Grand Peres aux Bleuets (Blueberry Dumplings)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

If your waistline can take it, serve real whipped cream with this French-Canadian dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large deep saucepan, boil blueberries, sugar, ginger and water for 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking powder; mix in butter with fingers or pastry blender.
  3. Add milk and stir until a uniform batter is formed.
  4. To prepare dough in a food processor: place flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking powder into bowl of food processor and mix for a few seconds; add butter and pulse a few times to blend; add milk while machine is running and stop the motor as soon as dough shapes into a ball around knife blade.
  5. Use a tablespoon to drop batter on top of blueberry sauce, cover, and simmer 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in dumplings comes out clean.
Most Helpful

These are sooooooo good! It was almost like a very easy blueberry pie when I served it warm over french vanilla ice cream. Definately a keeper. I plan to make this often and maybe even try it with some other kinds of fruits as well. Can you imagine this made with peaches?

Karen From Colorado January 23, 2002

i made this today and it was absolutely delicous! this is a keeper, will definitely make this again. try this, you will love it!

nancyal February 18, 2002

I doubled the recipe then poured the cooked fruit into a 9x13 pan and dropped the batter ontop.Baked it for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.Kids finished the whole pan before it had a chance to cool totally.Next time I'm going to try different fruit combos.This was soo good!!

Mona August 25, 2002