Use your foraged finds with our blackberry recipe guide.
What is the season for picking blackberries in the UK?
The first early blackberries start appearing in August in the UK, but September and October can also be good picking months depending on location.
Best blackberry recipes
Make these fruity mini pies using freshly foraged blackberries
Rustle up these easy filo pastry blackberry pie. (Getty)
Like classic fruit crumble but in a cuttable, transportable bar, these delicious crumble squares are perfect for a summer picnic.
These easy-to-make crumble squares are perfect for a summer picnic or hike (Photo by: manyakotic via Getty Images)
This fruity sorbet recipe uses golden syrup instead of granulated sugar gives to give it a soft texture. If you can, use blackberries that you’ve picked yourself from the hedgerow – they taste far more intense than the big fat ones you buy in the shops.
This apple and blackberry sorbet is perfect for using up hand picked blackberries (Photo by: Getty Images)
This simple recipe is quick and easy to make and a great way for all the family to enjoy this season’s blackberries.
Serve warm with cream, custard or ice cream(Photo by: peterotoole via Getty Images)
This blackberry coulis uses only three ingredients and freezes well, making it the perfect recipe to use up the blackberries you’ve picked during the summer months- keep a batch in the freezer and use it as a topping the next time you make pancakes or chocolate fudge cake
Summer blackberry coulis is the perfect topping for ice cream or pancakes (Photo by: Getty Images)
This classic crumble is easy to make and a perfect recipe for the late summer months, when hedgerow blackberries are abundant.
Enjoy a classic crumble flavour with this easy and timeless recipe. (Photo by: ingwervanille via Getty Images)
If you love balsamic vinegar you’ll love this recipe – it’s equally useful and extremely cheap to make using blackberries you’ve picked yourself. It’s great in salad dressings or used as a cordial to treat colds.
Home made blackberry vinegar is a great summer alternative to balsamic vinegar (Photo by: Annabelle Breakey via Getty Images)
You can find blackberries in hedgerows, in gardens and along railway tracks to make this easy tray bake.
This blackberry and coconut tray bake puts a modern twist on a classic British ingredient