The End of Summer Bounty

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As summer nears its end, instead of dreading the colder months ahead, I make the most of the early abundance of autumnal fruits jeweling the hedgerows and trees.

In previous years, blackberry picking was something Mat and I enjoyed spending hours doing, riding our bikes through woods and filling up baskets to bake pies, tray bakes and make jam and even fill a freezer drawer full of fruit. We’d also come by the odd apple tree where Mat would happily climb the trees and we’d (unintentionally) play a bit of dodgeball as I’d try to catch the falling fruit into the bag. Fond memories.

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This year, I am lucky enough to have a bountiful supply of wild blackberries in my garden and am surrounded by wonderful apple orchards behind my back garden amongst fields of horses and eagerly await the picking season in the next couple of weeks.

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In my last garden, I had an apple tree, but last year got just one measly, miserable apple. This year, the search for wild fruit is on hold as I try to make use of the gardens offerings.

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Here are some of my favourite ways to use early autumn fruits:

BLACKBERRY JAM

BLACKBERRY, DAMSON AND APPLE JAM

SUMMER PUDDING

CHERRY BERRY CRUMBLE

ORANGE, BLUEBERRY OAT BARS AND HOMEMADE APPLE SAUCE

THE EASIEST APPLE TART

TARTE TATIN

APPLE STRUDEL

And some must try recipes from other blogs:

Vegan apple and cinnamon cake with apple jam

Raw Vegan Apple Pie Cups

Apples with ‘Caramel’ Date Sauce

Spiced Apple, Date & Coconut Bundt…

Blackberry Breakfast Bars (to make vegan)

Pure Chocolate and Blackberry Muffins  (to make vegan)

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26 Responses to The End of Summer Bounty

  1. Gorgeous photos – how lucky you are to have such glorious fresh fruit surrounding you!

  2. kitchenr jon says:

    Wow, you’re lucky to live so close to all those great fruit sources! Looks like the garden of eatin’.

  3. Ani says:

    When I was growing up in Maryland we had wild blackberry and raspberry bushes in our neighborhood. It was always so much fun to go out and pick all morning and then make jam in the afternoon!

  4. Sophie33 says:

    Thanks for this lovely recipes! I have only 1 thornless Blackberry Bush & have had more then 165 blackberries,….oooh Yeah!!!. 😃

  5. Yum! I love the pictures and those blackberries sound great!

  6. I’m still eating up blackberries from the freezer from last year’s pickings! I need to get eating though as I want to pick more and they’re all starting to ripen up! Love the look of all these recipes- I adore summer pudding especially.

  7. Becky says:

    Mmm blackberries! I am like you – dreading the winter. I’m trying to focus on what’s great about fall this year, too!

  8. The fresh blackberries in your garden are so beautiful!

  9. liveblissful says:

    You so lucky to have berry trees, im so jealous 🙂

  10. These are gorgeous blackberries…. I want them! Do you deliver? 😀

  11. Pingback: Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Blackberry Syrup | Poppy's Patisserie | Bunny Kitchen

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