32 blackberry recipes
Use these sweet, tart berries in autumnal bakes to fill comforting pies, infuse into coulis to drizzle over yogurt cake and add a beautiful, jewelled finish to mascarpone tarts
Looking for a blackberry crumble recipe? After the perfect blackberry pie? Try our ideas to use this autumnal berry, then check out our raspberry recipes, pear recipes and plum recipes.
When are blackberries in season?
Blackberries are in season from August to October and are at their best between September and October.
Best blackberry recipes
Classic apple and blackberry crumble
This crunchy crumbly pud with apples and seasonal blackberries is a classic autumnal dessert the whole family will love, ready in an hour.
Make the most of blackberry season with this fruity and festive tipple – it will last for months and makes a brilliant gift for gin drinkers.
Preserve seasonal blackberries in this classic jam, perfect for spreading on toast or in sweet bakes.
Blackberry and blueberry pie crumble pie
Check out Edd Kimber's black and blue crumble pie packed with a blackberries and blueberries and topped with a cardamom crumble, a great way to us up punnets of blackberries.
Healthy baked oats
Perfect for breakfast or dessert, give this easy oat bake with juicy, tart blackberries a go – you’ll be surprised by how easy it is to make.
For a fuss-free weekend baking project whip up a batch of summery cornbread muffins, making brilliant use of seasonal tart blackberries.
Ravneet Gill's tart sorbet is made without cooking the blackberries so as to keep their vibrant colour and flavour intact – it’s a zingy summer dessert that will refresh your palate.
Make blackberries the star of this pretty yoghurt cake with fresh fruit baked into the sponge and a vibrant coulis drizzled over freshly whipped cream.
Buckwheat tarts with rice pudding and blackberries
Make this most of blackberries in these buckwheat tarts with rice pudding. These dainty individual desserts come from food writer Olia Hercules and they make a great gluten-free treat.
Blackberry and chocolate cupcakes
These indulgent show-off mini cakes are very easy to make and are perfect for a mid-afternoon treat. Peruvian chocolate or a dark blend will work best with the blackberries in these cakes.
The subtle spiciness of blackberries is a perfect match for whisky. Use an affordable blended scotch, which you can tweak by adding in whole, toasted spices (such as cardamom) to infuse.
Blackberry mascarpone tart
Our blackberry tart is super simple to make and doesn't require many ingredients. With crisp puff pastry and creamy mascarpone, this is ideal for a light dessert after an indulgent meal.
Dark chocolate mousse with blackberries
Creamy, velvety and rich this easy dessert recipe comes from chef Jess Elliott Dennison's Edinburgh restaurant, 27 Elliot's. Tangy blackberries pair well with intense dark chocolate and crunchy hazelnuts.
Blackberry ripple ice cream sandwiches
The coolest, most irresistible ice cream sandwiches in existence. They're surprisingly quick and easy to make and the ice cream part requires NO CHURNING whatsoever!
What better way to make use of a glut of blackberries than to make blackberry vodka, a perfect drink. You can experiment with different amounts of sugar but blackberries are quite tart so a little helps bring out the berry flavours.
Croissant bread and butter pudding
Take your pudding to the next level with buttery croissants, blackberry jam and fresh blackberries.
Blackberry and raspberry-ripple ice cream with almond tuilles
There’s no need for an ice cream machine here, just take it out of the freezer well before eating so it has a chance to soften a little. Pour over a glass of sherry for an extra special treat. Find our best ever ice-cream recipes here
Blackberry cheesecake with poached blackberries
Add blackberries to whipped soft cheese and cream for a filling and crushed biscuits for the base. Top with more poached berries and chill for the best easy no-bake cheesecake.
Blackberries are one of our seasonal fruity favourites and the hedgerows are full of wild ones in Autumn. Show them off in this delicious pavlova topped with vanilla cream.
Blackberry cider fizz
We've paired craft cider with seasonal blackberries, fuss-free homemade cordial and William's Elegant Gin for an a refreshing cocktail.
Apple tart with blackberry and soured cream
This recipe for apple tart with blackberry and soured cream comes from Percy and Founders in Fitzrovia, London. It's easy to make and can be prepared ahead, so it's a great one for when you're entertaining.
Steamed blackberry puddings
If you’ve been out picking hedgerow blackberries, then no pudding could be more perfect for using them than these traditional steamed blackberry puddings. Making a steamed pudding is much easier than you might think – give it a try!
Using rye flour and 70% dark chocolate, try this sophisticated twist to your next batch of brownies with bay leaves and blackberries.
Pear and blackberry crumble bars
Use fresh or frozen blackberries to make these nutty oat bars, perfect for breakfast on the go or as an afternoon treat.
Top these warming baked oats with your choice of berries, chocolate chips, chopped nuts and bananas. Perfect for a speedy breakfast that's simple to make.
Blackberry ice cream
Use up a glut of summer blackberries with a batch of fruity blackberry ice cream that's surprisingly easy to make.
This classic celebratory cocktail mixes champagne with cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) and a solitary blackberry to garnish.
Savoury blackberry recipes
Heritage beetroot salad
This recipe from London's Galvin at Windows restaurant, balances sharp blackberries with earthy beets and creamy goat's curd for an elegant starter.
Sausages with blackberries, bay and juniper
Our slow-cooked sausages with juicy blackberries and fruity juniper berries make for a hearty midweek dinner, served with buttery mashed potatoes and dijon mustard.
Blackberry, ricotta & pigeon salad
This blackberry, ricotta and pigeon salad is low-calorie and ready in just 25 minutes but is packed with flavour. Low in fat and high in protein, pigeon is now stocked by supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, or ask your local butcher.
Duck breast with blackberries and beetroot
Blackberries tart flavour complements the rich meat in this impressive dinner for two.
Salt-baked beetroot with macadamia and mulberry
This beetroot dish makes the most of juicy blackberries and a sharp sherry vinegar dressing, serving up to four as a starter.
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