It's Blackberry Season - Rita has a solution


  • 5 heaping cups blackberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Dash or 2 of cinnamon
  • 2 cups shortbread cookies, crushed
  • Vanilla ice cream

Combine 4 cups blackberries, orange juice and cinnamon in pan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until berries are soft and begin to release juices, about 8 minutes. Transfer 2 cups berry mixture to processor; puree until almost smooth. Return mixture to same saucepan. Stir in remaining blackberries. Divide cookie crumbs among 8 bowls. Add 1 scoop ice cream to each. Spoon warm blackberry sauce over each and serve.