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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.

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I wanted my family to eat more fruit but not more sugary ingredients. This berry salad lets you play with different low-fat yogurts and fruits. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
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Berry Brunch Coffee Cake

Berry Brunch Coffee Cake

Berry Brunch Coffee Cake

This golden berry-filled coffee cake is crowned with even more plump, fresh berries. “Living on a farm in Wisconsin, we love using the blackcaps (wild black raspberries) that grow in our woods,” says Sheri Kratcha of Avoca.

Double-Berry Jalapeno Jam

Double-Berry Jalapeno Jam

Double-Berry Jalapeno Jam

My friend and I had tried a fruity jam with jalapenos at a local vineyard and this is the version I created. At work there was a taste test comparing my different versions of the jam, and this one was voted a favorite. I like this fruity spread on crackers with cream cheese, on hamburgers or even grilled cheese. For extra heat, add the seeds of a few jalapenos to the jam.

Lattice Blackberry Bars

Lattice Blackberry Bars

Lattice Blackberry Bars

"I pick blackberries--my son's favorite fruit--to make this dessert for family gatherings," says Donna Miklavic of Butler, Pennsylvania. "Blueberries are a great substitute."
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Apple Blackberry Pie

Apple Blackberry Pie

Apple Blackberry Pie

After a blackberry-picking trip, my husband and I decided to include a few in a apple pie we were making. It was the best we'd ever tasted! We live near the mountains with our two children. Ingredients for fruit pies grow all around us.

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. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Dutch Pancakes with Berry Coulis

Dutch Pancakes with Berry Coulis

Dutch Pancakes with Berry Coulis

My husband makes his mom's crepe-like Dutch pancakes with our kids on Saturdays. I came up with the berry sauce, and the dish is now our brunch standard. —Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia

Berry Big Pie

Berry Big Pie

Berry Big Pie

I take this giant pie to almost every potluck. The crust is so easy, and we have lots of berries since they grow here on our small acreage. With a dessert this size, everyone can enjoy a luscious piece. —Janelle Seward, Ontario, Oregon

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.

Frosted Blackberry Cake

Frosted Blackberry Cake

Frosted Blackberry Cake

Ann Kelly of Gallatin, Tennessee takes advantage of boxed mixes to bake this moist berry-flavored cake. "My husband and I started watching our fat and sugar intake, so I made several changes to the original recipe to come up with this lighter version," she says. "It's best prepared the day before serving, and it freezes well, too."

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

Grandma's Blackberry Cake

Grandma's Blackberry Cake

Grandma's Blackberry Cake

I REMEMBER going blackberry picking with Mom and Grandma. Even at 70 years old, Grandma could pick 3 gallons of berries before I had my pail half full. Grandma made up this recipe with her mom, and it's been passed down for five generations now. -Diana Martin, Moundsville, West Virginia

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

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

Berry Compote Topping

Berry Compote Topping

Berry Compote Topping

“This recipe is fantastic served over toasted slices of pound cake as well as warm-from-the-oven biscuits!” Try it over ice cream, too! Wanda Wedekind — West Frankfort, Illinois
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