What are good recipes using fresh blackberries?

We just went blackberry picking today and now I don't know what to do with all these fresh blackberries. Any yummy recipes outhere?


Asked by nkleintank at 2:56 PM on Jun. 19, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Muffins! Make them like blueberry!

    Answer by metalmomma25 at 3:11 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • Blackberry Cobbler:
    3 c. blackberries
    3/4 c. sugar
    1 c. flour
    1 c. sugar
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 c. milk
    1/4 lb. butter

    Melt butter in 8 x 8 pan. Mix blackberries and 3/4 cup sugar. Mix flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and milk. Pour mixture into melted butter; spread evenly. Pour berry mixture on top. Cake should cover the berries and be golden brown when done.
    Bake at 375 degrees for about 1 hour. Serve warm with milk on top or ice cream.

    Answer by KaroGreenly at 3:40 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • Blackberry Pie Filling:
    5 cups fresh organic blackberries
    1/3 cup sugar (any kind)
    1/4 cup arrowroot powder (or flour)

    Blend butter and flour using a pastry blender. Add salt. Add water as needed. DO NOT use too much water. Dough should form a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
    Preheat oven to 400°F.

    Place the berries in a large bowl. Fold in arrowroot and sugar. Set aside.

    Sprinkle workspace with flour. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Place pie pan on top of rolled out dough. Make sure there is at least 1 1/2 inch past the side of the pie pan on all sides.

    Carefully fold dough in half. Place gently in pie pan and unfold.

    Spread filling in pie pan evenly, smoothing out.

    Bake for 30-40 minutes or until bubbling is visible.

    Let cool for 25-30 minutes before serving.

    Answer by KaroGreenly at 3:41 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • http://allrecipes.com/

    Answer by vbruno at 5:08 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • Try blackberry short cake. Blend some washed blackberries up to a thick pulpy syrup and sweeten to taste. Then what we used to do is pour it over fresh homemade biscuits. Make the biscuts like normal, but add some extra sugar. You could also top with whipped cream, this is really best with homemade whipped cream. Message me if you want the recipe. It is way better for you than cool whip. Also fruit salad is often overlooked.

    Answer by firstimemom4049 at 5:43 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • Blackberry Dumplings
    1 quart fresh or frozen blackberries
    1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
    3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
    1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
    1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    2/3 cup milk cream or whipped cream optional
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a Dutch oven, combine the blackberries, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 ts salt and lemon extract. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, 1 tbsp. sugar, and remaining salt. Add the milk. Stir just until mixed. Dough will be very thick. Drop by tablespoonfuls into six mounds onto the hot blackberry mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes.


    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:03 AM on Jun. 20, 2008

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  • The Blackberry-Lemon variation of this Trifle is absolutely delicious, and it is beautiful, too.
    Decadent Chocolate Trifle
    21 oz package brownie mix, (or 18 ½ oz chocolate cake mix) prepared as directed.
    ½ cup Kahlua (optional)
    Two (3oz. each) boxes instant chocolate pudding, prepared with half&half instead of milk
    16oz container whipped topping or 1 pint heavy cream, whipped
    8 small chocolate covered toffee bars (Skor), frozen and finely chopped or one
    7.5 oz bag of almond brickle chips
    Cut cooled cake into chunks. In glass trifle bowl, layer 1/3 cake, sprinkle with Kahlua, layer 1/3 pudding, 1/3 whipped topping, 1/3 candy chips. Repeat layers two more times.


    Blackberry-lemon-purchased bakery poundcake, lemon pudding, jar lemon curd (found in grocery near jelly), fresh blackberries or blackberry preserves, whipped topping. Save a few berries for garnish.
    This is very easy t

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:08 AM on Jun. 20, 2008

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  • Blackberry cobbler: Get frozen dumplings and frozen biscuts. Macerate blackberries is alot of sugar. (A-LOT of sugar) Using a large deep pot,layer berries, then dumplings. Cook at 375 for about an hour, then top with frozen biscuts. Cook till biscuts brown and rise. Serve with vanilla ice cream

    Answer by bvona at 11:53 PM on Jun. 20, 2008

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  • Go to allrecipes.com and type in "blackberries." Excellent recipes on there. And, you CAN freeze them. Just stick them in a bag or cntainer and freeze...no prep needed. However, they can only be used in syrups and desserts and jellies after that, they will turn mushy when thawed out. We have blackberries by our house too and pick them every year!

    Answer by seakla at 1:07 PM on Jun. 24, 2008

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