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
This crunchy crumbly pud with apples and seasonal blackberries is a classic autumnal dessert the whole family will love, ready in an hour.
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.
For a fuss-free weekend baking project whip up a batch of summery cornbread muffins, making brilliant use of seasonal tart blackberries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Take your pudding to the next level with buttery croissants, blackberry jam and fresh blackberries.
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
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.
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.
We’ve paired craft cider with seasonal blackberries, fuss-free homemade cordial and William’s Elegant Gin for an a refreshing cocktail.
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.
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!
Savoury blackberry recipes
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.
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.