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Quick Blackberry Dumplings

 Quick Blackberry Dumplings
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.
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh or frozen (loose-pack) blackberries
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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

Directions

  • 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).
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 240 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 332 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 55 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.