How to make it

  • Put blackberries in dutch oven with small amount of water. Add sugar and butter; cover and boil 2 minutes. Strain the berries and discard (if desired). Return blackberry juice to kettle, bring to boil and reduce to a simmer. I leave the berries in the mix.
  • Cut butter into biscuit mix to form small lumps. Mix, adding just enough milk to make the dough come together in a ball in your hand that will not crumble. Turn out on floured surface, knead until not sticky. Roll out thin and cut into squares or diamonds. Drop into boiling juice a couple dumplings at a time and stir to coat. It will keep the dumplings from sticking together. Reduce heat and cook slowly uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Thicken juice with a flour-water paste if you put a little too much water in the blackberries; use the flour from the work surface, sifted from lumps; cook 3 minutes longer.
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  • pointsevenout 8 months ago
    Here's a link back to the IMI group for Lillian. Blacberry Dumplings
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    cherublisa ate it and said...
    Maybe it's a regional thing, but I had never heard of blackberry dumplings. I'm sure glad I have now! Husband and daughter went out back and picked berries about an hour ago and now we have enjoyed a VERY delicious and easy dessert. Thanks for the recipe!
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    Okay...I got up bright and early to make this for breakfast! This was very good! I made it exactly as written, but I think next time I'll add a little less sugar. Thats just a personal preference though. I used a slightly different method for forming the dumplings. I pulled off small chunks of dough,(about 1 tbls. each) rolled them into balls, then flattened them. I didn't have the heart to strain out all those deliciously plump blackberries, so I skipped that step! And I didn't have to thicken the juices with flour. It was perfect as is. I think I'll try this again with blueberries! I added my photo :)
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    I like the dumplings in the berries way better than just a crust topping. I don't have blackberries fresh picked but I have a freezer full of blueberries. You should've seen Fred gobble this up, and he is my resident grump. And he didn't even fend off bears to get a bowl, LOL. Since I used blueberries...I did add a bit of orange rind to pump up the flavor quotient. Hey, I'm in Florida and I have oranges in abundance, thank goodness.
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  • gatorbaby 5 years ago
    Yes!! Thanks for the black berry dumplings recipe. My husband is grumpy also and cobbler he said was not the same. HNe is the only one who wants the dumplings lol. But now I can hand him his recipe and he can do it. Hope to be added as a friend on your list.
    Deb
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    OMG! This looks so good! I really have to try this one!
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago
    Give me a chance will ya! I just created this recipe a little over 24 hours ago. Yes, it is my own creation. Any close resemblance to another recipe is purely coincidental. I don't see any reason that raspberries would not work. Let me know how it turns out. You may have to adjust the sugar level to match your berries. Mother hates raspberries, so it probably will be the next day to never that I use raspberries in this recipe, or any other.
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  • tamieoldham 6 years ago
    Have you ever substituted raspberries for the blackberries? I have a big raspberry patch and I'm looking for ideas.
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    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Found it! My grandmother used to make it like this.. She used her recipe for the dumplings.. but I don't. Thanks Point for the memory!
    We would freeze the blackberrys and have this in the winter... Oh yeah!
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  • jett2whit 6 years ago
    Sounds really good! Blackberries are a favorite of mine...minus the seeds. Thanks for posting!
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago
    Was going to add this recipe to some dessert groups but I find I am not a member of any such group. Please submit for me this recipe in some appropriate groups.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    I just bought the berries this morning so I will make right now because I can't wait to eat 'em up.
    give your mamma a kiss for me...you are very good to her!
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    I'm not sure if I like the crust or dumplings better - either way this is a 5 forks recipe. = )
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago
    If you don't care for the seeds but still want the crushed berries, invest in a Foley Food Mill. It cost about $30. Crush the berries before starting the recipe, then follow the recipe. You won't have to strain the juice.
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  • debbie919 6 years ago
    Love the sound of this one, I prefer no seeds, as my grandmother spoiled us all by straining it. Somehow, she ended up with 'dumplings' in the cobbler, and a browned biscuit crust on top..haven't mastered that one yet! Great recipe, thanks!
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago
    Don't be afraid to knead the dough a little longer than you would when making biscuits. Don't want the dumpling to fall apart as a biscuit would but don't want it hard and waxy either. A biscuit dough normally would get 8 to 16 kneads, so you can probably double that without getting too much gluten built up in the dough.
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago
    I really do appreciate the 5-fork rating you gave my dish. But I would like you to make it first next time before rating it. I understand that you are eating the recipe with your minds eye, but a truer evaluation I would like with your taste buds. After all, it might not turn out like you think.
    I just posted this recipe and haven't even posted the pics yet.
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    " It was excellent "
    tnjazmyn ate it and said...
    I was just getting ready to look for a blackberry recipe and yours came up in my friend's list. I am so glad we are cooking friends as this sounds perfect!
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