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7 brilliant blackberry recipes you’ll love

by Lottie Hazell

published on 13 August 2019

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. 

best blackberry recipes

Blackberry and Pistachio Cake from The Quick Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

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. 

From the book

Blackberry Cake with Membrillo Glaze from Green by Elly Pear

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.

Get your copy of Green here. 

best blackberry recipes

Blackberry Ricotta Cheesecake from Crumb: The Baking Book by Ruby Tandoh

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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best blackberry recipes

Blackberry Whisky from Craft Spirits

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. 

Get your copy of Craft Spirits here.

best blackberry recipes

Plum, Blackberry and Bay Friand Bake from SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi

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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Blackberry Cheesecake Grilled Cheese Sandwich from The Grilled Cheese Sandwich: 60 Unbrielievably Delicious Recipes by Sian Henley

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.

Get your copy of The Grilled Cheese Sandwich here.

best blackberry recipes

Joe's Blackberry Brownies from The Little Book of Chocolat by Joanne Harris & Fran Warde

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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