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.
    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!!!
    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.
    i cut down on the sugar when i made it and wow it's great.my kids love it.
    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.
    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.
    so easy and YUM!!!!
    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!
    THESE ARE FANTASTIC. This brought a tear to my hubands eye because it reminded him of his grandma.
    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.
    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.
    My husband LOVES these. I add more sugar to the dumplings and I've also tried it with mixed berries, also very good.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    THIS ONE MADE PAULA "SWALLOW HER TONGUE !"
    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.
    i loved this recipe paula is such a good chef!
    You've got to try this one! Kids and adults alike loved this one!!
    I made this for dessert tonight and it was out of this world! Paula, You did a job well done!!!
    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!!!!
    This was so easy to make. I used a 6 ounce bag of frozen blackberries instead and followed the recipe. It was delicious!!
    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.
    This recipe is really easy to make and really good. Used biscuit mix and turned really well.
    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!
    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!)
    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!!
    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!
    quite deluciues
    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.
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