Reminiscent of cobbler, these blueberry dumplings are cooked on the stovetop with fresh or frozen blueberries and drop-biscuit dough. It is an easy treat for blueberry season!
What are Blueberry Dumplings?
Blueberry dumplings seem to be a spinoff of chicken and dumplings, which is a biscuit dough dropped into a hot broth and cooked. This recipe uses lots of blueberries to make a “broth.” Then a sweetened biscuit dough is dropped into the hot liquid and simmered until fully cooked inside. The finished dish is reminiscent of a blueberry cobbler without a stiff crust.
The Difference Between Blueberry Dumplings and Blueberry Grunt
There is not a lot of difference between these two desserts. However, blueberry dumplings are dropped into a simmering blueberry sauce. They are cooked in hot liquid and may or may not stay on top of the berries; therefore, they are usually purple from the blueberry sauce. A tight-fitting lid is added to the pan and the dumplings are simmered without removing the lid.
A grunt is made similarly with dumplings that aren’t fully submerged, letting the white biscuit tops show on top of the finished dish. Unlike the dumplings, which are usually cooked in a saucepan or pot, a grunt cooks well in a large skillet on the stovetop which helps keep the dumpling tops out of the sauce. The grunt is placed in the oven to brown the tops of the biscuits.
Use Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
Use fresh (or frozen) blueberries for this recipe. Wash and place them in a thick-bottomed saucepan so they don’t scorch during cooking.
Steps to Making Blueberry Dumplings
Follow these steps to make this easy dessert.
Serve these dumplings warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Cold ice cream will help cool the hot dessert.
Add a Slice of Crust to Blueberry Dumplings
If you miss pie crust in this dessert, cut up a prepared refrigerated crust and bake it according to the package instructions. Then garnish this dessert with one or two slices.
Other Blueberry Recipes You Might Like
If you like this recipe, try these. Click on each name to link to the recipe.
- Blueberry Sauce
- Blueberry Crisp
- Blueberry Galette
- No-Bake Blueberry Dessert
- Blueberry Cookie Pudding
- Blueberry Ice Cream
- Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins
- Blueberry Cream Pie