Top off a satisfying meal with a cobbler, crisp, pudding or pie featuring the season's best berries.
Double Berry-Almond GaletteBursting with summer berries, this free-form pie is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Here's a great baker's secret: Adding a splash of vodka to dough will give you a super-flaky crust, and the alcohol burns off while baking.
Lattice-Topped Blackberry CobblerUsing whole almonds in the topping gives this sweet blackberry cobbler a little color from the skins, but substituting sliced or slivered almonds will work as well. The dough/crust is sure to get rave reviews.
Brown Sugar Strawberry TartThis recipe is so simple that you'll find yourself getting creative with the berries you put on the top. The combination of the brown sugar crust, creamy filling and sweet fruit topping make this the perfect summertime treat.
Peach-and-Blueberry Crispy CrumbleBeautiful and bubbly, this simple dessert will feed a crowd at your summertime gathering. Serve with ice cream.
Lemon-Blueberry Snack CakeThis snack cake is loaded with blueberries, so each fluffy bite is as juicy as the one before.
Mixed-Berry CrumbleDouble the crumble mixture. Freeze half in a ziplock bag and use it on yogurt.
Berry-Ginger MessEton Mess is an English dessert of strawberries, cream, and crushed meringues. We bake the meringues longer than usual for a toasted marshmallow flavor.
Triple-Berry Crisps with Meringue StreuselThe baked meringue on top of this mouth-watering blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry crisp gives the dessert a sweet crunch. Serve in individual ramekins for an elegant-looking dessert that's both rich and light. Recipe: Triple-Berry Crisps with Meringue Streusel
Berry DeliciousRaspberry cobblers, blueberry pies, strawberry trifles, and mixed-berry crisps are a sweet ending to warm summer nights. Take advantage of seasonal produce and create fruit-filled masterpieces. Dig in–just don't forget the vanilla ice cream. Recipe: Fresh Berry Cobbler
Green-Tomato-and-Raspberry CobblerGreen tomatoes make a surprisingly sweet appearance in this cobbler recipe. Add ice cream if you wish, but it's sweet enough on its own. Recipe: Green-Tomato-and-Raspberry Cobbler
Stovetop Summer Fruit CrispTraditional? No. Delicious? Oh, yes. This quick-fix take hits all the highlights of a classic berry crisp--syrupy-sweet fruit, crisp topping, and cool cream--in a fraction of the time.
Strawberry-Rhubarb CrispThe orange zest and juice brighten the flavor of the strawberries and rhubarb in this simple, summertime crisp. Top with your favorite granola.
Lattice-Topped Blueberry PieFor your next family gathering, make this light version of the classic lattice pie. Use fresh blueberries for the tastiest results. Recipe: Lattice-Topped Blueberry Pie
Berry Pie PopsYour own individual pie: That's fun enough. Put it on a stick and smiles grow even wider.
Boysenberry Mousse with Cookie CrumbleThis vanilla mousse, with ribbons of tart-sweet boysenberry sauce, has a delicate, cloudlike texture. If you're substituting raspberries and blackberries, start with more berries for the sauce, as they're not as juicy as boysenberries.
- Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Blueberry and Blackberry Galette with Cornmeal CrustTake it easy this summer and make a rustic fruit tart instead of a fancy fluted pie crust. Use wild blueberries if you're lucky enough to find them.
Blueberry CobblerDish up a bowl-full of traditional blueberry cobbler. The biscuit on top, sprinkled with sugar, lends each serving a touch of color with a memorable crunch. Recipe: Blueberry Cobbler
Rustic Berry CrostataUpdate grandma's fried pies with this fresh-baked recipe. Serve them as individual treats or, if you're short on time, make one large tart using store-bought pastry. Either way, the sweet and tart flavors of the raspberries and blueberries will have your guests raving. Recipe: Rustic Berry Crostata
Blackberry CobblerLemon juice and zest, plus a few spoonfuls of tapioca, give this recipe a just-right texture and tang. Take advantage of the rich blackberry color and serve in a clear bowl. Recipe: Blackberry Cobbler
Blueberry Crisp à la ModeBrown sugar, oats, and cinnamon create a crispy, warm topping. Vanilla ice cream is a must, rounding out the sweet flavor of the blueberries. If you crave a tart taste, try adding raspberries or blackberries to the recipe. Recipe: Blueberry Crisp à la Mode
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Huckleberry Skillet CobblerJust a hint of spices brings out the rich wine-like flavor of the huckleberries. Some folks say that when you bite into a fully ripe huckleberry, it's like tasting the best blueberry in the world. You'll typically find these berries growing wild in the northwest part of the U.S. or in farmers markets as they are not cultivated for commercial use. Recipe: Huckleberry Skillet Cobbler
- Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Blackberry Hazelnut Honey CrispFoods that grow in the same place tend to taste good together, as this pairing of blackberries and hazelnuts proves. Recipe: Blackberry Hazelnut Honey Crisp
- Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Katie Stoddard
Blueberry Bread Puddings with Lemon CurdBlueberries and lemon make a perfect couple and you'll see why in this hearty bread pudding. Recipe: Blueberry Bread Puddings with Lemon Curd