Summer Berry Slump

By June 30, 2017May 10th, 2024Archive


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.