Berry Delights

Delicious berry recipes using strawberries, blueberries, and more

Quick Strawberry Rhubarb Fool
Quick Strawberry Rhubarb Fool. Diana Rattray

For many of us, berries bring back warm memories of hours spent picking blackberries or blueberries for a special pie or cobbler. Fresh berries can be used in desserts or savory dishes, eaten out of hand, dried, or made into delicious jams, jellies, or preserves to keep or give as gifts. Blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries are among the most popular berries in the South, with festivals and jubilees throughout the spring and summer months.

Buying and Storing Berries

When buying berries, look closely for soft or moldy fruit. Berries are highly perishable, and should not be exposed to sunlight or kept at room temperature. If stored unwashed and loosely packed (damaged berries discarded) in the refrigerator, they should keep for 2 to 4 days.

Freezing berries is a good way to preserve them for use in baked dishes. Blueberries tend to be a little tougher if washed before freezing, and whole blackberries should be frozen spread on a cookie sheet then transferred to an airtight freezer container. Strawberries may be frozen sliced with or without sugar. Adding sugar will help preserve the color; when using pre-sweetened berries, reduce the amount of sweetener called for in the recipe.

Recipes

Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes
Blueberry Bread Pudding
Blueberry Oat Cake
Blueberry Sauce
Blueberry Jam
Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Blueberry Tea Cake
Blueberry-Peach Pudding Cake
Blueberry Ice Cream
Blueberry Buckle
Blueberry Pancakes
Fresh Blueberry Sauce
Blueberry Cheesecake
Blueberry Yogurt Cake
Pear Blueberry Cake
Blueberry Lemon Squares
Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry Nut Bread
Fresh Apricot and Blueberry Muffins
Apple Berry Crisp
Easy Raspberry Trifle
Raspberry Cheese Pie
Raspberry Chicken
Nectarine Raspberry Jam
Red, White and Blueberry Squares
Quick Strawberry Rhubarb Fool
Strawberry Shortcake Recipes
Peach Strawberry Sauce
Strawberry Sauce With Grand Marnier or Cointreau
Cheesecake Pie with Strawberry Glaze
Fresh Strawberry Frosting Recipe
Strawberry Cake Recipes
Berry Pie Recipes
Special Strawberry Pie
Strawberry Cake
Strawberry Flowers
Strawberry-Spinach Salad
Skillet Blackberry Cobbler
Blackberry Bars
Blackberry Pie
Blackberry Snack Cake
Blackberry and Red Wine Sauce

Raspberries and Blackberries