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.
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
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
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.
Treat yourself to leisurely weekend breakfast with friends. The fresh blackberry syrup is just as good poured over pancakes, French toast, and oatmeal.
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Note: An additional pound of fresh strawberries, sliced, may be substituted for the blueberries.
- 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