Looking for a blackberry crumble recipe? After the perfect blackberry pie? Try our ideas to use this autumnal berry, then check out our raspberry recipes, pear recipes and plum recipes.


When are blackberries in season?

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

Best blackberry recipes

Classic 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 in a white oval baking dish with a portion taken out

Blackberry gin

Make the most of blackberry season with this fruity and festive tipple – it will last for months and makes a brilliant gift for gin drinkers.

A glass jar filled with a deep red gin and green bay leaves

Blackberry jam

Preserve seasonal blackberries in this classic jam, perfect for spreading on toast or in sweet bakes.

A glass jar of deep purple jam with a pot and a spoon, with two slices of toast covered in jam on a ceramic plate

Blackberry and blueberry pie crumble pie

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

Healthy baked oats

Perfect for breakfast or dessert, give this easy oat bake with juicy, tart blackberries a go – you’ll be surprised by how easy it is to make.

Blackberry baked oats in a tray

Blackberry muffins

For a fuss-free weekend baking project whip up a batch of summery cornbread muffins, making brilliant use of seasonal tart blackberries.

A broken muffin on a stoneware plate next to a fork and a muffin tin

Blackberry sorbet

Ravneet Gill's tart sorbet is made without cooking the blackberries so as to keep their vibrant colour and flavour intact – it’s a zingy summer dessert that will refresh your palate.

Blackberry and mint sorbet in a white bowl on a dark blue table cloth

Blackberry cake

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

Blackberry and Yogurt Cake Recipe

Buckwheat tarts with rice pudding and blackberries

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 and chocolate cupcakes

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.

A glass bottle filled with blackberry whisky next to a full glass

Blackberry mascarpone tart

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

Creamy, velvety and rich this easy dessert recipe comes from chef Jess Elliott Dennison's Edinburgh restaurant, 27 Elliot's. Tangy blackberries pair well with intense dark chocolate and crunchy hazelnuts.

Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Blackberries

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 Recipe

Croissant bread and butter pudding

Take your pudding to the next level with buttery croissants, blackberry jam and fresh blackberries.

Croissant Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe With Blackberries

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 poached 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 Pavlovas Recipe

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!

Steamed Blackberry Pudding Recipe

Blackberry brownies

Using rye flour and 70% dark chocolate, try this sophisticated twist to your next batch of brownies with bay leaves and blackberries.

Blackberry and bay brownies made with rye

Pear and blackberry crumble bars

Use fresh or frozen blackberries to make these nutty oat bars, perfect for breakfast on the go or as an afternoon treat.

A marble chopping board topped with slices of oaty bars

Baked oats

Top these warming baked oats with your choice of berries, chocolate chips, chopped nuts and bananas. Perfect for a speedy breakfast that's simple to make.

Baking tin filled with golden baked oats on a linen napkin next to a plate of cherries and chopped nuts and a bowl of yogurt

Blackberry ice cream

Use up a glut of summer blackberries with a batch of fruity blackberry ice cream that's surprisingly easy to make.

Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe

Kir royale

This classic celebratory cocktail mixes champagne with cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) and a solitary blackberry to garnish.

Three kir royale cocktails with blackberries in the background

Savoury blackberry recipes

Heritage beetroot salad

This recipe from London's Galvin at Windows restaurant, balances sharp blackberries with earthy beets and creamy goat's curd for an elegant starter.

A shallow bowl filled with a layer of goat's curd, purple blackberries and golden beetroot slices

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, 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.

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Duck breast with blackberries and beetroot

Blackberries tart flavour complements the rich meat in this impressive dinner for two.

A cast iron pan with two sliced duck breasts surrounded by blackberries and chopped beetroot

Salt-baked beetroot with macadamia and mulberry

This beetroot dish makes the most of juicy blackberries and a sharp sherry vinegar dressing, serving up to four as a starter.

A plate of baked beetroots on a white plate


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