Summer Berry Slump

By June 30, 2017Recipes


Our Green City Force teens love to make this with youth in the summer. With fresh berries, it’s the perfect summer dessert — especially to celebrate the 4th of July!

Summer Berry Slump

Serves 4

Dumpling Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp butter
⅓ cup whole milk

Berry Mix:

4 cups fresh blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries
½  cup sugar
¼  teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
⅓  cup water


  1. Make the dumplings: In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour. Using a pastry cutter, two knives, or your clean hands, cut the butter into the flour until the flour resembles a coarse meal.
  3. Add the milk all at once and stir until the flour is just moistened. Handling the dough as little as possible, form into a ball. Set aside.
  4. In a 2-qt saucepan, add the berries, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, lemon zest, and water. Heat until boiling, stirring a few times so that the berries are well coated with the sauce.
  5. Drop in the dumplings, lower heat to a simmer. Allow to boil for 25 minutes.  Serve warm.