The Bounty of East Texas

The Bounty of East Texas was printed in 1977 and was compiled by the Junior League of Longview Texas.  This cookbook has been on my shelf for a very long time and I’m embarrassed to say that I have never tried a single recipe from this cookbook. Today, Vince’s cousin, Mark, came over for homemade spaghetti and meatballs, so I made a blackberry cobbler, using blackberries from my backyard, for dessert.  Oh my gosh it was good!  I served No Sugar Added Blue Bell Country Vanilla ice cream on top.  This recipe is definitely a winner!!!

Blackberries growing in my backyard

Army's Blackberry Cobbler


2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

12 tablespoons Crisco

3-4 tablespoons water


5-6 cup fresh blackberries


2 ½ cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Dash nutmeg

2 tablespoons flour

½ cup water

¼ cup butter

Preheat oven to 350F.  For pastry, combine dry ingredients.  Cut in Crisco with a pastry blender.  Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until dough mixes into a ball.  Roll dough out onto a floured surface.  Line baking dish and bake until golden.  Make pastry strips for top of cobbler.

For Filling, place blackberries in a large saucepan and add enough cold water to barely cover the berries.  Add sugar and cook over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Mix ½ cup water and 2 tablespoons water together in a small bowl.  Add to berries.  Add vanilla, nutmeg and butter. Continue cooking until juices start to thicken. Pour filling into baked pastry.  Top with pastry strips and bake for 25-30 minutes or until strips are golden.  Enjoy warm!


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  1. Elissa

    Ohmygosh, that looks SO good! My mom got me started on picking up “junior league” cookbooks and church cookbooks several years ago. You can never go wrong with them 😉

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