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Delicious Blackberry Bubble-Up, plus 10 Scrumptious Blackberry Recipes

Oh. My. Gosh. Is it as HOT at your place, as it is here? 11 Scrumptious Blackberry RecipesThis is not normal for us in central Kentucky. It’s 97° in the shade on our hilltop, with a heat index of over 108°. We lost half the shade from our only shade tree when the last two storms in the past week or so, took out two big branches of the maple tree. Luckily, neither branch did any damage to anything when they fell.

Anyway…it’s too hot to do much cooking in the house. We snapped all of the beans from the recent harvest and started the slow cooker last night. This morning, it was moved to the porch to finish cooking the beans. Hubby is slow grilling his favorite Slow-Grilled St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs and a big foil pack of our zucchini, squash and onions. I made up some potato salad and we have a little leftover Pickled Cucumbers. We have enough for a couple of days without having to worry about cooking dinner.

Dessert

All that was left was a dessert….it had to be quick & easy, and it had to have blackberries. And it had to be a reasonable size. Hubby doesn’t really have a big sweet tooth. So if I can make a dessert with just four servings (two for tonight and two for tomorrow), we’re both happy.

Blackberries

Blackberry Recipes

It’s Blackberry Season and my canes are producing profusely!

I honestly don’t remember ever eating blackberries until a few years ago. But now that I have my own patch, I’m kept pretty well supplied.  There are plenty of jars of Blackberry preserves and Blackberry syrup on the shelves that were canned last summer, and I still have a couple of gallon bags of berries in the freezer that need to be used before this season’s berries, so I dug up a bunch of recipes to use up some of my frozen blackberries.

Blackberry Bubble-Up Bake

I decided to make this delicious Blackberry Bubble Up. It is so easy to put together and I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand. I have seen it listed as both a breakfast bake and a cobbler-like dessert, so I don’t have to feel guilty if I eat a piece earlier in the day. I tweaked this recipe to use what I had and made a smaller dessert with 4 servings. This recipe called for ricotta cheese, which I very rarely ever have in the house. I did an online search and discovered I could substitute cream cheese.

NOTE: I had large cans of Grands biscuits (with 8 in the tube) in the fridge, so I only used 5 in the dessert and saved 3 to bake for breakfast. They held up fine in a plastic container in the fridge until we baked them. I think you can buy cans with 4 biscuits, or you could make your own biscuit dough and pinch off little pieces.

For a larger dessert to serve 9-12 people, just double the ingredients and bake for 32-38 minutes.

Ingredients:Easy Blackberry Bubble-Up
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 4 or 5 single Pillsbury Grands Biscuits (I used 5 of the eight)
  • 1 cup – 1 & 1/2 cup fresh blackberries (I used 1 & 1/2 cups)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Lightly grease an 8″ x 8″ or 9″ round baking dish
  3. Cut cream cheese into cubes. then place in a large microwave safe bowl
  4. Cover with powdered sugar
  5. Microwave in 15-20 seconds intervals, stirring after each time until smooth and creamy
  6. Stir in milk
  7. Gently fold in blackberries
  8. Cut 4 or 5 biscuits into eight pieces each and lightly stir the biscuit pieces into cream cheese mixture
  9. Scrape the cream cheese and biscuit mixture into baking dish and spread evenly

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and biscuits are done. This dessert is wonderful warmed up and eaten by itself, but it’s also delicious with a scoop of ice cream!

Blackberry Infused Water

I also made up a few quarts jars of Blackberry water. Fruit Infused WaterFruit infused waters are so refreshing. I filled the jars with filtered water, then added 10 or 12 Blackberries. I didn’t have any lemon or lime slices, so I added about a teaspoon of lemon juice. The mint leaves give a nice flavor, too.

Or dress it up by putting several different berries in pretty little bottles for a festive way to drink your water!

Chill the jars and bottles in the fridge overnight. Shake the jar before drinking to mix up the flavors. After drinking the water, leave the fruit in the jar and refill with water. Put back in the fridge for the next day. Discard the fruit after the second day.

11 Scrumptious Blackberry Recipes

The following recipes are some of my favorites. I really like that there are so many ways to include Blackberries

  1. Butter With a Side of Bread     Blackberry Oatmeal Cookies
  2. The Southern Lady Cooks   Blackberry Pound Cake
  3. Southern Made Simple   Blackberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole
  4. Ten June   Easy Fruit {Blackberry} Dumpling Dessert Recipe
  5. Simply Recipes   Blackberry Muffins
  6. Key Ingredient   Homemade Kentucky Blackberry Cobbler
  7. The Recipe Critic   Blackberry Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad
  8. Eat Healthy Eat Happy   Easy Blackberry Vinaigrette
  9. Accidental Happy Baker   Blackberry Monkey Bread
  10. Just a Little Bite   Brie and Blackberry Pastry Bites

That ought to be enough to get started. I already know there’s at least a couple on the list that I will be making several times!

Delicious Blackberry Bubble-Up

Which is your favorite dessert?

Robin

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