A single blackberry, when ripe to perfection, has so much flavor: it's sweet like jam and just melts in your mouth. But not all blackberries are created equal -- some can be pretty tart. (Blackberries directly from the farmer's market will usually be sweeter than the supermarket kind.) If you find yourself stuck with sour blackberries, we suggest you sweeten them by making a dessert. Blackberries also taste great in savory recipes, especially if there's cheese involved.

These summer berries are at their peak between June and September, depending on where you are in the country, so right about now is the time to reacquaint yourself with this special fruit. We have a number of blackberry recipes that will make any and all blackberries shine -- like cobblers, jams and so much more. Some even combine the berries with other fruit, like our plum-blackberry sorbet, for some amazing results.

Here are 47 blackberry recipes that will remind you why you love this beautiful berry, and why summer really is the sweetest season.

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  • Red White and Blue Salad

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  • Yoghurt With Toasted Buckwheat, Mint, Berry + Pomegranate Salad

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  • Quinoa Fruit Salad With Honey Lime Dressing

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/quinoa-fruit-salad-with-honey-lime-dressing/" target="_blank">Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod</a></strong>

  • Blood Orange Salad With Olives

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  • Blueberry Peach Fruit Salad With Thyme

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  • Avocado, Strawberry, And Mango Salad

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  • Berries In Chocolate Bowls

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/02/berries-with-chocolate-bowls.html" target="_blank">Berries In Chocolate Bowls recipe from A Beautiful Mess</a></strong> Yep. Just add chocolate. Instantly un-sucky fruit salad.

  • Watermelon And Goat Cheese Salad With A Verbena Infused Vinaigrette

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/292-watermelon-and-goat-cheese-salad-with-a-verbena-infused-vinaigrette" target="_blank">Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad with a Verbena Infused Vinaigrette recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Crook's Corner's Green Peach Salad

    <strong>Get <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/13549-crook-s-corner-s-green-peach-salad" target="_blank">Crook's Corner's Green Peach Salad recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Goat Cheese Stuffed Fig, Melon And Prosciutto Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodiecrush.com/2013/08/goat-cheese-stuffed-fig-melon-and-prosciutto-salad/" target="_blank">Goat Cheese Stuffed Fig, Melon and Prosciutto Salad recipe from Foodie Crush</a></strong>

  • Mango, Melon Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/17356-mango-melon-salad" target="_blank">Mango, Melon Salad recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Plum Avocado Summer Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/6130-plum-avocado-summer-salad" target="_blank">Plum Avocado Summer Salad recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Grape Salad with Toasted Garlic, Basil and Feta

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/19358-grape-salad-with-toasted-garlic-basil-and-feta" target="_blank">Grape Salad with Toasted Garlic, Basil and Feta recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Strawberry Mango Jicama Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/strawberry-mango-jicama-salad-recipe/" target="_blank">Strawberry Mango Jicama Salad recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod</a></strong>

  • Fresh Fruit Salad With Honey Lime Syrup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://passthesushi.com/fresh-fruit-salad-with-honey-lime-syrup/" target="_blank">Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Syrup recipe from Pass The Sushi</a></strong>

  • Tomato, Peach, & Burrata Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/tomato-peach-burrata-salad/" target="_blank">Tomato, Peach, & Burrata Salad recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod</a></strong>

  • Tropical Fruit Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/tropical-fruit-salad_n_1055896.html" target="_blank">Tropical Fruit Salad</a> recipe</strong>