A Burst of Berry Goodness! 20 Recipes Starring Fresh Berries

Prepare for a burst of berry goodness that will tantalize your taste buds! We have recipes showcasing one berry, in all its singular glory, and we have recipes that combine berries for a bold taste of summer! Explore our collection of 20 recipes with the lusciousness of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries across main dishes, salads, drinks, and desserts. Brace yourself for a berry extravaganza that will undoubtedly leave you craving more!

Mixed Berry Slab Pavlova

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Looking for a berry filled dessert to feed a crowd? This is the one to choose! A variety of berries, crisp, sweet meringue, and whip cream folded together with yogurt. The slight Thang of the cream mixture works beautifully with the sweetness of the berries. Get the recipe for Mixed Berry Slab Pavlova.

The Berries Pie

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We are blueberry pie fans, but the first time we tasted this pie that combines blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, a new craving was born! Encased in a flaky crust, this pie tastes like summer. Get the recipe for The Berries Pie.

Berry Terrine

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This low calorie dessert is simply spectacular to behold. Glistening red gelatin is jam packed with fresh berries and molded in a loaf pan. A refreshing dessert or snack on a hot day. Get the recipe for Berry Terrine. 

Cornmeal Berry Snack Cake

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This snack cake could not be easier to whip up, no mixer needed. Sort of like a sweet cornbread – half bread, half cake -buttery, soft and studded with raspberries and blueberries. You can prep the batter in the time it takes the oven to preheat. We love this for breakfast or brunch, but it makes a great snack mid-day, too. Get the recipe for Cornmeal Berry Snack Cake. 

Cannoli Cream With Berries

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If you are a cannoli fan, or even if you are not (like me) you have to try this dessert. Lightly sweetened ricotta, orange zest, and shavings of dark chocolate combine to dollop on fresh berries. Elegant and so easy you barely need a recipe. Get the recipe for Cannoli Cream With Berries.

Gluten-Free Blueberry Pie

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Looking for a classic double crusted blueberry pie? In a flaky buttery crust? That just happens to be gluten-free? This is the one! Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Blueberry Pie. 

Olive Oil Muffins With Goat Cheese And Raspberries

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These moist muffins are a bit sweet and a bit savory. Quick to whip up using olive oil, the batter is then dotted with bits of goat cheese, toasted walnuts, and raspberries for an unexpected but delectable combination. Get the recipe for Olive Oil Muffins With Goat Cheese And Raspberries.

Eat-The-Rainbow Slaw

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Our Eat-The-Rainbow Slaw combines yellow squash, orange carrot, red pepper, purple cabbage, blueberries and green cabbage and kale. Okay, we know blueberries aren’t as blue as the blue you will see in a real rainbow, but we gave it our best shot AND they add a lovely, slightly sweet, juicy addition. Serve with Poppy Seed Dressing. Get the recipe for Eat-The-Rainbow Slaw.

Fresh Blueberry Pie

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What is Fresh Blueberry Pie? A pie that is so blueberry-y that it is practically incomprehensible. It is made by cooking blueberries on top of the stove until they are jammy, and then folding in fresh blueberries and the whole shebang is poured into a flaky, pre-baked crust. Get the recipe for Fresh Blueberry Pie.

Strawberry Cornmeal Yogurt Skillet Cake

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This is an easy-to-make cake, baked in a skillet, with a rustic homespun texture from the cornmeal, and a slight tang from yogurt. Get the recipe for Strawberry Cornmeal Yogurt Skillet Cake.

Strawberry Arnold Palmer

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An Arnold Palmer is half black iced tea and half lemonade. Here we add strawberry purée for an incredibly refreshing beverage. Get the recipe for Strawberry Arnold Palmer.

Vegan Red, White And Blue Popsicles

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Few foods are more fun or tastier than our Vegan Red, White & Blue Popsicles – low FODMAP, too – and they are easy to make at home. You do need a popsicle mold, and they are not all created equal; more on that in the recipe. Get ready for a strawberry layer, a dairy-free coconut layer and a blueberry layer. These pops are sweet, but not-too-sweet, and happen to be vegan! Get the recipe for Vegan Red, White And Blue Popsicles.

Fourth of July Flag Slab Pie

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A patriotic pie showcasing strawberries and blueberries in a buttery, flaky crust. Get out your tiny star cookie cutters for the stars on the flag – or you can use a small knife to cut stars out of the rolled out crust. Get the recipe for Fourth of July Flag Slab Pie.

Champagne Gelee With Raspberries

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Eat your champagne? Yes, you can! Here we lightly gel sparkling wine with gelatin, and suspend raspberries within the edible, golden dessert. Perfect for a special celebration. Get the recipe for Champagne Gelee With Raspberries.

Towering Fruit Pavlova

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This statuesque dessert is best for a fancy party. Discs of crisp meringue are layered with a variety of fruit and softly whip cream. It is a bit messy to serve and doesn’t exactly look neat on the plate, but no one ever complains because it is absolutely delectable for the eyes and the palate. Get the recipe for Towering Fruit Pavlova. 

Maple Balsamic Chicken With Blueberries

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People will ask for this recipe – and you won’t believe how easy it is. Start with juicy chicken thighs. The sauce is made from blueberries (fresh or frozen, so you can make it year-round), maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and sage. Made on a sheet pan in the oven! Get the recipe for this.

Peach Blueberry Crostata

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Blueberries and peaches go beautifully together and here they are nestled in a slightly sweet cristata crust. Easier to make them a pie or a formal tart, you simply roll out a disc of pastry dough and fold the edges up over the fresh fruit. Get the recipe for Peach Blueberry Crostata.

Red, White & Blue Trifle

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We created this trifle for the Fourth of July, but it would be welcomed at any party. The cake component is angel food cake, which by its very nature is quite sweet. We have added a little bit of plain yogurt to the whipped cream, to temper the overall sweetness. Then a strawberry compote, and a blueberry compote, are each made, and everything is layered together in a trifle bowl. A great do-ahead recipe. Get the recipe for Red, White & Blue Trifle.

Crumb Topped Berry Slab Pie

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A slab pie is a great way to feed a crowd and this one features a gluten-free crust, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and has a buttery, cinnamon-enhanced brown sugar crumb topping. Get the recipe for Crumb Topped Berry Slab Pie.

Meringue Nests With Yogurt Lemon Curd And Berries

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Meringue nests are crisp and light and can be filled with some many things: sorbet, ice cream, fruit, whipped cream…here we suggest a yogurt lemon curd with fresh berries. Get the recipe for Meringue Nests With Yogurt Lemon Curd And Berries.

57 Ways To Use Strawberries That You Have Never Thought Of

Strawberry dutchbaby
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We love strawberries. We will eat them out of hand as a snack, slice into a fruit salad, dip them in chocolate (of course), and every year we make strawberry shortcake, but this berry is so versatile, for both sweet and savory dishes. READ: 57 Ways To Use Strawberries That You Have Never Thought Of

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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