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blackberry dumplings

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Michelle Antonacci
Medina, OH

This dessert is superb on a nice fall night with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can't go wrong with this. This makes a nice amount, a real crowd-pleaser!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

An old-fashioned blackberry dumpling recipe you can imagine your grandma making. It's one of those getting-back-to-basics recipes that taste like pure love. Once cooked, the blackberries are tender and burst slightly giving the sauce a beautiful purple color. The dumplings are simple drop dumplings that are firm, but light enough that they float in the sweet blackberry sauce. They taste like little balls of butter cobbler. Since this is served warm, when you spoon it over the cold vanilla ice cream it melts a bit. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 10 -12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For blackberry dumplings

  • 1 qt
    fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1/4 c
  • vanilla ice cream

How To Make blackberry dumplings

Test Kitchen Tips
Instead of 1 Tbsp each, we used 1/2 Tbsp to make the dumplings. They puff up a lot while cooking and we wanted more dumplings in the pot.
  • Flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
    In a large bowl, add flour, 1 Tbsp sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cutting in the butter.
    Cut the butter into the dry ingredients.
  • Slowly adding milk.
    Slowly add the milk.
  • Stirring to form a dough.
    Stir to form a dough. Set this aside.
  • Berries, sugar, and water in a saucepan.
    In a large pot, add berries, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and water.
  • Berry mixture coming to a boil.
    Bring this to a boil.
  • Dropping bits of dough into the boiling blackberry mixture.
    Now drop your dough mixture by tablespoon full into the boiling berry mixture.
  • Pot covered while the dumplings cook in the blackberry sauce.
    When all dough is in, cover this and cook on low for about 30 minutes. Don't lift the lid and do not stir!
  • Spoon mixture over vanilla ice cream to serve.
    Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ladle blackberries and dumplings over ice cream.