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Nanny’s Old Fashioned Blackberries and Biscuits

 

In this post I’m sharing the recipe for Nanny’s Old Fashioned Blackberries and Biscuits.

Y’all I have something special to share with you. This old fashioned blackberries and biscuits is a dish my grandmother (Nanny) would make for breakfast during blackberry season.

Back in those days, you couldn’t find berries in the store year round like you do now. Honestly, I don’t even know if berries were sold in stores back then. You had to go out and pick them yourself.

That’s why this was a special treat because it only came around once a year. When the blackberries ripened we would be out picking. Oh how I remember those briar bushes scratching my hands and arms.

Making this dish for breakfast this morning brought back so many memories. It was always one of my favorite meals growing up. That’s why I wanted to share it with y’all!

Fresh blackberries are made into a syrup type sauce and served over fresh buttermilk biscuits. It is truly delicious and I hope you’ll give it a try sometime.

When I was thinking of making this, I couldn’t think of what this dish is really called. I saw one recipe that was labeled stewed blackberries and biscuits. I believe we always just called it blackberries and biscuits. Did you ever have this growing up? If so, what did you call it? I would love to know.

So here’s how to make it……….

Stewed Blackberries and Biscuits

Ingredients

Homemade Southern Buttermilk Biscuits in a sweetgrass basket with cotton flour sack cloth
 
 
I usually get my biscuits into the oven then work on the blackberries.
 
Begin by adding the blackberries to a sauce pan.
 

Cooked Blackberries

 
Stewing blackberries in Biltmore cookware
 
Add the sugar to the berries along with the lemon juice.
 
Next, add the cornstarch to water and whisk to combine. Add to the blackberry mixture.
 
Heat over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
 
Allow to simmer for 10 minutes until it thickens. The liquid will look cloudy but will become a rich berry color once it thickens. Add the butter during the last 2 minutes of cooking and stir until melted to incorporate.
 
Serve spooned over fresh baked biscuits.
 
Blackberry biscuits
 
 

Fresh Biscuits with Summer Berries

 
Old Fashioned Blackberry Dumplings -Nanny's Old Fashioned Blackberries and Biscuits
 
 
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Yield: 8 Servings

Nanny's Old Fashioned Blackberries and Biscuits Recipe

Old Fashioned Blackberry Dumplings

A childhood favorite breakfast with sweetened stewed summer blackberries served over warm homemade buttermilk biscuits.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. or 2 cups Fresh Blackberries
  • 1/2 c Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tbsp. Butter
  • Fresh Buttermilk Biscuits

Instructions

  1. To begin, add the blackberries to a sauce pan.
  2. Next, add the sugar to the berries along with the lemon juice.
    Add the cornstarch to the water and whisk to combine and add to the blackberry mixture. Heat over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes until it thickens.
  3. Add the butter during the last 2 minutes of cooking and stir until melted to incorporate. Serve blackberries and sauce spooned over fresh baked biscuits.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
Nanny's Old Fashioned Blackberries and Biscuits recipe
 

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April M West

Sunday 28th of June 2020

My mom made this for me growing up. Her mom made it and now I make it. We just called it blackberries and biscuits too. Nothing better than a bit of butter melted in that black Berry syrup. She also made me chocolate gravy! Um um good!

Julia Jordan

Monday 29th of June 2020

April, I'm so happy to know that you've grown up and still enjoy this as much as I do. It makes my heart smile. I always think of my nanny when I make it. ~Julia

Beth

Saturday 2nd of February 2019

My southern granny used to make this for us, too; she made the best biscuits I've ever eaten and I always wish I'd learned from her just what her secret was. Just watching her make them would make you gain weight, but eating them was worth every calorie.

Julia Jordan

Sunday 3rd of February 2019

Grandmothers always make the best biscuits! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful memories with us.

Kayleigh | Whisks and Wooden Spoons

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

That looks SO good!

Julia

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

Thank you :)

Miz Helen

Tuesday 16th of May 2017

What a very special treat! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. We will look forward to seeing you again real soon!Miz Helen

Beverly Dellapina

Monday 15th of May 2017

I'm not a big blackberry fan--my favorite berries are black raspberries--but the picture made my mouth water. I think I have to make this!

Julia

Tuesday 16th of May 2017

I love black raspberries too! This dish is from my childhood and blackberries were everywhere for the picking.

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