Top 10 blackberry recipe ideas

Celebrate seasonal berries with our top 10 blackberry ideas. Our recipes, including vibrant desserts, snacks and drinks are perfect for late summer.

One of the first signs of autumn, this sweet but pleasantly sharp fruit can lend itself to comforting puddings and stews, or light and refreshing summer salads and ice lollies. 

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Make the most of gardens and hedgerows and learn how to pick and cook blackberries. Then see the health benefits of blackberries with our extensive guide.

For the ultimate selection of recipes, see our blackberry collection.

Creamy cheesecake

Perfect for feeding a crowd, this cheesecake with hazelnuts and blackberries is made in the slow cooker. The creamy filling pairs perfectly with the tart berry topping. Got no time? Our berry cheesecake in a glass makes a quick cheat.

Slow cooker muscovado cheesecake with hazelnuts & blackberries
Lemon cheesecake with baked plums & blackberries
Berry cheesecake in a glass

Blackberry cocktails

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. Or try a classic bramble cocktail with crème de mure and gin.

Bramble
Blackberry crème de mûre
Kir royale

Cooling treats 

With blackberries appearing whilst the weather is still sweltering, 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.

Blackberry & lemon fool
Frozen blackberry yogurt
Cider & blackberry ice pops
Mango, lime & blackberry bombe

Autumnal salads

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.

Blackberry, beetroot & goat’s cheese salad
Pigeon & hedgerow salad
Sautéed liver & apple salad with blackberry dressing

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

Serious smoothies

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

Blackberry & beetroot smoothie
Breakfast smoothie
Smoothie cubes

Blackberry tarts

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 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
Mini dark chocolate, blackberry & bay pavlovas
Apple scones with blackberry compote

Blackberry traybakes

We can’t get enough of super-simple traybakes for 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
Blackberry bakewell squares

We’re jammin’

We’ll never get tired of the aroma of bubbling, freshly picked fruit. Our jumbleberry jam can be boiled down into jars in minutes, so there’s no excuse for letting a single berry go to waste.

Jumbleberry jam
Blackberry jam
Angela’s ‘flexible’ jam recipe

Looking for more autumnal inspiration? You might enjoy…

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Top 10 ways to serve figs
Autumn storecupboard essentials 

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Have you got ingenious ideas for using up blackberries? Let us know below…