While you can't go wrong with classic blackberry pie, it's not the only way to enjoy what Mario Batali has called his "favorite fruit in life." From fast smoothies to smoky barbecue sauce, here are seven great ways to use blackberries this summer.
Combine buttermilk with blackberries, honey and a pinch of salt for quick, healthy smoothies.
Blackberries add delicious tangy flavor to this crêpe-like dessert.
Upgrade a charcuterie spread with tart, pickled blackberries.
Star chef Bobby Flay's sweet cornmeal pancakes are studded with fresh blackberries.
6. Barbecue Sauce
F&W Best New Chefs Gabrille Quinonez Denton and Greg Denton grill blackberries with chipotle chiles for an incredible, smoky barbecue sauce.