Despite their short season, from mid-summer to early fall, rest assured that the frozen variety works just as nicely for most of these dishes. These gorgeous berries of dark red or black—perfect for desserts, salads, syrups, even cocktails—are stunning show-stoppers as either a main ingredient or simple garnish. They’re also a “superfood” packed with nutrients. Picking your own blackberries is a late-summer joy. Turn them into blackberry jam, cobbler, bramble pie and more with our fab blackberry recipes.