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Monday, July 14, 2008

Bumbleberry Preserves

Bumbleberry is an old-fashioned name for
something made with several varieties of berries.

I'm still picking daily, so I thought I'd make some preserves using red raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. The preserves were delicious on scratch buttermilk biscuits, which nicely rounded out our supper of grilled salmon on a bed of greens from the garden. I had a second one for dessert! :) Maybe a bumbleberry pie will be next!

The basic recipe is 1 lb. fruit, 1 c sugar, 1/4 c water and 1/2 t cinnamon.

Simmer on low one hour.

30 comments:

  1. Oh! Your photograph of that biscuit with the melting butter and amazing preserves is AWARD winning! I can almost taste it!!

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  4. Betsy, you have the most fabulous pictures of food! I'll bet your kitchen and house always smell so good. Where do you pick berries? Are you growing them? I have to chime in with Jill, but I'll try not to say it 3 times. I love the biscuit. Yummy for the Tummy. You are always so sweet in your comments on my blog. I think of you and the boys from time to time during the day and pray for you. Love ya, Trish

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  5. Jill ~ Thanks! They were yummy! Do you have any wild berries out there on the new homestead?

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  6. Trish ~ talk about sweet and encouraging. You do not know how badly I needed to hear your kind words right at this moment.

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  7. Please come cook dinner for me! Gorgeous, and my mouth is watering.

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  8. You are not going to believe this, but I made bumbleberry jam today, too! Only I didn't know that's what it is called! Mine was made with cherries, blackberries and raspberries.

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  9. MG ~ I'd love to come down south and be the chef while the Mod family had their month of relaxation and renovation! :) Ooohh....I'm ready...just say when! :)

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  10. Willow ~ If we said "jinx" every time something like this happened, one of us wouldn't be speaking most of the time! :) Too funny!
    Yes, I read last week in a berry cookbook about bumbleberry! Yours sounds great with the cherries. :)
    And..I just used your plum butter recipe. Is that what you did?

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  11. i've never had bumbleberry but it looks scrumptious!! and a pie made with this would be too, too yummy!!!

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  12. Oh my, I was OK until I got to the last picture and then my mouth watered inside and I got instantly hungry and lusted after your biscuit.

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  13. Another mouth-watering post. Wow, you are so industrious and productive...enjoy the 'fruits' of your labour!

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  14. Abe ~ I bet Patty makes a mean buttermilk biscuit, too! :) Are your blackberries ripe yet?

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  15. Trish ~ I'm picking in my back yard...that's the best part of it all! :)

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  16. Julie ~ thank you, yes...a pie would be wonderful!


    Lavinia ~ it has been nice to have the berries in our yard. I've enjoyed them even more than I expected!

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  17. This looks wonderful! I could sure go for some Bumbleberry preserves with a scone and a cuppa..Ooh...The pie in the previous post looks delecatble, too...I love pies much more than cakes but I wouldn't turn down either:-)...I'm with Nana Trish, your photography is amazing!

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  18. Oh..Those are pecan bars! I've had pecan pie on my mind for days now and will probably start dreaming of one! Hum....perhaps I need to get motivated to make one?

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  19. Heavenly day! I can just about smell the hot buttered biscuit and delicious warm preserves....my oh my Betsy....I'm thinking you need to have your own reality show..."In The Kitchen With Betsy"...it could happen :)

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  20. Rebecca ~ I made those pecan bars because I was craving pecan pie...easier and faster....and they really hit the spot!

    Yes, these preserves would be great on a scone...yummy!

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  21. Deedee ~ I don't know about a cooking show, but I have always had a dream of a little dessert shop! I have a thing for those old fashioned glass display cases filled with all kinds of treats and the tall cake domes...that sounds so fun to me!

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  22. Ok, I'm just drooling here!

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  23. Those are "unfair" pictures! The deserts look great. I love berries....especially fresh blue berries! I have a customer in NW Washington State that keeps me supplied durring the late summer months. What a treat.

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  24. Strider ~ fresh blueberries from Washington...you just can't beat that! You can stock your freezer!

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  25. Great photos. I love bumbleberry too.

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  26. YUMMY! I'm glad I didn't see this until the evening because it would have made me ravenous all day!

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  27. Hey, welcome Bumblevee! Yes, I can see why it's your fav! :)

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