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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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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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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."

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.

Berry BBQ Sauce

Berry BBQ Sauce

Berry BBQ Sauce

On weekends, I jazz up our favorite BBQ sauce with blackberries and blueberries. They make a marvelous spread for basting and saucing grilled baby back ribs. —Janet Hix, Austin, Texas
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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

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."

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."

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.

Honey-Yogurt Berry Salad

Honey-Yogurt Berry Salad

Honey-Yogurt Berry Salad

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

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

Lime Chicken on Fruited Spring Greens

Lime Chicken on Fruited  Spring Greens

Lime Chicken on Fruited Spring Greens

For a unique entree, serve this refreshing salad that pairs fresh fruit with chicken, greens and a tangy vinaigrette. "This salad is spectacular," notes Charlene Chambers of Ormond Beach, Florida.

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

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

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
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