Here in Virginia, you’ll find thickets of these sweet-tart fruits in open areas along roads, on walking trails and along sunny streams out in the country. Blackberries typically peak during the summer months of June and July in the South.
As kids, mom used to send us out to find and to pick them. We always managed to bring buckets of berries back to the house. She would lovingly transform all our “hard work” into the most delicious summer dessert ever.
Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this blackberry cobbler is a homemade dessert that seems more like a celebration of summer. This time-tested recipe is so delicious and so easy to make with our Helens Fruit Cobbler Mix. Simply select the very best in-season fruits and follow the recipe below.
1 pkg. Helens Fruit Cobbler Mix
1 stick butter or margarine
1 cup milk
4 cups fresh local blackberries
1 cup sugar
A squeeze or two 1-2 tablespoons worth of fresh lemon juice
In a big bowl, stir together the washed blackberries, lemon juice and sugar. Let berries stand about 20 minutes or until fruit syrup forms. Heat oven to 350°F.
Melt the butter or margarine and pour into an 8 x 12 casserole dish. In another bowl, stir together the cobbler mix and milk. Pour batter into casserole dish, add fruit and syrup and bake in a 350-degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden.
Top the warm dessert with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.