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Best Fresh Berry Recipes

July 25, 2022

Summer has arrived, which means berries are here! There’s no better way to celebrate than by making one (or two or ten) of these 20 delicious fresh berry recipes.


fresh berry cobbler in a 9x13 baking dish topped with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, additional fresh berries and fresh mint

Best Fresh Berry Recipes

Is there anything better on earth than juicy, plump sun-ripened fresh berries? If you’re anything like we are, as soon as they’re ripe, you’re out there picking! And sometimes—some glorious times—you find yourself absolutely drowning in berries. Too many to keep up with! Well, we’ve rounded up the 20 best fresh berry recipes for just such a moment!

Mixed Berry Shortcake with cherries, strawberries, and whipped cream

Keep It Classic With Berry Shortcakes!

Jam Dot Oat Scones on a baking sheet

Homemade Raspberry Jam in ALL THE THINGS

Blackberry Chèvre Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing on a plate

Berry-Up That Summer Salad!

  • When blackberries are dripping off their stems, it’s time for blackberry goat cheese salad. Pistachios, chèvre and honey-mustard vinaigrette pair perfectly with peppery arugula and sweet vine-ripe fruit.
  • Topped with a creamy balsamic dressing, this blueberry summer salad is loaded with cucumbers, scallions, parmesan and sugared almonds.
  • Creamy avocado and ripe strawberries team up in this summer strawberry spinach salad that’s deliciously topped with feta, red onion, toasted almonds, pistachios.
Toasted challah bread with a yogurt mascarpone spread, fresh berries, drizzled with honey.

Why Not Take Your Berry Dessert Way Over the Top?

pimms cup with strawberries and basil

Or, Drink Your Dessert! Helloooo Fresh Berry Cocktails!

  • All these desserts sound great, but now we need a cocktail. Loaded with fruit and as refreshing as can be, a classic Pimm’s cup is pure perfection.
  • Another classic cocktail is a smash, and they’re ideal for berries. This Gin Smash showcases sweet, ripe red strawberries.
  • Our favorite thing about this blackberry collin is that you can mix and match your spirits and fruits based on what’s in season and what you’ve got handy. In place of the blackberries and bourbon, try raspberries with vodka, or cherries with rum.
nuts and seeds granola with oats,  yogurt and fresh raspberries in a bowl

You Can Add Berries to That.

  • This nutty, seedy, maple-sweetened granola makes mornings way easier. Serve it over Greek yogurt with honey and fresh berries for a power-packed breakfast the whole family will love.
  • With a subtle crunch, a smooth nuttiness, and sweet cherry syrup you’ll want to eat on its own, but our poppy seed pancakes are also fantastic topped with fresh berries and maple syrup!
  • Five minutes before bed is all this hearty breakfast takes! The flavor possibilities are endless with overnight oats, but we love the combo of fresh blackberries with coconut.
mixed berry crisp with an oat crumble topping in a baking dish topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Fresh Berry Cobblers, Crisps and Crumbles

  • Juicy, jammy and covered in a sweet, buttery, oaty streusel topping, this easy berry crisp recipe is summer in a baking dish. We hope that it becomes as beloved in your family as it has in ours.
  • What’s that? You’re ready for more dessert? Say no more. This classic blackberry cobbler might just do the trick. And BONUS, it only has five ingredients!
  • This easy strawberry crumble is vibrantly red and bursting with fresh strawberries that get generously sprinkled with a crisp cinnamon oat topping.
Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Our Favorite Easy Berry Treats

What’s Your Favorite Berry Dish?

We hope you try one (or more!!) of the dishes on this curated list of delicious fresh berry recipes. If they have you happily cooking and baking in your kitchen we want to see the results! Be sure to tag us on instagram using @themodernproper or #themodernproper so we can see your handiwork!

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  • jenn

    YUM! Thanks for putting this list together!

    You're welcome, hope you enjoy!

  • Denisse

    Oh these berry recipes are all so stunning! My mouth is watering!