Blackberry Dumplings Recipe

Blackberry Dumplings Recipe

Blackberry Dumplings Recipe

Blackberries were plentiful in Southern Missouri in summer and she made the blackberry dumplings for her siblings instead of a cobbler. I have never seen a recipe for the dumplings so I am thinking this is something my mother devised herself perhaps a quart of blackberries went further by making dumplings instead of a cobbler.

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 5 minutes

Ingredients for making Blackberry Dumplings Recipe

  • 1 quart fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups white sugar, or to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 5 tablespoons milk

Directions for making Blackberry Dumplings Recipe

  1. Place blackberries, sugar, water, butter, and cinnamon in a large saucepan. Cook and stir occasionally over medium heat until have started to break down and form a sauce, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the shortening with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir the egg yolk into the crumbs. Add the milk a tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork, until the flour mixture is moistened.
  4. Do not add more milk than you need: when you squeeze a handful of the moistened pastry mixture, it should form a ball. Divide the dough in half and shape into balls.
  5. Roll one ball into a 1/4-inch thick round, like a pie crust. Using a floured knife cut lengthwise 2 to 3 inch wide strips of dough. Repeat with the second ball of dough.
  6. Holding each strip of dough over the boiling blackberries pinch off 4-inch lengths and drop into the berries. Repeat until all the dough has been used.
  7. Cook the dumplings over medium heat for 15 minutes. You may push the dumplings down into the juice but do not stir until they are fully cooked or they will clump together.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 285
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 22mg
  • Sodium 210mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Total Sugars 36g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin C 10mg
  • Calcium 23mg
  • Iron 1mg
  • Potassium 104mg

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