JAMIE'S GREAT AUNTS BLUEBERRY DUMPLINGS

jamie Beecham

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@jamie4cakes

It is blueberry picking season and I had good luck this year with my small bush. I managed to keep the birds off and produced myself some to eat.
I have found my Great Aunts recipe for making dumplings. I am sure most of you have one like it but here is mine.
I remember going over to their house and the two great aunts lived together and boy could they cook some good dumplings, pies and cakes back then. Everything from that kitchen was made from scratch and in competition with each other. They were such a delight to visit and the house always filled with the aroma of fresh baked goods.


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Serves:

15

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

THIS IS A SIMPLE VERSION OF MAKING THE DUMPLINGS

1 pt
fresh blueberries
1 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
sugar
butter
1/4 c
water
2
packaged ready to use pie crust

IF YOU PREFER AND HAVE A PIE CRUST RECIPE YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN ,THIS JUST SAVES TIME

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Clean the blueberries and put in a mixing bowl.
Add one cup of sugar to them and stir gently.
Now I taste to see if they are sweet enough or tart.
I like mine sweet so sometimes may add more sugar.
2
I flour the surface then take the packaged crust out and mead together then keep in a ball. I pinch off some and then roll out into a circle large enough for a spoon full of berries. The dough needs to be thin.
3
Pull up like a pouch and pinch the sides together on top.
4
Place in a 9x13 baking dish or the size you wish to make. This should yield you 15 dumplings. Add very carefully not to over fill 1/4 cup of water around the dumplings in bottom of the dish. Sprinkle over the top of each the 2Tlbs. of sugar all around the dish. Make sure each dumpling has some sugar on it.
Slice a thin slice of butter and place over top each dumpling.
5
Have your oven preheat at 325°F and place the pan in the center of oven to allow to slowly cook.
It took about 35 minutes for mine to cook. While in the oven check constantly to see they are plenty juicy and try to gently lift some of the juice over the dumplings to keep moist. I only did this once and they came out perfect.
6
Place a dumpling in a dish and serve if like with a scoop of ice cream.
7
WHILE THE DUMPLINGS ARE COOKING DO NOT ALLOW THE JUCE TO COOK AWAY OR TO LOW. YOU WILL WANT SOME JUICE IN THE DISH TO KEEP THE DUMPLINGS MOIST. YOU MAY NEED TO ADD SOME MORE WATER A LITTLE AT A TIME DURING THE COOKING PROCESS.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American