It’s the Berries!

It’s The Berries

Tis the season to forage for berries! Here are a couple of ideas for some tasty dishes that will be sure to please any crowd.

Fresh Berry Cobbler

3/4 c. water, 2 tbsp. cornstarch or flour, 1/2 c. sugar, 3 c. berries. Combine water, cornstarch & sugar. Boil & cook 1 minute. Add berries & remove from heat. Pour into 9 inch pie plate. Top with cobbler, which is 1 c. flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/3 c. milk, 3 tbsp. oil. Drop over berries, cook at 425 for 30 mins.  Serve warm.

West Virginia Cream Cheese Berry Cake:

1/3 cup cream cheese
¾ cup sugar, divided
2 egg whites
1 tsp lemon peel
1 cup flour plus 2 tbsp flour
½ tsp baking soda
1/3 cup sour cream
3 cups fresh mixed berries (can be strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries)
1 ½ cups whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat cream cheese and ½ cup sugar till well blended.  Add egg whites and lemon peel.  Mix 1 cup four and  the soda.  Add to cream cheese mixture alternately with sour cream.  Beat well.

Spray 9 inch springform pan with Pam.  Spread cream cheese mixture in bottom and 1” up sides of pan.  Toss 2 cups of berries with ¼ cup sugar and 2 tbsp flour. Spoon over cream cheese.
Bake 40-45 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing rim of pan.  Top with remaining 1 cup berries.  Top each slice with fresh whipped cream.  Makes 12 servings.

Recipes provided by Kay Bess, Fayetteville, WV