24 Delicious Ways to Use Fresh Raspberries
There's just something about raspberries—they make anything they touch so much prettier. Whether you're baking a decadent dessert or serving refreshing cocktails, the plump, red berries are a surefire way to make your recipe a showstopper. Put that farmers' market haul to good use—whip up one of our favorite tasty raspberry recipes today.
Raspberry Crumble Bars
Gooey and crumbly bars are the perfect snack. To give these dessert bars an extra-thick layer of fruit, we added berries to the mixture. Fresh or frozen berries will work equally fine in this recipe. For the neatest squares, cool the bars completely before cutting—or refrigerate up to two hours.
Raspberry Braid Loaf
Raspberry-Rosemary Jam Bars
Using fresh raspberries and making your own jam is actually pretty easy, and gives you a lot more control over the sugar content, which makes these desserts healthier, but also keeps them from being cloying or overly sweet. The real genius is in the rosemary, which adds a surprising adult twist on the taste—and will have guests asking you for the recipe.
More crumb cake-like and not syrupy like a crisp or crumble, a buckle is still all about the fruit. These homey, streusel-topped cakes are usually baked one of two ways. The cake batter can be spread on the bottom of the pan with the fruit spooned on top, or the fruit is stirred directly into the batter. We
You’ll often find silken tofu in shelf-stable packages on the Asian foods aisle. We call for Mori-Nu brand because one package will provide exactly what you need for this 3-day meal plan. The squeeze-pack of almond butter is convenient and contains only what you need for this recipe. But if you have almond butter in your pantry, just use 2 tablespoons.
Raspberry, Lime, and Coconut Pie
Sweet and tangy, crunchy and creamy--this recipe delivers a perfect combination of flavors and textures in each bite. A touch of gelatin in the lime curd helps it set enough to slice cleanly.
Raspberry Rosé Bellini
This simple and elegant spring cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to a special brunch spread, such as our Ultimate Eggs Benedict. Though the recipe was developed with Mother’s Day in mind, the rosé simple syrup used to create this cocktail offers a multitude of delicious possibilities any day of the week.
Frosty Raspberry-Lime Margarita
You won’t find an easier or more delightful summer dessert than this simple raspberry cobbler. The crispy crust gives way to a creamy, juicy center, bursting with bright berry flavor. If you are working with super ripe raspberries, feel free to cut back on the added sugar.
Pistachio Raspberry Cake
"Baking and icing a cake from scratch can be daunting. But you don't have to do it all in one day," says Rosie Daykin, the cheerful and talented owner of Butter Baked Goods, in Vancouver. Bake the cakes first and let them cool; the next day, make the frosting and assemble the cake.
Raspberry Shortbread Sandwiches
Diamond-shaped cutouts add elegance to these beautiful jam-filled cookies.
Marinated Flank Steak with Cranberry-Raspberry Salsa
This recipe saves a step—it marinates during the cooking, creating a flavorful, tender steak.
Creamy Raspberry Tart Sorbet
This perfect-for-summer sorbet only calls for three ingredients. Sweet and tart, this recipe serves 12—but it won't last long, we can assure you.
Raspberry "Sangre" Margaritas
Rosé and Raspberry Sorbet Floats
Say hello to your new favorite warm weather treat. With only 3-ingredients, these rosé floats are incredibly simple to prep, but make for such an impressive and deliciously refreshing dessert—perfect for a any summer party. The sweet-tart sorbet pairs really nicely with the dry, crispness of the sparkling rosé.
Overnight Oats With Raspberry & Seeds
Lose weight the 5:2 way. This quick and easy healthy breakfast recipe is featured in the breakfast section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide to The 2-Day Diet. The book provides a selection of over 100 tasty recipes that meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 days of intermittent fasting, as required by the 5:2 Diet.
Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Kaiserschmarrn
Kaiserschmarrn is an Austrian dessert named for a former emperor who loved shredded pancakes. In this indulgent version, we created the fluffiest pancake you've ever had, cut it into pieces, gave it crispy, buttery edges, and served it with lucious toppings like raspberry and chocolate.
Raspberry, Cucumber, and Mint Smash
This refreshing drink has all the makings of a signature party cocktail. It can be adjusted to taste (using light rum instead of the gin will tilt it toward a mojito). And the pitcher-size format means more time with guests rather than shaking drinks.
The irresistible buttery, spiced oat topping and perfect balance of sweet to tart in the fruity filling make this a recipe we reach for every summer. Carolyn Beth Weil, author of Williams-Sonoma Pie & Tart (Simon & Schuster, 2003), created it for Sunset years ago. Serve this fresh raspberry-rhubarb crisp with lightly sweetened softly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
This super-chocolaty smoothie is a tasty nondairy option. Dates offer richness and a caramel-like sweetness--naturally--while boosting fiber by about 2g.
Raspberry and Cream Cheese Danish Roll
Make holiday mornings even more special with this raspberry danish. Tender, golden dough filled with fruity jam enriched with cream cheese creates the perfect pastry to serve family and friends. Master the jelly roll technique by following the steps in this simple recipe.
Raspberry, Lemon, and Spice Pie Hearts
These handheld mini pie hearts have the freshness of lemon with spices for warmth. They're a great way to impress someone special and making them can also be a fun shared activity. You'll need a 3-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter; or if you don't have one, make a 3-in. heart out of cardboard and cut around it.
Elderflower and Raspberry Rosé Slushie
This simple slushie whips together in under ten minutes, making it the perfect cocktail to accompany your afternoon. Smooth, floral, and refreshing, this crisp glass gets its signature flavor from rosé and elderflower liqueur.
Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes
We had the greatest success using a pan with 2 1/2-ounce cups, such as Chicago Metallic's 12-Well Mini Cheesecake Pan ($25, chicagometallicbakeware.com). This pan has removable bottoms (similar to a tart pan) so that you simply push each cheesecake up to remove it. You can also bake them in a standard muffin tin; line it with foil liners for easier removal.