Raspberry and Blackberry Recipes

When raspberries or blackberries are on our shopping list, we always pick up twice as much as we think we'll need: a few pints for the recipe, and a few pints to nibble on while cooking. Sweet, bite-sized, and vibrantly colored, they're one of midsummer's most irresistible ingredients—and versatile, too, lending their rich fruity flavor to sorbets, jams, shortcakes, and tarts alike.

Raspberry Brûlée

Raspberry Brûlée

This raspberry brûlée is a delightful combination of whipped cream and luscious ripe raspberries covered with a crunchy sugar topping.Nicole Franzen
Blackberry Pie

Blackberry Pie

When Jon Rowley was a child, his grandmother used to make juice from fresh-picked blackberries. In it, he says, "you could taste and smell the briar." In this recipe, Rowley's wife, Kate McDermott, has combined that flavor from his youth with a tender, flaky pie crust to create an exemplar of the Pacific Northwest's cuisine. Get the recipe for Blackberry Pie »Nicole Franzen
Raspberry Financiers

Raspberry Financiers

These mini financiers make perfect portable treats for summer get-togethers. They're best eaten the day they're made, but if you want to start them ahead of time, you can make the batter the day before, refrigerate it overnight, and bake them in the morning.Matt Taylor-Gross
Blackberry Cream Pie with Toasted Oat and Sesame Crumb Crust

Blackberry Cream Pie with Toasted Oat and Sesame Crumb Crust

Phoebe Lawless of Scratch Bakery in Durham, North Carolina makes cream pies all summer long that incorporate different fruits as they become available. This recipe works just as well with strawberries, peaches, cherries, or whatever is in peak season. It's also a great way to use fruit that is just beyond its usability, whether bruised or overly ripe.Farideh Sadeghin
Raspberry Shortcakes

Raspberry Shortcakes

"The light, delicate fragility of this shortcake sets it apart from the dense and more traditional shortbread that figures large in Scottish cookery," says chef Jeremy Lee. "It makes a mockery of the idea that Scottish cookery is heavy and stodgy."Christopher Hirsheimer
Raspberry Pinwheels

Raspberry Pinwheels

These sugar-crusted, jam-filled pastries are a morning treat at Twofish Baking Company in Sea Ranch, California.André Baranowski
Raspberry Ice Cream

Raspberry Ice Cream

Buy the finest peak-season raspberries you can find and leave them raw to preserve their fresh, ripe flavor. Don't shy away from salt either, which will help keep the raspberry essence from being lost in the cream. Get the recipe for Raspberry Ice Cream »Matt Taylor-Gross
raspberry trifle

Raspberry Trifle

This classic dessert is moistened with the sweetened, wine-spiked cream known as syllabub. See the recipe for Raspberry Trifle »Saveur
Blackberry and Apple Cake

Blackberry and Apple Cake

Loaded with ripe fruit, this moist cake is a cross between two classic English desserts, sponge cake and summer pudding.James Oseland
Swiss Raspberry Sandwich Cookie

Swiss Raspberry Sandwich Cookies (Spitzbuebe)

These Swiss treats consist of two delicate, buttery cookies separated by a thin layer of delicious raspberry preserves.Sarah Karnasiewicz
raspberry trifle

Raspberry Trifle

This classic dessert is moistened with the sweetened, wine-spiked cream known as syllabub. See the recipe for Raspberry Trifle »Saveur
Raspberry Sorbet

Raspberry Sorbet

Add whole raspberries to this sorbet at the last moment of churning to create a chunky texture.James Oseland
Blackberry Slump

Blackberry Slump

A cousin of the cobbler, this dessert is served at the Four Swallows restaurant on Bainbridge Island, Washington.Todd Coleman
Tricolored Bavarian Cream

Tricolored Bavarian Cream

In this classic Swiss dessert, gelatin is used in a creamy custard that's set between two layers of tart raspberry and strawberry cream.Michael Kraus
Raspberries in Pink Champagne Gelée

Raspberries in Pink Champagne Gelée

These simple gelled fruit desserts made with rosé champagne are an elegant way to serve summer berries.Michael Kraus
Bourbon Smash Jelly Shots

Bourbon Smash Jelly Shots

This jelly shot is a mix of fresh raspberries and mint with just a touch of bourbon.Michelle Palm
Peach-Raspberry Trifle

Peach-Raspberry Trifle

Layers of coconut sponge cake, raspberries, tapioca, and bourbon-stewed peaches in easily portable mason jars make this trifle perfect for summer picnics. The compote and the cake can be made up to two days ahead; store them in airtight containers in the fridge.Anna Stockwell
Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry Ice Cream

Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry Ice Cream

This recipe combines the silky flavor of corn with the tartness of black raspberries.Todd Coleman
Raspberry-Rose Collins

Raspberry-Rose Collins

The best and most surprising part of this tall, refreshing drink is the taste of rose on the finish. It comes not from any floral ingredient but from the gin—Nolet's Silver, a brand with a pronounced rosy finish.MacKenzie Smith
Peach Melba Pie

Peach Melba Pie

This summery pie can be made any time of year by substituting frozen, thawed raspberries and peaches for fresh fruit.Todd Coleman
Blackberry Rum Shrub

Blackberry Rum Shrub

Shrub, the sweet-tart syrup favored by colonial Americans, is simply made by macerating fruit in sugar until the fruit exudes its juice, straining, then adding vinegar. Mixed with rum and soda it makes a bracing drink ideal for summer afternoons.Nicole Franzen
Grilled Salmon with Blackberry Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Blackberry Sauce

A rich, sweet-tart blackberry sauce adorns crispy skin-on salmon filets in this easy dish from Leah Koenig, who developed it for our One Ingredient, Many Ways series.Laura Sant
Brown Butter Tart with Blackberries

Brown Butter Tart with Blackberries

Melt butter in the oven for a fast, versatile tart crust with intense nutty flavor that pairs beautifully with pastry cream and fresh berries. For easy serving, prepare the tarts in individual aluminum cups.Ingalls Photography