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Best Single Serving Berry Recipes

Berry season is here and we've gathered our favorite single serving berry recipes. From cobblers to crisps, from small batch jams and sauces, to berry filled baked goods, you're sure to find a few wonderful new berry recipes to try.

A strawberry shortcake on a plate with sliced strawberries and whipped cream plated next to a small bowl of strawberries and whipped cream.

Berry season is here and there's nothing I love more than recipes loaded with fresh berries. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries have made an appearance in our local markets and I couldn't be happier.

When Is Berry Season?

Although every state will have a slightly different berry season, berries are generally in season from spring through summer.

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  • Strawberries: April through June
  • Blueberries: Late May through October
  • Blackberries: June through August
  • Raspberries: May through September
  • Boysenberries: Late June through early August

What To Do With A Handful Of Berries

Such versatile fruits, berries are lovely in crumbles and crisps, in shortcakes and jams, and even tossed onto your favorite salads.

Take a look at our roundup of single serving berry recipes and be sure to let us know your favorite ways to incorporate berries into recipes.

Be sure to read how to wash and freeze berries below.

Berry Recipes

Small Batch Strawberry White Chocolate Scones

Soft, buttery Small Batch Strawberry White Chocolate Scones made with fresh strawberries. These fruit filled scones are perfect for breakfast or dessert and are so easy to make. This recipe will give you 4 lovely scones.
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Small Batch Strawberry White Chocolate Scones | One Dish Kitchen

Blueberry Muffin For One

This big, bakery style Blueberry Muffin is loaded with plump, sweet blueberries and can be baked in a ramekin. It’s got a tender texture and wonderful buttery flavor. If you love blueberries, you’ll be glad to know that you’re likely to find juicy blueberries in every single bite!
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blueberry muffin

Berry Filled Dutch Baby (Puffed Pancake) | Single Serving

Berry filled Dutch Baby a cross between a pancake and a crepe and is perfect for breakfast or dessert. Single serving recipe when making breakfast for one.
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Dutch Baby Pancake with berries on top in mini skillet

Strawberry Shortcake For One

Easy recipe for Strawberry Shortcake For One, the perfect size to satisfy a sweet tooth. One homemade shortcake biscuit sliced in half and filled with sliced strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Ready in minutes!
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Strawberry Shortcake For One | One Dish Kitchen

Mini Blueberry Crumble

Single serving Blueberry Crumble made with a handful of blueberries and a crisp oat topping. A wonderful single serving dessert! Quick, easy, and so delicious!
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Blueberry Crumble For One | onedishkitchen.com

No-Churn Strawberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Easy to make, rich and creamy No-Churn Strawberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream. The perfect no-churn, no-cook, incredibly delicious ice cream recipe.
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A bowl of strawberry ice cream | One Dish Kitchen

Easy Small Batch Refrigerator Jam (Blueberry or Strawberry)

Easy small batch refrigerator jam made with just two ingredients. Use blueberries or strawberries and sugar in this quick stovetop recipe.
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jar of blueberry jam

Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One

Big bakery style Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One. A single muffin loaded with plump, sweet blueberries and tart lemon juice. Baked in a ramekin, this perfectly sweet muffin is topped with a sweet and tangy lemon glaze. Perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert.
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Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One | One Dish Kitchen

Avocado Salad Recipe With Blueberry Vinaigrette

This Avocado Salad recipe is a Panera copycat recipe. Salad greens topped with berries, chopped pecans, and Feta cheese, then topped with a delightful blueberry vinaigrette. This single serving salad is easy to make and can be ready in minutes!
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Avocado Salad with Berries | One Dish Kitchen

Icebox Cake For One

The best single serving icebox cake recipe! So easy to make and the perfect size for one person. It's a light, no-bake cake made with a sweet cream filling and berries layered over graham crackers.
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slice of icebox cake with blueberries on glass plate

Baked Oatmeal For One

This Easy Baked Oatmeal is the best way to start your day! It's almost like eating a warm oatmeal cookie in a bowl. Naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup and filled with blueberries or your favorite fruit. This single serving breakfast is baked in one pan for easy cleanup.
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baked oatmeal with berries in bowl

Coffee Cake Recipe For One

This buttery, berry topped coffee cake recipe is ideal for times when you'd like a little something sweet. Easy to make and the perfect size for one person. Perfect for breakfast or dessert and will surely satisfy a sweet tooth.
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Berry Topped Coffee Cake For One | One Dish Kitchen

Best Knickerbocker Glory For One

Knickerbocker Glory Recipe, scoops of ice cream, fruit, whipped cream and raspberry coulis come together in this delicious British treat.
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Knickerbocker Glory Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet For One

Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet Recipe For One made with watermelon, strawberries and honey. This 3-ingredient sorbet is easy to make, healthy and no ice cream maker necessary.
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Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet For One | One Dish Kitchen

In addition to these wonderful single serving berry recipes, we also love adding berries as a topping to pancakes, cakes, and cheesecake.

How To Wash Berries

It's best not to wash berries until right before you are ready to use them, or they can get mushy.

  • Gently rinse the berries in under cool running water. Be extra careful with delicate blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
  • Fill a big bowl with about 8 cups of water, add in 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, let the berries soak for about 15 minutes, gently rinse and air dry or pat dry with a kitchen towel.

How To Freeze Berries

If you've got plenty of fresh berries and would like to extend their shelf life, consider freezing them. When frozen properly, berries will retain their delicious juicy flavor for months.

You will need:

  • a rimmed baking sheet
  • freezer bags
  • a freezer


  1. Pick through the berries and make sure there are no stems, unripe or damaged berries in the mix.
  2. Rinse the berries in cool water and dry thoroughly. You can either pat them dry with a dry kitchen towel or with paper towels.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and place the berries on the sheet in a single layer.
  4. Place them in the freezer until they are completely frozen, usually a few hours or overnight.
  5. Transfer the berries to a resealable plastic storage bag, forcing as much air out of the bag as possible before sealing it.
  6. Store the frozen berries in the freezer until you are ready to use them. Frozen berries will keep for up to 6 months.

Tips For Freezing Berries

  • If you're freezing strawberries, hull the berries (remove the green caps) before freezing.
  • Measure the berries with a measuring cup as you put them in the freezer bags and write the amount in cups on each bag. This way, when you need berries for a recipe, you will know how many you have available to use.

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