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Grape Dumplings

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    Posted: 03 September 2016 at 15:21
Grape dumplings are a part of Cherokee and Choctaw cooking.  They were originally made from wild Muscadine or Possum grapes but most use readily available concord grape juice now.  Its a lot quicker and easier than mashing, cooking and straining wild grapes.

I used a more modern Cherokee recipe which calls for a soft dough made of AP flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, butter, and grape juice which is rolled on a heavily floured surface, cut into bite sized pieces and cooked in a mix of simmering grape juice and sugar.  The flour from the dumplings thickens the simmering juice into a sauce which is very interesting when served over ice cream.

Cherokee grape dumplings served with vanilla ice cream

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Very different, very good, and the sweetness level is up to you. 
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Looks awesome! I'm a grape lover from way back.
Go with your food!
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