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Blueberry Dumplings

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Servings: 8



  • 2 cup water
  • 1 quart fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • or fresh cream, for serving vanilla ice cream
  • 1 pinch salt


Stir flour, 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.