade red velvet cake... what's not to like? Serve this trifle in clear glasses for a pretty dessert that's worthy of your next cookout.