Berry Good Recipes

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There’s nothing like berries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy berries all year–round, but they’re not as flavorful. After you’ve gathered your berries (from your garden, farmers’ market, or local pick–your–own patch), bring them into the kitchen and try them in these recipes.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Our lemon-blueberry muffins are not overly sweet and just the right amount of tart. Make several dozen and freeze what you can’t eat–you’ll thank us later.

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Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie

Try this Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie for a rich and beautiful summer dessert. Assemble it in no time by making the syrup a day ahead!

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Strawberry Walnut Quick Bread With Strawberry Spread

Why do bananas get all the fun of being in a quick bread? This recipe for Strawberry Walnut Quick Bread with Strawberry Spread is moist and bursting with sweet strawberries, healthy walnuts, and spicy cinnamon.

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Prize–Winning Strawberry Jam

Save that summer berry freshness by turning your strawberries into a luscious jam with this simple recipe.

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Spinach–Strawberry Salad

This easy salad is perfect for a quick lunch or light dinner. You won't be bored by this vibrant, healthy dish.

spinach strawberry salad
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Strawberry Hand Pies

These beautiful hand pies can be cooked on your grill, so skip the hot kitchen and make your whole meal outside!

heart pies
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Blueberry Oatmeal Crisp

This delightful dessert is light on sugar so that the blueberries can really shine. It uses basic pantry ingredients for the topping.

blueberry oatmeal crisp
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Blackberry Cobbler

This cobbler is all about the fresh, juicy berries. Make it while berries are in season and you'll be eagerly waiting for next year to make it again.

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Berry Iced Tea

This refreshing drink is perfect for warm, summer afternoons.

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Strawberry Lemonade

If you aren't a fan of iced tea, try this luscious lemonade to cool off this summer.

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Grow berries in your own garden! As a courtesy, the online Almanac Garden Planner is free for 7 days. This is plenty of time to play around on your computer and try it out. There are absolutely no strings attached. We are most interested in encouraging folks to try growing a garden of goodness! 

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Barbara Wilson (not verified)

1 year 5 months ago

So delicious! t is like a great secret revealed that Brussel Sprouts can taste so good! Found it in the Almanac at a time when I decided I need to eat more "dark green" and leafy.