Best Berry Recipes

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Even though berries are perfect for spring and summer desserts, they are fantastic additions to savory dishes, too. This list of the best berry recipes includes cake, ice cream, muffins & scones plus salads with greens and pasta salads.

Every berry season, I go all in on fresh berries because it’s impossible not too, right? It’s the time to devour fresh berries by the pint or mix them into salads, muffins, scones and more.

But don’t forget frozen berries. They are great for more than just smoothies. Sometimes I prefer them in baked treats like cakes, and it’s not just because they are so incredibly convenient!

Cakes

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

4.80 from 15 votes
Fresh or frozen berries work in this raspberry buttermilk cake. If you like an even balance of cake and fruit, then go frozen because they spread more. Fresh berries hold their shape and result in more cake bites.
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Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

5 from 1 vote
This blackberry lemon yogurt cake proves that berries make basic vanilla cake pretty special. Baked in a round cake pan, it's an easy dessert. Also, Greek yogurt gives it a wonderful, slight tang.
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Strawberry Pistachio Galette

Strawberry Pistachio Galette

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There are ground nuts and flour in the dough of this strawberry pistachio galette with frangipane filing and sliced berries. Think of it like a dessert pizza with fruit.
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Salads

Blackberry Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

Blackberry Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

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The dressing is the best part of this blackberry salad with basil pesto vinaigrette because the herby flavor pairs perfectly with the berries, walnuts and feta.
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Easy pasta salad with strawberries and cucumbers in a bowl.

Strawberry Cucumber Pasta Salad

5 from 1 vote
With a lovely mix of fruit and veggies, this easy strawberry cucumber pasta salad has arugula, almonds, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette tossed with bow tie pasta.
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Blueberry corn salad in a bowl.

Blueberry Corn Salad

5 from 1 vote
This blueberry salad has a little bit of everything in the best way including grilled corn, quinoa, feta, red onions and arugula all dressed in lemon vinaigrette.
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Mixed berry salad on a plate.

Mixed Berry Kale Salad

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With blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, I toss this mixed berry kale salad in balsamic vinaigrette along with sunflower seeds, goat cheese and scallions. Kale is a hearty choice for lettuce with these berries.
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Muffins & Scones

Plate of berry scones.

Lemon Blueberry Scones

4.79 from 14 votes
You can use fresh or frozen berries for these easy blueberry scones. The dough can be made in advance, and they are freezable before or after you bake them.
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Strawberry almond scones on a plate.

Strawberry Almond Scones

5 from 1 vote
There is berry flavor in every crumb of these lovely strawberry almond scones even if you don't get a bite with an actual sliced strawberry in it.
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Vegan Blueberry Chia Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Chia Muffins

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With an incredibly light and fluffy crumb, you can make these vegan blueberry chia muffins with fresh or frozen berries. They have a touch of lemon zest, too.
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Blackberry Lime Donuts

Blackberry Lime Donuts

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These baked blackberry lime donuts have citrus zest in the vanilla batter while pureed blackberries give the glaze sweet & tart flavor and a hot pink hue.
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Ice Cream

Vegan Blueberry Crumble Ice Cream

Vegan Blueberry Crumble Ice Cream

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A simple blueberry compote and cinnamon toasted oat crumble are what makes this vegan blueberry crumble ice cream such a good option for a healthier frozen treat.
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