Fresh Berry Recipes
Enjoy a different recipe every day, from all-too-easy cobblers and party-perfect chicken salads to streusel-topped coffee cake and muffins.
Cloud-like ricotta is the perfect complement to juicy cherries infused with herbal-citrus zing.
A glossy buttermilk glaze lends the perfect sweetness to a cherry-studded sheet cake.
This bright and flavorful ice cream is too good to limit to just one scoop.
Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Zest Ice Cream
Give Mother's Day a delicious start with an easy and elegant menu that's sure to show mom just how much you care.
This first festive cocktail will keep you feeling relaxed and light on your feet.
Recipe: Fizzy Berry Pick-Me-Up
Sweet and herby flavors collide in this refreshing treat.
Recipe: Strawberry-Basil Ice-Cream
We lightened up one our favorite cheesecake recipes for a totally delicious (and guilt-free) summer indulgence. Instead of baking the batter in a spring-form pan, we used a set of 4-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Fresh nectarines and a colorful medley of berries add the finishing touch.
- Recipe: Cheesecake Tarts
Sweet, juicy blueberries are the stars of this quick-toss salad, but it’s equally good (and even more colorful) served with a mix of summer berries. Creamy gorgonzola cheese and walnuts complement the perfect mix of leafy greens. Pair with grilled beef, pork, or chicken for a simple but elegant menu that’s easy enough to serve anytime.
Recipe: Berry Delicious Summer Salad
Cornmeal mix gives this tender stir-and-bake cobbler crust a delicious Southern twist. Frozen berries may be substituted for fresh; just increase the baking time by about 10 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate summer indulgence.
- Recipe: Fresh Berry Cobbler
A crisp chocolate cookie-crumb crust teams up with fresh strawberries and frozen yogurt for the ultimate make-ahead dessert.
Recipe: Creamy Strawberry-Mint Pie
It’s as easy as 1-2-3: Toss fresh blueberries and peaches with sugar, tuck inside a tender-crisp buttermilk biscuit, and top with a billowy cloud of sweetened whipped cream.
Fresh strawberries and blueberries team up for this clever (and tasty!) no-cook freezer jam.
Recipe: Double Berry Freezer Jam
Shaped in a cake pan and trimmed with a festive border of fresh herbs and berries, Cha-Cha Chicken Salad becomes a quick and easy centerpiece for summer entertaining.
Recipe: Cha-Cha Chicken Salad
Treat yourself to leisurely weekend breakfast with friends. The fresh blackberry syrup is just as good poured over pancakes, French toast, and oatmeal.
This is the perfect match for anything grilled—from rib-eye steaks to barbecued chicken. Toss it all together or let dinner guests choose their favorite toppings.
Recipe: Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Mix up the dry ingredients and the streusel topping for these up to two days before you bake them, and store in zip-top plastic bags.
- Recipe: Lemon-Raspberry Muffins
Pair this summer favorite with a quick-tossed salad of fresh arugula, blackberries, and diced mango.
Unexpected but oh-so right, a touch of tangy-sweet balsamic vinegar combined with honey, cinnamon, and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper magnifies the sweetness of blueberries. We love this buttery crust, but if time is short, substitute a store-bought one and simply crimp the edges.
Recipe: Honey-Balsamic-Blueberry Pie
Step-by-Step Video: Lattice Pie Crust
Tender layers of rich, moist cake, perfectly caramelized apples, and fresh-picked blackberries bake together in one pan for a deliciously easy dessert.
We love this recipe because it's easy enough for busy, weeknight cooking; pop the crumble in the oven when you serve dinner and it'll be ready in about 40 minutes. Blueberries or raspberries may be substituted for the blackberries.
Recipe: Peach-Berry Crumble
Miniature ready-made phyllo shells make these tiny treasures a quick-and-easy gourmet fix.
Strawberry glaze is the secret to this cake’s colorful swirl. Serve with a side of lightly sugared sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
A crisp vanilla wafer crust and almond filling bake in 4-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Top with fresh raspberries just before serving.
- Recipe: Lemon-Almond Tarts
Fresh berries and a simple syrup made with Champagne and vanilla beans turn melon wedges into fast summer party fare.
- Recipe: Vanilla Champagne Soaked Fruit
Make a shortcut version of blueberry cobbler by spooning the blueberry mixture over refrigerated biscuits cut into star shapes.
A colorful garnish of fresh strawberries echoes the sweet swirl of strawberry preserves that bakes inside this rich and creamy cheesecake.
Guests will love the raspberries that sit atop this festive beverage. Garnish the mixture of beer, raspberry lemonade, and vodka with lemon and lime slices.
- Recipe: Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Easy, no-bake, and perfect for an outdoor dinner with friends!
- Recipe: Goat Cheese Cheesecakes
A festive basket made from refrigerated breadstick dough turns this simple-to-fix salad into a showstopping centerpiece
Recipe: Strawberry-Chicken Salad
Make a splash! Muddle sweet-tart blackberries, cucumber, and mint in tall pitcher—then just in stir in fresh lime juice, gin, and club soda and serve over ice.
- Recipe: Blackberry Cocktail
A buttery-rich brown sugar streusel adds the crowning touch to Blackberry-Peach Coffee Cake.
- Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Coffee Cake
A buttery homemade Key lime curd fills these impressively crisp little tarts. Top with slices of fresh strawberries just before serving.
- Recipe: Key Lime Curd Tartlets
Spiked with jalapeños and cilantro, this fruity salsa can be served as an appetizer with fried tortilla strips or as a colorful summer side with grilled pork, chicken, or seafood.
- Recipe: Blueberry Salsa
In French, French toast is pain perdu, or "lost bread," because it's made from stale bread.
- Recipe: Pain Perdu
Crushed gingersnaps and mango sorbet add a tropical note to Southern blackberries.
These triple-layered treats, topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, elevate the classic lemon bar to ethereal heights.
- Recipe: Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Bars
A rich and creamy homemade custard puts this family favorite over the top. Make it year-round with fresh or frozen berries.
Blackberry Curd is an irresistible treat we use as a summer filling for both tarts and layer cakes. Unlike traditional curds that call for 30 minutes of cooking time, this easy recipe quickly thickens with the addition of a little cornstarch.
- Recipe: Blackberry Curd Filling
Served in stemmed glassware and topped with a dollop of creamy yogurt, this cool and colorful soup makes an elegant but easy addition to any summer celebration.
- Recipe: Chilled Blueberry Soup
A trio of fresh summer berries transforms day-old bread into a sweet summer treat.
- Recipe: Summer Pudding
Sliced strawberries add the crowning touch to this triple-layered treat— a buttery-rich fudge cake crust topped with cheesecake and a satiny-smooth ganache. A delicious bonus—the recipe makes two cheesecakes!
- Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake
These frosty treats are great for the kids and are a healthy way to cool down and enjoy fresh berries during the hottest summer days.
- Recipe: Berry Banana Freezer Pops
While Mixed Berry Cobbler tastes like a dessert, the oats and fruit provide tons of nutrients. Bonus: You can enjoy this cobbler during swimsuit season because each serving has fewer than 330 calories.
- Recipe: Mixed Berry Cobbler
Vanilla ice cream blended with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberry juice makes for a rich, indulgent dessert.
- Recipe: Four-Berry Smoothie
The dog days of summer are the perfect time to enjoy these cool and creamy desserts. Our staff awarded these berry sherbets their highest ratings. So dust off your ice-cream maker, and get ready to enjoy a bit of heaven.
Who says healthy snacks can't also be delicious treats? This low-fat yogurt-based smoothie is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.
Recipe: Orange Berry Swirl
- Recipe: Party Chicken Salad
Summer is all about simple, and this flavor-packed cheesecake tops our list of fun desserts. There’s no need to wrangle with a rolling pin--just pat the crust in the pan, fold together a creamy cheesecake filling, then sit back and chill. Homemade has never been so easy.
- Recipe: Icebox Cheesecake
Warm spices add a comforting flair to these moist muffins. A decadent streusel topping completes a combination of sweet berries with a just-sweet-enough batter.
Indulge in delicious, individually baked bread pudding with all its berry flavor—no extra calories included.
- Recipe: Berry Bread Pudding
This decadent five-star recipe can be prepared a day in advance, making it perfect for entertaining. Serve for brunch or dessert.
- Recipe: Blueberry Bread Pudding
This fruity, five-star pie is the perfect sweet treat for your next special occasion. Your family and friends will devour the zesty lemon cream and fresh blueberries floating on a layer of graham cracker crust.
- Recipe: Lemon-Blueberry Cream Pie
Store-bought cookies make preparing this new recipe spin on the beloved trifle a snap. Cover with a delicious, fresh raspberry glaze and you’ll have a splurge-worthy cookie trifle in half the time.
Scatter a handful of frozen berries over a buttery batter, and TennTucky Blackberry Cobbler will be ready for the oven.
- Recipe: TennTucky Blackberry Cobbler
A tender stir-and-bake muffin batter replaces the thinly rolled piecrust of more conventional cobblers. The secret to this cake-like cobbler is in the timing: Spooning the muffin batter over a piping-hot filling ensures the underside of the crust cooks as quickly and evenly as the top.
The simplicity of a cookie tucked into a foil baking cup and topped with ice cream is a subtle change of pace. Serve them as a midweek dessert, the main attraction at a birthday party, or a cool refreshment on a hot afternoon.
Blueberries combine with summer’s signature fruit for a refreshing flavor combination. Mason jars make serving this parfait easy and stylish.
- Recipe: Peach-and-Blueberry Parfaits
Rev up your taste buds for a combination of sweet berries, sour lemon, and cool mint in this delicious pound cake dessert.
When the heat turns up Blackberry Supremes are the perfect sized sweet and tart berry dessert to end summer meals. Offer a variety of tart flavors by using strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.
- Recipe: Blackberry Supremes
The honey-like sweetness of fresh figs pairs with raspberries and cinnamon for a deliciously unexpected late-summer treat.
- Recipe: Fig-and-Raspberry Cobbler
There are crisp Italian cookies also called ladyfingers, but be sure to use soft ones in this recipe. Look for them in the bakery or produce section of your supermarket.
- Recipe: Raspberry Tiramisù Bites
A quick dip in luscious caramel and a salty roll in finely chopped nuts turns fresh strawberries into a gourmet treat. Top picks: A ripe berry will have a shiny, deep red color from the tip of the berry to beneath the green cap. Check the carton from top to bottom for any damaged or moldy fruit—they’ll cause the others to deteriorate quickly.
- Recipe: Salted Caramel Strawberries
Instead of smothering your pork cutlets with heavy gravy, try this sweet and tangy blackberry reduction sauce. Bread pork tenderloin slices in a crunchy mixture of chopped pecans, breadcrumbs and sage then sear until golden brown. The contrast of the sweet berry sauce and earthy sage is a flavor combination you will want to taste again and again.
You don't have to be a professional to make Pavlova with Lemon Cream and Berries. Assemble the elegant berry dessert just before serving; you can make the meringue up to two days ahead and store it in an airtight container.
Fresh berries topped with a luscious, velvety cream are the perfect treat after a laid-back dinner party. If you want a smokier flavor add mezcal, which is similar to tequila, in the cream.
- Recipe: Berries With Tequila Cream
Sweet frozen blackberry wine is perfectly paired with berries for a refreshing end to your meal.
- Recipe: Blackberry Wine Sorbet
Rich balsamic vinegar helps bring out the sweetness of the berries in this dessert featuring shortbread cookies and vanilla ice cream.
- Recipe: Balsamic Strawberries
With juicy strawberries spooned over sweet and tender biscuits, old-fashioned strawberry shortcakes are the perfect dessert. If the berries are very sweet, decrease the sugar to suit your taste. Drop the dough easily by using a lightly greased 1/3-cup dry measure.
- Recipe: Classic Strawberry Shortcake
Twenty minutes and six ingredients are all it takes to make this yummy cheesecake.
- Recipe: Free-form Strawberry Cheesecake
Sweet summer berries pair perfectly with pungent Gorgonzola cheese and fresh herbs in this refreshing salad. Serve with your favorite summertime entrée or top with chicken for a main dish salad.
- Recipe: Blueberry-Gorgonzola Salad
Layer sliced fresh peaches and blackberries with Greek yogurt and granola for a simple, healthy breakfast or snack.
Don’t skip dessert. This crispy cobbler is chock-full of tasty super foods—berries, nuts, and oats. For a tangy treat, serve with low-fat lemon frozen yogurt.
- Recipe: Blueberry-Almond Cobbler
Garnish this rich cheesecake with berries and currants for a party-perfect presentation. The cake can be baked and frozen up to a month ahead.
- Recipe: Brandy Alexander Cheesecake
The Fourth of July coincides with the peak of blackberry season, so don’t miss out on mixing the sweet yet tart berries into this cool pie. Serve with sweetened whipping cream or vanilla ice cream.
- Recipe: Fresh Blackberry Pie
Store-bought cake and fruit cream cheese make this easy dessert ready when you are. Simply top grilled pound cake with fresh berries and whipped cream.
- Recipe: Cream-Filled Grilled Pound Cake
This trifle has a unique mixture of flavors and textures from the creamy yogurt and cream cheese and the moist red velvet cake. Top this dessert with raspberries for a light and satisfying treat.
- Recipe: Red Velvet Trifle
Fat-free buttermilk and a teaspoon of cinnamon take the traditional blueberry muffin recipe to the next level. Tip: To prevent berries from bleeding, toss them in flour, and then gently fold them into batter.
Recipe: Blueberry-Cinnamon Muffins
Celebrate spring with fresh strawberries and this light dip. Make sure to prepare this treat at least 24 hours ahead of serving to give time for the yogurt to chill.
Choose any fresh, seasonal fruit to pair with this creamy dip. We prefer strawberries, pineapple, and grapes. Adding a hint of coffee liqueur to the dip gives it an extra kick of flavor.
Recipe: Brown Sugar Fruit Dip
Make a healthier version of grilled cheese by substituting flavorful goat cheese and strawberries.
Delicious chocolate cake topped with chocolate-dipped strawberries doubles as a gorgeous centerpiece for your next springtime party.
- Recipe: Chocolate-Strawberry Basket Cake
Ripe nectarines add a colorful layer of flavor to this refreshing salad. Layers of greens, strawberries, feta cheese, green tomato, fresh basil, and glazed pecans make for an unbeatable summer salad.
Recipe: Strawberry Fields Salad
For a light and quick poolside drink, Cava Sangria is the way to go. Refreshing and fruity, this 5-ingredient sangria has the perfect combination of flavors from the strawberries and mint leaves. After the first sip, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation.
- Recipe: Cava Sangria
This classic French dessert features luscious pastry cream topped with a layer of sweet strawberries. Enhance the flavor of your tart by adding a teaspoon of rose or orange flower water to the cream.
- Recipe: Strawberry Tart
This deliciously sweet take on salsa combines apples, strawberries, and mango with fresh mint and ginger to make a perfect topping for Sugared Pita Chips or your favorite angel food cake.
- Recipe: Minted Fruit Salsa
This top-rated pie recipe features a unique combination of salty pretzel crust and sweet strawberry ice-cream. Garnish with lime rind curls, fresh whole strawberries and pretzels for a pretty presentation.
The sweetness of strawberries combined with a hint of tart from the orange segments makes this dessert absolutely delightful.
- Recipe: Strawberry-Orange Trifle
Celebrate the beginning of spring by sharing this simple yet delightful breakfast with your family. Top French toast with sliced strawberries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Serve this ultimate Southern dessert featuring sweet Sugar Biscuits, fresh strawberries and rich Trifle Custard at your next gathering and it's sure to be a hit.
- Recipe: Strawberry-Sugar Biscuit Trifle
Kids and adults alike will love the mixture of strawberries, bananas, blueberries and ice-cream all on top of a crunchy, waffle-cone crust.
Blend buttermilk with your choice of fresh or frozen strawberries to create this creamy springtime treat. This simple recipe only takes 15 minutes to prep before going into the ice cream maker.
- Recipe: Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet
Velvety ice cream meets the sweet, juiciness of strawberries in this frozen summer treat. Serve it in ice-cream sundae glasses for a parlor-perfect presentation.
- Recipe: No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream
Combine 1 lb. fresh strawberries, sliced, with 2 cups fresh blueberries; sprinkle with 3 Tbsp. sugar, and toss. Let stand 10 minutes. Spoon evenly over 10 vanilla or chocolate miniature ice-cream sandwiches; dollop with 1⁄2 (8-oz.) container thawed whipped topping. Makes 10 servings.
Note: An additional pound of fresh strawberries, sliced, may be substituted for the blueberries.
Strawberries and sliced avocados might seem like unusual toppings for chicken salad, but paired with a poppy seed dressing, they create a delicious dish that is loaded with flavor. Slivered toasted almonds and crisp red onions add a crunch to each bite.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Strawberry Salad
Looking for a quick and easy beverage to serve for special occasions? Our five-star Strawberry Sparkler features only three ingredients: strawberries, cranberry juice and champagne. You and your guests will love this sweet, simple treat.
- Recipe: Strawberry Sparkler
Angel food cake mix is easy to prepare for these cupcakes and leaves plenty of time to make the Vanilla Bean Custard filling from scratch (the delicate flavor is well worth the little bit of effort!). The cake and custard are the perfect complement to juicy summer strawberries. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.
A colorful confetti of fresh strawberries, pineapple, and kiwifruit (spiked with a hint of mint) top tender cornmeal shortcakes for a simple-to-fix dessert that’s sure to be a brunch or dinner favorite.
There isn't a better way to show off the succulent taste and colorful presentation of strawberries, the South’s most prized spring fruit.
Baking the orange-marmalade-coated shortcake in a tart pan (available for less than $15 at most supermarkets) produces a sweet-and-sturdy base for the berries and whipped cream.
- Recipe: Strawberry-Orange Shortcake Tart
Strawberries and basil give each bite of this savory cheese-filled sandwich a garden-fresh taste. Red pepper jelly adds a hint of heat.
Recipe: Strawberry-Turkey-Brie Panini