Blackberry Dumplins

This absolutely delicious dessert combines perfectly ripe, juicy blackberries with tender dumplings to create a comforting and incredibly satisfying indulgence that will please your tastebuds and leave you wanting more.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

The sweet and tangy blackberry sauce pairs perfectly with the fluffy dumplings, creating a satisfying dessert that is both comforting and delicious.


  • 1 quart fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups white sugar, or to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 5 tablespoons milk


  1. Place blackberries, sugar, water, butter, and cinnamon in a large saucepan. Cook and stir occasionally over medium heat until the blackberries have started to break down and form a sauce, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. 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 needed.
  4. Divide the dough in half and shape into small balls. Alternatively, roll the dough into a flat circle and cut into strips, then into squares.
  5. Drop the dumplings (balls or strips) into the simmering blackberry mixture. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes. Avoid stirring until the dumplings are fully cooked to prevent clumping.


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat before serving.Recipe Tips: For a twist, try adding a splash of lemon juice or a sprinkle of lemon zest to brighten the flavors of the blackberry sauce. Serve the dumplings warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert experience.

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