50+ Delicious Blackberry Recipes: Sweet & Savory

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!

PS – Be sure to check out these 25+ tasty blackberry cocktails too!

The BEST Blackberry Recipes

Side view of blackberry muffin in parchment paper liner.
The BEST Blackberry Muffins. Bursting with blackberries and topped with a cinnamon-cardamom crumble topping.
The Best Blackberry Muffins
Crackers spread with blackberry goat cheese on serving platter with honey wand and blackberries.
Why not whip up this sweet and savory Blackberry Goat Cheese appetizer for your next party?  This elegant appetizer is easy to make with just 5-ingredients!
Blackberry Goat Cheese Appetizer
Hand holding blackberry smoothie
This Healthy Blackberry Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Made without banana, it’s amazingly rich and creamy, and packed with Vitamin C.
Healthy Blackberry Smoothie
Extreme close up of three blackberry lemon blondies stacked on top of eachother next to bowl of blackberries.
If lemon bars and blackberry pie had a baby, you’d have these Blackberry Lemon Blondies. They’re moist, tangy and delicious with bits of blackberries running throughout.
Blackberry Lemon Blondies
Blackberry cornbread muffins on cooling rack slathered with honey butter.
These are the BEST Blackberry Cornbread Muffins. Bursting with blackberries and served with creamy whipped honey butter.
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Ricotta cake on piece of parchment before being sliced.
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.
Blackberry Ricotta Cake
Overhead shot of dutch baby in cast iron skillet.
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!
Blackberry and Lemon Sugar Dutch Baby
OVERHEAD SHOT OF BLACKBERRY FOOL IN SERVING GLASS WITH SPOON.
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.
Blackberry Fool
This Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a festive sparkling cocktail that's perfect for holiday parties. Or, try this blackberry mimosa for brunch! // blackberry bellini
This Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a festive sparkling cocktail that's perfect for holiday parties. Or, try this blackberry bellini for brunch!
Blackberry Champagne Cocktail
Overhead shot of three assembled salmon tacos.
These Salmon Tacos with Blackberry Corn Relish are the best! Plus, these healthy fish tacos can be made in under 30-minutes. 
Salmon Tacos with Blackberry Corn Relish
Hand holding blackberry mojito garnished with lime wedges and straw.
This Creamy Coconut Blackberry Mojito recipe is perfect for the summer. Blackberries, mint, rum and lime juice combine with cream of coconut, served up on ice with a sugar-lime rim. Delicious!
Creamy Coconut Blackberry Mojito
Tart on plate with fork and bite take out of it.
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.
Blackberry Custard Tart
Side view closeup of prepared blackberry moscow mule.
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.
Blackberry Moscow Mule
Overhead shot of three ramekins of creme brulee topped with roasted blackberries.
Blackberry Creme Brulee is a delicious dessert recipe. Classic creme brulee is topped with a sauce made from roasted blackberries, vanilla bean & cardamom. 
Classic Creme Brulee with Roasted Blackberries
Overhead shot of blackberry galette sliced up and topped with ice cream.
This rustic Blackberry Galette is a quick and easy dessert recipe that can be assembled in just 10 minutes using store-bought, refrigerated pie crust.
Blackberry Galette
Side view of bramble cocktail garnished with lemon and blackberry.
This Blackberry Bramble Cocktail is the perfect spring sipper. Made with just 4-simple ingredients, this gin based cocktail has bright flavors of blackberry and lemon, and is a definite crowd pleaser.
Blackberry Bramble Cocktail
This salad is perfect in late summer, when blackberries are dripping off the vine. Pistachios, chèvre and honey-mustard vinaigrette pair perfectly with peppery arugula and sweet vine-ripe fruit.
Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad
Juicy, jammy and covered in a sweet, buttery, oat streusel topping, this easy berry crisp recipe is summer in a baking dish. We hope that it becomes as beloved in your family as it has in ours.
Blackberry and Blueberry Crisp
Move over, Frosé! Friesling is in town. This blackberry Friesling recipe is a totally refreshing summer drink!
Blackberry Frozen Riesling
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. 
Blackberry White Chocolate Scones
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.
Blackberry Yogurt Bark
Braised short ribs are served in a syrupy blackberry and red wine sauce over whipped ricotta and tender, earthy roasted golden beets.
Blackberry Braised Short Ribs
Think of these as cinnamon rolls with a fruity twist. Sweet dough is swirled with blackberry filling, baked and topped with cream cheese frosting.
Blackberry Sweet Rolls
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.
Lavender Blackberry Jam
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.
Blackberry Tarts
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.
Blackberry Lemon Bread
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! 
Blackberry Lemonade Icebox Pie
With just the right balance of tart and sweet, this luscious blackberry curd is the perfect way to use those in-season blackberries.
Blackberry Curd
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!
Blackberry Grilled Cheese
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.
Blackberry 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! 
Blackberry Glazed Salmon
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.
Blackberry Gin Sour
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.
Blackberry Cobbler
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. 
Greek Yogurt Blackberry Popsicles
You'll love these homemade fluffy Blackberry Pancakes! They're full of summer flavor from the juicy berries and you can use fresh or frozen in this super easy 15-minute recipe.
Blackberry Pancakes
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!
Blackberry Goat Cheese Flatbread
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!
Chocolate Covered Blackberries
Homemade blackberry poppy seed vinaigrette dressing has a delightful flavor balance of savory with a touch of sweetness and fresh berries. Perfect for summer salads!
Blackberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
The combination of blackberries, lemon and basil is like springtime in your mouth and the chicken is so juicy and tender.
Blackberry Lemon Glazed Chicken Thighs
This tangy Blackberry BBQ Sauce includes chipotle chili peppers for a bit of smoky flavor. Easy to make it’s the perfect condiment for any type of smoked or grilled meat.
Blackberry BBQ Sauce
These Blackberry Cookies are soft and chewy gluten free sugar cookies that are topped with a blackberry frosting! This fruity cookie recipe has blackberry in 4 ways!
Blackberry Cookies
On a hot day, there’s nothing better than a cold glass of homemade lemonade, and this fresh Blackberry Lemonade recipe made from real fruit hits the spot every time.
Blackberry Lemonade
Don’t underestimate how delicious yogurt on toast is! This Greek yogurt toast with blackberry preserves, fresh blackberries, thyme, and citrus honey is the best sweet breakfast toast ever.
Blackberry and Thyme Greek Yogurt Toast
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!
Blackberry Sorbet
These Blackberry Crumble Bars delish with a glass of milk, or with a dollop of ice cream. Or both. And picky eaters and food fanatics alike will love ’em.
Blackberry Crumble Bars
Raw Blackberry Coconut Cashew Slice. Yes it’s vegan and paelo and all that good stuff, but more importantly it’s DELICIOUS.
Raw Blackberry Coconut Cashew Slice
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 Caprese Skewers
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! 
Blackberry Cupcakes
Blackberry Lime Fruit Salad showcases tons of fresh, summer fruit and has a delicious easy dressing. Refreshing, light, and sweet, this fruit salad will be eaten in no time!
Blackberry Lime Fruit Salad
These donuts are awesome for many reasons. They’re baked, not fried. They’re fluffy and cake-like. They’re full of fresh blackberry flavor. They have a to-die-for fresh blackberry glaze!
Blackberry Donuts
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 Ice Cream
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.
Blackberry Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

How to Store 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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50+ BEST Blackberry Recipes

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.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 muffins

Ingredients

Streusel Topping:

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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. 
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Muffin tin

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg

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