You already know I have been testing out savory berry recipes — like pulled pork with blackberries — all Summer long, and I've come to the conclusion that you can’t go wrong with pork and a fruity sauce. They seem to nearly always be a match made in heaven. I couldn't resist trying another simple, seasonal BBQ recipe of pork tenderloin with a spicy blackberry glaze.
Although the original recipe called for blackberry jam, I decided to make a quick jam with fresh blackberries and used this as the base of the sauce. When I tasted the finished sauce alone (as any good cook would do), I thought it was a touch too vinegary, but once paired with the pork, it was simply perfect. If you are tired of hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, spice it up with this recipe.
This year, I haven't been able to resist making savory berry recipes: first strawberry spaghetti, then cherry-stuffed tenderloin and blueberry-glazed ribs. And, in my desire to incorporate blackberries into an entrée, I came up with this recipe for pulled pork sandwiches using a blackberry purée. Not only do the ingredients make this dish perfect for the Summer season, but it won't heat up your kitchen because it's cooked over low heat in a slow cooker.
Over the course of eight hours, blackberries, hot sauce, ketchup, vinegar, and garlic meld together to become a sweet and tangy condiment that not only highlights the pork roast's natural flavor, but is less aggressively syrupy than traditional barbecue sauce. If you're interested in the recipe, read more.
I couldn't make a margarita without fresh lime juice, so I set out to create a blackberry-lemon cocktail. Gin was my base spirit, although you could substitute vodka. The resulting concoction hit the spot. It was fruity and boozy in the best kind of way. Want to see what I came up with? You know what to do: keep reading!
I'm starting things off with a dessert that treasures blackberries at their freshest. I've got a weakness for whipped English desserts with funny names — and who can resist something called a fool? Don't skimp on the Calvados, as the boozy bitterness of the apple brandy adds a nice counterpoint to the otherwise sweet fruit dessert.
For the recipe — which only has four ingredients! — keep reading.
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