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Blackberry Dumplings

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6
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These simple blackberry dumplings capture the essence of sweet, sweet summertime thanks to a little help from your slow cooker. Frozen berries are gloriously juicy when mixed with sugar and lemon juice. As soon as the mixture starts to bubble and boil, you know it’s time to get your dumpling-making pants on. Reach for your trusty box of Bisquick™, add in a few tablespoons of sugar and milk and mix until a sticky-wet dough forms. Drop the sweetened dumpling dough onto the blackberry mixture and let your slow cooker work its magic. The steam your slow cooker creates makes for an ideal dumpling-cooking environment turning out ultra-light and fluffy results. Spoon the syrupy blackberries over your cinnamon-dusted dumplings, dollop with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and devour. It’s that easy!
Updated Feb 14, 2020
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  • 1 package (14 ounces) frozen blackberries (3 cups), thawed and drained
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup Bisquick™ Original baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Whipping (heavy) cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired


  • 1
    Mix blackberries, 1/3 cup sugar, the water and lemon juice in 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on low heat setting 3 to 4 hours (or high heat setting 1 1/2 to 2 hours) or until mixture is boiling.
  • 3
    Mix baking mix and 2 tablespoons sugar in small bowl. Stir in milk just until dry ingredients are moistened. Drop dough by 6 spoonfuls onto hot berry mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • 4
    Cover and cook on high heat setting 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of dumplings comes out clean.
  • 5
    To serve, spoon dumpling into dessert dish. Spoon berry mixture over dumpling. Top with whipping cream.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For light, fluffy dumplings, be sure the berry mixture is boiling before dropping the dough on top. If the mixture isn't hot enough, the tops of the dumplings will be wet and doughy. Dumplings need steam to rise during cooking, so don't lift the cover and peek because the steam will sneak out.
  • tip 2
    Any type of fresh or frozen berries can be used in this recipe. Try blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or a combination of two or three. If you use frozen berries, be sure to buy the bag of berries that aren't frozen in syrup.
  • tip 3
    Sweetened whipped cream makes for an excellent topping, but try serving with vanilla ice cream for a refreshing summertime treat.


165 Calories, 3g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
1 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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