Looking for the best raspberry recipes? Want to make raspberry jam or a raspberry cheesecake? Try our best recipes, including some beautiful summer desserts.

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Why we love raspberries

Raspberries are sweet, juicy and lightly perfumed. They add a tangy flavour to everything from porridge and puddings to smoothies, juices and jams. They work equally well in healthy dishes as they do in more indulgent treats – and they keep brilliantly in the freezer.

When are raspberries in season?

In the UK, raspberries are at their best from May to September and they're most commonly grown in Scotland where the long days allow them to ripen.

The health benefits of raspberries

Raspberries have a low glycaemic index, which means they don't cause your blood sugar levels to spike. They also provide a good hit of protective antioxidants and immune-boosting vitamin C.

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Seasonal raspberry recipes

Peach melba

This classic French dessert can be prepped ahead of time, perfect for entertaining. You can also top with crushed meringue and whipped cream for an easy eton mess-style pudding.

A plate of peach melba on a table set with a white tablecloth

Vanilla and raspberry mascarpone loaf cake

This is a beautifully moist cake with pops of berries throughout – excellent on its own or with a cup of earl grey tea.

Vanilla raspberry mascarpone loaf cake topped with raspberries

Summer pudding

This quintessential British pud makes the most of seasonal berries. Enjoy cut into thick wedges, with plenty of whipped cream on the side.

A whole summer pudding with one slice taken out of it

White chocolate and raspberry cake

Impress with a three-tiered cake, piled high with white chocolate icing and tangy raspberries. It's quick to make and assemble – but just as quick to demolish!

Got white chocolate to use up? Check out our delicious ideas.

Layered sponge cake with white chocolate and raspberries

White chocolate and raspberry muffins

Enhance the flavours of these sweet white chocolate and tart berry muffins by caramelising the chocolate in the oven first.

Raspberry and white chocolate muffins with a black coffee on the side

Raspberry chocolate pots

Tart raspberries pair perfectly with silky dark chocolate in this incredibly simple dessert. Serve for a sweet end to a summer dinner party.

Next, check out our wonderful summer desserts.

Tall glasses filled with chocolate mousse and topped with raspberries on a grey background

Raspberry roulade

Fresh, juicy raspberries and crunchy hazelnuts feature in Ravneet Gill's light and refreshing roulade – a dessert that’s perfect for summer.

Don't forget to check out our crunchy hazelnut recipes.

A roulade on a white plate with a blue fabric background with a slice cut off the end and a knife to one side

Raspberry and vanilla cheesecake pots

Juicy, tart raspberries really cut through the creamy soft cheese filling in these mini cheesecake pots, while toasted oats add great crunch.

Love cheesecake? We've got plenty more ideas to inspire you.

Vanilla Yogurt Cheesecake Recipe with Flapjack Crumble and Raspberries

Raspberry mousse

Whip up this light and fruity raspberry mousse and serve with homemade mint biscuits. This elegant dessert is easy to make and sure to impress.

If biscuits are your thing, browse our crunchy and delicious recipes.

Three glasses of raspberry mousse, topped with raspberries and served with mint biscuits

Raspberry jam steamed sponge and custard

Make jam with raspberries while they're at their best, then use it to make this comforting steamed sponge and custard pud. The recipe is from Terry Blake of Sparrow.

If you're new to making jam, we have a selection of fruity recipes to try.

Raspberry jam steamed sponge and custard from Sparrow restaurant

Raspberry ripple ice cream

There’s no need for an ice cream machine here, this fruity ice cream is simple to make and super creamy. Pour over a glass of sherry for an extra special treat.

Once you start making your own ice cream, you'll be amazed by how easy it is. See our top homemade ice cream recipes.

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

Tottenham cake

Fresh raspberries are used in the icing, giving this nostalgic cake a tangy sweetness. Cut into squares and enjoy as part of a picnic or for afternoon tea.

If you're hosting an afternoon tea, check out our recipes for cakes, scones and biscuits.

Squares of pink Tottenham cake on a board

Raspberry custard cake

Check out this easy traybake with sweet raspberries and creamy custard, a perfect teatime treat. Long-life custard is a bit more stable and usually thicker than fresh, so it's good for baking into cakes.

We also have a beautiful rhubarb and custard cake for when rhubarb is in season.

Raspberry Custard Cake Recipe

Raspberry gin

Make the most of raspberries as they come into season with this simple yet impressive fruity infusion – the perfect refresher at a summer drinks party.

Find your favourite tipple in our summer cocktail recipes.

a glass of gin and tonic with ice, with juniper berries floating in the liquid and a wooden chopping board underneath

Raspberry daiquiri

Fresh raspberries give this twist on a classic cocktail its bright red colour and juicy flavour. Along with lots of lime juice and white rum, they make a fruity, refreshing cocktail that's perfect for summer.

A fruity cocktail is always a good idea, check out our easy recipes to make at home.

Raspberry Daiquiri Recipe

Raspberry and milk chocolate cheesecake

Who doesn’t love cheesecake? This chocolate and raspberry version makes a really indulgent dessert and is a great way to use up raspberries while they're in season.

For another chilled chocolate pud try our chocolate biscuit cake.

Raspberry and milk chocolate cheesecake

Raspberry trifle

This impressive trifle with sherry-soaked scones, juicy raspberries and silky clotted cream custard couldn't be simpler to put together. A sunshiny dessert for a crowd.

We have plenty more trifle recipes to keep you going all year round.

Raspberry clotted cream and scone trifle

Raspberry meringue pie

We've given lemon meringue pie an update with this raspberry version. It's easy to make but looks really impressive. Plus, you can make it ahead of time, making it perfect for a dinner party dessert.

For an autumnal bake give our classic apple pie a go.

Raspberry Meringue Pie Recipe

Raspberry, coconut and banana muffins

Try our recipe for low-fat raspberry muffins with banana and coconut. This recipe is super quick and easy to make, and it comes in under 160 calories per serving – a great mid-morning snack.

Kick-start your day with one of our wholesome healthy breakfasts.

Banana Muffins Recipe With Coconut And Raspberry

Raspberry tart

This recipe for raspberry and redcurrant crostata is an easy pud to make to please a crowd and it looks fantastic, too. Plus, it's under 300 calories per serving. Taste the redcurrants for sweetness, and sprinkle over more or less icing sugar, depending on how tart they are.

If you prefer a savoury bake, browse our satisfying savoury tart recipes.

Redcurrant and raspberry crostata

The best victoria sponge

This cake benefits from fresh raspberries and raspberry jam in its filling – and we think it's the finest version of the classic bake that we've ever tried.

For more baking inspiration, have a look at our best cake recipes.

Victoria sponge cake filled with jam, fruit and cream

Raspberry and white chocolate blondies

Cooking the butter until nutty and golden gives these blondies extra flavour. Scatter in raspberries to cut through the creamy white chocolate.

Our love for blondies knows no bounds, we also have some fantastic bakewell blondies.

Raspberry and White Chocolate Blondies Recipe

Raspberry and rosewater kulfi

Whizz up raspberries and fold through a mixture of caramelised milk and condensed milk, along with rosewater, to make this Indian ice cream.

Get stuck in to our spicy and fragrant Indian recipes.

Raspberry and rosewater kulfi

Raspberry and chocolate brownie cakes

Gooey and indulgent, who says chocolate brownies need to be square? These ones have added raspberries to lift the rich choc and are made in a muffin tin.

If you like this, you'll love our chocolate almond cake with amaretto cream.

Raspberry and Chocolate Brownie Cakes Recipe

Raspberry and pistachio linzer tart

This delicious raspberry and pistachio linzer tart takes a while to make but it is well worth the effort. It looks fantastic and is the perfect jammy treat to go alongside a cup of tea.

We love adding vibrant green pistachios to sweet and savoury recipes.

Linzer Tart Recipe with Raspberry and Pistachio

Raspberry and white chocolate macarons

They’re a bit of a labour of love, but macarons aren’t that difficult to make and everybody will think you are a baking genius. The powdered egg white gives you a crisp, light finish and the raspberry and white chocolate flavours make them an ideal afternoon tea treat.

You can also try our delightful Nutella macaroons.

Raspberry and white chocolate macaroons

Baked raspberry cheesecake

We know you love this classic creation – it's been one of our most popular recipes for years! The fresh raspberries cut through the rich body of the cheesecake really well.

Or, keep it simple with our New York-style cheesecake.

Baked Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe

Raspberry and cardamom Swedish buns

Try these delicious filled buns inspired by classic Scandinavian baking. Made with a brioche-style dough and filled with raspberries, the family will love them.

Cardamom and raspberry Swedish buns

Raspberry and peach trifle

Peaches and raspberries make the best fruit trifles. Shop-bought cake makes this classic pud so easy, and individual desserts always look impressive.

If you want to serve your guests a special pud, check out our individually served desserts.

Peach and raspberry trifle in individual pots

Raspberry and lemon flapjacks

Flapjacks make the best after-school or mid-afternoon treat. With a delicious layer of raspberries, these fruity versions are sure to be a hit with friends and family.

You can't beat a proper flapjack – our peanut butter flapjacks are really good, too.

Raspberry and lemon flapjacks

Raspberry red velvet angel cake

Raspberries get blitzed into a purée and folded through the batter of this cross between an angel cake and red velvet cake. An easy-to-follow method means this bake can be made by everyone. Decorate with a delicious meringue frosting.

For another bake, try our red velvet cupcakes.

Raspberry Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Raspberry ripple marshmallows

If you've never made marshmallows before then this is a great recipe to try. We love the rich raspberry ripple, which is easy to achieve. Make for a gift, afternoon tea or a dinner-party dessert.

Make more fluffy marshmallows with our easy to follow recipes.

Raspberry ripple marshmallows

Prosecco-poached peaches and raspberries

Check out these prosecco-poached peaches with raspberries. This colourful fruity recipe is sweet yet light. It's gluten-free and a great quick and easy summertime dessert.

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For more elegant ideas, check out our best ever dessert recipes.

Prosecco poached peaches and raspberries dessert

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