Berries





You know summer has officially begun when berries are in high supply at the local farmers’ market. But don’t limit your haul of juicy summer strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries to just desserts or as toppings for your next bowl of oatmeal. You can incorporate these bright, refreshing berries into any meal of the day. Make a jam to liven up a grilled cheese sandwich or meld sweet berries into a smoky barbecue sauce. F&W’s guide gives you dozens of great recipe ideas for any occasion.

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Strawberry-Pistachio Sweet Rolls

A yeast dough enriched with milk and eggs is essential for bakery-worthy breakfast pastries. While both sweet and savory fillings are numerous, we love the combination of fresh strawberry preserves and chopped pistachios. Be sure to roll up the filled dough tightly to get a defined spiral throughout. Slideshow: More Strawberry Recipes 

Mixed Berry Crisp with Matzoh Streusel

Sweet-tart berries, tossed with just enough sugar and lemon juice, get topped with salty-sweet crumbled matzos for the perfect springtime dessert. Serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream or dollops of barely sweetened whipped cream.    Slideshow: More Berry Dessert Recipes 

Roasted Cranberry-Grape Sauce

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In this clever and tasty riff on traditional cranberry sauce, Food & Wine’s Laura Rege tosses cranberries with juicy red grapes before roasting in the oven. Slideshow: More Cranberry Recipes 

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

With nary a green vegetable in sight, calling this delicious dessert Strawberry Pretzel Salad might be a stretch, but we love it, no matter its name. With a sweet-salty pretzel crust, a creamy no-bake cheesecake filling and a strawberry gelatin top, this dessert is an F&W test kitchen favorite. Slideshow: More Strawberry Recipes 

Cast-Iron Blackberry Galette with Whipped Mascarpone

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This galette is great baked in a cast-iron skillet because it’s easy to transport and serve. The secret to the sturdy crust is the buttery brown sugar oat crumble, which absorbs the jammy blackberries as they bake. Slideshow: More Blackberry Recipes