10 Super Easy Summer Berry Recipes

  • 01 of 09

    10 Super Easy Summer Berry Recipes

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    Summer Berries. Getty

    When the sun shines and everyone is looking for relaxed summer eating, what could be easier and more delicious, than berry recipes which make the most of summer fruit.

    Berries are abundant across British and Irish food; from the earliest spring strawberries, through to autumnal sloes; it a pure symphony of colour, taste and texture. Most berries preserve well, either as a whole fruit or in compotes, jams, jellies or preserved in vinegars or alcohol, so summer sunshine is available throughout the...MORE year.

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  • 02 of 09

    Easy Summer Berry Recipes: Fresh Berry Pavlova Recipe

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    Fresh Berry Pavlova. Photo © Julia Khusainova - Getty

    What could be more evocative of summer than fresh berries, meringue and whipped cream. Delicious and so, so, easy to make.

    Fresh Berry Pavlova Recipe

    Meringue Recipe

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  • 03 of 09

    Berry Sorbet Recipe

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    Berry Sorbet Recipe. Getty

    Make the most of delicious summer berries with a super, simple and delicious Berry Sorbet. The Berry Sorbet Recipe uses liquid glucose, available from supermarkets or a pharmacy, the liquid glucose helps prevent the sorbet from freezing into a hard, solid mass.

    Use any berry -blackberry, strawberry, raspberry or summer currants, blackcurrants are intense in flavor and make a particularly good sorbet. The choice is yours.

    Berry Sorbet Recipe

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  • 04 of 09

    British Summer Pudding Recipe

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    Traditional Summer Pudding. Getty Images

    When there is an abundance of summer berry fruits one of the best ways of serving them is in an English Summer Pudding, a dessert so quick, easy and delicious. All the fruit flavours of  of summer in one dish.

    Easy Summer Pudding Recipe

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  • 05 of 09

    Gooseberry Compote Recipe

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    Gooseberry Compote. Copyright Elaine Lemm

    Don't be fooled by this compote. It is delicious on its own but is also the basis for many more recipes. Gooseberry compote blended with a mix of custard and cream (or custard and yoghurt for a slightly sharper flavour) becomes a luscious Gooseberry Fool. When topped with meringue and baked becomes a Gooseberry Snow and who can resist a buttery, sweet Gooseberry crumble with lashings of custard or cream.

    Gooseberry Compote Recipe

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  • 06 of 09

    Eton Mess Recipe

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    Traditional Eton Mess Recipe. GettyImages-495792961

    No list of summer berry recipes can be complete without an Eton Mess.

    The dish was traditionally served at Eton College but how it came to have the name is not clear. One story is a Labrador dog sat on a picnic basket in the back of a car and squashed a strawberry and meringue dessert.

    Eton Mess Recipe

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  • 07 of 09

    Scottish Raspberry Cranachan

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    Scottish Cranachan is a very quick, easy recipe. It is also a very festive recipe and perfect for any celebration especially Christmas and Hogmanay but it is also a super summer dessert, and so easy to make.

    Cranachan is especially good in the summer making the most of delicious Scottish raspberries for a truly authentic recipe but don't worry if you can't find Scottish, use any raspberries with the wonderful ingredients in the Cranachan it tastes good anyway.

    Scottish Cranachan Recipe

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  • 08 of 09

    Strawberry Jelly Recipe

    Yum, who doesn't love a dish of fresh strawberry jelly.  Toped with cream, ice cream, even custard it is the easiest of easy summer foods.

    You may want to plan ahead though as the jelly takes a while to set but as it keeps for days in a refrigerator make it when you have the time.

    Strawberry Jelly Recipe

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  • 09 of 09

    Classic Trifle Recipe

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    English Trifle. Rob White - Getty

    Trifle is the quintessential pudding that has graced British tables for centuries. A traditional British trifle is made using cake, sherry, home-made custard and fruit. Delicious. But you can make a quick, British trifle made using ready-made custard or custard made with custard powder. 

    British Trifle Recipe

    Scottish Tipsy Laird Trifle Recipe