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5 from 14 votes

Blackberries and Dumplings

This old fashioned recipe is one your family will love. Topped with ice cream or whipped cream this is a real treat! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: blackberries and dumplings, Blackberry dumplings
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


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.