If you’re going to splurge and buy fresh blackberries, you may as well take the time to whip them into stunning desserts. There’s nothing like the tart bite of fresh blackberries wrapped in a warm, vanilla cake, nestled in a sugared pie crust or layered with creamy yogurt in a pretty parfait. Try these 10 simply gorgeous desserts that whip those little fresh beauties into pure perfection.
Blackberry Parfait: In glasses, layer Yoplait® Greek Honey Vanilla Yogurt with fresh blackberries and your favorite granola for an easy, healthy treat in minutes.
Blackberry Fool: Beat a half pint of heavy whipped cream with ¼ cup sugar. Mash 2 cups fresh blackberries; stir into the cream. Spoon into small dishes, and serve with Betty Crocker® Sugar Cookies for dipping.
Blackberry Galette: On a large baking sheet, place 3 cups fresh blackberries in the center of a round Pillsbury® Refrigerated Pie Crust. Fold up the edges of the pie crust around the blackberries to form a slab pie. Brush the pie crust with 2 tablespoons of melted butter; sprinkle the crust and berries with ½ cup of sugar. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until the edges of the pie crust are golden brown. Serve warm slices with scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Blackberry Muffins: Prepare 1 pouch of Betty Crocker® Blueberry Muffin Mix according to package directions. Fold in 1 cup fresh (or even frozen) blackberries. Spoon into paper-lined muffin pans. Bake according to package directions.
Blackberry Shortbread: Bake 1 pouch Betty Crocker® Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffin Mix according to package directions and cool. Slice muffins in half. In the center of each half, spoon a dollop of whipped topping and sprinkle with a handful of fresh blackberries. Top with the other muffin half, and add more whipped topping and blackberries. Enjoy!
Blackberry Surprise Cake: Prepare 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Yellow Cake Mix according to package directions. Spoon a thin layer of batter into two greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans. Sprinkle each with 2 cups blackberries. Carefully spread remaining batter over the blackberries. Bake according to package directions. Allow the cakes to cool; frost with Betty Crocker® Cream Cheese Frosting.
Blackberry Lemonade Squares: Prepare 1 package Betty Crocker® Lemon Supreme Bars according to package directions. Before baking, sprinkle a handful of fresh blackberries on top of the lemon layer. Bake and finish the bars according to package directions.
Blackberry Ice Cream: Easy but so tasty! Sprinkle fresh blackberries over vanilla ice cream.
Blackberry Syrup: In a large saucepan, heat 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water until the sugar dissolves. Stir in 2 cups fresh (or frozen) blackberries. Serve over pancakes, ice cream or pound cake.
Blackberry Cobbler with Sugar Cookie Dumplings: In a 9x9 baking dish, toss 3 cups fresh blackberries with ½ cup sugar. Prepare 1 pouch Betty Crocker® Sugar Cookie Mix according to package directions. Drop tablespoons of dough on top of the blackberry mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the blackberry mixture is bubbling.