Dumplings for Fruit- Grandma's Blueberry Dumplings

Kathie Carr


These dumplings were a staple in Grandma's recipe file. She made them for dessert with fruits like peaches, cherries, raspberries, and blueberries. For a main dish she left out the sugar in the dumplings and made them with chicken, turkey, and beef stews and soups.

These dumplings are basically fluffy biscuits without a crust. They are moist when done and they actually melt in your mouth.

I'm also posting her main dish or stew dumplings recipe.

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20 Min
20 Min


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3-4 c
fresh blueberries, washed and sorted (be sure stems are removed)
1/4 c
1/4 c
2 tsp
1 tsp
lemon juice


1 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
1/2 c

How to Make Dumplings for Fruit- Grandma's Blueberry Dumplings


  • 1NOTE:
    These dumplings can be made with any fruit you choose. Try mixed frozen fruits, peaches, or raspberries. The recipe remains the same except use a different fruit.

    In a large pot place washed berries, water, sugar, and lemon juice. Bring this to a boil. Mix cornstarch with 1 tablespoon more water. Slowly stir cornstarch and water mixture into boiling mixture. Cook on low for a few minutes (to thicken) while preparing dumplings. Stir fruit occasionally.

    Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in medium size bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk to make a soft dough.

    Drop dough by spoonfuls into boiling fruit (the fruit must be boiling or the dumplings will fail). Do not stir the dumplings. They should be sitting at the top of the pot cooking.
  • 4This is the most important step in making the dumplings.

    Cover the pot, reduce heat to low, and cook slowly for 20 minutes.
    Do not remove the lid before 20 minutes have passed or dumplings will fail.

    When 20 minutes have passed remove pot cover and serve hot dumplings with ice cream or whipped cream.

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About Dumplings for Fruit- Grandma's Blueberry Dumplings

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts

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