Roasted Summer Berries

roasted summer berries recipe

Well, it has been quite a week. I had a great trip to Chicago to become a Verizon Savvy Gourmet Blogger. I fell in love with Chicago, and need to get back there STAT to fully explore. While I was making my way back to NJ, my husband called to tell me that my mom’s house where we are staying was a casualty of a crazy storm. To make a long story short, we are very lucky that everyone was safe and even though we lost some rather large trees, the house has little structural damage. My neighbors, well, that rather large tree is still sitting on their roof.

It could not have come at a better time that I have started working with Verizon. While I was in Chicago, I was lucky enough to be given a Motorola Droid Xyboard. One of the things I learned while meeting with the Verizon people is that in most emergency situations, Verizon devices do not lose their signal. I was not comfortable staying in the house with the kids, I could rough it without power, but there were so many lines down, that it made me nervous. So I put the kids in the car and headed to my best friend’s house in Connecticut. At this very moment, my Xyboard is my own personal hotspot! It is the most amazing feature. I am able to use all of my devices and not have to worry about finding a wi-fi connection, because I have one of my very own. Amazing. And this week, it has truly kept me in touch with my family who are semi-homeless until the power is restored (hopefully by the 6th) and we can all move back in. I even got to go around the annoying hotspots that airports have that try to charge you to check your email while waiting for a flight. Even better still, my friend who I am staying with moved into this house a week ago, and has no Internet connection yet, but because of my Xyboard and my amazing 4G LTE connection, we are all connected to the Internet. I am grateful to have friends that are willing to take in me and my 3 crazy children while we wait for the lights to go back on. In the meantime, I am grateful for the workers in NJ that have been working around the clock trying to get our power back.

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It is hard to even call this a recipe it is so easy, but it is the thing that I have made the most lately. After the success of my roasted strawberries, I got the idea to save some berries that were looking less than perfect. I had some black raspberries, red raspberries, and blueberries and did nothing more than sprinkle some sugar on them and add a vanilla bean before I put it in the oven. After an hour the house smelled amazing, and the berries had softened and made a thick syrup. I served the berries in a pretty champagne glass and added just a touch of vanilla ice cream. When I say a touch, I mean a touch, and if I say that you know that these berries are wonderful all on their own. The ice cream melts over the warm berries and everyone at the table is happy. If you should have any leftover, this was heavenly over my waffle the next day. And I think that it would be a beautiful thing to stir into some yogurt or add to a smoothie. Seriously, don’t toss the berries, roast them.

roasted summer berries recipe1/2 pint black raspberries
1/2 pint red raspberries
1 pint blueberries
1 vanilla bean, seeded and scraped
3 Tablespoons sugar

roasted summer berries recipeRinse the berries and put in an oven safe casserole dish. Add the vanilla bean and add the pod to the dish. Sprinkle with sugar. Give a toss.

roasted summer berries recipeRoast in a preheated 400 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. The berries will break down and make a thick syrup.

roasted summer berries recipeServe with some vanilla ice cream.

roasted summer berries recipe

roasted summer berries recipe

Roasted Summer Berries

Yield: serves 4

Roasted Summer Berries - Berries and cream, just elevated. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness in the berries. A great way to use less than perfect berries.


  • 1/2 pint black raspberries
  • 1/2 pint red raspberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeded and scraped
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar


  1. Rinse the berries and put in an oven safe casserole dish. Add the vanilla bean and add the pod to the dish. Sprinkle with sugar. Give a toss.
  2. Roast in a preheated 400 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. The berries will break down and make a thick syrup.
  3. Serve with some vanilla ice cream.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g


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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. June g.

    I have all of those berries in the fridge just waiting to get hot, hot, hot:)

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  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This looks seriously delicious! Love this!

    1. bakedbree

      You will love this recipe Katrina! It almost becomes a sauce, and it is good. I have been making this about once a week.

  3. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    So glad you had fun in Chicago! And these berries look absolutely amazing. I need to try roasting. πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Ali! Try it, they become thick and syrupy and so good!

  4. Melissa from the Blue House

    OOOH this looks delicious! My favorite desserts are made of berries.

    1. bakedbree

      I am really starting to love fresh fruit desserts. I used to think that dessert had to be a cake or something, but I am really starting to appreciate a simple fruit dessert.

  5. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    Thank goodness you and your family are safe! I keep hearing stories about the bad whether out east and my sympathies go out to everyone who have dealt with fallen trees and other travesties! Your roasted berry recipe is completely perfect for me…we typically do pretty light desserts in my house and fresh steamy sweet berries with yummy fresh vanilla sound awesome! Plus the little scoops of vanilla ice cream give it such a nice creaminess. Have a happy 4th!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Julia! You will love this recipe then.

  6. Carla @ Carlas Confections

    Im so glad you and your family are safe! These summer berries look so refreshing and sweet πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Carla! You are so sweet.

  7. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    These look awesome Bree! I can imagine these on pancakes, shortcake and of course the ice cream looks amazing too! Happy 4th to you and your family!!

    1. bakedbree

      Me too! I have been eating them straight out of the jar! Happy 4th to yours as well!

  8. mild

    uuuhh… that looks so delicious! can i have some?:D

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  9. Jacqueline @howtobeagourmand

    Divine and scrumptious! I’ve never heard them called Black Raspberries before πŸ™‚
    In Scotland they are called Brambles and in England they are called Blackberries. And when they are roasting, the aroma from the kitchen assures you that all are in for a treat! Perfect when served with vanilla ice cream πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      These actually are raspberries that are black. We have blackberries too. They are pretty hard to find, but when I do, I have to have them.

  10. Sarah

    Thank you, Bree! I was looking all over Pinterest, instagram and the internet for a no-crust baked berry dish. I had some cherries that were looking a little sad, and a bag of frozen berries, so I roasted them together. (Since it’s the New Year, I tried adding a little fruit juice and lemon juice instead of sugar — but I am not a cook. Any suggestions on how to tweak this recipe?) Thanks again!

    1. bakedbree

      The sugar does more than sweeten, it also thickens. So you might have to be okay with wetter berries.

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