Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I spent a little over seven years in the Maritimes and had the opportunity to participate in the blueberry harvest a couple of times. One year I asked the farmer if he could pay me my wages for the day in blueberries. He laughed and gave me a lifetime of berries to take home! I shared the berries with friends and neighbours and followed the suggestion of a local Maritimer. She told me to boil the berries with water, nutmeg, sugar and cinnamon and top with my favourite dumpling recipe. So I did! Pulled out Grandma's 1932 Cook Purity Book cookbook and made her recipe for dumplings. I thoroughly enjoyed the combination!

Directions

  1. Place the blueberries, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, lemon juice and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile make dumplings: Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Add milk and mix thorougly.
  3. When blueberries come to a boil, drop tablespoons of the dumpling mixture on top. Cover and allow to simmer for 15 minures.
  4. Serve hot.
  5. Yields four generous servings or six normal portions.
Most Helpful

Being from Nova Scotia orignally Blueberry Grunt was a recipe my father made all the time. I tried your recipe and it was quite simalar to the one my dad made so it get;s 5 stars.

Bluenoser July 10, 2010

All most identical to what is served in the Maritime Provinces. This tastes wonderful, delish blueberry flavour. I used frozen berries

Meggiee February 25, 2010