Blackberries are a delicious and versatile fruit that can be used in a variety of dishes, from sweet to savory, since their sweet-tart flavor pairs well with many other ingredients. Here’s 50+ tasty blackberry recipes to try out!
In this post, we’ll discover 50+ recipes that use blackberries.
There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, so you are sure to find something to your liking.
Whether you are looking for a simple way to use up your blackberries or you are looking for a more elaborate recipe, we have something for you!
Here are some additional tips for using blackberries in recipes:
Blackberries are best when they are ripe, so be sure to pick them when they are dark purple and soft to the touch.
Blackberries can be frozen for up to 6 months. This is a great way to extend their shelf life and have them on hand when you need them.
Blackberries can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. They are a great addition to salads, desserts, and even main dishes.
Blackberries pair well with many other ingredients, such as lemon, cinnamon, and hazelnut.
So gather your blackberries and get ready to cook!
This Blackberry Ricotta Cake is the most delicious Italian-inspired dessert. The rich ricotta provides the cake with perfect moisture and density and the blackberries make the flavor pop. It’s like the best combination of cake and cheesecake.
This dutch baby pancake, also called a German pancake, has delicious crispy edges, with an airy, puffy center. Topped with tangy lemon sugar and fresh blackberries. It will quickly become a favorite breakfast recipe!
This Blackberry Fool is a cool and refreshing dessert made from pureed blackberries, whipped cream, and buttery shortbread cookies. Make this elegant and eye-catching dessert the perfect end to your next summer barbeque, afternoon tea, or family get-together.
This elegant Custard Tart with Blackberries is made with vanilla-infused custard and blackberry jam. Each element comes together easily, helping you indulge in this late summer treat without the stress.
Try this Blackberry Moscow Mule for a delicious twist on the traditional Moscow Mule cocktail. Fresh blackberries, lime juice, vodka and ginger beer combine in this delicious and refreshing icy cocktail.
When in need of truly delicious, sweet, berry-filled, oh so flaky, buttery scones, try these Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones. These scones are extra special. Made simply with salted butter and cream, and layered with fresh summer blackberries and sweet white chocolate…beyond delicious.
Frozen, sweet, and delicious, 6 Ingredient Frozen Blackberry Yogurt Bark. Plain Greek yogurt, swirled with sweet blackberry jam, and vanilla. Then topped with fresh berries, white chocolate, and a sprinkle of brown rice crisp cereal. This swirled frozen berry yogurt is nothing short of delicious.
This Lavender Blackberry Jam is incredibly easy to make and really delicious. You can use fresh or frozen berries for this and it comes together in about 20 minutes. The lavender adds a nice touch but isn't necessary if you don't have it, the blackberries will be just as delicious on their own.
These mini Blackberry Tarts are made with a buttery, oh-so-easy sweet, shortbread cookie-like crust and filled with a tart blackberry filling made from whole blackberries. Use fresh or frozen berries for a slice of summer anytime of the year.
This easy and uber moist blackberry lemon bread sings with the bright flavors of lemon and blackberry. Lemon zest and juice bring the lemon flavor to the front while fresh and juicy blackberries are studded throughout.
This Blackberry Lemonade Icebox Pie is made with a buttery, crisp graham cracker crust and a tangy cream cheese blackberry lemonade filling, then it’s topped with fresh blackberries and mint! This tart, citrusy-sweet frozen pie is a spring or summer treat the whole family will love!
Put a different (and delicious!) spin on a grilled cheese sandwich with this easy Caprese inspired blackberry grilled cheese. We're working with goat cheese, mozzarella, plenty of basil, and fresh blackberries for this gourmet twist on a classic melt!
This mouthwatering blackberry cake is moist, full of flavor, and easy to make. You only need 12 ingredients, and every single bite is heavenly. This cake is not only delicious but a real showstopper that makes it the perfect birthday or anniversary cake.
This easy blackberry glazed salmon is a quick and delicious way to get in more heart-healthy omega-3s and antioxidants. Made with only 6 ingredients and in 15 minutes, you can get a healthy dinner on the table quickly!
Blackberries and gin are a perfect pair, in my opinion. This Blackberry Empress Gin Sour puts together the delicate florals of Empress Gin and the juiciness of fresh blackberries for an amazing cocktail.
This biscuit-topped blackberry cobbler is so simple to make! It takes just minutes to throw together, and you’ll be rewarded with a warm, syrupy, sweet dessert, that is only made better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
These greek yogurt blackberry popsicles are loaded with fresh juicy berries and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Made with just a few simple and natural ingredients, they pack a protein punch while keeping you refreshed.
Your tastebuds are going to love you after you make this Blackberry Goat Cheese Naan Flatbread. This is perfect to make for the summer when you want to use the blackberries that are in season right now. This flatbread is a delicious mix of sweet and savory that you’re going to love!
Take your fresh (or frozen) blackberries up a notch by coating them in double layers of chocolate! These chocolate covered blackberries with white and dark chocolate layers make an indulgent treat you can feel good about enjoying!
This Blackberry Sorbet recipe requires minimal ingredients while showcasing fresh fruit (can't get any better than this!) It's also fun to experiment with a combination of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries as well!
This fruit kabob recipe is quick to come together, with minimal prep work you can create a simple, fancy and delicious dish! You can bring this cold party appetizer to your next family get together, work potluck or event and they are sure to be a big hit.
Blackberry cupcakes with a chocolate cupcake bottom and a rich blackberry buttercream is the cupcake of choice in our house. You can top lemon, vanilla or chocolate cupcakes with this blackberry buttercream—it’s your choice!
This blackberry ice cream is the perfect fruity, and creamy, purple ice cream made with the best blackberry flavor in the ice cream base, and in a sweet blackberry swirl throughout. It’s easy to make, without any eggs, and only 7 ingredients, and a great way to cool down.
Blackberry Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches are made using store-bought brownie mix and a ridiculously easy “homemade” blackberry ice cream that uses store-bought vanilla ice cream, mixed with a homemade blackberry extract and whole blackberries.
Store ripe blackberries in the refrigerator to help them stay fresh longer. Place them in a paper towel-lined container or perforated plastic bag to allow air circulation. Use within a few days for the best flavor and texture.
How to Make Ahead
Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
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Blackberries are a delicious and versatile fruit that can be used in a variety of dishes, from sweet to savory, since their sweet-tart flavor pairs well with many other ingredients. Try these Blackberry Muffins. Bursting with blackberries and topped with a cinnamon-cardamom crumble topping.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or line with muffin liners.
Add flour, sugar, salt and baking powder to a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
Add oil to a 1 cup measuring cup. Add egg and enough milk (⅓ – ½ cup) to fill to 1-cup line. Add vanilla and almond extract (if using) and whisk to combine.
Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Then fold in blackberries.
To Make Streusel Topping: Mix together sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon and cardamom with a fork until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle over muffins before baking.
Divide batter evenly into muffin cups. Sprinkle with streusel topping.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. When muffins are done, cool for a few minutes in the muffin pan before removing to cool on a wire rack.
To store, place in a plastic bag or airtight container lined with a paper towel (this prevents them from getting soggy). Seal and store at room temperature for up to 4 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months.