19 blackberry recipes

Use these sweet, tart berries in autumnal bakes to fill comforting pies, infuse into coulis to drizzle over yogurt cake and add a beautiful, jewelled finish to mascarpone tarts

Looking for a blackberry crumble recipe? After the perfect blackberry pie? Try our ideas to use this autumnal berry.


When are blackberries in season?

Blackberries are in season from August to October and are at their best between September and October.

Apple and blackberry crumble

This crunchy crumbly pud with apples and seasonal blackberries is a classic autumnal dessert the whole family will love, ready in an hour.

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Blackberry crumble pie with blueberries

Check out Edd Kimber’s black and blue crumble pie packed with a blackberries and blueberries and topped with a cardamom crumble, a great way to us up punnets of blackberries.

Black and Blue Crumble Pie Recipe

Blackberry cake with yogurt

Make blackberries the star of this pretty cake with fresh fruit baked into the sponge and a vibrant coulis drizzled over freshly whipped cream.

Blackberry and Yogurt Cake Recipe

Blackberry pies with rice pudding and buckwheat

Make this most of blackberries in these buckwheat tarts with rice pudding. These dainty individual desserts come from food writer Olia Hercules and they make a great gluten-free treat.

Buckwheat Tarts Recipe with Rice Pudding and Blackberries

Blackberry muffins with chocolate

These indulgent show-off mini cakes are very easy to make and are perfect for a mid-afternoon treat. Peruvian chocolate or a dark blend will work best with the blackberries in these cakes.

Blackberry Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

Blackberry whisky

The subtle spiciness of blackberries is a perfect match for whisky. Use an affordable blended scotch, which you can tweak by adding in whole, toasted spices (such as cardamom) to infuse.

Blackberry Whisky Recipe

Blackberry tart with mascarpone

Our blackberry tart is super simple to make and doesn’t require many ingredients. With crisp puff pastry and creamy mascarpone, this is ideal for a light dessert after an indulgent meal.

Blackberry Tart Recipe With Mascarpone

Dark chocolate mousse with blackberries and hazelnuts

 Creamy, velvety and rich this easy dessert recipe comes from chef Jess Elliott Dennison’s Edinburgh restaurant, 27 Elliot’s.

Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Blackberries

Sausages with blackberries, bay and juniper

Our slow-cooked sausages with juicy blackberries and fruity juniper berries make for a hearty midweek dinner, served with buttery mashed potatoes and dijon mustard.

Sausages with Juniper and Bay Recipe

Blackberry ripple ice cream sandwiches

The coolest, most irresistible ice cream sandwiches in existence. They’re surprisingly quick and easy to make and the ice cream part requires NO CHURNING whatsoever!

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe with Blackberry

Blackberry vodka

What better way to make use of a glut of blackberries than to make blackberry vodka, a perfect drink. You can experiment with different amounts of sugar but blackberries are quite tart so a little helps bring out the berry flavours.

blackberry vodka

Blackberry, ricotta & pigeon salad

This blackberry, ricotta and pigeon salad is low-calorie and ready in just 25 minutes but is packed with flavour. Low in fat and high in protein, pigeon is now stocked by supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, or ask your local butcher.

Pigeon Breast Salad Recipe with Blackberries and Ricotta

Blackberry and raspberry-ripple ice cream with almond tuilles

There’s no need for an ice cream machine here, just take it out of the freezer well before eating so it has a chance to soften a little. Pour over a glass of sherry for an extra special treat. Find our best ever ice-cream recipes here

Blackberry and Raspberry-Ripple Ice Cream Recipe with Blackberries and Almond Tuilles

Blackberry cheesecake with poached blackberries

Add blackberries to whipped soft cheese and cream for a filling and crushed biscuits for the base. Top with more berries and chill for the best easy no-bake cheesecake.

No Bake Blackberry Cheesecake Recipe with Poached Blackberries

Blackberry pavlovas

Blackberries are one of our seasonal fruity favourites and the hedgerows are full of wild ones in Autumn. Show them off in this delicious pavlova topped with vanilla cream.

blackberry pavlova

Blackberry ice cream

Make the most of summer blackberries with this delicious, fruity blackberry ice cream that’s surprisingly easy to make. The blackberry season begins in June and ends in November, giving you plenty of time to enjoy them.


Blackberry cider fizz

We’ve paired craft cider with seasonal blackberries, fuss-free homemade cordial and William’s Elegant Gin for an a refreshing cocktail.

Blackberry Gin Cocktail Recipe with Cider

Apple tart with blackberry and soured cream

This recipe for apple tart with blackberry and soured cream comes from Percy and Founders in Fitzrovia, London. It’s easy to make and can be prepared ahead, so it’s a great one for when you’re entertaining.

Apple tart with blackberry and soured cream

Steamed blackberry puddings

If you’ve been out picking hedgerow blackberries, then no pudding could be more perfect for using them than these traditional steamed blackberry puddings. Making a steamed pudding is much easier than you might think – give it a try!