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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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.
Editor's Note: Raspberries may be substituted for the blackberries.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 248 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 425mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein.

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