Maritime Blueberry Grunt

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Kim A. Heaphy

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!

Top Review by Bluenoser

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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