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August 28, 2010

Blackberries and Sour Cream

 We managed to pick a few gallons of blackberries this year from the local u-pick.  We ate some and froze the rest.  Blackberries don't lend themselves to our usual "berries & milk" dish like strawberries do.  The milk makes them taste bland for some reason.   They are enhanced, on the other hand, by sour cream.


Fresh or frozen blackberries
Real sour cream (should only have 1 ingredient)
Cane sugar (whole cane lends a nice caramel flavor)
Cream of tartar
Pinch of unrefined salt

Mix the sugar and cream of tartar together 1/4 tsp to 1 TBS of sugar and the salt.  Sprinkle over the berries  with a dollop of sour cream or mix with sour cream  and mix into berries like a fruit salad.  I used equal parts sugar to sour cream, about 2 TBS of each for a cup of berries.  Fabulous!

This post part of Two for Tuesday Real Food Blog Hop,   Tuesday Twister


  1. I would never have thought to try sour cream with my blackberries - what a great snack! Thanks for linking this to Two for Tues!

  2. Oh, this reminds me of the clotted cream my English mother used to put on our fruit when I was a kid! Very true that blackberries and milk are blah, but blueberries rock it! Thanks for sharing on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop. Alex@amoderatelife

  3. I bet the tang does make a nice contrast against the berries. Simply delicious! Thanks so much for sharing w/ t4t this week =)

  4. This reminds me of how my grandma would serve fruit with heavy cream for dessert!