Blackberries and Dumplings - The Southern Lady Cooks

Blackberries and dumplings is a recipe from my childhood. If you follow this site,  I am sure you know how much I like blackberries.  I could eat blackberries everyday and I love having blackberries for dessert with any meal.  This recipe for Blackberries and Dumplings has been one of my favorites since childhood.  I can remember my Mama making blackberries and dumplings with wild blackberries we picked from the field.  A friend brought me some blackberries recently and I had to make this for dessert Saturday night. If you have not had blackberry dumplings try this recipe for a treat your family will love.

Blackberries and dumplings Ingredients Needed:

Blackberry Syrup Ingredients: 

Fresh or frozen blackberries

White granulated sugar



Dumplings Ingredients:

All-purpose flour (can use more if needed)

White granulated sugar

Baking powder



You may also love this Old Fashioned Deep Dish Blackberry Cobbler.. its a real treat too! Either of these blackberry dishes are always a great dessert.

Recipe feedback: “This is such a wonderful old-fashioned recipes! I absolutely loved this dessert! Can’t wait to make it again. Thank you!” – Mary

“I made these tonight and OH MY WORD they were so good!! The only thing I did was add 3/4 cup of sugar instead of a 1/4. I like my stuff sweet lol Awesome recipe!! Will make again!!” – Gabrielle

“Thank you so much for the blackberry dumplings recipe! I had no idea anyone else had ever heard of them or made them. What a surprise to see so many people who grew up with these too.” – Linda

“I have made this twice, everyone LOVES it, my husband said it tasted like the ones his momma use to make. We served it over ice cream, it was a HIT and was very easy to make. Will be making again next year when in season.” – Julie

Blackberries and Dumplings - The Southern Lady Cooks

Blackberries and Dumplings - The Southern Lady Cooks

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Blackberry Puddin’

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Blackberries and Dumplings

Judy Yeager
This old fashioned recipe is one your family will love. Topped with ice cream or whipped cream this is a real treat! 
4.86 from 27 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6 servings


Blackberry Syrup:

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour can use more if needed
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • Combine blackberries, sugar, water and nutmeg in a saucepan on top of the stove. Bring to a boil, then turn down to medium boil and cover the pot. In a bowl whisk together the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix the milk into the flour mixture with a spoon. Your dough should be where you can flour your hands and pull off pieces and roll into balls about the size of a walnut. I just put some flour on a paper plate and flour my hands good to do this
  • You can add a little more flour to the dumplings if you need to so you can handle the dough. Remove lid from pot and drop in the dumplings. Replace the top and cook 5 to 7 minutes until dumplings are cooked. You should get 11 to 12 dumplings from your dough. Makes about six servings.
  • (I consider a serving 2 dumplings' with sauce ladled over them.) Serve with ice cream or whipped cream for dessert or a treat anytime.


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