Juanita's Blackberry Dumplings19 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 45 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 5 min
“My mother's specialty, she was the oldest of 6 children, her mother died when she was 12 and she cooked for the family from 12 on. 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.” - by charlo
Original recipe yields 12 servings
- 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.
- 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. 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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. 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.
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 289 cal
- 7.2 g
- 54.3 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (19)Rate This Recipe
"My grandmother made these for me when I was just a pup. When I went into the Army, she'd make them for me special when I was home on leave. That's been almost 50 years ago and I still can taste her ..." See moredumpling when I close my eyes. Juanita's recipe is as close to my grandmother's as I've had in years. Thanks Juanita. They're fabulous."
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"I didn't have blackberries, so I used frozen blueberries and because I like thicker sauces, I also added some cornstarch, but otherwise everything else I left the same. We loved it, but it was a bit ..." See moretoo sweet, so next time I make it, I will add less sugar. Thank-you Charlo and Charlo's Mom for the great recipe!!"
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