Joe Batt's Arm - Berry Picking

A variety of edible berries grow on the hills surrounding Joe Batt’s Arm. They are ripe for picking during late summer and can be used in several different ways. Bridget Jacobs knows about each of the berries, where to find them and what to make out of them.

Raspberries: berry picking with Bridget Jacobs, Joe Batt's Arm

The lassie tart is a local recipe made from partridgeberries. This popular treat is served in many households in Joe Batt’s Arm and therefore contributes to the community’s unique cultural heritage. Lassie tarts are made from berries that are hand picked in September and then frozen for use throughout the year. Margret Decker shares her recipe for this traditional desert. If you try out this recipe you’ll notice that the crust’s key ingredient of molasses lends a dark brown color to the dessert.

Margaret Decker's lassie tarts: two cooling on the counter, Joe Batt's Arm
Molasses Tarts
4 cups of flour
2 ½ tsp. cloves
2 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp of ginger
Mix together
Cream 1 cup of butter. ¼ cup of molasses.
Mix together. 2 tsp of baking soda and ¼ cup of tea.
Stir in dry ingredients. Roll out on flour board
Fill with jam and bake for 20 min. In moderate oven.

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