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Berry Tasty: 18 Knockout Blackberry Recipes

Blackberry season is coming, and gone are the days of enjoying these super sweet and perfectly tart treats just in jam form. When ripe, blackberries have the power to inject a sensational and unexpected surge of flavor into any dish. So stop thinking about these mouthwatering berries only in your yogurt or smoothie and start tossing them in your salad and on your pizza. Here are a handful of recipes that range from traditional to over the top, and each one puts the blackberry front and center like you’ve never seen or tasted it before.


1. Sweet Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream: If your favorite desserts include cheesecake and ice cream, drop everything for this indulgence. The occasional blackberry bursts in this smooth treat are unforgettable. (via Vintage Kitchen)

2. Blackberry-Glazed Salmon and Asparagus: Close your eyes when you bite into this impressive blackberry-glazed salmon, and you’ll actually believe you’re in a fancy steakhouse. Best part? All the elements of this supremely delicious dinner dirty only one pan. (via Apron Strings)

3. Blackberry Vinegar: This killer recipe requires only two ingredients and two weeks of patience. If you can make it, you’ll have a sensational base for marinades and dressings that’s sure to impress. (via Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen)

4. Victoria Sponge With Blackberry Curd: This blackberry roundup wouldn’t be complete without a blackberry curd, and this one is sheer perfection. Make extra and save it as a topping for ice cream or French toast! (via The Sugar Hit)

5. Blackberry + Peach Yogurt Popsicles: Thought popsicles were off limits for breakfast? Think again. Your morning just got way more exciting with this combination of yogurt and fruit on a stick. (via A Better Happier St. Sebastian)

6. Blackberry Butter: How did we not think of this sooner? Three incredibly simple ingredients come together to form an out-of-this-world butter you’ll be slathering on everything. (via Cut.E.Sthetic)

7. Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil + Brie Pizza Crisps: The beauty of pizza is that you can top it with whatever you want. The brie and berry combination on top of this pie is the ultimate summer indulgence. (via Half Baked Harvest)

8. Nectarine Salad With Blackberry Dressing, Basil + Hazelnuts: What’s better than blackberries on a salad? Blackberries and basil on a salad! The combination of savory and sweet will have you begging for more greens. (via Coconut and Berries)

9. Wild Blackberry Ice Cream: I scream, you scream, we all scream for wild blackberry ice cream! It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but even so, everyone will be screaming for this scrumptious treat. (via Milk and Honey)

10. Grilled Chicken With Blackberry Sweet + Sour Sauce: A simple grilled chicken breast gets a major upgrade with this twist on traditional sweet and sour sauce. Blackberries FTW! (via Steamy Kitchen)

11. Blackberry + Meyer Lemon Pavlovas: This light and fluffy meringue gets topped with a stellar blackberry topping for a dessert that is just as refreshing as it is beautiful. (via Honestly Yum)

12. Seared Pork Tenderloin + Blackberry Red Wine Reduction: Just the name of this recipe gets our mouths watering, and the actual dish delivers big time. The blackberry reduction brings a surprisingly sweet element to a savory piece of pork. (via In Sock Monkey Slippers)

13. Blackberry Bourbon Cupcakes: If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t believe a dessert is complete without booze, this treat is for you. Just to be safe, pour yourself a cocktail to go along with it. (via Southern Fatty)

14. Blackberry + Bourbon Lemonade: Speaking of bourbon, let’s all drop what we are doing and whip up a pitcher of this blackberry bourbon lemonade. Although best enjoyed on a backyard picnic, we wouldn’t deny these delightful drinks on a regular weeknight either. (via Eat Love Drink)

15. Blackberry and Basil Focaccia Bread: Sink your teeth into this sweet slab of focaccia, and you’ll be singing the praises of blackberries until the day you die. The pièce de résistance is the basil-infused sugar sprinkled on top. (via The Vanilla Bean Blog)

16. Blackberry Brie Bites: Jaws are sure to drop if you serve these hors d’oeuvres at your next cocktail party. We promise not to tell your super impressed guests they only took four ingredients and half an hour to make. (via Inside BrewCru Life)

17. Blackberry, Farro + Arugula Salad: The cool berries and warm farro layers on this bed of arugula are a match made in heaven. Grab a fork and forget everything you thought you knew about salad. (via Fork Knife Swoon)

18. Blackberry Tea Cake With Blackberry Lime Jam + Honey Whipped Cream: What is the perfect compliment to ripe blackberries? Honey whipped cream. This combination creates a knock-your-socks-off dessert you’ll make again and again. (via Bakers Royale)

What’s your favorite way to eat blackberries? Savory? Sweet? Let us know in the comments!

Hannah Schmitt
Hannah is the managing editor at MetroFamily Magazine in Oklahoma City but her favorite jobs are the ones done at home: loving on her husband and dog, sprucing up the house and entertaining family and friends.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*