These 30 Blackberry Recipes Prove They're The Best Summer Berry (2024)

All of these blackberry recipes are... berry delicious. 😉

By Mackenzie Filson
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We've said it before, but we'll say it again—these recipes are almost too pretty to eat, thanks to the gorgeous hot pink and deep purple color of blackberries. Emphasis on almost, because we are absolutely going to be helping ourselves to no-bake blackberry cheesecake bars, blackberry virgin mojitos, and all the Instant Pot blackberry-peach cobbler. Raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries sometimes steal the spotlight, but these 30 recipes are here to prove that blackberries are the summertime berry you should be cooking with this year.

Summer not only means blackberry season, but also all the opportunities to make all those glorious fruit pies, tarts, crisps, and crumbles. Try our blackberry pie, blackberry cobbler, and berry crisp foil packs with a healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you'll be 100% on Team Blackberry.

The natural tartness of blackberries also make them perfect for mixing in to all your cheesecakes, layering in cakes, and even topping a light and easy pavlova. One of our favorite ways to bring in a concentrated burst of blackberry flavor? Whipping up a batch of this amazing blackberry jam and swirling it into anything from blackberry cheesecake brownies to humble bowls of oatmeal.

Blackberries are incredible in our favorite co*cktails drinks too. Try mixing them (and blackberry liqueur) into your next margarita slushy shots, blackberry mojitos, sangria, and rum runners.

Looking for more fruity desserts? Check out all our best pineapple desserts, lemon desserts, and apple desserts. And you don't have to stop at just baking with fruit—here are all the fruits you can (and should) be grilling! It will take your fresh peaches, watermelon, and tomatoes (yep, they're a fruit!) to the next level.

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Blackberry Cobbler

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One of summer's simple pleasures is a cobbler. This is our perfected biscuit topping—don't be intimidated by the word biscuit—that works with any type of fruit you want. Blackberries are perfect for their sweet-tart flavor, but you do you. Just don't forget to serve with ice cream.

Get the Blackberry Cobbler recipe.

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Blackberry Virgin Mojito

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This non-alcoholic mojito is still every bit as refreshing as the classic, thanks to an easy mint simple syrup and fresh blackberries. The mint simple syrup will make more than you need, so save it for another use (like in homemade lemonade or iced tea!).

Get the Blackberry Virgin Mojito recipe.

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Blackberry Pie

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We promise our easy buttery, flaky pie crust is worth the extra time and steps to make this blackberry pie special. Have the crust down and want even more opportunities to show it off? You can never go wrong with a blueberry pie or peach pie come summer.

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No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

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These no-bake cheesecake bars get a stunning, swirly topping of blackberries that looks more like art than dessert. The cheesecake itself is tart and fluffy with the creamiest texture.

Get the No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake Bars recipe.

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Blackberry Jam

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Whether you're spreading it on toast or swirling it into your oatmeal, this jam is sure to give your breakfast a major upgrade. Try stirring a couple teaspoons of zest from your favorite citrus (like lemon, lime, grapefruit, etc.) after your jam has cooked too for an extra boost of flavor.

Get the Blackberry Jam recipe.

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Rum Runner

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The name of this classic tropical tiki co*cktail originates from the Prohibition-era, when bootleggers would, quite literally, run liquor across state lines to speakeasies. True to its name, this drink has not one but two types of rum in it, and is balanced by the addition of blackberry and banana liqueurs and fresh juice, making it a perfect co*cktail for a balmy day.

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Instant Pot Blackberry-Peach Cobbler

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Summer calls for as many fruit cobblers as possible. There's just one thing: We HATE turning on the oven in the summer. Enter, the Instant Pot. No need for extra heat, and the cobbler only needs 15 (!!) minutes to cook.

Get the Instant Pot Blackberry-Peach Cobbler recipe.

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Blackberry Mojito Recipe

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We love how crushed, ripe blackberries give this mojito a tart-sweet kick. Looking for a drink without alcohol? Our blackberry virgin mojitos are mighty refreshing too.

Get the Blackberry Mojito Recipe recipe.

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Campfire Berry-Peach Cobbler

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You can cobbler over a fire—and it even browns like the real thing. Stupid-easy to prep, this bubbling fruit skillet is impossible to mess up. Change up this recipe with your favorite berries. We think strawberries or blueberries would pair nicely with peach.

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Triple-Berry Smoothie

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We chose (frozen!) strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and bananas to be our base here, but any combo of fruit is great. Make a tropical smoothie of pineapple, mango, and banana or add blueberry and peach to switch it up for a summer twist.

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Perfect Fruit Scones

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Scones sound fancy, but really, they're so easy to make. These scones are studded with fresh blackberries and sprinkled with coarse sugar for the perfect bite.

Get the Perfect Fruit Scones recipe.

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Easy Fruit Tart

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The mascarpone filling is light, slightly tart, and just sweet enough to pair well with the apricot preserve-glazed fruit of your choice. Bonus: the shortbread-like crust here gets pressed in rather than rolled out, which makes it no-fuss and stress-free.

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Triple Berry Cobbler

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Never made a cobbler before? This is a great place to start—take note of the proportions of the berries (we used raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries), then feel free to swap in your faves!

Get the Triple Berry Cobbler recipe.

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Margarita Slushy Shots

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Why do a plain old tequila shot when you can shoot a margarita? These tiny margaritas are ultra-boozy and so fun to customize with your favorite fruits!

Get the Margarita Slushy Shots recipe.

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Berry Crisp Foil Packs

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Berry crisps are delicious all year round, but you probably didn't think it was something you could throw on the grill. These foil packs are stupid-easy to make. Top with vanilla ice cream, grab a spoon, and dig in.

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Keto Smoothie

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Popular smoothie fruits like bananas or pineapples are a no-go on keto, so we've replaced them with lower carb raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries here. Combine them with some added fat via coconut milk and some hidden spinach (or kale!) for the perfect anytime smoothie.

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Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

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These bars are equal parts brownie and cheesecake, and we are HERE. FOR. THEM. To make things easy on yourself, start with brownie mix, then make your own blackberry jam. It'll be much easier to work with than the jarred stuff to achieve those perfect swirls.

Get the Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies recipe.

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Blackberry White Chocolate S'Mores

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The combination of white chocolate and fresh blackberries is so much s'more than you could have asked for. You might never make boring ol' regular s'mores again!

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Rainbow Sangria

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Layering fruit in the glasses makes for the prettiest sangria presentation. If you don't want to bother with layering, that's okay, but don't skip adding fruit to the pitcher so it can help flavor the sangria.

Get the Rainbow Sangria recipe.

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Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

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Cheesecake and brownies all in the same bite is a dessert marriage made in heaven. Adding fresh blackberries adds a special tart something that really cuts through all that richness, and makes these SPECTACULAR.

Get the Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies recipe.

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