Warm Berries 'n' Dumplings

Don't turn on the oven for this all-American dessert (traditionally called a grunt). The berries and biscuitlike dumplings cook right on the stove.

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  • Servings: 4
Warm Berries 'n' Dumplings

Source: Everyday Food, March 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a medium skillet, cook berries, lemon juice, 4 tablespoons sugar, and 1/4 cup water over medium until slightly thickened, 11 to 13 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 2 tablespoons sugar; add melted butter and buttermilk, and stir until a moist dough forms. Dividing evenly, spoon 6 dollops of dough over fruit. Combine cinnamon and 1 teaspoon sugar, and sprinkle over dough.

  3. Cover pan tightly with foil, and cook over medium-low until dumplings are set and tops are dry to the touch, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.

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