Sweet, bite-sized, bumpy – and they fit on the tip of our fingers – what’s not to love about raspberries? These little red super fruits pack a powerful punch of dietary fiber and antioxidants including Vitamin A, E and C. Low in calories and fats, fresh, red raspberries can be found year-round in most markets.
In the U.S., raspberries are the third most popular berry and fall just behind strawberries (#1) and blueberries (#2). Raspberries are part of the rose (Rosaceae) family of plants, which also includes apples, cherries, apricots, blackberries, peaches, plums, pears and strawberries.
Red raspberries are highly perishable so try to purchase one or two days prior to use. If you can’t use your fresh raspberries right away, they freeze well. Wash gently and spread them out on a flat cookie sheet or pan in a single layer, then place the entire pan in the freezer. Once frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag or plastic container.
When you think of red raspberry recipes, jam is usually the first thing to come to mind, but this versatile fruit can be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes.
You’ll savor the sweet taste they give our Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake. Your guests might even think this dessert is too pretty to eat.
This light, sweet and tart Raspberry Layer Cake has white cake and raspberry jam topped with raspberry frosting.
For a cool, creamy treat, try these White Chocolate Raspberry Sorbet Bars. Graham cracker crust is topped with a white chocolate raspberry sorbet and then finished off with white chocolate curls and fresh raspberries.
If you like your sweet with a little kick, the Raspberry Jalapeno Jam is right up your alley. Serve it over cream cheese or brie for a sassy appetizer or snack.
Give your favorite cupcake recipe a new summer ‘do with this Fresh Raspberry Buttercream Frosting.
Classic Buttermilk Pie gets a splash of summer with the addition of fresh raspberries in this Buttermilk Raspberry Pie.
Still want more? We have over 75 raspberry recipes ready for you to try.
What are your favorite red raspberry recipes?