Black Raspberries Now Ripening

If you crave the flavor of Thimbleberry (AKA Black Raspberry), this is time to get ready for picking this delicious wild edible.  While walking along Zim Smith Trail yesterday, I saw this ripening cluster of berries.

Fruit of Thimbleberry (AKA Black Raspberry)

Fruit of Thimbleberry (AKA Black Raspberry)

Adding a handful of these tasty berries atop a cup of yogurt or atop a bowl of ice cream or cereal is a great way to enjoy this wonderful fruit.  If you are feeling more adventuresome, here are a few ideas for you to consider.

Black Raspberry Cobbler

Black Raspberry Chip Ice Cream

Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry Ice Cream

Sugared Black Raspberry Tea Cookies

Black Raspberry Buttermilk Dumplings

Purple Hooter (adult beverage)

Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Black Raspberry Buttercream

Black Raspberry Muffins

Black Raspberry Coffee Cake

Black Raspberry Crumb Bars

Black Raspberry Oat Scones

Black Raspberry Jelly

Black Raspberry Jam

Black Raspberry Cream Pie

Black Raspberry Walnut Torte

Black Raspberry and Sage Honey Tart

miscellaneous Black Raspberry recipes

And, lastly, if you want to try a non-food recipe:  Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter

Happy trails!

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