Blueberry Dumplings

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Blueberry Dumplings Blueberry Dumplings Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Vanilla ice cream or fresh cream, for serving
2 cup water
1 quart fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup milk
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar, plus 1 1/2 cups
1 cup all-purpose flour





Stir flour, the 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.  Cut butter into dry ingredients, using a pastry cutter or fork.  Add milk to form dough.  Mix berries, the 1 1/2 cups sugar, and water together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Drop dumplings into hot boiling berries by the tablespoonful.  Cover pot, reduce heat, and cook slowly for 20 to 30 minutes.  Do not remove lid before 20 minutes has passed. Do not stir dumplings. Serve with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream.

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I am trying to find a recipe that my grandmother & mom used to make. It was blackberry cobbler they would make a triangle with dough then put the fruit in this triangle pouch then put the sugar butmeg, sugar a d butter in it close the pouch place them in a glass dish put more pie dough on top then put butter on top fill about a 1\3 of the dish with water and back. It comes out very doughie and juicy.. Any idea where I can find this very old fashion country receip.. Thanks

By Don Robinson on March 30, 2014


i found the directions for this recipe confusing. i would have liked the ingredients listed next to the directions in the amounts rather than a grocery list and i would have liked the temp to turn the heat down to after adding the dumplings to the berry mix.

By jacquelyn on December 25, 2013


I grew up making the berry dumplins' with my grandma. We made it out of blackberries! Grandma's gone, daddy & momma are gone but I'm still making blackberry dumplins for the family!

By Rita on February 15, 2013


This can also be substituted with peaches. Tomorrow I am going to mix it up with 2 parts peaches and 1 part blueberries!

By Karla Dawson on August 03, 2012


This recipe is delicious! My father and I love blueberry cobbler and when i saw this recipe on CMT i just knew id love it as well.. I made it for myself and loved it! Cant wait to make it for my dad. I know he will love it too. The combo of the hot blueberry mix with the ice cream was yummo!:) id def. Consider trying this one!

By sara on March 27, 2012


I had a bunch of blueberries and couldn't decide what to make with them.. And then I found this recipe smile Im 37 weeks pregnant and I must say, I have a new craving!! I didn't even eat them with icecream!!

By Chelsea Trout on March 23, 2012


I'm trying to find a recipe for "Strawberry Dumplings" and searched for a recipe and found in your dessert recipes a Blueberry Dumpling,my question is,can I use strawberries in place of blueberries and if much strawberries? oorrr if you have a recipe for strawberry dumplings... you being the "Queen of Country Cooking" in my book ssoooo..I hope you can.. find me this recipe.Have a GREAT DAY and look forward to hearing from you...marcella hatcher

By marcella hatcher on December 05, 2011


I only had frozen blueberries and strawberries, so I mixed them and it turned out wonderful. We had it with a little dash of whipping cream. Yummm

By Debbie on July 07, 2011


I found this recipe by complete accident!! As I was looking for a recipe for Black Raspberry Dumplings. My grandmother used to make them special for me and I want to do the same for my granddaughter!! This recipe is nearly the same as the one my Grandmother used only with raspberries. So many wonderful memories out picking wild raspberries with my grandmother and then she whipping up raspberry dumplings!! The blueberry dumplings with ice cream is soooooooooo yum!!

By Cheryl Fisher on June 28, 2011


We had takeout for dinner so I thought it would be fun to make something fancy for dessert. I picked this smile It was almost as easy as picking up the meal,and twice as delicious. I will be bookmarking and making again. Perfect.

By Bridget on June 27, 2011


Amazing, i was wondering would it work with Strawberries? Because blueberrites aren't always avalible for me.

By Anonymous on February 10, 2011


This is one of the most delicious recipes I've ever eaten. And made by my 21 year old granddaughter, who does not cook! Great taste! Nice texture! Beautiful color! All around wonderful!

By Anonymous on July 10, 2010


By Anonymous on June 21, 2010


Paula: We're blueberry lovers as well. For Father's Day, I made strawberry/blueberry ice cream in my little freezer while I was gathering everything for blueberry dumplings. I want you to know that my husband, who's not to keen on "rich/sweet" foods, had him a good time after getting a taste of those blueberry dumplings. He said he would try on his ice-cream later 'cause it was too good right out of the pot! This one's a winner.

By Anonymous on June 20, 2010


This recipe is delicious! My family and I are not big fans of blueberries but we have planted quite a few of the trees over the past couple of years so we are having to find recipes to use them in. This recipe was simple and easy to make. It is also a great way to add smiles for a leftover dinner

By Anonymous on June 03, 2010


I have cooked this recipe several times for my husband. It is easy and quick. My husband love the buttery taste from the dumplings. I love watching him eat this dessert, he's like a kid in a candy store...can't decide which dumpling to eat next.

By Anonymous on March 21, 2010


If there is food in heaven, I want this to be served!! This is absolutely delectable. Thanks Paula!

By Anonymous on November 04, 2009


Simple to make and positively delicious!

By psupton on June 16, 2009

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