There is nothing sweeter than enjoying a bowl of fresh raspberries. They’re sweet, juicy, and packed with antioxidants and nutrients. There is an abundance of raspberries this time of year, making it the perfect time to incorporate this delicious fruit into your baking. Salsa, spoonbread, salads, and desserts will taste even better when enhanced with raspberry flavor. Raspberries will quickly become your go-to fruit after preparing these 7 rich and flavorful recipes.
1. Raspberry Spoonbread
Spoonbread is a Southern favorite that’s a combination of a soufflé and cornbread. Sweet summer raspberries and maple syrup work together to sweeten the spoonbread, while the cornmeal provides a perfect texture. EatingWell‘s recipe yields 8 servings, with each containing 257 calories and 6 grams of fat.
- 1 cup cornmeal, preferably stone-ground (medium or finely ground)
- 1 cup nonfat or low-fat buttermilk
- ⅔ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs, separated
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 cups raspberries, divided
- 8 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek-style yogurt
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish (or other 2-quart ovenproof dish) with cooking spray. Combine cornmeal, buttermilk, maple syrup, butter, and salt in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and thickens. Remove from the heat. Whisk egg yolks in a large bowl. Whisking constantly so the eggs won’t scramble, add ½ cup of the hot cornmeal mixture until completely combined. Scrape in the remaining cornmeal mixture and whisk until smooth. Whisk in flour and vanilla until smooth.
Beat egg whites in another large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually sprinkle in sugar, continuing to beat until soft glossy peaks form. Fold the whites into the cornmeal mixture. Fold in 2 cups raspberries. Spoon the batter into the prepared dish. Bake until puffed, golden brown on top and the center is set, 35 to 40 minutes. The spoonbread will be slightly wobbly and soft when it is completely cooked. Let cool for 20 minutes. Serve warm, topped with some of the remaining raspberries and yogurt.