There’s something about the flavor of raspberries. Whether in a good store-bought jam or fresh from one of the nation’s best farmers markets or grocery stores, they have a way of making every meal taste like summer. That is why we rounded up the best raspberry recipes to add to your summer menu. And raspberries have a way of improving almost every kind of meal, so there’s no reason to let a fresh pint or a jar of preserves go bad in the back of your fridge. Let’s take a look!
Peach and Raspberry Clafoutis
This easy, custardy bake is an easy way to use up overripe fruit. Dusted with a little powdered sugar, it’s also an impressive-looking way to finish a meal with guests. Clafoutis is a classic French dessert of a thick, custardy batter studded with fruit and baked; it’s a delicious way to make use of fresh summer fruit.
Rhubarb and Raspberry Hand Pies
Skip the fuss over slicing pie (or deciding who gets the bigger piece) with these simple hand pies. Premade crusts keep things simple, and the combo of raspberries, rhubarb, and orange zest are sure to please. Spring brings delightful fruits like rhubarb and raspberries. Utilizing pre-made crust, these simple and seasonal handheld pies takes just over an hour and will please a crowd.
Want to make raspberry bars, but all out of fresh berries? These jammy-sweet oatmeal bars will do it. Craving sweetness with a little substance? Try these crumbly, covet-worthy oat bars. If you’re not a fan of seedless raspberry jam, switch it up with a spread of apricot jam or orange marmalade instead.
Brown Butter Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Blondies
Each chewy treat only requires 30 minutes of prep and 25 more to bake, so you won’t have to wait long before diving in. These blondies are definitely a little ‘outside of the box’. A crowd-pleaser of a dessert and pretty to look at too, they are a fun and creative baking project. The buttery-brown sugar flavors, the crinkly tops, and the endless flavor possibilities make them fun to bake and even more fun to eat!
Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Salmon
This Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Salmon is the perfect meal to serve when friends gather. With less than 10 ingredients you can put a simple yet elegant meal on the table in under 30 minutes. This means you can spend more time being fully present with those around you and less time fussing in the kitchen. The glaze can be made ahead up to a day in advance then generously spooned over fresh salmon filets.
Raspberry Streusel Bars
Simple raspberry streusel bars with four incredible layers: a buttery shortbread crust, thick raspberry filling, brown sugar streusel, and a drizzle of sweet vanilla icing. The bars are so simple to make and each layer is completely different. Many raspberry bar recipes typically call for a single dough for both the top and bottom crust, but the simple shortbread dough is a little lacking in the “wow” factor on top.
Enjoy the sweet and tart taste of fresh raspberries in pies, crumbles, cakes, and trifles this summer with our tasty recipes that make the most of these juicy, mid-summer gems.