Dumplings in Blueberry Syrup

Dumplings in Blueberry Syrup

As I prefer savory over sweet, I don't tend to make desserts very often, but I never can resist treating my friends and family to the fruits of my kitchen. This past weekend, I paid a visit to my Dad. As blueberries are currently in season, on this particular occasion I decided they were to be the focus of my attentions. Dumplings are gently simmered in a blueberry syrup, and the final result is surprising like a baked pudding. Much enjoyed by the diners in the house, this is an easy, yet satisfying dessert.

Dumplings in Blueberry Syrup

Feel free to substitute any type of berry for the blueberries. You might even want to consider using fresh pitted cherries instead.

Dumplings in Blueberry SyrupDumplings in Blueberry Syrup
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Published on August 12, 2008

Warm flour dumplings cooked in a delicious fresh blueberry syrup — a simple dessert that always pleases

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 to 30 minutes

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  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 quart (4 cups) fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or fork until the butter is reduced to small bits. Now gradually add the milk, mixing with a fork until a dough forms. Shape into 8 dumplings.

  • In a large saucepan, stir together the berries, 1 1/3 cups of sugar and water. Bring to a boil, then drop in the dumplings and reduce to the heat to low. Cover and cook undisturbed for 20 to 30 minutes or until the syrup has thickened. Resist the urge to lift the lid until after 20 minutes have expired.

  • Serve one dumpling in a bowl, along with a few scoops of the blueberry syrup.

Makes 8 servings

Dumplings in Blueberry Syrup


LisaRene said...

I love, love, love this! What a fun idea! I'm a huge fan of anything "bread" and dumplings are something I don't make often enough, primarily because Wilson doesn't care for the texture. Lucky me, Wilson has been out of town on business since last week and won't return until the 20th so I am free to make whatever my heart desires. Additionally, the wild blackberries are about to burst into season and I anticipate having gallons of them in the next week or so.

I'm thinking this would be a great dessert as well as breakfast :)

aTxVegn said...

Lisa, this looks fabulous! I don't like sweet sweets either and I prefer to eat berries fresh, but this I would certainly enjoy - like fruit soup with dumplings!

Thistlemoon said...

This is great Lisa! My mom makes this - she calls it "Blueberry Grunt". I am not sure what the grunting is all about though! LOL!

Cynthia said...

You are a temptress!

test it comm said...

I have not tried making dumplings yet. They certainly look good all covered in blueberry sauce.

Johanna GGG said...

these look spectacular - blueberries make desserts look so colourful - I couldn't help thinking that they would be a great variation on some golden syrup dumplings I had recently with a piece of chocolate stuffed in the middle when went all gooey

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

These look amazing Lisa. I am drooling just looking at them. They would be lovely with some custard too!

Padma said...

What a color! I love blue berries
pls. drop by my blog and pick up your award. :)

Mallika said...

Really interesting desert! I've just realised I've missed Maninas's event... ugh!

Kat Tancock said...

...from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen, a recipe for dumplings in blueberry sauce (yum!)...

Anonymous said...

wow - gorgeous desert! thanks for the great entry!

i bought yamuna devi's lord krishna's cuisine last weekend! i'm very excited, and felt i had to share it with you. i know you're a big fan!

Lisa Turner said...

Maninas, I am sure you will enjoy the cookbook. It has long been one of my very favorites.