Using Your Berries


Freezing Fresh Blackberries

  • Wash berries in vinegar water - ratio is 1 cup vinegar to 1 gallon of water.  Let them sit in the water for 10 minutes and then remove.  No need to rinse.  
  • Lay out to dry
  • Place on cookie sheet in single layer
  • Place in freezer until frozen solid 
  • Place desired quantities in bags
  • Enjoy!

Blackberry Pie - Maryland Home Extension Services

1  - 9" deep dish pie shell


3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup flour

1/8 tsp salt

2 large eggs, beaten slightly

1/2 cup regular sour cream (not reduced fat)


1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Filling - Combine sugar, flour, and salt.  Add beaten eggs and sour cream and stir until blended.  Place berries in the pie shell.  Pour egg mixture over berries.  Do not pour higher than the bottom of the inner crust because the filling will puff up. 

Topping - Combine sugar and flour in bowl.  Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Distribute evenly over top of pie.

Place on foil lined cookie sheet.  Bake  about 50 minutes or until top starts to brown.  If necessary cover crust edges to prevent burning.  


Blackberry Cobbler

1 stick butter (not margarine)

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups self rising flour

1 1/2  cups of milk (or one can of evaporated milk)

4 cups of fresh blackberries

Melt butter in 350 degree oven in 9 x 13 pan.

Mix sugar and flour in bowl.

When butter is melted add milk to sugar-flour mixture and stir until combined.

Pour sugar-flour-milk mixture over melted butter.  DO NOT STIR.

Place blackberries througout the mixture.  DO NOT STIR.

Bake at 350 for 50 - 55 minutes.