Raspberries: A Sweet Summer Classic

Last Updated August 15, 2017
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Raspberries are one of the oldest cultivated fruits in history, with harvest stories dating back to A.D. 45. By the late 1700s, they were imported to the Americas and quickly became popular. Today, there are hundreds of varieties of red, black, and yellow raspberries, and they remain a summer favorite. Check out these 12 recipes for desserts and drinks.

Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream

This is a delicious, moist chocolatey cake, perfect for a festive summer party, topped with ripe summer raspberries that taste even better if you pick them yourself.

Peach and Black Raspberry Cobbler with Brown Butter

Use this recipe all year round by replacing the peaches and blackberries with 3 cups total of fruit from other seasons such as strawberries in the spring, blueberries in early summer or apples in the...

Raspberry-Rhubarb Crumble with Cracklin' Oat Bran Topping

Raspberry-Rhubarb Crumble with Cracklin' Oat Bran Topping
Take yourself back to your grandmother's kitchen with this warm Raspberry-Rhubarb Crumble with Cracklin' Oat Bran Topping.

Small-Batch Raspberry Vanilla Jam with Black Pepper

Raspberry Vanilla Jam with Black Pepper
Nothing is better on a weekend morning than toast with homemade jam. Not only does it taste delicious, it’s one of the prettiest things you can put on your table.

Raspberry Buckle

How did it get its name? So good you need to loosen your belt buckle after eating? Or is it the way the topping buckles as it bakes?

Raspberry Racer Mocktail

Raspberry Racer Cocktail
Raspberries make for a great mocktail.

Raspberry Shrub

Raspberry shrubs often pop up in 19th and early 20th century American housekeeping manuals, and those early recipes inspired this version. And the result is a winner: It’s beautifully vibrant in...

Raspberry Lime Cooler

Stay cool for the summer with this sweet concoction. Raspberry and lime are perfect for those afternoon soirées that last far into the evening, and the addition of fresh produce livens up the taste...

Raspberry Julia

"The requirements for a perfect summer cocktail: cool, sparkling, and gorgeous,” says Susan Lynn of Greendance — The Winery at Sand Hill. The Raspberry Julia checks all three boxes! Inspired by...
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