Blackberry Recipes

Elevate your summer desserts and dishes beyond the normal favorites with these tasty blackberry recipes.

Better with Blackberries

Photo: Johnny Autry

Better with Blackberries

Enjoy the tart and sweet goodness of blackberries all summer long. Our collection of recipes includes drinks, desserts, and sauces that will revolutionize your summer menu.

First up is the Blackberry Curd Tart. This lemony blackberry curd is a Test Kitchen favorite. The meringue is worth every step, and you can make the curd a day ahead for convenience.

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Blackberry Merlot Granita

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Blackberry Merlot Granita

Few things top tasting a ripe, juicy blackberry in the height of summer. This granita grants you two uses: the cooked berry juices that flavor the icy granita and strained berries that can be served with angel food cake or ice cream another day.

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Lattice-Topped Blackberry Cobbler

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Lattice-Topped Blackberry Cobbler

Using whole almonds in the topping gives it a little color from the skins, but substituting sliced or slivered almonds will work in this sweet cobbler recipe, as well.

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Blackberry Margaritas

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Blackberry Margaritas

Combine ripe blackberries, simple syrup, Grand Marnier, and fresh lime juice for a perfectly puckering and sweet margarita. Carefully strain out berry seeds to enjoy the incredible color and flavor. Your guests will toast you for this one.

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Greek Yogurt with Warm Black and Blueberry Sauce

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Greek Yogurt with Warm Black and Blueberry Sauce

When making this dish in the summer, substitute fresh berries for frozen. This sauce also pairs well with biscuits or as a stand-in for syrup on pancakes.

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Berry and Banana Smoothies

Berry and Banana Smoothies

Keep sliced peeled banana in your freezer to make smoothie prep quick and easy. A 1-cup serving makes a great afternoon snack or a healthy breakfast addition.

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Grilled Pork with Blackberry-Sage Sauce

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Grilled Pork with Blackberry-Sage Sauce

For this dish, if your blackberries are particularly sweet or tart, adjust the amount of sugar in the sauce accordingly by 1/2 teaspoon or so to find the right balance.

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Almond-Buttermilk Hotcakes with Blackberry-Grape Sauce

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Almond-Buttermilk Hotcakes with Blackberry-Grape Sauce

The blackberry-grape sauce drizzled on these hotcakes offers sources of antioxidants that may protect against cancer and improve mental function. This is the way breakfast should be—sweet and healthy.

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Blackberry Limeade

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Blackberry Limeade

This summer cooler is great to bring along on a picnic or to serve at a backyard party. Pour over ice, if desired.

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Frozen Blackberry-Lemon Chiffon Pie

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Frozen Blackberry-Lemon Chiffon Pie

Fresh seasonal berries lend both vibrant color and taste to this pie, but frozen berries will work, as well.

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