Marion Blackberries are a Pacific Northwest gem. Developed at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon (the same city as our main farm!) the Marionberry holds a special place in our heart. That’s why we have been curating our favorite recipes featuring Marionberries for you to enjoy.
Similar to a Blackberry, Marionberries tend to be slightly sweeter and have a lighter flavor without tartness. Enjoy our favorite recipes below to get a taste of the Pacific Northwest!
2 cups all purpose flour
¼ cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for the topping
1 tablespoon baking powder
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch pieces
½ cup half & half
1 teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Cut in the butter, until mixture looks combined. Mix in the Marion Blackberries.
- In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, half & half, and almond extract.
- Stir into the flour mixture just until evenly moistened.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently form it into a ball.
- Pat the ball into a circle about ½ inch thick.
- Use a biscuit cutter and cut out scones.
- Place the wedges 1 inch apart on the baking pan, lined with parchment paper.
- Brush with a tablespoon of sugar on top.
- Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Simple Marionberry Sauce:
¼ cup sugar
juice of ½ lemon
2 teasponns cornstarch
½ teaspoon almond extract
- Combine 1 cup Marion Blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, almond extract, and cornstarch into a small saucepan, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer until thick, about 5 minutes.
- Place in glass Tupperware.
- Add the rest of the Marion Blackberries and combine.
- Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
- Serve with ice cream, biscuits, granola, pancakes etc.
2 tablespoons sugar OR 1 date, softened from hot water
½ cup milk or milk substitute (or more if mixture isn’t creamy enough)
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Simple Marionberry Crisp
Ingredients for the Filling:
2 10 oz. bags Stahlbush Island Farms Marion Blackberries
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
Ingredients for the Topping:
1 cup flour
¾ cup butter
1 ½ cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the berries, sugar, and flour until coated.
- Pour mixture into a prepared round baking dish
- In a large bowl, prepare the topping by mixing flour, oats, sugar, and cinnamon. Slowly add butter and mix until combined and mixture is incorporated.
- Add mixture carefully on top of the berry mixture, and bake for 20 -25 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let cool for 10 minutes, and serve immediately with ice cream or whipping cream.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy Marionberries?