Blue Grape Dumplings, Native American

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Recipe: #19729

June 27, 2015

"Grape dumplings are a favorite among the Choctaw and Cherokee Indians. Modern cooks may use fresh cultivated Concord grapes and juice to replace the wild grapes that traditionally were used, although wild grapes can still be found in parts of the southeastern United States."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (403.1 g)
  • Calories 559.3
  • Total Fat - 4.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 351.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 126.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 88.9 g
  • Protein - 5.9 g
  • Calcium - 80.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring grape juice to a rolling boil with the sugar. Add grapes.


Step 2

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix well with a fork.

Step 3

Cut the shortening into the flour mixture with the tines of the fork to resemble coarse meal.

Step 4

Stir the water into the dough.

Step 5

Use your hands to form the dough into a smooth ball.

Step 6

Lightly flour a work surface and pat the dough into a disk.

Step 7

Sprinkle the dough with a thin coat of flour. Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.

Step 8

Cut the dough into sixteen 2-inch squares, using all of the dough.

Step 9

Drop dough into rapidly boiling juice

Step 10

Cook over high heat about 5 minutes.

Step 11

Then simmer for about 10 minutes with cover on before serving.

Step 12

May be served with cream or plain.

Note: Grape Juice and Sugar must be boiling before adding the dumplings


No special items needed.

1 Reviews

Lisa Jones

How much sugar in grape juice and dumpling dough please ? Surely not 2 cups each .


review by:
(2 Nov 2020)

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