- 3 pints fresh or frozen blackberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 5 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- Half-and-half or whipped cream, optional
- In a 6-qt. kettle, combine the blackberries, sugar, water and butter; bring to a boil.
- For dumplings, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In a large bowl, beat egg and milk; stir in dry ingredients until a soft dough forms. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto boiling berry mixture. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until dumplings test done (do not lift the cover while simmering).
- Serve warm with cream if desired.
Editor's Note: Raspberries may be substituted for the blackberries.
1 each: 248 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 425mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein.