Raspberries Fresh from Farmers Market

These berries are sweet, delicate and tart
Fresh picked raspberries in individual containers

Summer farmers markets are a great place to find sweet, delicate and tart fresh raspberries. Raspberries can be used in various recipes or simply washed and eaten.

Here are some ideas to use fresh raspberries:

  • Raspberries make a great addition to plain low-fat yogurt for a pop of added color.
  • Add a few on top of pancakes or French toast.
  • Add some to your favorite smoothie recipe.
  • Enjoy them all by themselves (washed first, of course).

Raspberries are more fragile than other fruits and should be eaten within a day or two of purchasing. Make sure to check them over and toss any berries that show signs of mold.

Featured Recipe

Berry Pots

Makes 4

Ingredients:

1 cup mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, or any combo)

3 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons whole wheat white flour

Pinch of cinnamon

Topping Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter, softened

1 tablespoon canola oil

2 tablespoons sugar (brown or white sugar)

¼ cup whole wheat white flour

¼ cup nuts, optional (chopped pecans, hazelnuts, or almonds)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. If using strawberries, cut in half (or same size as rest of berries). Place all fruit in bowl.
  3. In another bowl combine the sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
  4. Add berries and gently toss to coat.
  5. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
  6. Fill four of the cups in the muffin tin with the berry mixture.
  7. Using one of the bowls, mix all topping ingredients together with a fork until crumbly.
  8. Press topping on top of each of the four berry mixtures in the muffin tins. Fill any empty tins with a little water.
  9.  Bake for 25 minutes or until berry pots are bubbling and the top starts to brown.

Nutrition Facts Label for Berry Pots Recipe