12 Healthy Blackberry Recipes

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6/6/2012 6:00 PM   :  23 comments   :  43,471 Views

Picking blackberries is one of my all time favorite summer activities. It was my fresh blackberry pie that won my husband's heart when we were first dating. Fortunately for him, we bought a house that has blackberries growing abundantly in our back yard. I love harvesting them with my kids on warm summer afternoons. 

Blackberries are rich in antioxidants and are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K,  manganese  vitamin E, folate, potassium and copper. They are also are great as snacks or can serve as an exotic new ingredient in your regular cooking regimen. I’ve gathered our top blackberry SparkRecipes to help you get started. 

Blackberry Pie

PrairieHarpy's Spicy Blackberry Turkey Cutlets

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Pudding Cake

Blackberry glazed pork medallions

Blackberry Breakfast Bars

Whole wheat blackberry bread with dark chocolate chips

Blackberry smoothie for 1

Whole-Grain Banana Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup 

Blackberry and Goat Cheese Salad

Chocolate blackberry trifle

Blackberry Sour Cream Pound Cake

What is your favorite blackberry recipe?


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  • 23
    I have a blackberry tree in my yard and i fight the birds for them. I have made blackberry pie and cobbler from them and both tasted scrumptious. now i have other healthy ways to use them - 2/19/2014   12:44:15 PM
  • 22
    My grandmother made blackberry cobbler which was delicious! Of course, she always had the grandchildren handy to go out and pick the berries. Naturally, we ate about as much as we brought home. Fortunately, her recipe is still being made by my cousin. Such good memories! - 6/20/2012   11:44:24 AM
  • 21
    I'm rather disappointed - got excited at first - but looked at about half of the recipes - and saw a number include items w/ artificial sweeteners. I know some people have to have them - but I've done well reducing the amount of old fashioned sugar or honey. The artificial sweeteners make me nervous. - 6/11/2012   1:46:24 PM
  • 20
    I love blackberries. I bought some at the Farmer's Market yesterday morning. - 6/10/2012   2:46:30 PM
  • JPEARL127
    19
    Blackberries are my favorite--thanks for all the ways to enjoy them! - 6/8/2012   11:35:09 AM
  • 18
    Love blackberries! We grow tons of them, so I'm always looking for recipes. Thanks! - 6/7/2012   7:33:36 PM
  • 123ELAINE456
    17
    When i was growing up we had Boysenberry Plants (2 rows of them) in our black yard along with a lot of fruit trees. So I love berries very much. We try these recipes and Im sure I will like them too. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Day and Week. - 6/7/2012   6:46:14 PM
  • RUNESHADOW
    16
    Oh, thank you for these recipes!! I get blackberries on sale and freeze them, but the texture is awful when I thaw them. I have been making cobbler since I didn't know what else to do with them. My absolute favorite fruit, my favorite pie... I grew up with blackberries growing wild around our place.

    I sympathize with ACICEDA... I buy blackberries ONLY on sale and always buy a container or two to eat while I am prepping and freezing more!! I had to learn how to freeze them or I'd eat myself sick.
    - 6/7/2012   4:37:33 PM
  • 15
    I love them too! I always forget about how great they are for us. I think I will go by the store today and get some! - 6/7/2012   3:38:23 PM
  • 14
    I love blackberries. Why put them in a recipe, they are great all by themselves. - 6/7/2012   10:38:52 AM
  • ACICEDA
    13
    My husband loves blackberries. These recipe's sound yummy now only if he wouldn't eat the entire package before we could make one! LOL - 6/7/2012   9:31:47 AM
  • 12
    I so love bkackberries! Think a trip to the farmers market is in order! - 6/7/2012   6:54:58 AM
  • 11
    I planted some blackberries but haven't had a harvest yet. Hmmm, maybe it's time to plant more. - 6/7/2012   6:42:38 AM
  • 10
    Oh, I love blackberries. I grew up in Illinois and they would grow wild along the roads there so we would pick them in the summer. My mother would make cobbler. - 6/6/2012   11:37:40 PM
  • RAVENSOUL69
    9
    We just planted a blackberry bush in our backyard...can't wait to harvest some! - 6/6/2012   11:28:00 PM
  • 8
    My favorite is just to put blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries in a bowl and pour 1 tbspoon of heavy whipping cream over the top of them. If I am feeling adventurous, I'll whip the cream (I'll whip more than a tbs and then have enough for my children)...but I like the cream not whipped too. The other day was my dh's birthday and I ate mixed berries over a small slice of angel food cake (while everyone else had the calorie and fat ridden regular birthday cake). My berry and angel food cake desert was really satisfying. - 6/6/2012   11:06:25 PM
  • 7
    I love love love berries!!!! they are my favorite fruit I can still remember picking blackberries when i was a little girl and we still lived up north. My best summertime memories are berry picking, chasing lightening bugs and the smell of freshly cut grass! - 6/6/2012   9:41:37 PM
  • 6
    I rarely get them but I generally just at them as they are. We have a lot of raspberry canes in our garden. - 6/6/2012   9:41:31 PM
  • 5
    I love all the berries, and thank you for the recipes. Cant wait to try them all - 6/6/2012   9:22:10 PM
  • 4
    I love blackberries! Thanks for all the recipes. - 6/6/2012   7:41:49 PM
  • AHICKEY1
    3
    I love a blackberry and smoothly! - 6/6/2012   7:21:37 PM
  • 2
    I love the straight off the vine! - 6/6/2012   7:16:11 PM
  • 1
    Love blackberries! Can you believe I have only eaten them plain. Never in a recipe. - 6/6/2012   6:32:36 PM

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