Aunt Joshia Mae's Blackberry Doobie

Jamallah Bergman Recipe

By Jamallah Bergman pmyodb1

6 to 8

Now I like the strange and unusual when it comes to things. And when I read this recipe, I had to do a double take cause I was wondering to myself, "What the hell is a blackberry doobie?",lol. But this is another good recipe from Mrs. LaBelle. You can use blueberries or a combo of berries but not strawberries. Plus you can also use frozen berries as well with this recipe.

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4 pt
fresh blackberries or blueberries
3/4 c
1/2 c
4 Tbsp
butter, cut into pieces (1/2 stick)
2 Tbsp
cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
2 c
self rising flour
2 Tbsp
1/2 c
vegetable shortening
2/3 c

Directions Step-By-Step

In a deep 12 inch skillet, toss the berries,sugar,water and butter. Bring to a simmer over medium heat,stirring often. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the dissolved cornstarch and cook until the juices thicken, about 1 minute.
Meanwhile,make the dumplings: In a medium bowl, mix the flour and sugar. Add the shortening. Using a fork or a pastry blender,cut the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Using a fork, stir in the milk. Using a scant tbsp of dough for each dumpling, roll into 24 balls and place on a baking sheet.
Drop the dumplings into the simmering berries. Cover tightly and cook until the dumplings are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serve hot, spooned into individual bowls.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Karen Smith smilin
Sep 10, 2010
When I seen Doobie, to be honest my mind went in a different direction... bad Karen tsk tsk. I love blackberries, think thats how I will make this.
Jamallah Bergman pmyodb1
Sep 10, 2010
lmao Karen, I was thinking the exact same thing so don't worry,lmao,you weren't the only one!
Alison Voyvodich avoyvodich
Sep 11, 2010
This sounds really interesting and I can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing.
sylvia floyd specialocakesion
Mar 22, 2013
my mom made this when we were children, though not a baker, she could make the best cobblers, and doobies, so happy to find this site and this recipe
Maria B Alphagirl11
May 7, 2013
I can't wait to try this recipe. It is similiar to the doobies my mother used to make when I was a little girl, except she used fresh mulberries my sister and I picked from the tree.
Vandria Davis SoulFlowerVee
Nov 9, 2013
Looks like an easy recipe. I bought the ingredients and will be trying this over the weekend. I was disappointed when the grocery store didn't have blackberries, but, I'm looking forward to seeing how the mixed berries will turn out. They had the mixed bags of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. :)
Pam Taylor-MacKenzie mackamum
Dec 12, 2013
Jamallah, I've always loved Blackberry Doobie. It brings back fond memories of my Grandma Baker. She grew up on a farm at Tifton Georgia. She later moved to north Florida. She and I would go blackberry picking. She made all sorts of yummy things with them even wine. But my favourite was blackberry doobie. We'd have it warm with thick cream or cold with milk. Thank you for posting this lovely old dessert.
Glenda Burrus gaburrus
Sep 23, 2014
I have always loved this dessert. My mother is from a small country town in Florida and nobody understood what I was talking about when I said Blueberry Doobie. Thank you so much. xoxo