What kind of berry, you might ask? Well, that is the question/debate of the day. There are two types of wild berries down here, the most common is called the Southern Dewberry. Dewberries ripen earlier than blackberries. The fruits are generally smaller, and more tart and grow more vine-like. Blackberries have a more bushy plant that bear a darker, larger, sweeter fruit that ripens in late May and June. The most noticeable difference between dewberries and black berries are the blossoms. So, in order to know, if you don’t know any better, you’d have to see the flowers before the fruits form.
As it was pointed out to me, none of the bayou people care if these are not true black berries. I changed to calling them by the local name many years ago, but for some reason unbeknownst to me, I’m calling them dewberries again this spring.
So, just humor me, ok? It’s ok with me if you wan to call this your recipe for Blackberry Cobbler. And it’s equally ok with me if you want to call it Dewberry Cobbler. No matter what the name, the unique tart taste is still the same.
Luscious! That’s word I can use to best describe this dessert. Want the recipe? If three people ask for it, I’ll post a photo recipe at my earliest convenience.