Say it isn’t so but, the countdown to apple crisp and cider has begun. While my thoughts are fleeting off to Fall, Summer fruits are still in their prime.
Having an abundance of fresh berries around means its time to get creative. I’ve made the pies, ice creams and salads so it’s time to serve up berries and keep them guessing.
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Delicious Berry Recipes for the End of Summer
1. Sugar Cookie Berry Bites
No real recipe needed here. Just sugar cookie mix baked in a mini muffin tin topped with a teaspoon of lemon curd a few berries. Bake per directions of the cookie recipe. Sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve.
2. Berries with Creme Fraishe
Instead of serving berries with whipped cream or on top of a sponge cake, fill a small bowl with berries and pour on Creme Fraishe. Creme Fraishe can be purchased at most grocers. I add a couple of teaspoons of sugar and stir it up before serving. You will want to do the finger taste to bring it to the desired sweetness before serving. I like this because not many have had berries this way.
3. Grilled Strawberries
This is so delicious for those end of summer parties. Just put the strawberries in a grill basket on a grill thats about 400 °. You will have to stand there and turn them so they cook about 2 minutes on each side. You will see the berries become translucent. You are not looking to char the berries, just activate the natural sugars. Serve them warm over icecream or I usually do brownies! Soo good!
4. Blackberry Ricotta Flatbread
This piccollage pretty sums up this flatbread. You need blackberries, flatbread, ricotta, mozzarella, gorgonzola or blue cheese and fresh basil. First, smash the blueberries with a fork for the base; add to the flat bread. Place drops of ricotta on the flatbread and fill inbetweeen with mozzarella. Bake at 375 for 10 – 12 minutes. Just enough to heat and melt the cheese. Remove, sprinkle with gorgonzola and fresh basil to serve.
5. Mixed Berry Smoothie
Enjoy the end of summer berries as much as we do!