Why should strawberries get all the attention? Don’t get us wrong, we love them too (and the same goes for sweet blueberries and mouth-puckering blackberries). But we’re pretty darn obsessed with raspberries and their signature tart-sweet flavor. Since they’re about to be at peak deliciousness, here are 50 raspberry recipes to make while they’re in season.
1. Lemon-Berry Sheet Pan Trifle
Forget the stuffy crystal-cut bowl. We’ve modernized this old-school British dessert by serving it on a baking sheet instead. This way, the meringue, whipped cream and fruit are all easily accessible.
2. No-Bake Cheesecake with Raspberry Compote
Because the last thing we want to do during the summer is turn on the oven. The compote is just as simple to make as the press-in graham cracker crust and cream cheese filling.
3. Blueberry, Blackberry and Raspberry Soufflés
So light, so airy, so…intimidating. Don’t sweat it though: The key is to not overmix the batter and be gentle with the soufflés from start to finish.
4. Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries
Proof that not all cakes need fancy layers and heaps of frosting to be delicious. Just top each piece with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a spoonful of fruit. (You can also grill the slices before serving…just sayin’.)
5. Bite-Size Almond Raspberry Spoon Cakes
Does it get more adorable than a tiny confection baked into a spoon? We think not. We dare you to have just one (heck, let’s make it three).
6. Blackberry-Raspberry Skillet Cobbler
Want to make the most of the presentation? First, prepare it in a cast-iron skillet to give the dessert a rustic vibe. Next, drag a spoon through the batter on top before baking for a marbled look.
7. Chocolate Raspberry Fool
Believe it or not, this decadent treat comes together in less than 30 minutes. The “mousse” is just melted chocolate folded into homemade whipped cream, while the raspberry layer is essentially the simplest jam ever created.
8. Gluten-Free Lemon-Raspberry Pavlova
This divine double-decker is beyond elegant. The layers of three-ingredient meringue are held together by store-bought lemon curd, raspberry jam and fresh berries.
9. Raspberry-Lime Champagne Punch
The party don’t start ’til the bubbly is popped. With the addition of vodka, lime juice, tonic and raspberries, this citrusy sipper is bound to keep you refreshed on a hot day in the yard.
10. Raspberry Crepe Cake
To save time, make the crepes in advance and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble them with raspberry jam and whipped cream.
11. Sourdough with Whipped Cottage Cheese and Raspberry Chia Jam
You only *think* you hate cottage cheese. After a few spins in the food processor, its curd-like texture turns fluffy and smooth. Its creamy, mild flavor is just the match for zingy raspberry jam.
12. Raspberry Ice Cream
13. Raspberry Prosecco Ice Pops
14. Lemon-Raspberry Whoopie Pies
Ah, whoopie pies. The nostalgic cookie-cake-sandwich hybrid that we’ll never grow out of. This version stars lemony pies and tart-sweet raspberry cream. Be sure not to overbake the cakes so they don’t dry out.
15. Raspberry-Coconut Smoothie Bowl with Collagen
Treat yourself to a stunning five-minute breakfast. It’s as simple as blending raspberries, almond butter, coconut milk and a few other choice ingredients, then crowning the smoothie with allllll your favorite toppings.
16. Raspberry Beet Tart with Oat-Walnut Crust
Who can say no to a dessert this pink? Thanks to steamed beets and mouth-puckering raspberries, the filling isn’t overly sweet (hence the pretty meringue kisses on top).
17. No-Bake Berry Tiramisu
This red-white-and-blue delicacy is destined for your 4th of July cookout. And since it calls for store-bought lady fingers as a base, you won’t need to use the oven for a single second.
18. White Sangria with Peaches and Berries
Tart raspberries are a tasty foil to sweet peach juice. Use any dry white wine you’d like, though we’re partial to Riesling.
19. Cheater’s Brioche Buns with Fruity Glaze
You may think homemade bread is a tall order, but this recipe wants to prove you wrong. The fluffy buns have far less butter than standard brioche, so the dough is less high-maintenance. Doused in raspberry glaze, it’s more like a baked, yeasted doughnut.
20. Pink Lemonade Bars
How do these citrusy bars get their pretty color, you ask? Chalk it up to freshly puréed raspberries. Don’t be shy with the powdered sugar on top.
21. Berry Galette
When your heart cries out for pie but you don’t have the energy, there’s no compromise like a galette—especially one made with store-bought pie crust.
22. Slow-Cooker French Toast with Berries
23. Raspberry Choux Puffs
Consider it a trip to Paris, minus the flight. Savor these light-as-air puff pastries filled with vanilla-passionfruit crème pâtissière and raspberries like we do and pretend you’re at the Eiffel Tower.
24. Peanut Butter Cream Pie with Raspberry Meringue
You won’t even need to fuss with fresh fruit to pull off those pink whisps of meringue. The secret is freeze-dried raspberries.
25. Raspberry White Chocolate Bûche de Noël
Looking for an excuse to freeze summer raspberries so they’ll last you through the winter? This holiday masterpiece is more than enough reason. (You’ll use them in both the buttercream filling and as a garnish).
26. Raspberry White Chocolate Baked Oats
Hellooooo, protein. Energize yourself for the day ahead with this dessert-inspired oat bowl made with rolled oats, protein powder, banana and almond milk.
27. Double Chocolate Chunk Raspberry Stuffed Cookies
We’re putting these in our back pocket for Valentine’s Day, thank you very much. The combo of brown sugar, dark chocolate, raspberries and dark cocoa powder is too romantic to pass up.
28. Spinach Berry Salad with Creamy Strawberry-Poppy Seed Dressing
29. Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Peaches and Raspberry Jam
30. Buttery Raspberry Crumble Bars
Aka the lazy baker’s shortcut to satiating a pie craving. The filling not only gets half a cup of raspberry jam, but it also calls for a whole peach and a ton of fresh raspberries.
31. Mango Coconut Berry Breakfast Lassi
Spare five minutes in the morning to make this Indian-inspired sipper. The secret to its unique, piney flavor? Ground cardamom.
32. Raspberry Coffee Cake
Sour cream in the batter offers tang and guarantees a moist cake. If you don’t have sour cream, feel free to substitute buttermilk, yogurt or kefir.
33. Raspberry-Balsamic Glazed Pork Sliders with Coleslaw
34. Raspberry Banana Greek Yogurt Parfaits with Chia and Peanut Butter Granola
Odds are you have all five ingredients needed to make the granola. Whip up a big batch on a Sunday, so all you have to do every weekday is assemble the parfaits with yogurt and fruit.
35. Lemon Raspberry Prosecco Float
We’re refreshed just looking at these beauties. Despite you being able to whip them up in a flash, your dinner party guests will be totally wowed, promise.
36. White Chocolate Chip Berry Cheesecake Dip
Warning: Your kids might just devour the entire bowl in 30 seconds. Serve it with graham crackers, gingersnaps, cinnamon chips or pretzels for dipping.
37. Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
There’s always a bottle of store-bought raspberry vinaigrette in your fridge. But have you ever tried making it yourself? Blending fresh or frozen berries into the dressing lets their fruity flavor shine even brighter.
38. Raspberry Gooey Butter Cookies
This tart twist on gooey butter cake is truly divine, but it has a timesaving, top-secret ingredient. (OK, OK, we’ll tell you—it’s white cake mix.)
39. Raspberry Lemon Brioche Rolls with Whipped Ricotta Cream
TBH, we’d yank ourselves out of bed at the crack of dawn for these beauties. If you have the time, let the dough rise in the fridge overnight instead of on the counter for an hour.
40. Raspberry Macarons with Chocolate Ganache
They’re nutty, crispy, fruity, decadent and downright adorable. You can skip the pink food coloring if you’d like—the freeze-dried raspberries will color the cookies just fine.
41. Baked Popcorn Chicken with Raspberry Hot Honey
Once you figure out how to make the raspberry-jalapeño honey, you’ll want to put it on *everything*. We’re talking salmon, salad, popcorn and beyond.
42. Whole Wheat Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Muffins
Your kids will be so psyched to find one of these in their lunchbox. And they’ll never guess that they’re low in sugar with so many chocolate chips in the mix.
43. Berry Salad in Honey Mascarpone Dressing
Sick of fruit salads that are like, a pound of honeydew and cantaloupe topped with two grapes? This alternative is much more exciting, thanks to the dressing made from mascarpone cheese, vanilla Greek yogurt and a few pantry staples.
44. Honey Raspberry Brie Crostini with Basil Oil
Don’t worry about hunting down basil oil at the supermarket. It’s a cinch to make yourself in your handy-dandy blender.
45. Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
The nostalgia is strong with this one. You can go wild with healthy add-ins too, like flaxseed meal, chia seeds, oats or even frozen cauliflower.
46. Raspberry Chicken
It only takes a few choice ingredients to make this impeccably balanced dish. The sweet-tart sauce is an ideal match for the salty soda cracker-Parmesan breading.
47. Smashed Berry Ricotta Lavender Toast
Avocado who? Our favorite thing about this recipe (even more than the honey-balsamic berries) is the toasted almond-sesame topping, which is ground with culinary lavender.
48. Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake
Want to make this easy dessert even easier? Trade the vanilla glaze for a simple dusting of powdered sugar.
49. Black Raspberry Pie Milkshakes with Black Raspberry Fudge
Did you know black raspberries and blackberries are two different fruits? Black raspberries taste like a rich, tart hybrid of both.
50. Raspberry Brownies
When in doubt, you can never go wrong pairing raspberries with chocolate. Fresh or frozen berries will both work like a charm.
For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.