Blueberry Dumplings

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, plus 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 quart fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups water
  • Vanilla ice cream or fresh cream, for serving
Directions

Stir flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients, using a pastry cutter or fork. Add milk to form dough. Set dumpling dough aside.

In a large saucepan, combine berries, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and water and bring to a boil. Drop dumplings into hot boiling berries by the tablespoonful. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and cook slowly for 20 to 30 minutes. Do not remove the lid before 20 minutes has passed, and do not stir dumplings. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream.


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A delicious and easy dessert! I've used peaches a number of times too and it always comes out beautifully. I do add a little corn starch mixed with water to the fruit to make it nice and thick. And if the dumplings are too large, they will be a bit undercooked in the time prescribed. I also love that I can put this on the stove before sitting down to dinner and it's hot and ready by the dessert course. Vanilla ice cream is a must! Enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was delicious and this will be a regular dessert in my house. I substituted the dry ingredients with Bisquick and added the sugar. I used fresh blueberries which I always have on-hand, but they were not sweet and this dish was the perfect use for them. Yummy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am surprised by the five star rating on this. It is ok and I enjoyed it but will not make again. The general agreement in the family is that there are a lot of other recipes that would have been a better use of our blueberries. Like others, I but the sugar to less than one cup which is plenty. This essentially is a hot blueberry sauce with doughy dumplings. I that is what you want go for it. If you try this you need to have good blueberries. trying this with frozen poor quality blueberries is likely to be a real problem. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i cut down on the sugar when i made it and wow it's great.my kids love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This wa the first recipe I had made by Paula Deen and my parents were telling me I should make some for the rest of my family. MY family loved them and ever since blueberries are almost constantly in our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved these. I myself could go less sugar, but those buttery dumplings were amazing. Everyone thinks I'm a fantastic cook, but it's really Miss Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so easy and YUM!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cannot understand how anyone could not give these a 5 star rating. The directions are easy to follow; the outcome is scrumptious. These are extremely easy to make, and sinfully delicious. If you are having to spit them out, you did something wrong. We make these frequently, and they are heavenly ... even though they are so sinful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THESE ARE FANTASTIC. This brought a tear to my hubands eye because it reminded him of his grandma. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were really very good. The ice cream is a must have, the sugar is probably a bit excessive, and I'd really like to have more dumplings, but this was really good. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually fudge recipes cause I forget to buy an ingredient. I used heavy cream in making the dumplings instead of the milk. The dumplings were absolutely delicious. I not only ate a serving with my family but served another to myself as I washed the pots and pans. I added less sugar to the blueberry sauce . The blueberries were still sweet. In reading other reviews I think you need to add or obmit the sugar based on personal taste or ripeness of the fruit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband LOVES these. I add more sugar to the dumplings and I've also tried it with mixed berries, also very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is really good and easy to do. I made my dumplins smaller and the original recipe called for. I thought it turned out great. My husband loves blueberries and this one is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe tonight with fresh picked blackberries from my yard. It was so yummy. Made enough for our family of 4 for two nights of dessert. Super easy and had it straight out of the pot with Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream. Thank you to Paula Deen for showing this recipe on the Food Network All Desserts show. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This...tasted fine. But not amazing. And with as many five star reviews as this recipe has I was expecting amazing. My guinea pig/dinner guest put it best - "it is only as good as the sum of its parts, not any better." Meaning, this tastes just like warm sugary blueberries with doughy dumplings in it. Nothing transformative like you'd expect from a 5-star recipe. It was a bit soupy like some others said. I even added cinnamon and vanilla to the dumplings to try and spruce the recipe up to no avail. I actually wish I had the fresh blueberries I used back to just eat plain with the ice cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS ONE MADE PAULA "SWALLOW HER TONGUE !" item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried the recipe as written but found it was too sweet. Next time I made it with just 1/2 of the sugar and it was just right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i loved this recipe paula is such a good chef! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You've got to try this one! Kids and adults alike loved this one!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dessert tonight and it was out of this world! Paula, You did a job well done!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I looked and tasted awful. I felt so bad after throwing it away since I used a bag of blueberries and a WHOLE STICK OF BUTTER!!! My husband who eats anything actually spit it back out!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to make. I used a 6 ounce bag of frozen blackberries instead and followed the recipe. It was delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a huge blueberry fan. However, I recently had this at a friend's house and it is divine. It is a sweet dessert that will be hard to top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is really easy to make and really good. Used biscuit mix and turned really well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the most delicious dessert ever created! I do recommend doubling the dumpling batter and I also add 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice to the blueberry mixture to add tartness. Try it with cinnamon ice cream. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
One bite and you will be in blueberry heaven. My fiance and I had this last night and we both agreed this is a keeper! I used two small bags of frozen blueberries and it was just fine as fresh blueberries at the store looked sad. (or should I say blue!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so incredibly easy I thought it would not come out right! I used frozen blueberries and was worried at first that one whole stick of butter was involved. I thought maybe they might come out too buttery tasting but they were SOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! Try with vanilla bean ice cream and I am telling you it is heaven on a plate!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness! Let me calm down from this delicioso dish. It gets me so caliente! Now, now I know that Ingrid Hoffman es mi chica, pero Senorita (Mamacita , heh heh) Paula Deen receives mucho respect from me. Ayudame! Que sabroso! Si se puedo! As a future suggestion, you, the wonderful and beautiful food network viewer, should use frozen mezclado (mixed) berries. Paz! item not reviewed by moderator and published
quite deluciues item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was simply delicious. When I first tasted it, my mind went back to when I was a child at my grandma's house when she made blueberry dumplings. I never thought that I would be able to cook as good as my grandma until I was old with tons of experience. Thanks for the wonerful recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried these on family & friends and it was so easy and delicious..this recipe is definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'M GLAD I TRYED IT, IT IS DELICIOUS item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is so great. i even tried it with cherries and blackberries and it still tasted excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love anything made with Blueberries and this is a simple and very good recipe that only takes a few minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe last night and it came out very yummy, but i think what made the difference, was that i put 1 tsp. of vanilla into the batter before rolling into balls, and cooking. It was really good, and i think i probably should have cooked it about 5 minutes longer. Some got cooked more that others, because you didn't stir it. But it came out really good and flavorful, just what i was craving. Everyone loved it. Eventhough it was pretty rich. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is now my favorite recipe for after dinner parties! Everyone that has tried this loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dessert is sooo creammmmy annnnd fruuuuutiy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very yummmy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love the Food Network! everything i make from here turns out wonderfully. these are so easy and everyone who tried it didnt have words for how much they loved it, the look on their faces was enough for me though :D thanks for yet another fantastic recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked this recipe using three types of berries and it was really good. I was not impressed with the dumplings. There was way too much butter and they never really cooked correctly. My grandmother used to make yeast rolls and put the leftover dough in the fridge. She always used that dough to make her dumplings with. If you have a recipe for yeast rolls, I promise your dumplings will turn out great. If all else fails, I use the dough from canned biscuits for dumplings as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simply Fabulous item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used 2 cups of blueberries, 1 cup of Splenda, and 1 cup of water and it turned out perfect! Ya'll were right about the dumplings needing more flavor. I took your advice and added cinnamon, nutmeg, Splenda, and vanilla. I'm glad I did because they would've been bland without it. Remove it from the burner, take the lid off, and let this sit for at least 15 minutes. It won't be runny at all, I promise. I didn't have vanilla ice cream so I used frozen Cool Whip. As Paula would say, "It is so good ya'll!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
Overall it had a good flavor. It could have been slightly sweeter and thicker. My husband thought it was too runny. I used the largest saucepan I had, but it was not big enough. The blueberry mixture filled up the majority of it and then when I put the dumplings in there was not enough room for them to fit without thoughing one another. So instead of dumplings it was one huge piece. It wasn't a big deal to cut it up after it had cooked though. I used a 2 qrt. Overall it was good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is so easy to make and tastes delicious.......my grandkids love it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good!!! Will make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe. Soooo rich and decadent. I made it several times for my family and they love it. But, I made it as a desert for my friends and they didn't even try it, saying it's weird to eat dumplings in a desert (I live in Utah, so maybe that's the problem? :). That made me happy!!! There was more for me, haha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very tasty, but I was not expecting it to be so soupy. Next time I will put much less water in (and less sugar...it was a little too sweet) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula , I can't make to many deserts but this I can make,Like you, I have a man with a sweet tooth, who has to have something sweet every night, and he loved this recipe,THANK YOU PAULA! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never tasted anything so good in my life! my husband and my two girls thought it was pretty amazing as well! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe looked amazing, except for the fact that i can't stand blueberries. so i took frozen strawberries, halved them, and used them! it was DELICIOUS!!! served them with cool whip & ice cream, and they were awesome. i'm making them tonight for guests! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you, Paula! I have been looking for this recipe for years - it's just like Mom used to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was just ok. I followed it exactly, but sauce was really runny. I can't really figure out how it is suppose to be, but i would definately make a larger batch of the dumplings next time. What do you do with all the juice? The taste is delicious, but will probably not make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried these and loved them. They definitely have that comfort food appeal. I then tried them with a combination of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries for that triple berry effect and loved it even more. The kids came up with that twist. Thanks Paula for the great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I couldn't find fresh blueberries in my area, so I had to use frozen, and I do feel that it made a difference. I wasn't too crazy about the way mine turned out. It was almost too soupy/saucy, but I do feel that fresh blueberries would've made it better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are soooo good - especially served with vanilla ice cream item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so awesome. I added a little cinnamon and vanilla to the fresh blueberry mixture. I also added a little vanilla to the dumpling dough. I halved the recipe with no problems. As always, thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
tasted wonderful!! Super easy to make!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was as easy as it looked to make. Paula made it look easy and good and it was!! I've made it twice in a week and it came out perfect both times. This is the most delicous recipe ever!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been looking for this recipe for so long,and it is wonderful I cant stop smileing just thinking of it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a big blueberry fan, but when I saw this recipe it intrigued my sweet tooth. This recipe is great on a cold day. Served with vanilla ice cream, it certainly satisfied my sweet tooth! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I made this I made it for my mom and I and we both thought it was delicious. When I made it the second time I made it with frozen mixed berries and it was even better because they added tartness. Everyone who ate it thought it was yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is divine. It's alot like a delicious blueberry pie, but alot less formal. The dumplings are tender, and as flaky as blueberry juice soaked dumplingscan be. It's also really good with other berries, and similar fruits, like blackberries, or cherries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
While I am not a blueberry fan, these were quite good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good. Wonderful comfort food for a cold night. Easy to make and very beautiful in color. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and everyone at the party wanted me to give them the reipe. Very very good!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Blueberry Dumpling were to good to compare. I look forward to making again for a crowd. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was enjoyed by my friends and family with Thanksgiving Leftovers. The Yummy sounds everone made were incredible. Thanks Again Paula for a GREAT Recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love all Paulas recipes, but this one is not good, the Blueberry Sauce is boring,needs more flavor, like lemon rind, almond flavor or orange rind, plus has to much dough, I made it for Thanksgiving and nobody like it. I will doing again but with flavors in the sauce and less dumplings. Martha, Waterloo,Iowa item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a super easy recipe for when you have guests coming over. It tastes good and even better with ice cream on top! Thanks Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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