The Best Blackberry Recipes

These are the best blackberry recipes to try while these sweet, juicy berries are ripe for the picking! From classic pies and cobblers to cakes, crisps, drinks, and more. Discover fun, easy ways to use blackberries!

If you find yourself swept up in a summertime blackberry boom, it’s time to get cooking! Hailed as a “superfood”, juicy blackberries are packed full of healthy antioxidants and vitamins. Plus, their sweet-tart flavor makes them perfect to use in loads of recipes, from sweet desserts to cool cocktails. With all of this going for them, what’s not to love?

We’ve rounded up the best recipes to try while the brambles are bursting with blackberries. Blackberry cobblers, pies, tarts, and even blackberry smoothies – no idea was left unturned! Discover new ways to satisfy all your blackberry cravings from the recipes below.

Front view of a jar of freezer jam topped with raspberries and blackberries

Raspberry Blackberry Freezer Jam

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Just four ingredients and one hour are all it takes to make the most delicious fresh blackberry jam! No canning or fussing, just loads of berry flavor and enough jam to freeze for a later day.

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Lemon Blackberry Cake

Make this lush and gorgeous lemon blackberry cake for the ultimate slice of summertime heaven. Featuring a zesty lemon layer cake hugged from all angles by tangy blackberry cream cheese frosting.

Close up of a jumbleberry cobbler with a scoop taken out, spoon in the pan

Jumbleberry Cobbler

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A jumble of berries is baked up beneath a layer of crispy biscuit topping in this cozy jumbleberry pie recipe! The best way to make use of a garden bursting with fresh blackberries.

Fresh berries in a yogurt parfait

Strawberry Blackberry Yogurt Parfait

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Zesty blackberry and strawberry compote is jazzed up with rosemary and maple syrup, then layered with creamy vanilla yogurt in this delightful breakfast treat. Certainly one way to brighten up a morning!

Fresh baked galette with juicy blackberries and diced pears.

Blackberry and Pear Galette with Rosemary

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Talk about a humble pie! This rustic galette has everything you love about a classic pie, with half the effort. Blackberries and pears marry together beautifully in this simple recipe rolled up inside a flaky and buttery pastry crust.

Side shot of two glasses of blackberry limeade with straws.

5-Ingredient Blackberry Limeade

Turn a fresh and zingy homemade blackberry concentrate into this delicious and refreshing blackberry limeade! Flavored with hints of basil and sweetened with coconut sugar.

A close up shot of a lemon cake showing all the beautiful blackberries on the inside and the layers of lemon curd. The cake is sitting on a blue and white plate.

Lemon Blackberry Cake

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The fresh and tangy flavors of citrus are the perfect pair with sweet-tart berries in this moist and tender, easy-to-make lemon and blackberry cake recipe.

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Blackberry Cobbler

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It doesn’t get more tasty and classic than a golden-baked blackberry cobbler made with fresh, succulent berries. An old-fashioned dessert idea that’s perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Blackberry Mint Julep - Sweet and fruity summer cocktail prepared with blackberries, mint, and bourbon. 

Blackberry Mint Julep Recipe

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Derby weekend may have come and gone, but there’s no time like the present to whip up a mint julep! This refreshing blackberry mint julep is a fruity spin on the timeless cocktail recipe, made with muddled blackberries and a generous dash of bourbon.

Blackberry lime tart decorated with edible flowers and blackberries.

Blackberry Lime Tart with Edible Flowers

This scrumptious tart recipe layers zesty homemade lime curd and sweet-tangy blackberry coulis over a rich, buttery shortbread crust. Decorated with edible flowers for a summer dessert that looks and tastes like it was conjured from the garden!

Blackberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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A quick and easy cake recipe that you can have out of the oven and under the frosting in under an hour! Made from soft blackberry cake layers smothered in tangy homemade cream cheese frosting.

Blackberry Bread

Blackberry Bread

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You’ll love baking up and slicing into this soft and buttery loaf cake studded with ripe blackberries! Serve it with coffee or tea, for breakfast or dessert.

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Blackberry Paloma Recipe

This tequila cocktail is definitely one to have on hand come berry season! Blackberries are unmatched in this delicious and refreshing variation of the Mexcian Paloma cocktail.

This Blackberry Icebox Cake has layers of graham cracker, blackberry ice cream and fresh blackberries. The fresh, yet tart berries are offset by a smooth and subtle ice cream.

Blackberry Icebox Cake

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A no-bake ice cream cake recipe bursting with blackberry goodness, crispy graham crackers, and fluffy whipped cream. This easy icebox cake is a fresh summer dessert that you can prepare in just 15 minutes before the freezer takes over!

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Blackberry Lavender Cheesecake Bites

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These mini blackberry cheesecake bites infused with a hint of lavender are a delicate dessert that’s made to impress. It can be your little secret that they take less than an hour to make!

blackberry crisp in a white bowl with ice cream

Blackberry Crisp

Serve up a bowlful of comfort with this easy blackberry crisp topped with a scoop of ice cream. Filled with jammy blackberries, covered in a crunchy and buttery oat streusel.

Blackberry Thyme Yogurt Popsicles, a frozen treat that will make your taste buds dance with excitement! Less than 5 minutes to make, 5 ingredients and under 75 calories a serving! Woot! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #glutenfree

Blackberry Thyme Yogurt Popsicles

Looking for an easy frozen dessert to crack out at the poolside this summer? Try these perfectly purple and aromatic homemade yogurt popsicles made with juicy blackberries and fresh thyme!

A spicy blackberry margarita in a glass with a second marg and a jar of homemade simple syrup in the background

Spicy Blackberry Margarita

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Jalapeño-infused tequila and zesty lime juice are swirled with homemade blackberry simple syrup in this easy twist on a classic margarita. A spicy cocktail you can have ready in minutes!

Blackberry Lime Quinoa Muffins with a Coconut Butter Glaze

Blackberry Muffins with Lime-Coconut Butter Glaze

Healthy and vegan blackberry muffins made with nutritious rolled oats and almond flour, drizzled with a creamy lime and coconut butter glaze. This wholesome recipe is sure to bring some zest to the breakfast table!

Five Blackberry Muffins on a Piece of Parchment Paper

Blackberry Cream Cheese Muffins

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Breakfast gets a fruity facelift with these tender and berry-filled cream cheese blackberry muffins. Your house will smell like a bakery and these deliciously moist muffins taste amazing served warm from the oven!

Blackberry Smash: my favorite summer cocktail is loaded with fresh blackberries, sweet mint, fizzy ginger beer & liquor of your choice - I use rum! Bottoms up!

Blackberry Smash Cocktail

Blackberries are mashed and muddled with mint and lime, then stirred up with spicy ginger beer in this simple and energizing summer cocktail recipe. Paint the perfect picture with you, this blackberry smash, and an umbrella on the poolside this summer!

two glasses of pink smoothie with blackberries and pink straws

Healthy Blackberry Smoothie

Put a fresh and healthy spin on your morning routine with a vegan blackberry smoothie! This creamy smoothie recipe is low-carb while being high in protein, packed with goodies like cauliflower rice, coconut, and almond butter.

Square image of a serving of blackberry crumble pie with the remaining pie in the background.

Blackberry Crumble Pie

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A delicious and easy dessert idea that brings together two berry season favorites: blackberry crumble and blackberry pie. Juicy blackberry filling is given a warming jolt of spices and baked into a buttery crust beneath a crisp crumble topping.

Overhead view of honey thyme blackberry pie cut in pie plate

Honey Thyme Blackberry Pie

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A rustic blackberry pie recipe that ticks all the boxes: juicy, bright berry filling, touches of herbaceous thyme and honey, nestled in a beautiful lattice-top crust. The epitome of summer desserts!

blackberry bourbon lemonade in mason jar glass

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade

Whether you make this boozy and citrusy blackberry bourbon lemonade in a pitcher or in a glass, be prepared for a sip of summer sunshine! Tangy and zesty with bright flavors of sweet pink lemonade and blackberries.

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