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Have some fresh, or frozen, berries? Here are some of 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.

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 location in the United States will have a slightly different berry season, berries are generally in season from spring through summer.

  • 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

four strawberry scones topped with a glaze on a white plate

Small Batch Strawberry White Chocolate Scones

4.95 from 20 votes
Bake heavenly, buttery small batch white chocolate strawberry scones using our simple, fail-proof recipe. Delight your taste buds with these irresistible treats!
Strawberry Scones Recipe
one large blueberry muffin baked in a small ramekin

Blueberry Muffin For One

4.91 from 43 votes
Discover how to make a single, scrumptious mini blueberry muffin with our simple recipe. Enjoy a moist, buttery delight packed with juicy blueberries.
Blueberry Muffin For One Recipe
Dutch Baby Pancake with berries on top in mini skillet.

Blueberry Dutch Baby For One

4.84 from 24 votes
Whip up this easy single serving Blueberry Dutch Baby pancake recipe, filled with vibrant, juicy berries. Perfect for a gourmet breakfast treat at home!
Berry Filled Dutch Baby Recipe
a single strawberry shortcake on a clear plate next to a bowl of strawberries

Strawberry Shortcake For One

4.89 from 18 votes
Indulge in a scrumptious, single serving strawberry shortcake using our foolproof, customizable recipe. Experience dessert bliss in every bite!
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
a small bowl of blueberry crumble topped with whipped cream next to a larger dish of the crumble.

Blueberry Crumble For One

4.85 from 38 votes
Mini blueberry crumble made with a handful of blueberries and topped with a crisp, buttery oat topping. A wonderful single serving dessert! Quick, easy, and so delicious!
Blueberry Crumble For One Recipe
glass dessert dish filled with Strawberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream.

Small Batch Strawberry Ice Cream

4.92 from 12 votes
Make Strawberry Ice Cream with chocolate chunks effortlessly at home without an ice cream maker! This simple, no-churn recipe promises a delightful, creamy treat.
Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
a jar of jam on a kitchen table.

Easy Small Batch Refrigerator Jam

4.89 from 26 votes
Easy small batch refrigerator jam made with just two ingredients. Use blueberries or strawberries and sugar in this quick stovetop recipe.
Small Batch Refrigerator Jam Recipe
a Lemon Blueberry Muffin in a white ramekin.

Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One

4.83 from 23 votes
Big bakery style lemon blueberry muffin – a single muffin loaded with plump, sweet blueberries and tart lemon juice. Baked in a ramekin, it's topped with a sweet and tangy lemon glaze. Perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert.
Lemon Blueberry Muffin Recipe
an avocado salad topped with blueberry vinaigrette on a white plate.

Avocado Salad For One

4.75 from 4 votes
Create a delightful Avocado Salad in minutes! This single serving recipe features creamy avocado, fresh berries, and a homemade blueberry vinaigrette. Perfect for a quick, healthy meal.
Avocado Salad Recipe
a ramekin filled with a small icebox cake topped with blueberries.

Icebox Cake For One

4.60 from 5 votes
Create a delicious single serving Icebox Cake in minutes! This easy recipe features creamy layers, crunchy graham crackers, and fresh berries. Perfect for a quick treat!
Icebox Cake For One Recipe
baked oatmeal with blueberries in a square white baking dish.

Baked Oatmeal For One

4.95 from 38 votes
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 serve breakfast is baked in one pan for easy cleanup.
Baked Oatmeal For One Recipe
blueberry coffee cake with a glaze on a silver tray next to a floral napkin

Mini Blueberry Coffee Cake

4.90 from 19 votes
Make an easy, delightful single serve mini Blueberry Coffee Cake filled with juicy blueberries. Perfect for a quick breakfast or a sweet treat.
Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe
Knickerbocker Glory Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

Knickerbocker Glory

5 from 4 votes
Enjoy an easy-to-make, delightful Knickerbocker Glory at home! This recipe guides you through creating a classic British dessert with your favorite flavors.
Knickerbocker Glory Recipe
a blue bowl filled with watermelon sorbet surrounded by fresh strawberries on a wooden table

Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet For One

4.93 from 14 votes
Whip up a refreshing Watermelon Sorbet with strawberries! Easy, fruity recipe for a perfect summer treat. Cool down and indulge in natural sweetness!
Watermelon Sorbet Recipe

In addition to these wonderful single serving berry recipes, we also love adding berries as a topping to our pancakes for one and no-bake 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

Steps

  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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