Last summer my husband and I were talking and he casually mentioned that the hillside at his dad's cabin, a mere 30 minutes from our apartment, was covered in raspberry bushes. I don't know what was worse-that he waited 5 years to tell me or that I never noticed that they were there.
That afternoon I hightailed it to the raspberry haven, dressed in long sleeves (those raspberry bushes are thorny!), and picked my heart out. In the days that followed, we ate raspberries-with pork chops, in salads, bars and spoonbread.
Here are my favorite raspberry recipes so you can have your own raspberry fest. Even if you are just picking the raspberries up at the store, these dishes will be equally delicious. (Love other berries too? Try these summery recipes for strawberries and blueberries.)
Raspberry Bars (see recipe below) - Tart raspberry filling is swirled into a low-fat cream filling in these beautiful bars. They're a festive treat for a summer picnic or party.Read More »from Picnic-perfect raspberry bars & more fresh raspberry recipes