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Black Raspberry

Facts:

Black raspberries, when ripe, are very dark in color.

They are native to North America.

Black raspberries are an excellent snack and you can also use them in pie recipes and to top cereal.

Black raspberries are low in both fat and protein,and are higher in iron than many other fruits. Black raspberries also contain a small amount of calcium.

Prep Tips:

After harvest, rinse and enjoy

Storage Tips:

Black raspberries are extremely perishable. Eat immediately or place into the refrigerator for a few days.

Freeze black raspberries on a single layer on baking sheets, then transfer to freezer bags or containers.

Harvest:

Late June thru July

Farm Recipe:

Raspberry Delight

Great dessert dish for summer because it requires NO baking!!

Topping:
2 C black Raspberries
1/2 C sugar
4 T cornstarch whisked into 1/4 C water

Cook berries and sugar in saucepan until comes to a full boil. Turn to simmer and slowly pour in the cornstarch mix, stirring constantly, will thicken. Continue to stir another minute. Remove from heat and thoroughly chill.

Bottom:
2 C graham cracker crumbs
1/2 C melted butter
2 T sugar

Toss together in a 9x13 pan and press evenly into the bottom of pan. Place in refrigerator

Middle:

2 C whip cream, original recipe calls for cool whip but you can make your own
8 oz pkg. cream cheese softened
¼ C 10X sugar

Blend these together and then spread over graham cracker crust. Thoroughly chill and then spread chilled raspberry filling on top. Dust with ¼ C graham cracker crumbs to finish off the look.

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