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Southern Blueberry Dessert Dumplings is an old-fashioned, homey dessert that's pure fruity bliss! #blueberries #dessert #dumplings #recipe #homemade

Southern Blueberry Dessert Dumplings

Southern Blueberry Dessert Dumplings recipe is an old-fashioned recipe that's easy & delicious! A great summer alternative to cobbler made stovetop.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword blueberry, cobbler, dumplings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 556kcal
Author Paula


For the sauce

  • 1 quart blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 and ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large lemon zested then juiced

For the dumplings

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter cold
  • ½ cup milk


For the sauce

  • In a large pot, combine blueberries, 1 and ½ cup sugar, and 2 cups of water. Bring to a low boil.

For the dumplings

  • While the sauce is coming to a boil, mix the dumplings.
  • In a medium bowl, stir flour, 2 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest together.
  • Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender or fork. When the mixture resembles wet sand, stir in the milk to form a dough.

Cook the dumplings

  • With the sauce at a low boil, drop ½ tablespoon dough into the sauce working as quickly as you can.
  • Cover the pot and reduce the heat to low or simmer. Cook on low for 20 minutes (more if needed). Don't remove the lid and do not stir until 20 minutes. Check the dumplings at 20 minutes for doneness. The dumplings should be fluffy and cooked through with no doughy centers when done.
  • Gently stir in the lemon juice. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and/or fresh whipped cream.


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 798IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg