Recipes

Summer fruit is delicious eaten with just a little sugar and cream – but why stop there? There are lots of ways to make the most of the British summer crops.

We’ve shared our favourite recipes, from the classic summer pudding to gooseberry cake and redcurrant coulis. We’ve also shared some broad bean recipes to give you ideas on how to use this versatile summer vegetable.

Many desserts taste just as good made later in the year with freshly frozen fruit, so stock up the freezers and revive the summer flavours throughout the year.

Do let us know if you have a favourite recipe you’d be happy to share here.

Click on your favourite fruit to see recipes or browse the full recipe list below.

StrawberriesRaspberriesFreshly picked gooseberriesRedcurrantsBlackcurrantsBroad beans

Bacon chop with gooseberry cider sauce

Bacon chop with cider gooseberry sauce

Blackcurrant cake

Blackcurrant cake

Blackcurrant cheesecake

Blackcurrant focaccia Sun Inn Dedham

Blackcurrant focaccia

Blackcurrant swirly meringues

Blackcurrant swirly meringues

Broad bean and pancetta risotto

Broad bean mint cakes

Broad bean mint cakes

Broad bean salad with pumpkin seeds and feta

Broad bean salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and feta

Broad bean, mint and ricotta bruschette

Broad bean, mint and ricotta bruschette

Gooseberry elderflower jelly

Elderflower jelly with gooseberries

Frozen strawberry parfait recipe

Frozen strawberry parfait

Frozen summer berries with hot white chocolate sauce

Gooseberry almond oat crumble

Gooseberry and chilli relish

Gooseberry and chilli relish

Gooseberry elderflower compote with semifreddo

Gooseberry and elderflower compote with zabaglione semifreddo

Gooseberry and fennel jelly

Gooseberry and fennel jelly

Gooseberry mint mojito

Gooseberry and mint cordial mojito

Gooseberry and sage sauce

Gooseberry and sage sauce

Gooseberry cake slice

Gooseberry cake

Gooseberry chutney for cheese

Gooseberry chutney for cheese

Gooseberry fool dessert

Gooseberry fool

Gooseberry ice cream

Gooseberry ice cream

Gooseberry pie

Gooseberry pie

Homemade raspberry jam

Homemade jam

Hot gooseberry and ginger sauce

Hot gooseberry and ginger sauce

Blackcurrant and lemon curd cake

Lemon curd and blackcurrant cake

broad bean halloumi salad

Minted broad beans with fried halloumi

nigella no fuss fruit tart

Nigella’s no fuss fruit tart

One-minute strawberry ice cream

Orange shortbread with strawberries

Orange shortbread with sauce melba and strawberries

Broad bean and pea frittatas

Pea and broad bean fritters

Radish and broad bean salad

Raspberry cheesecake

Raspberry cheesecake

Raspberry clafoutis dessert

Raspberry clafoutis

Raspberry dark chocolate brownies

Raspberry dark chocolate brownies

Raspberry sauce with flourless chocolate cake

Raspberry sauce and flourless chocolate cake

Raspberry tiramisu

Redcurrant and strawberry cheesecake tart

Redcurrant and strawberry cheesecake tart

A slice of rhubarb and strawberry pie

Rhubarb and strawberry pie

Roasted strawberry ginger ricotta cheesecake slice

Roasted strawberry and ginger ricotta cheesecake

Slice of Russian raspberry pudding

Russian raspberry pudding

Blackcurrant ice cream

Simple fruit ice cream

Strawberries and balsamic vinegar

Strawberry and white peach jam

Strawberry and white peach jam

Strawberry granita

Strawberry granita

Strawberry lemonade with agave nectar

Strawberry lemonade ice lollies

Strawberry mallow mousse

Strawberry mallow mousse

Homemade strawberry mint lemonade

Strawberry mint lemonade

Strawberry rhubarb crumble bars

Strawberry rhubarb crumble bars

Strawberry summer cake

Strawberry summer pudding

Strawberry summer pudding

Strawberry, goats cheese and quinoa salad

Strawberry, goats cheese and quinoa salad

Summer fruit terrine recipe

Summer fruit terrine

Summer pudding

Summer pudding

Vanilla roasted strawberries with yoghurt

Vanilla roasted strawberries

Strawberry recipes

Raspberry recipes

Gooseberry recipes

Redcurrant recipes

Blackcurrant recipes

Broad bean recipes