Raspberry Recipes

Local people in Fife are always looking for raspberry recipes as strawberries and raspberries are grown widely in the area and indeed many people grow their own. There are farms where you can go and 'Pick Your Own', or buy them already in the Punnets. One of my favourite place to go is Cairnie Farm near Cupar, where you can pick-you-own or just the most delicious soft fruit. I'm afraid I just buy them from the store. By the way they also have a lovely restaurant/coffee shop that is well worth a visit.

There is nothing nicer in a warm sunny day than having a bowl of refreshing raspberries. But if you have surplus, what do you do with them? Here are a few raspberry recipes that I have used such as the jam which is wonderful served with Scones or Scotch Pancakes

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Raspberry Raspberries

But if I tempted you on the Scotch pancake page to make that easy treat and serve with homemade raspberry jam - then try the jam recipe below which is one of the easy raspberry recipes to add to your repetoire.

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Easy Raspberry Jam Recipe


4lb/2kilos Raspberries
4lb/2kilos sugar


  • Simmer the fruit very gently in a pan, in their own juices for about15-20 mins until they're soft.

  • Remove pan from cooker and add sugar, stirring, then gently heating until dissolved.

  • Bring to the boil.

  • Boil hard for about 3-5 minutes but start testing if it's set at around 3 mins.

  • Sometimes you have to boil for longer if the fruit is not very good quality or very wet.

  • Pour into warm, sterilised jars

  • Leave to cool, then cover seal

  • Store in a dark cupboard for up to 6 months - (although I doubt if it will stay there that long!)

Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Jam

One of our most famous raspberry recipes is a delicious dessert which includes not only raspberries, but other typically Scottish ingredients such as oats, malt whisky and heather honey is Crannachan (or Cranachan).

Another famous raspberry recipe is Tipsy Laird a delicious whisky trifle (similar to sherry trifle) which is traditionally served at a Burns Supper.

However, it is believed that this classic Crannachan pudding was made originally to celebrate the Harvest festival.



1lb/500g raspberries
6 tbsp whisky
3oz/75g pinhead oatmeal
6 tbsp malt whisky
3 Tbs Heather Honey
1pt/600 ml Double cream


  • Spread oatmeal on a baking sheet and toast in a medium oven until crisp for 3-6 minutes.

  • Be careful they don't burn.

  • Leave cool.

  • Whip the cream until it is thick but not stiff.

  • Blend all the raspberries (except 2 which are for decoration) until they form a smooth purée.

  • Combine oatmeal, whisky, honey and cream and raspberries.

  • Spoon the mixture into tall glasses

  • Chill for an hour or two before serving.

Just before serving, decorated if you wish with freshly whipped cream, a few fresh raspberries and drizzled with a wee bit honey.


Rasberry Dessert

Quick Baked Bananas with Raspberries
(Serves 4)


8oz/200gm Fresh rasperries
4 bananas
8 tbs Orange Juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 C

  • Peel the bananas, cut in half lengthways.

  • Place each banana on a piece of foil that is big enough to cover it during cooking.

  • Divide the raspberries between the four banana parcels

  • Spoon 2 tbs of orange juice over each one

  • Enclose the fruit in the foil parcels

  • Place on a baking tray and bake for around 15 minutes

  • Remove from the oven and serve.

  • This is one of those delicious raspberry recipes that you can eat on its own or with ice cream or fresh cream.

    Raspberry recipes can be so simple - one you could try this sauce - ideal for ice cream or pouring over other desserts:-

    Quick Raspberry Sauce


    8 oz/250gm fresh raspberries
    3 oz/75gm caster sugar
    Sqeeze of lemon Juice


    Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend!!

    I DID say it was 'quick'!

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