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Cherries with Cinnamon Dumplings

Be careful not to overmix the batter for the dumplings; it should be wet and lumpy.

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  • Servings: 6
Cherries with Cinnamon Dumplings

Source: Everyday Food, March 2005


  • 2 bags (16 ounces each) frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • Ice cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Combine cherries and 1/3 cup sugar in a large skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high; simmer rapidly until syrupy, 8 to 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining tablespoon sugar; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir in milk, mixing just until a wet dough forms.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Spoon tablespoons of dough (you should have about 18) over simmering fruit; sprinkle all with cinnamon-sugar.

  4. Cover skillet; simmer very gently until dumplings are set and dry to the touch, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.


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