5 Ingredients: Blueberry Dumplings

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These 5 Ingredient Blueberry Dumplings are easy to make and taste fantastic for dinner, dessert or both! Serve with double cream, or low fat Greek Yoghurt. Omit sugar if you like. Gluten-free Dumpling Skin recipe features in  The Wholesome Cook cookbook

5 Ingredient Blueberry Dumplings

The dumpling dough in this recipe is made from scratch in minutes. I always thought making dumplings was a mammoth task.  Of course, my hesitation in regards to the monstrosity of the undertaking has been founded only on the fact that my Mum used to make at least 100 pieces per batch (which is great if you want to save some for later as they can be frozen uncooked then cooked to order)…

5 Ingredient Blueberry Dumplings

For starters though, I stuck with 16: enough for 2 for dinner, or 4 for dessert! And having made this batch yesterday I can safely say the whole dish took less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish. Frozen blueberries can also be used, although when in season fresh are the best. And if fruit fillings are not your cup of tea, try this delicious potato ricotta and onion stuffing. If fruit IS your thing here is a mango dumpling offering too.

Who would have thought that something so simple, made with only 5 ingredients could taste sooooo good! Mmmm blueberries and cream… I’m still licking my lips with delight.

5 Ingredient Blueberry Dumplings


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5 Ingredients: Blueberry dumplings
Recipe type: Dumplings, Dessert, Sweet, Fruit, Pastry
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Serves: 4
If you are planning on using frozen berries, let them thaw out first in a sieve to remove excess water, then use as below. Gow gee pastry can be used as well instead of the hot water dough, but I like the thickness of this pastry much better.
For the 5 ingredients Blueberry dumplings:
  • 1½ cups of plain flour + extra
  • ½ cup hot water (not boiling)
  • 125g blueberries
  • 1 tsp granulated stevia or unrefined sugar (optional)
To serve:
To make the 5 ingredients Blueberry Dumplings:
  1. Place flour in a mixing bowl and add hot water. Mix with a spoon until the mixture becomes doughy.
  2. Take out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is soft, smooth and elastic.
  3. Add a little more flour if it's too sticky.
  4. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to about 2mm thin.
  5. Using a drinking glass (about 8-9cm / 3-3.5in in diameter) cut circles out of the dough. Roll up the scraps and repeat with the rest.
  6. Sprinkle blueberries with 1 teaspoon white sugar and mix.
  7. Place a teaspoon of berries into the centre of the pastry, fold over and pinch the edges firmly. Repeat.
  8. Bring a large pot of water to the boil and cook dumplings for about 3-4 minutes (they will float to the surface and become slightly translucent when ready).
To serve:
  1. Serve with a good dollop of double cream.
To store:
  1. Spray any leftover dumplings with cooking spray to prevent them from sticking to each other and keep in the fridge.
  2. Leftover dumplings can be reheated in boiling water for about 1 minute.


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16 Responses to 5 Ingredients: Blueberry Dumplings

  1. This is such a simple recipe! Many different berries and fruits would go nicely in these dumplings, I love it

    • Thanks John! Indeed, other popular fillings (in Poland) include pitted black cherries, mulberries and strawberries. I haven’t yet considered tropical fruit but could probably use firm mangoes… Mmm

  2. Oh my goodness! This looks DIVINE! I love it – a fruit filling is a fabulous idea 🙂 pitted cherries sound lovely (& v festive!) too.
    Heidi xo

  3. Sylvia says:

    Strawberry-Berry filling’s by far my favorite! Couldn’t decide one over the other, so I mixed both berries 🙂

  4. artimagica says:

    Um, being a dumb American, how many pints or half pints might I need for this. I have a small (half pint?) container of blueberries that I would like to use. Any advice would be useful!! Thanks!

  5. artimagica says:

    Thanks! That’s on the menu for dessert tonight!



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