Top 10 ways to serve blackberries

Make the most of this much-loved British bounty with our fabulously fruity recipes…

Thick hedgerows bursting with blackberries are surely nature’s way of sweetening up the end of our summer. One of the first signs of autumn, these sweet but pleasantly sharp fruits can lend themselves to comforting puddings and stews, or light and refreshing summer salads and ice lollies. So if you’re out foraging and can refrain from scoffing the lot before you get home, we’ve got a few treats in store for you…

Creamy cheesecake

Our September cover star has firmly put the world of blackberry cheesecakes on the map. Perfect for feeding a crowd, this creamy creation is made in the slow cooker. Got no time to waste? Our berry cheesecake in a glass makes a quick cheat.

Autumnal salads

Blackberry salad

Add a punch to late summer salads with a handful of jewel-like blackberries – they pair perfectly with creamy and salty cheeses like feta or goat’s cheese and add a refreshing hit to cold game.

Marshmallows

Bramble marshmallows

Homemade, luxury marshmallows are taking the food world by storm, but our favourite has to be these pillowy soft bramble marshmallows. Easy to make, we love the contrast between the sharp fruits and sweet mallows, plus they make a great gift too.

Bramble marshmallows
How to make marshmallows video

Cooling treats 

Blackberry ice cream

With a summer that seems to keep revisiting in September, we’re seeing blackberries showcased more and more in cooling treats. Swirl your blackberry bounty into homemade frozen yogurt or experiment with cider & blackberry ice pops, the perfect alternative to a frozen cocktail.

Frozen blackberry yogurt
Cider & blackberry ice pops
Mango, lime & blackberry bombe

Serious smoothies

Blackberry & beetroot smoothie

Blackberries have one of the highest antioxidants levels of all fruit, providing the perfect start to your morning. Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg give this beetroot & blackberry smoothie a warm kick or get ahead and whip up some blackberry smoothie cubes.

Blackberry & beetroot smoothie
Breakfast smoothie
Smoothie cubes

Blackberry tarts

Rustic tart

Nothing signals the start of autumn like a pie or tart bursting with juicy blackberries and other seasonal fruit. Our rustic harvest fruit tart makes the ideal seasonal pudding if you're have friends over for dinner.

Rustic harvest fruit tart
Pear & blackberry crostata
Farmhouse blackberry & apple pie

Blackberry liqueur

Blackberry liqueur

We can’t think of a better use for blackberries than a homemade liqueur with red wine and vodka. We’re all for toasting the end of summer with a Kir Royale or two.

Blackberry crème de mûre

Blackberry compote

Blackberry compote

Whether you want to drizzle it on a creamy rice pudding, layer it between French toast or top it on warm apple scones, blackberry compote makes for the perfect autumnal treat.

Spiced rice pudding with blackberry compote
Poor knights of Windsor with blackberry compote
Apple scones with blackberry compote

Blackberry traybakes

Blackberry squares

We can’t get enough of super simple traybakes when it comes to showcasing our favourite seasonal fruit. Perfect for making with kids, you’d be a fool not to try our five-star rated blackberry & coconut squares…

Blackberry & coconut squares
Blackberry & apple mallow traybake
Blackcurrant coconut slices

We’re jamming

Jumble berry jam

It might not be a novel idea, but we’ll never get tired of the aroma of bubbling, freshly picked fruit. Our Jumbleberry jam can be boiled down into jars in mere minutes, so there’s no excuse to let a single berry go to waste…

Jumbleberry Jam
Summer berry jam
Angela’s ‘flexible’ jam recipe

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