4 Mulberry Dessert Recipes

These four delicious mulberry dessert recipes will make the perfect summer treats.

Mulberries are a wonderful example of a multifunctional permaculture plant. Most well-known for their abundance of delicious and nutritious berries, they are also a great shade plant, providing shade in summer and allowing sun in during winter.

If you have a mulberry tree then you may well be swimming in mulberries at this time of year. And what a better time than summer holidays to enjoy mulberries a multiple of ways. Here are four of our favourite mulberry dessert recipes…

Mulberry pie

  • 2 sheets of pastry (shortcrust or puff)
  • 3-4 cups of mulberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Mix together berries, sugar and flour. Place your pastry in the pie dish, and spoon the berry mixture on top. Dot with butter, and add a pastry lid or pastry strips on top if you like. Bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes, then lower the temperature and keep baking for another 30 minutes.

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Mulberry pancakes

Make your usual pancake mix and add mulberries before cooking. Once cooked, top with more mulberries and cream-a-licious.

Mulberry ice cream

  • 3 cups of cream
  • 3 organic free range egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of sugar, honey or other sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of mulberries

Mix together and freeze or add to your icecream maker.

Mulberry smoothie

  • 1 cup of milk or yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup of mulberries
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Blend together. Yum!

And finally…

Dehydrated mulberries

If you have a dehydrator, save your mulberries for later use. We also freeze them in little bags, enough for a breakfast topping.

Harvesting mulberries

Summer is picking time! Mulberries often ripen over an extended period, especially in the cooler climates. They do not ripen further after picking, so only pick fruit which is large and sweet.

Another method of picking is to lay out an old sheet on the ground and shake the branches gently before collecting the fallen fruit.

Be prepared to either net your tree or share your bounty with the birds, who love mulberries as much as we do.

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