Our friends over at Blackberry Farm know how to do it.
Summer has a way of making fresh berries seem so much more appealing for sweet and savory dishes alike. We indulge in the ripe, juicy berries of the season by cooking them into decadent desserts, tossing them on crisp salads, and popping them right into our mouths. If you’re like us and can’t get enough of fresh blackberries during the summertime, look no further. Find inspiration from our friends over at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee with these delicious recipes bursting with their perfectly plump blackberries. They’re simply perfect for summer get-togethers or parties and are sure to leave your friends and family full and happy.
Shaved Cucumber Salad with Pickled Blackberries
These pickled blackberries take this salad to new heights, especially with the hints of tarragon and black peppercorns. Soak the onions in salted water and ice to keep them crisp and mellow their flavor.
Grilled Pork Loin with Blackberry Glaze
A thick, sticky glaze clings to the bone-in pork loin rack perfectly to give it a rich blackberry flavor. Cook the glaze down and make sure to strain out the seeds!
Blackberry-Oat Crumble Bars
Recipe: Blackberry-Oat Crumble Bars
You can make these crumble bars with many different fresh seasonal fruits, depending what time of year you're making them. The unsurprising secret to these is using lots of butter!
Blackberry, Browned Butter, and Almond Tart
Pockets of juicy blackberries adorn this tart that's like a cookie on the outside and a cake on the inside—a perfect mix of textures in our book.
Blackberry-Lemon Griddle Cakes Recipe
Recipe: Blackberry-Lemon Griddle Cakes
We'll take these griddle cakes any day, any time. The blackberry and lemon flavors make a perfect duo.
Summer Cobbler Cocktail
Recipe: Summer Cobbler Cocktail
The natural sweetness from the blackberry preserves evens out the tart, acidic flavor of the white whiskey, lime juice and orange liqueur in this cocktail for great balance. Your guests will swoon over this fresh summer cocktail.
Blackberry Gelato Recipe
Recipe: Blackberry Gelato
Nothing screams summer like some cool, creamy gelato using fresh berries. The berry puree can be made several days in advance and refrigerated until needed.