Recipe by charlo
"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."
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white sugar, or to taste
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 dumpling 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.
The blackberry sauce was great, but could have used less sugar. The dumplings were way too thick, not fluffy.
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 too sweet, so next time I make it, I will add less sugar. Thank-you Charlo and Charlo's Mom for the great recipe!!
I make this every summer we have fresh blackberries but you can also use frozen. To save time I make the recipe for dumplings on the Bisquick box. Much faster and tastes very good. Try it served with vanilla ice cream. It's a great treat.
Juanita my grandmother was also from So. Mo. and she made these all the time. I think it was a regional recipe as the only people I find that have heard of them are from that area. These are just like grandma used to make! Thank You!
I chose this based on the rave reviews. It's good, but like eating chunks of pie crust in syrup, not like a fluffy dumpling. All that shortening equals a heavy taste. Good, very filling, and easier to make and serve than a blackberry pie, but if you're thinking light and fluffy, move on. Also, I used fresh berries that were on the sour side, and 1.75C of sugar was still a little too much, as was a whole 1t of salt. Definitely follow the instructions to add sugar "to taste."
Like eating strips of blackberry pie. MMMMM!
This recipe was really easy and I will definitely make it again. Thank you!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Juanita's Blackberry Dumplings
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 65
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