The blackberry season, spanning August to September, marks the end of summertime and the beginning of autumn. These berries grow freely across the United Kingdom so keep your eyes peeled on local hedgerows to land yourself a glut. Whether you pick your blackberries or buy them from the farmer's or supermarket, we have plenty of inspiration on how to use them. From crowd-pleasing bakes to an impressive infused whiskey, here are some of our favourite blackberry recipes to cook this summer.
Blackberry and pistachio combine in this easy traybake to produce a deliciously dense cake with a flavour similar to baklava. Serve in little squares as an easy dinner party dessert, or in more generous slabs and take on a picnic or enjoy with a cup of tea.
Elly Pear's beautiful olive-oil based bake features plump blackberries and a quince paste glaze. Baking doesn't get much more autumnal than this.
Sweet blackberries swirled through a dairy-rich cheesecake is a visual and taste triumph. The use of ricotta rather than cream cheese in this recipe produces a lighter cheesecake, which allows the blackberries to take centre stage.
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Enjoy the taste of summer blackberries in the months to come with this impressive infused whiskey. The whiskey only takes a few days to infuse, but will keep for longer in an airtight bottle or jar.
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Blackberries team up with seasonal plums in this sumptuos dessert recipe. The addition of bay adds a real depth of flavour making this a memorable, and likely often-requested, pudding.
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For something a little different for your glut of blackberries, why not try this indulgent blackberry cheesecake grilled cheese sandwich, complete with brioche, and vanilla-spiked cheesecake filling and plenty of juicy blackberries.
Sweet and sharp blackberries, rich dark chocolate, all that needs adding is vanilla ice cream. This decadent brownie recipe is a fine way to use up spare blackberries - how striking they look scattered across the top of this bake!
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