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6 edible invasive species recipes

By: Enrique Gili on March 8, 2011, 7:47 a.m.

Photo: Katrina Outland/Shutterstock

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Himalayan Blackberry Cobbler

Himalayan blackberries (Rubus armeniacus) are the scourge of Gortex-clad denizens living on the western slopes of the Cascade Range. The thick overgrown brambles that locals love to hate yield a delectable fruit that turns even die-hard urbanites into avid berry pickers.
Himalayan Blackberry Cobbler


  • 2 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • Pinch cinnamon and sugar
  • Ice cream (optional)
Time estimates

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. In medium-sized bowl combine blackberries and sugar. Let stand for about 20 minutes at room temperature.
  3. In large bowl combine flour, salt, milk and baking powder. Stir in melted butter until well blended. Pour into baking pan, spreading evenly. Pour blackberry mixture on top.
  4. Bake 35 to 45 minutes until dough rises and crust is golden. Dust with cinnamon and sugar. Serve hot with ice cream.

Serves six to eight.