Blackberry Recipes

From cakes, cobblers, tarts, crisps and cocktails, fresh blackberries add a bright pop of flavor for sweet treats. Find the best blackberry recipes right here.

Recipe Spotlight

Blackberry Apple Jelly

August is the busiest month of the year on our small farm—that's when we're harvesting sweet corn, pumpkins and pickling cucumbers for our stand. But I always make time to put up this jelly. The apples come from our old-fashioned orchard, while the blackberries grow wild along our creek...and the jelly's usually gone by January! My husband's a logger as well as a farmer. We have three young children—two daughters, 5 and 3, and a son, 1.
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Rhubarb Elderberry Crisp

Rhubarb Elderberry Crisp

Rhubarb Elderberry Crisp

Rhubarb and elderberries are quite abundant around these parts, so I combined the two in this wonderful crisp. It's been well received by our friends.

Oregon's Best Marionberry Pie

Oregon's Best Marionberry Pie

Oregon's Best Marionberry Pie

I believe Oregon Marionberries make about the best berry pie in the world. And when you add some cream cheese and flavorings, you'll be making the best even better! —Frances Benthin, Scio, Oregon

Blueberry-Blackberry Rustic Tart

Blueberry-Blackberry Rustic Tart

Blueberry-Blackberry Rustic Tart

My dad would always stop the car on the side of the road in Maine and say, "I smell blueberries." He had a pail ready. Then Mom would bake the wild berries in a cornmeal crust to make this homey tart. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Cookies 'n' Cream Berry Desserts

Cookies 'n' Cream Berry Desserts

Cookies 'n' Cream Berry Desserts

This sweet berry dessert makes an especially pretty final course in the spring. With berries, a creamy topping and a sprinkle of meringue cookies, it always earns praise. —Lillian Julow of Gainesville, Florida

Mixed Berry Sundaes for 2

Mixed Berry Sundaes for 2

Mixed Berry Sundaes for 2

Before serving yogurt sundaes, get ready for requests for seconds. Our family enjoys them for breakfast. What an easy way to get our fruit and calcium.—Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

Berry Smoothie Pops

Berry Smoothie Pops

Berry Smoothie Pops

Three types of good-for-you berries make these pops bright and tasty. —Lisa Roman, Honolulu, Hawaii

Aunt Murna's Jam Cake

Aunt Murna's Jam Cake

Aunt Murna's Jam Cake

I remember Aunt Murna telling me that she created her Jam Cake recipe as a very young girl. Through the years she made improvements, such as soaking the raisins in crushed pineapple. This cake is a favorite at our annual family reunions and at Christmastime.

Potluck Cherry Compote

Potluck Cherry Compote

Potluck Cherry Compote

I've made this pretty gelatin salad--loaded with fruit and berries--for potluck suppers and to serve following our ladies' Bible classes. You can vary the fruit and use sugar-free gelatin if you prefer. -Gale Conway Warrenton, Missouri

Blackberry Beer Cocktail

Blackberry Beer Cocktail

Blackberry Beer Cocktail

This refreshing hard lemonade has a mild alcohol flavor; the beer adds just enough fizz to dance on your tongue as you sip. Sorry, adults only! —Ginger Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida

Chocolate Berry Pound Cake

Chocolate Berry Pound Cake

Chocolate Berry Pound Cake

"This moist cake topped with raspberry whipped cream is from a dear friend's vast recipe collection," writes Christi Ross of Guthrie, Texas. "It tastes like something Grandma would make and is pretty enough to serve at a special luncheon or shower."

Sweet Berry Bruschetta

Sweet Berry Bruschetta

Sweet Berry Bruschetta

I've made this recipe by toasting the bread on a grill at cookouts, but any way I serve it, I never have any leftovers. The bruschetta is sweet instead of savory as is often expected, and visitors enjoy that change. -Patricia Nieh of Portola Valley, California

Glazed Pork Crown Roast

Glazed Pork Crown Roast

Glazed Pork Crown Roast

If you need an elegant entree to serve a crowd, you can't go wrong with crown roast of pork. An easy glaze enhances every bite.—Rita Kitsteiner, Tucson, Arizona

Pork Chops with Blackberry Sauce

Pork Chops with Blackberry Sauce

Pork Chops with Blackberry Sauce

Quick, easy and oh-so-good! Try these tender chops any busy weeknight or weekend. Priscilla Gilbert – Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Very Berry Smoothies

Very Berry Smoothies

Very Berry Smoothies

We live on a remote side of an island in southeastern Alaska where blueberries are abundant. I use these and other berries as many ways as possible all summer long. These smoothies are scrumptious.—Bonnie Roher, Wrangell, Alaska
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