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Blackberry Fruit Dumpling

 Blackberry Fruit Dumpling
I received this recipe from a native Indian lady. We've exchanged many tips and recipes over the years, and this dessert has become a favorite.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 3 pints fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Half-and-half or whipped cream, optional


  • In a 6-qt. kettle, combine the blackberries, sugar, water and butter;
  • bring to a boil.
  • For dumplings, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In a
  • large bowl, beat egg and milk; stir in dry ingredients until a soft
  • dough forms. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto boiling berry mixture.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until dumplings
  • test done (do not lift the cover while simmering).
  • Serve warm with cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Raspberries may be substituted for the blackberries.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 248 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 425 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 4 g protein.