Raspberry recipes make the most of these sumptuous pink berries – bake them into a layer cake, into brownies, cheesecake, make raspberry jelly or tarts or simply whizz into a smoothie. Whatever you choose to do with them, raspberries really bring out the best of summer and add that extra sweetness and zing to any dessert.
Raspberries are a great late summer berry – they are in season in the UK from May until September which means they are around longer than strawberries, so you they allow you to hold onto summer for that little bit longer. There are so many possibilities when it comes to raspberries. Though they are sweet, they have that tangy edge to them which works well in a lot of desserts to cut through the sweetness.
For a quick midweek dessert, try our raspberry and elderflower fool – it takes no time at all to make, so if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth one evening or have guests stop by unexpectedly, this is the ideal choice to whip up in minutes.
For a more elaborate dessert to serve to guests, how about a raspberry and white chocolate layer cake? It’s definitely one for a special occasion as it looks stunningly elegant – ideal for a birthday!
For a barbecue or when you’re outdoor entertaining, our raspberry cheesecake is the perfect choice as it’s full of wonderful summery flavours that are best enjoyed in the garden or at a picnic. The same goes for our peach and raspberry galette – peach and raspberry come together wonderfully for a beautifully balanced dessert.
Make the most of British raspberries this summer and give some of our raspberry recipes a go. You can find everything you want from quick, easy desserts to more elaborate, show-stopping cakes and puds that will really blow away friends and family at a dinner or barbecu
Delicious Raspberry recipes
Light as clouds, these delicate, poached meringues floating on a flavoured crème anglaise are a French classic known as 'île flottante'
Raspberry jam is the true essence of summer in a jar! For the best raspberry jam use fruit that is firm, just ripe and without blemishes
This instant sorbet is so easy, made by whizzing frozen berries for a light, refreshing dessert that you can try in different flavour combinations
DIY raspberry Eton mess is one of the simplest desserts, as guests serve themselves to make their own desserts. This is ready in just 5 minutes
These white chocolate, pistachio and raspberry tars are perfect for afternoon tea or as a gift
Think classic Eton Mess, but as a raspberry meringue trifle plus a hint of booze
Sloe gin jelly and macaron trifle is a really luxury pud that's got stunning colourful macarons lined round the outside of the dish
This raspberry no-bake cheesecake is super easy to make and you can use either fresh or frozen raspberries. It's delightfully light and creamy!