BRIKA eats: 10 berry-centric recipes bursting with flavor

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Taking stock of summer produce at your local farmers’ market is a seasonal virtue we tout in our August e-book as one of many ways to have a well-crafted summer, and in that respect, berries certainly fit the bill. These ten recipes, courtesy of our friends at Bite Me More, will have you grinning from ear-to-ear, berry-stained teeth and all.

1. Creamy Blueberry Pie with Streusel Topping

(Main image) It’s not often that you see ‘creamy’ and ‘pie’ together (unless we’re talking enjoying the dessert a la mode), but sour cream makes for such a stellar – and delicious – secret ingredient, you’ll wonder how you ever went without it.

2.  Blueberry Pistachio Frozen Yogurt Bark

Think of this as a healthy take on white chocolate bark – but with honey, lemon and pistachio as delicious add-ins, you may never go back to the real thing. berry-bark

3.  Blueberry Cheesecake

You may need a napkin to wipe up your drool: this smooth and creamy blueberry cheesecake consists of a buttery graham cracker crust topped with a silky cheesecake filling and sweet blueberry sauce (we did warn you!). berry-cheesecake

4.  Blueberry Muffins with Crumble Topping

Chances are you’ve had blueberry muffins – but have you had them with a crumble? berry-muffins

5.  Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Soufflé Recipe

The night-before prep makes this deluxe French toast recipe totally worth it: you’ll be glad you waited for the sweet egg bread to soak up every last drop of buttery overnight goodness (then complemented by a deadly cream cheese and strawberry jam mixture). berry-french-toast

6.  Easy Apple & Strawberry Crisp

There’s a reason you can count this crisp recipe among the classics – the combination of crunchy oat topping and sweet fruit filling never gets old. berry-crisp

7.  Strawberry Salad with Sugared Almonds

Every forkful of this fresh salad makes for a perfect bite: a fork crammed with crisp lettuce, strawberries and sugared almonds. berry-salad

8.  Strawberry Coconut Layer Cake

This dessert emphasizes the importance of adding fruit into our diets.   Fresh strawberries (fruit #1) are nestled between layers of vanilla cake and creamy vanilla frosting, all coated in shredded coconut (another fruit)! berry-coconut-cake

9.  Raspberry Meringue Nests

Meringue nests, with crisp exteriors and soft, light interiors, are packed with a homemade, sweet raspberry filling and finished with an airy pillowy topping. berry-meringue

10.  Raspberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

These crowd pleasing cupcakes are a deadly combination of Raspberry Iced Tea, raspberry jam and white chocolate, resulting in the perfect bite after bite after bite... berry-cupcakes

Bonus: Berry Ice Cubes

Don’t get too hung up on summer coming to a close just yet. By adding blueberries and raspberries to your ice cube trays, this tasty and colorful tip will liven up your summer drinks and remind you that summer ain’t over ‘til we say it’s over. berry-cubes Take advantage of the season and let us know what berry-filled recipe is your favorite in the comment section below!

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