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Use All Your Berries with These Sensationally Sweet Recipes

A mixed-berry pie sitting on a white wooden table.
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From strawberries and cream scones, to summer berry buckle, we’ve collected some of the best berrylicious desserts around. Whether you picked them fresh or bought them at the farmer’s market, these recipes will ensure none of those berries go to waste!

All of these treats are packed with berries, and they’re the perfect excuse to devour some nutritious fruit. Give one (or all) of these delightful goodies a try before summer’s gone.

Very Berry Dessert Lasagna

If you’re looking for a gorgeous, no-bake dessert to wow your family with, this berry lasagna is the perfect one to whip up. You’ll learn how to make a soft straw- and blueberry mousse, and a cheesecake batter to create this colorful, layered treat.

After grinding some Golden Oreo cookies into a buttery crust, you start heaping the berry-flavored mousse fillings on top of one another. After your dessert chills for at least five hours, you’ll have a velvety dessert you’ll want to make again and again.

Get the Recipe: Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts

Triple Berry Crumb Bars

Three berry crumb bars piled on top of one another, with two raspberries on the side.
Iowa Girl Eats

Using pantry staples you likely already have and a few of your favorite summer berries, you can make a tasty baked treat in no time. These triple berry crumb bars are a perfect quick morning treat for anyone with a sweet tooth.

These gluten-free goodies are also superfast and easy to whip up, and they’ll disappear just as quickly. You’ll enjoy the black-, blue-, and (of course) raspberries in this lovely combination all nestled under a lovely crumb topping.

Get the Recipe: Iowa Girl Eats

Summer Berry Crisp

Here’s another lovely way to bring some new light to your favorite combination of seasonal berries. This recipe uses black-, blue-, and raspberries, but it’s also adaptable. If you’ve got strawberries instead of one of the others, go ahead and make a simple switch.

The traditional crisp topping requires pantry staples, like rolled oats, flour, and brown sugar, to create the perfect crunch factor. Enjoy this warm dessert with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on the next lazy summer evening.

Get the Recipe: Epicurious

Berry Cobbler

Berry cobbler in a large bowl, topped with biscuit crust and a melting scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Sally’s Baking Addiction

Keep things old fashioned with this sweet berry cobbler, finished with a biscuit topping. After making the naturally sweet cobbler filling, you create the biscuit dough and arrange a few chunks on top to ensure your berries are partially covered.

Enjoy this effortless, buttery treat with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of homemade whipped cream on top.

Get the Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Chocolate Berry Mug Cake

Sometimes, when that sweet tooth kicks in, the hunger pangs strike, and you start thinking about melting chocolate, there’s no turning back! Fortunately, we’ve found a foolproof solution to this “problem.” It’s sure to satisfy your craving in about 10 minutes!

Using a microwave-safe mug and just nine ingredients, you’ll learn to create a nuked treat you’ll love to eat. Enjoy these rich, fudgy delights the next time you need a pick-me-up, but don’t have time to bake.

Get the Recipe: Nibble and Dine

Strawberries and Cream Scones

Two strawberry scones on a cooling rack, with a creme glaze drizzled on top.
Served from Scratch

Support a local farm and enjoy the summertime joy of strawberry picking on your next day off. Then, use those tasty berries to make some scratch pastries your family will adore.

Don’t worry—these scones are super-easy to make, and the recipe provides excellent tutorial images to guide you through each step.

Get the Recipe: Served from Scratch

Summer Berry Buckle

Learn all about these berry-filled buttery delights, courtesy of Alton Brown from the Food Network. He’ll take you through the steps of creating this creamy dessert.

You’ll notice when making this that the batter rises, while the heavy berries and crumb topping cause it to break down, or buckle—hence, the name.

Get the Recipe: Food Network

Classic Molten Chocolate Cake

A piece of molten lava chocolate cake, topped with a fresh berry marscapone and warm berry cassis topping.
Food Network

Follow this recipe and watch the helpful video to guide you through this devilish dessert. You’ll learn to make a reduced crème de cassis (a dark, black currant liqueur) combined with the mixed berries of your choice.

You’ll also go through the steps of whipping up a lavish berry mascarpone to flawlessly pair with this velvety chocolate masterpiece.

Get the Recipe: Food Network


There’s so much you can do with seasonal (or frozen) berries beyond the recipes we’ve included here. What’s your favorite way to eat them?

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »

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