Nutrient Rich Blackberries: 33 Recipes Celebrating This Powerhouse Berry

Blackberries are an under utilized berry, and we are going to change that! Seems like strawberries and blueberries get all the love, while black berries have so much going for them. Fresh blackberries are nutrient-rich, providing essential vitamins C and K, fiber, and powerful antioxidants like anthocyanins that support overall health and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases. They’re low in calories, making them an ideal snack for weight management, and their high fiber content aids digestion and heart health. With their high water content, blackberries help keep you hydrated.

Versatile in use, they can be enjoyed on their own, in smoothies, yogurt bowls, BBQ sauces, desserts, or even savory dishes like salads. We have 34 recipes for you, including how to freeze for later use – and even how to make legal moonshine! Yup, you read that right.

Freezing Blackberries

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Learn all the tips and tricks for Freezing Blackberries to stock your freezer with this amazing seasonal fruit. Learning how to freeze blackberries is a great way to preserve this delicious summertime crop. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Maple BBQ Sauce

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This Blackberry Maple BBQ Sauce is a little sweet, but also has complexity from fresh blackberries. Maple syrup and brown sugar are used in this recipe along with Worcestershire sauce, mustard, paprika and a little onion and garlic powder. Heat comes from a little cayenne. Get the recipe.

Oven-Roasted Blackberry Maple Ribs

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Our Oven-Roasted Blackberry Maple BBQ Ribs feature tender baby back ribs, seasoned with a simple dry rub and the highlight is the shiny, sticky glaze of our Blackberry Maple BBQ Sauce. If you want to indulge in ribs with a twist, this is the recipe for you! Get the recipe.

Blackberry Peach Chutney

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Our Blackberry Peach Chutney is super easy to make and is a perfect accompaniment to pork or poultry, in particular. Blackberries, peaches, brown sugar, scallion greens, apple cider vinegar and allspice make a sweet, sour and tangy chunky condiment that even non-cooks can prepare. Keeps well, too. We also like this chutney offered on a cheese board; try some with brie! Or schmeared on a grilled-cheese sandwich! Get the recipe.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe With Blackberries

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This grilled cheese sandwich recipe with blackberries is the reason grilled cheese sandwiches exist. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Simple Syrup (Cocktail Syrup) and 31 Ways to Use It!

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If you’re looking to add a fruity twist to your favourite drinks, try this effortless blackberry simple syrup recipe. See our list of 31 uses for Blackberry simple syrup!

In just 10 minutes and with only three ingredients, you can create a flavourful syrup that works well in cocktails, mocktails, iced teas, sodas and even as a topping for cheesecakes, yoghurt and ice creams. It’s a versatile syrup that brings a touch of sweetness and zest to your beverages and desserts. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita

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The perfect summer cocktail recipe for entertaining! Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita. Jalapeno infused simple syrup with blackberries, lime juice and tequila. Get the recipe.

Easy Blackberry Smoothies

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This easy and creamy blackberry smoothie, bursting with bright berry flavor, is a refreshing treat for busy mornings. It combines the tart taste of blackberries with the sweetness of banana and maple syrup; all blended up with Greek yogurt for added protein. Ready in just 5 minutes, this smoothie is an ideal breakfast choice, offering a delightful balance of flavor and nutrition to kickstart your day. Get the recipe.

Rosemary Garlic Flank Steak with Tangy Blackberry Sauce

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This rosemary garlic flank steak with tangy blackberry sauce is a great way to dress up an easy summer grilled meal. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Orange Steel Cut Oats

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This breakfast of steel cut oats with orange blackberry sauce is the perfect weekend meal. Make a bunch of servings and enjoy all week long! Get the recipe.

Blackberry Mint Lime Yogurt Bowls

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Blackberry Mint Lime Yogurt Bowls! Fresh blackberries tossed with lime juice and mint and served over Greek yogurt. A healthy, protein packed breakfast or snack. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Vegan Freezer Fudge

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Blackberry Vegan Freezer Fudge! Blend together a handful of ingredients, freeze and enjoy! Get the recipe.

Blackberry Cornmeal Pancakes

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Fluffy buttermilk pancakes made with corn flour and all-purpose flour, and loaded with blackberries for a special breakfast. They’re sweetened with honey and a little apple sauce.

These pancakes are fluffy from a little baking powder and whipped egg whites. Get the recipe.

Homemade Blackberry Jam

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Homemade Blackberry Jam with a fraction of the sugar as traditional jam. Have extra blackberries? Make this low-sugar blackberry jam recipe to enjoy the fresh taste of blackberries all year with a fraction of the sugar in traditional jam recipes and no artificial sweeteners. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Infused Vodka

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Infused vodka doesn’t get any better than this blackberry vodka. Add a pop of color to all your cocktails. This one is amazing in a cosmo. Get the recipe.

Fresh Blackberry Margaritas

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These fresh blackberry margaritas are the perfect summer beverage! Fresh blackberries, tart lime juice and tequila blended together to create a refreshing berry margarita that you can be sipping in minutes! Get the recipe.

Blackberry Chia Pudding with Peanut Butter

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The best Blackberry Chia Pudding loaded up with peanut butter, blackberries and granola for some crunch. (gluten free, dairy free). Get the recipe.

Blackberries, Blue Cheese & Endive Appetizer

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Endive appetizer with blue cheese and blackberries, drizzled with a blackberry sauce. Get the recipe.

Gluten-Free Blackberry Pie

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heavenly Oregon Marionberry blackberry pie infused with bourbon and topped with an almond and oat brown sugar streusel in a flaky, golden gluten-free crust. The perfect pie for any holiday gathering! Get the recipe.

Blackberry Lemonade

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Nothing beats some good, old-fashioned porch sittin’ on a hot summer day. That is unless you are sittin’ on that porch with a tall, cold glass of blackberry lemonade. That tends to upgrade things just a tad.

This refreshing homemade lemonade is so delicious and so refreshing you won’t even realize it’s blistering hot out. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Cobbler Smoothie 

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It’s hard to believe this Blackberry Cobbler Smoothie is good for you.  It’s antioxidant rich with blackberries and fiber-full with oats. Dessert for breakfast?  Yes! Get the recipe.

Farmstand Cornbread & Blackberry Buckle

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A twist on a blackberry buckle: easy cornbread cake covered by a blanket of luscious blackberries, topped by oat streusel. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles with Granola

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Keep cool this summer with these tasty berry yogurt popsicles made with sweet Oregon blackberries and granola! These easy popsicles come together with minimal prep and ingredients. Eat them for breakfast or as an afternoon snack when you need to beat the summer heat. Both kids and adults will LOVE them! Get the recipe.

Blackberry Pineapple Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

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Mixed berries, pineapple and gorgonzola come together for a great summer salad with a ginger-poppyseed dressing. Get the recipe.

Homemade Moonshine Recipe Without a Still Featuring Blackberries

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It’s really fun learning how to make moonshine! We’re making legal moonshine here, which is an easy moonshine recipe. This is the best way to make moonshine without a still.

Plus, you can take this moonshine recipe and apply it to almost any flavor using fresh fruits. Here’s how to make Blackberry Moonshine – which is a delicious flavored moonshine. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Cobbler

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Blackberry cobbler is a timeless dessert that evokes memories of summer picnics, sun-kissed berries, and the simple pleasures of home-cooked food. This dish is characterized by its juicy blackberry filling and soft, golden crust, combining the tartness of the berries with the sweet doughy topping. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Bread 

Blackberry bread.
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This blackberry bread recipe is gluten-free and is perfect as a breakfast option or a midday snack. Made with Bob’s red mill gluten-free flour, it’s incredibly delicious, moist and packed with the goodness of ripe bananas and fresh blackberries. It’s simple and easy recipe that will definitely become a family favorite! Get the recipe.

Blackberry Tart

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Indulge yourself in the sweet and tangy taste of a luscious blackberry tart! This deliciously irresistible recipe is a perfect mix of a buttery, crumbly tart shell filled with the tartness of fresh blackberries and the creamy, smooth texture of the custard filling. Get the recipe.

Easy Blackberry Muffins

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Indulge in these delectable Easy Blackberry Muffins, perfect for any time of day! Enjoy a simple, yet flavorful and moist muffin, packed with juicy blackberries throughout. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Ice Cream

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This blackberry ice cream recipe makes a sweet, creamy treat that is full of fresh blackberry flavor. Summer just got a new favorite treat… homemade blackberry ice cream! Get the recipe.

Mini Blackberry Cobblers in Jars

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Bake cute mini blackberry cobblers in jars for a fun and portable dessert. Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream or pack them up for a picnic. Get the recipe.

Lemon And Blackberry Cake

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Easy lemon and blackberry cake starts with moist blackberry cake with lemon zest, and has an easy blackberry cake frosting! You’ll love this blackberry lemon cake with blackberry filling and lemon curd! Get the recipe.

Gluten-Free Blackberry Muffins

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Bursting with blackberries, these Gluten-Free Blackberry Muffins are so moist, have an amazing cinnamon streusel topping, and are vegan and allergy-free! A healthy recipe that’s easy to whip up using fresh or frozen berries with no added sugar! Homemade muffins with crumb topping make a perfect breakfast for any morning! Get the recipe.

Gluten-Free Blackberry Crumb Bars

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These super easy Gluten-Free Blackberry Crumb Bars are vegan, allergy-free, and loaded with sweet juicy blackberries! Made with a sweet dairy-free buttery crust and crumb topping, these blackberry bars are a healthy dessert recipe served warm like a slice of pie with melty ice cream and a fork or eaten cold with your hands! Get the recipe.

57 Ways To Use Strawberries That You Have Never Thought Of

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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. Strawberry Salsa? Yup. The Strawberry Bread might not look like much, but folks have said it is now their favorite quick bread – even over banana bread! We’ve got main dishes, BBQ sauce (you have to try it), salads, beverages, snacks and desserts. Even frozen desserts, vegan and vegetarian options. Check these out: Strawberry Tamales, Pickled Strawberries, Lemon Strawberry Blondies, Air Fryer Flatbread Pizza With Goat Cheese, Strawberries, Spinach, & Ricotta, a Vegan Strawberry Matcha Latte, Strawberry Mochi, and so many more.

READ: 57 Ways To Use Strawberries That You Have Never Thought Of

It’s Cherry Season! 43 Cherry Recipes For Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert And Even Sleep Gummies!


Cherries are a beloved summer fruit, and both sweet and tart varieties lend themselves to recipes savory and more dessert oriented. But we even have breakfast recipes and condiments! 43 cherry recipes in all, as well as the info you need for canning and freezing. How about Hummus Flatbread with Grilled Corn and Berries, Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Steel Cut Oatmeal, Easy Cherry Crumble, or a Classic Clafoutis? We have gluten-free recipes, and vegan, too. And, we even have Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies!

READ: It’s Cherry Season! 43 Cherry Recipes For Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert And Even Sleep Gummies!

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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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