When high summer rolls around, we’re most looking forward to one delicious thing: blackberry season. The sweet-tart (and totally underrated) fruit is officially at peak deliciousness, so we're using them in the kitchen every chance we get. Here are 42 blackberry recipes to make with this summer's harvest.
42 Blackberry Recipes to Make While They’re in Season
1. Blackberry-peach Grilled Cheese
Cheese is always in season. This ten-minute recipe boasts three types: goat cheese, fontina and Emmentaler.
2. Berry Galette
Meet blackberry pie’s cool, hippie cousin. The recipe is super low-key, considering you won't need to fuss over crimping the pie crust just right.
3. Blueberry, Blackberry And Raspberry Soufflés
Don't let this fancy dessert intimidate you—it's easier to whip up than you think. The key to these light, airy soufflés is not overmixing the batter and being gentle with them from start to finish, so they don't deflate.
4. Blackberry Plum Upside-down Cake
Reasons we love upside-down cakes: 1) They're impressive, 2) they're easy to make and 3) they basically "frost" themselves.
7. Blackberry-raspberry Skillet Cobbler
Not only does this confection require minimal effort, but it comes together in just 30 minutes. Drag a spoon through the batter before baking for a pretty marbled look.
17. Blackberry And Brie Mini Pizzas
Unusual? Maybe. Delicious? Damn straight. Their flavor is impeccably balanced, thanks to sweet caramelized onions, earthy walnuts and zingy balsamic vinegar.
19. Corned Beef With Blackberry Mustard Glaze
Blackberry preserves + Dijon mustard + soy sauce + brown sugar = the easiest, sweet-and-savory glaze of all time. We'll take ours with spuds and cabbage, please.
20. Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones
All the magic lies in the lavender glaze, made with butter, dried lavender and pantry staples. Might we suggest sprinkling each scone with more lavender for an elegant finishing touch?
21. Blackberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake
It tastes like cheesecake, coffee cake and berry crumble in every bite. Thanks to the brown sugar crumb topping, you totally don't need to finish it with lemon-vanilla icing (but why not go all out?).
27. Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad
It doesn't get easier than four ingredients and store-bought honey mustard dressing. Feel free to use whatever dark, leafy greens you have in your fridge, or to substitute Brie or feta for chèvre.
31. Old-fashioned Blackberry Cobbler
Few things give us the warm-and-fuzzies like a rustic, lattice-topped dessert. Save time by using store-bought pie dough—your secret will be safe with us.
32. Baked Blackberry And Cardamom Doughnuts
Not only are these morning glories baked, but they're also made with nonfat Greek yogurt and unsweetened applesauce instead of butter, shortening or oil.
37. Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies
There's both Greek yogurt and cream cheese in the cheesecake layer, so it's as tangy and flavorful as possible. All it takes to get that swirly pattern on top is running a toothpick or knife through the blackberry purée and cheesecake before it's baked.
39. Blackberry Limeade Cupcakes
Good luck not eating the blackberry-vanilla buttercream straight from the mixer bowl while the cupcakes finish baking.
40. Blackberry Bramble
This British cocktail is traditionally made with dry gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and a blackberry liqueur called Crème de Mûre. Here, fresh muddled berries take over for a fruitier twist.