17 Blackberry Recipes to Put on Repeat
Summer is peak blackberry season, and these recipes celebrate all kinds of ways to prepare them. You can turn the berries into a dessert, of course, like in this stunning blackberry and mascarpone crêpe cake or this summer peach and blackberry galette. But you can also pickle them, use them to make a conserva, and create a smoky barbecue sauce with them for your summer cookouts. Read on for all the blackberry recipes we can't get enough of.
Cast-Iron Blackberry Galette with Whipped Mascarpone
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.
This fruit-studded crisp is as summery as it gets. Don't forget to have some vanilla ice cream or lightly sweetened whipped cream on hand for serving.
Berry-Yogurt Pavlovas with Chamomile-Lavender Syrup
Blackberries join blueberries and raspberries as a topping for this gorgeous pavlova.
Summer Blackberry Custards
Alain Coumont makes these custards with wild blackberries gathered from his property. Try them with blueberries, raspberries or pitted cherries, too.
Buttermilk Cake with Blackberries
Light and moist, with an irresistible crispy top, this buttermilk cake has sweet-tart berries in every bite and takes just 20 minutes to prep. It will become your go-to cake whenever blackberries (or even raspberries) are in season.
Spiced and Pickled Blackberries
These tart and aromatic blackberries are delicious in salads or served alongside cured meats and other charcuterie.
Coconut-Buttermilk Pie with Blackberry Caramel
This pie from Bobby Flay is creamy and crispy, but what sets it over the top is the luscious and silky blackberry caramel made with fresh blackberries and blackberry liqueur.
Raw Berry Tart with Coconut Cream
Chef Angèle Ferreux-Maeght's nutty tart, made with almond flour and hazelnuts, is the perfect dessert for a late-summer dinner party because there's no oven required. Sweet, gooey dates hold the crust together, and the entire dish can be prepared a day in advance and pulled out of the fridge right before you eat.
Grilled Short Ribs with Smoky Blackberry Barbecue Sauce
This delicious barbecue sauce gets its smoky flavor from berries that are grilled in a perforated pan; you can use sturdy foil or a foil pan with holes punched in instead. Chipotle chiles packed in adobo amplify the smokiness of the berries.
Layered Blackberry-and-Turmeric Lemonade
This spritzy, summery drink from Julia Momose is a show-stopper with its distinct pink and yellow layers. It's also incredibly versatile: Swap in raspberries or strawberries for the blackberries, double the recipe for a crowd, or serve the homemade soda and the turmeric-spiked lemonade on their own.
Clafoutis with Blackberries
Most traditional clafoutis are made with whole cherries, but you can use other fruit, such as the blackberries here or sliced apricots, plums, or figs.
Goat Milk-and-Corn Panna Cotta with Blackberries
This delicately sweet and tangy panna cotta from Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson is the perfect way to showcase plump summer fruits. We use blackberries here, but you could also swap in strawberries, raspberries, or juicy sliced peaches.
Summer Peach and Blackberry Galette
"The nice thing about this recipe is that it's not too sweet, and proves that thyme and blackberries are truly best friends," chef Katie Button says. "The herb brings out a different floral component to the dessert that's unexpected and delicious."
Duck Liver Pâté with Blackberry Conserva
The tartness and texture of the blackberry conserva is a nice contrast to the rich, silky pâté. Spoon leftover blackberry conserva on pancakes, waffles, or ice cream.
Blackberry and Mascarpone Crêpe Cake
This show-stopping cake is perfect for July, when blackberries are at their peak.
Double-Decker Meringue Cake with Summer Berries
The meringue topping expands as this stunning cake bakes, so be careful not to spread it all the way to the edges of the cake batter to make removing the cake from the pan easier. Top with whatever berries are in season at your market (such as blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries), or use your favorite sliced stone fruit.
Birthday Cake and Blackberry Ice Cream
This beyond-creamy vanilla ice cream is studded with crunchy pieces of toasted rainbow-sprinkle birthday cake. The ice cream is churned first, the birthday cake crumbles are folded in, then spooned into containers and layered with blackberry jam, ensuring that you get jam in every scoop.