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.
Grilled Chicken Cutlets with Strawberry Salsa
This fresh and light dish will be your go-to supper this season. The chicken cutlets get a big boost of flavor from a marinade of pineapple juice, ground ancho chile, cumin, vinegar, and oil. Be sure to allow enough time for the chicken to chill in the marinade for 30 minutes before grilling. You'll probably want to make an extra batch of our strawberry salsa to serve alongside. We also love to drizzle Tangy Strawberry Barbecue Sauce over the chicken.
Strawberry Salad with Warm Goat Cheese Croutons
To prepare the goat cheese croutons, cut a goat cheese log into rounds. Press each round to 1/2-inch thickness on a baking sheet and freeze for 20 minutes. this process will help the rounds keep their shape and not ooze out of their breading while frying. Serve the salad with Strawberry-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette.
Recipe: Strawberry Biscuits
The Southern staple is given a fruity update with the addition of chopped, fresh strawberries. To ensure the butter doesn't get too soft when forming the dough, we like to freeze it before grating with the large holes of a box grater. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and chill in the freezer for 10 minutes. Be sure to mix up Basil-Honey Butter to serve alongside. These biscuits are sweet enough to serve for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert.
Recipe: Strawberry Salsa
Don't be fooled: Strawberries are the star here. But, throw in cool and creamy avocado, crunchy baby radishes, lime juice, and cilantro and you'll have a brand new favorite salsa that will leave everyone at the party asking for the recipe. Serve over our Grilled Chicken Cutlets at dinnertime or with hearty pita chips when you're looking for the perfect appetizer.
Orange-and-Basil Macerated Cherries
Cloud-like ricotta is the perfect complement to juicy cherries infused with herbal-citrus zing.
Buttermilk-Glazed Cherry Sheet Cake
A glossy buttermilk glaze lends the perfect sweetness to a cherry-studded sheet cake.
Blueberry-Lemon Zest Ice Cream
Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Zest Ice Cream
This bright and flavorful ice cream is too good to limit to just one scoop.
Fizzy Berry Pick-Me-Up
Recipe: Fizzy Berry Pick-Me-Up
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.
Strawberry-Basil Ice Cream
Recipe: Strawberry-Basil Ice-Cream
Sweet and herby flavors collide in this refreshing treat.
Easy Blackberry Cobbler
Recipe: Cheesecake Tarts
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.
Berry Delicious Summer Salad
Recipe: Berry Delicious Summer Salad
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.
Fresh Berry Cobbler
Recipe: Fresh Berry Cobbler
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.
Creamy Strawberry-Mint Pie
Recipe: Creamy Strawberry-Mint Pie
A crisp chocolate cookie-crumb crust teams up with fresh strawberries and frozen yogurt for the ultimate make-ahead dessert.
Southern Peach-and-Blueberry Shortcakes
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.
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting
Double Berry Freezer Jam
Recipe: Double Berry Freezer Jam
Fresh strawberries and blueberries team up for this clever (and tasty!) no-cook freezer jam.
Cha-Cha Chicken Salad
Recipe: Cha-Cha Chicken Salad
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.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Waffles with Blackberry Maple Syrup
Treat yourself to leisurely weekend breakfast with friends. The fresh blackberry syrup is just as good poured over pancakes, French toast, and oatmeal.
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Recipe: Spinach and Strawberry Salad
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: Lemon-Raspberry Muffins
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.
Spicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Blackberry Sauce
Pair this summer favorite with a quick-tossed salad of fresh arugula, blackberries, and diced mango.
Recipe: Honey-Balsamic-Blueberry Pie
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.
Step-by-Step Video: Lattice Pie Crust
Blackberry-Apple Upside-Down Cake
Tender layers of rich, moist cake, perfectly caramelized apples, and fresh-picked blackberries bake together in one pan for a deliciously easy dessert.
Recipe: Peach-Berry Crumble
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.
Strawberry-Fromage Blanc Tartlets
Miniature ready-made phyllo shells make these tiny treasures a quick-and-easy gourmet fix.
Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Strawberry glaze is the secret to this cake’s colorful swirl. Serve with a side of lightly sugared sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
Recipe: Lemon-Almond Tarts
A crisp vanilla wafer crust and almond filling bake in 4-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Top with fresh raspberries just before serving.
Vanilla Champagne Soaked Fruit
Recipe: Vanilla Champagne Soaked Fruit
Fresh berries and a simple syrup made with Champagne and vanilla beans turn melon wedges into fast summer party fare.
Blueberry Cobbler with Sugared Star Shortcakes
Make a shortcut version of blueberry cobbler by spooning the blueberry mixture over refrigerated biscuits cut into star shapes.
Irish Strawberry-and-Cream Cheesecake
A colorful garnish of fresh strawberries echoes the sweet swirl of strawberry preserves that bakes inside this rich and creamy cheesecake.
Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Blackberry Mojito Punch
Goat Cheese Cheesecakes
Recipe: Goat Cheese Cheesecakes
Easy, no-bake, and perfect for an outdoor dinner with friends!
Recipe: Strawberry-Chicken Salad
A festive basket made from refrigerated breadstick dough turns this simple-to-fix salad into a showstopping centerpiece.
Recipe: Blackberry Cocktail
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.
Blackberry-Peach Coffee Cake
Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Coffee Cake
A buttery-rich brown sugar streusel adds the crowning touch to Blackberry-Peach Coffee Cake.
Key Lime Curd Tartlets
Recipe: Key Lime Curd Tartlets
A buttery homemade Key lime curd fills these impressively crisp little tarts. Top with slices of fresh strawberries just before serving.
Recipe: Blueberry Salsa
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: Pain Perdu
In French, French toast is pain perdu, or "lost bread," because it's made from stale bread.
Warm Blackberry Sauce Over Mango Sorbet
Crushed gingersnaps and mango sorbet add a tropical note to Southern blackberries.
Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Bars
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Bars
These triple-layered treats, topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, elevate the classic lemon bar to ethereal heights.
Blastin’ Banana-Blueberry Pudding
A rich and creamy homemade custard puts this family favorite over the top. Make it year-round with fresh or frozen berries.
Blackberry Curd Filling
Recipe: Blackberry Curd Filling
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.
Chilled Blueberry Soup
Recipe: Chilled Blueberry Soup
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: Summer Pudding
A trio of fresh summer berries transforms day-old bread into a sweet summer treat.
Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake
Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake
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!
Berry Banana Freezer Pops
Recipe: Berry Banana Freezer Pops
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.
Mixed Berry Cobbler
Recipe: Mixed Berry Cobbler
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: Four-Berry Smoothie
Vanilla ice cream blended with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberry juice makes for a rich, indulgent dessert.
Frosty Fruit and Berry Sherbets
Recipe: Blueberry-Buttermilk Sherbet
Recipe: Raspberry-Buttermilk Sherbet
Recipe: Refreshing Lime Sherbet
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.
Orange Berry Swirl
Recipe: Orange Berry Swirl
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.
Party Chicken Salad
Recipe: Party Chicken Salad
Chopped fresh basil and juice from diced peaches add a subtle sweet note to the mayonnaise dressing. Serve this luncheon favorite on a bed of baby lettuces tossed with fresh blackberries.
Recipe: Icebox Cheesecake
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.
Berry-and-Spice Whole Wheat Muffins
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.
Berry Bread Pudding
Recipe: Berry Bread Pudding
Indulge in delicious, individually baked bread pudding with all its berry flavor—no extra calories included.
Blueberry Bread Pudding
Recipe: Blueberry Bread Pudding
This decadent five-star recipe can be prepared a day in advance, making it perfect for entertaining. Serve for brunch or dessert.
Lemon-Blueberry Cream Pie
Recipe: Lemon-Blueberry Cream Pie
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.
Triple Chocolate-Cookie Trifle Pie With Raspberry Glaze
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.
TennTucky Blackberry Cobbler
Recipe: TennTucky Blackberry Cobbler
Scatter a handful of frozen berries over a buttery batter, and TennTucky Blackberry Cobbler will be ready for the oven.
Nectarine Cobbler With Blueberry Muffin Crust
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.
Lemon-Blueberry Ice Cream Cupcakes
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.
Recipe: Peach-and-Blueberry Parfaits
Blueberries combine with summer’s signature fruit for a refreshing flavor combination. Mason jars make serving this parfait easy and stylish.
Lemon Pound Cake with Mint Berries and Cream
Rev up your taste buds for a combination of sweet berries, sour lemon, and cool mint in this delicious pound cake dessert.
Recipe: Blackberry Supremes
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: Fig-and-Raspberry Cobbler
The honey-like sweetness of fresh figs pairs with raspberries and cinnamon for a deliciously unexpected late-summer treat.
Raspberry Tiramisù Bites
Recipe: Raspberry Tiramisù Bites
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.
Salted Caramel Strawberries
Recipe: Salted Caramel Strawberries
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.
Sage-and-Pecan Pork Tenderloin Cutlets
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.
Pavlova with Lemon Cream and Berries
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.
Berries with Tequila Cream
Recipe: Berries With Tequila Cream
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.
Blackberry Wine Sorbet
Recipe: Blackberry Wine Sorbet
Sweet frozen blackberry wine is perfectly paired with berries for a refreshing end to your meal.
Recipe: Balsamic Strawberries
Rich balsamic vinegar helps bring out the sweetness of the berries in this dessert featuring shortbread cookies and vanilla ice cream.