Ripe and Ready
Known for being antioxidant-packed and full of natural flavor, raspberries are a delicate summer fruit that is worth the wait the rest of the year. Used in refreshing drinks, decadent desserts, and more, this berry is as powerful in taste as it is in nutrional value.
First up is our Raspberry Chocolate Parfaits. Simple and sweet, these parfaits are fresh and filling with only 198 calories per serving.
Fresh Raspberry-Vanilla Preserves
Reducing the first press of the macerated rapsberry mixture before adding the rest intensifies the raspberry flavor. Kiwis are naturally very high in pectin—just one will thicken the preserves nicely. For quick but dazzling desserts, warm the jam in a medium saucepan over low heat and spoon over grilled pound cake, ice cream, or frozen yogurt.
Lemon Cornmeal Waffles with Raspberry-Rhubarb Compote
This compote uses frozen fruit, which is as nutritious as fresh and readily available in winter. The honeyed yogurt offers a sweet balance for the tangy compote, which can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to one week. While Greek yogurt offers a thicker base for the topping, plain low-fat yogurt can be substituted, if desired.
Raspberry-Lime Rickey Slushies
Red raspberries' juicy, perfumey, sweet flavor peaks from late June through August and is just right for this summer cooler. We spiked the drink with an herbaceous, citrusy gin that's distilled in small batches in Philadelphia. You can also omit the gin for a refreshing mocktail.
Though a beloved pie classic, rhubarb has a strong tartness that sometimes needs moderating. Sweet raspberries do that job perfectly here, while a splash of crème de cassis adds even deeper berry flavor. A slice of this pie absolutely screams for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Fresh Raspberry Lemonade
Cool off with our delicious raspberry lemonade recipe—perfect for a family gathering or picnic.
Berry Lemonade Bars
Guests will swoon when you send them home with these pretty treats. The strawberry version is sweet and rosy pink; the raspberry version, deeper mauve and tart.
Raspberries with Peach-Basil Sorbet
Here's a twist on peach Melba, the classic dessert of poached peaches with raspberry sauce. We turn juicy summer peaches instead into a velvety sorbet spiked with basil and serve it with fresh raspberries for the perfect ending to a summer meal.
Raspberry-Chipotle Chicken Breasts with Cucumber Salad
Quick and easy to make in just three simple steps, this chicken recipe will soon become a weeknight family favorite.
White Chocolate-Raspberry Pie
Raspberry-Mint Ice Pops
Fresh and tart, these pops are the best way to up your fruit intake in the summertime.
Raspberry Linzer Cookies
Ground almonds give these cookies a hearty taste and extra crunch. We love the look and texture of raspberry preserves with seeds, but use seedless fruit spread if you like.
Lattice-Topped Cranberry-Raspberry Pie
Add a splash of festive color to your dessert sideboard with this tangy fruity pie. For pretty rickrack-shaped lattice, cut the dough with a fluted pastry wheel.
Sparkling Raspberry Parfaits
Raspberry sparkling wine has a pretty pink color and lightly sweet flavor; you can use regular sparkling wine for a less sweet dessert. Or you can skip the alcohol and use raspberry-flavored seltzer water instead.
Mesclun with Berries and Sweet Spiced Almonds
Raspberries add bright color and several good-for-you nutrients like fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C. Almonds are a good source of vitamin E and monounsaturated fats. Chives, members of the onion family, add phenols and flavonoids.
Rosé and Raspberry Pickled Beets
Well worth the wait, these pickled beets have an intense flavor and super sweet aroma.
Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries
Simmered in sweet white wine, raspberries deliver fancy flavor. This fruity dessert is fast to make but has a subtle touch of sophistication.
No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with Mixed Berries
Taste the berries for tartness beforehand, and adjust with sugar or lemon if needed.
Raspberry Frozen Yogurt
This light, refreshing frozen yogurt makes an ideal finish for a multicourse meal. Serve with biscotti and a garnish of fresh mint sprigs.
These slighty-sweet muffins are ideal for breakfast. Have on hand for busy mornings on-the-go.
Chocolate Raspberry Tart with White Chocolate Cream
This make-ahead dessert features a creamy white chocolate filling, a decadent dark chocolate crust, and a crown of glazed raspberries. For the prettiest presentation, add the raspberry topping within an hour of serving.
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
Add some color to your cookie tray with these jam-filled thumbprints. This recipe could also be your healthy alternative for the next school party.
Summer Berry Medley with Limoncello and Mint
Limoncello is a lemon-flavored liqueur from Italy's Amalfi coast. It's often savored after a meal. Store it in the freezer, and serve over ice. If you have trouble finding it, substitute an orange-flavored liqueur such as Grand Marnier. This recipe earned our Test Kitchens' highest rating.
This bright, fruity jam, a tasty topping for toast, is also good stirred into oatmeal or layered with ice cream for a quick parfait.
Fresh Raspberry Sauce
The vibrant color and fruity flavor of this easy no-cook sauce are the essence of summer. Try it over ice cream, pound cake, or angel food cake. The optional framboise adds sublime flavor; you can also use a raspberry-flavored liqueur, such as Chambord.