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This recipe… THIS recipe! We are soon headed back to the Covered Bridge Festival here in Indiana, and so I am browsing through the community cookbook I picked up while I was there last year. This recipe was one of the first to catch my eye last year. Just looking at a Gooseberry starts to bring up some memories – though I’m honestly not sure where the memories come from.

I’m nearly certain that I had gooseberries in my younger days. I can picture them, remember holding them, and even tasting them. But I haven’t a clue where it all would have happened.

Have you had gooseberry before? Let me know!

Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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How to Make Gooseberry Dumplings

Gooseberry Dumplings

Ingredients

Dumpling Dough

  • 2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp shortening
  • Cup milk

Dumpling Filling

  • 2 Cup gooseberries
  • 1 Cup sugar

Other Ingredients

  • butter
  • nutmeg

Dumpling Syrup

  • flour
  • sugar
  • nutmeg

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°

Dumpling Filling

  • Mix together the gooseberries and sugar, set aside

Dumpling Dough

  • In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt
  • Cut in shortening and work through dough with forks or dough cutter
  • Mix in milk
  • Mix until dough forms. (You can use a stand mixer with dough hook or your hands)
  • Roll dough thin. (A little thicker than pie dough)
  • Cut dough into 8 separate squares
  • Place ¼ of Dumpling Filling in the center of each square
  • Top the filling with a pat of butter (½ tablespoon), and sprinkle with nutmeg
  • Bring corners of dough together to fold and create your dumplings
  • In deep baking pan: cover bottom with water, place dumplings in pan

Dumpling Syrup

  • Sprinkle dumplings with flour, nutmeg, and approximately ½ cup of sugar
  • Cover dumplings with water
  • Bake at 350° until dough is done, approximately 1 hour
  • The recipe states that for serving: milk, sugar, and nutmeg can be mixed together to eat over the dumplings.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dumplings, Gooseberries, Gooseberry

Photo by Alina Vilchenko

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