Old-fashioned Strawberry Dumplings

It's peak strawberry season, which means the berries are plentiful and prices are low. Stem and freeze berries to enjoy dishes like these Old-fashioned Strawberry Dumplings year-round!


  • 6 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ice cream (optional)


Combine strawberries and sugar in a heavy saucepan. Simmer on low until juice forms and the mixture becomes liquid.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, milk, egg, and vanilla; blend to make a batter. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter into the boiling strawberry liquid and cook until dumplings puff up. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.

Serves 6

Recipe contributed by market shoppper

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