Blackberry Dumplings

Indulge in the sweet and comforting flavors of homemade blackberry dumplings. This classic dessert features tender dumplings cooked in a rich blackberry sauce until they are soft and pillowy. Whether served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or enjoyed on their own, these blackberry dumplings are sure to delight your taste buds and warm your soul.


4 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1/2 cup milk


Prepare the Blackberry Sauce: In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine the blackberries, granulated sugar, water, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Let it cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until the blackberries have softened and released their juices, and the sauce has thickened slightly.
Make the Dumpling Dough: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture and use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually pour in the milk, stirring until a soft dough forms.
Form the Dumplings: Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling dough into the simmering blackberry sauce, spacing them evenly apart. Cover the pot with a lid and let the dumplings cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through and fluffy. Avoid stirring the dumplings once they are added to the sauce to prevent them from falling apart.
Serve: Once the dumplings are cooked, remove the pot from the heat and let it cool slightly. Serve the blackberry dumplings warm, spooning some of the sauce over the top of each serving. Optionally, garnish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for extra indulgence.
Enjoy: Serve the blackberry dumplings immediately and enjoy the comforting flavors of this delightful homemade dessert.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6-8 servings

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