Quick Blackberry Dumplings Recipe
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Quick Blackberry Dumplings Recipe

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Treat your whole family to this old-fashioned favorite from Liecha Collins of Oneonta, New York. "This dessert is suitable for Sunday dinner and everyday suppers, too" she relates.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 quart fresh or frozen (loose-pack) blackberries
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Cream or whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 240 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 332 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the blackberries, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and extract; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, remaining sugar and salt. Add milk; stir just until mixed (dough will be very thick).
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls into six mounds onto simmering blackberry mixture. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering). Spoon into serving dishes. Serve with cream or whipped cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Blackberry Dumplings in Country Woman March/April 2004, p23

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Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013 Edited Jul. 12, 2014

"Even thou I did not have enough blackberries I halfed the recipe and it was still very good."

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