This old-fashioned dessert is made by simmering fruit with cinnamon dumplings that soak up the sweet syrup as they cook.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

Cook's Notes

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

Reviews (3)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
05/27/2011
Amazing. However, next time I'll add another cup of cherries; I used fresh and found there to not be enough to my liking.
Rating: Unrated
08/17/2008
I've made this many times, and have found that it works with a variety of berries. Instead of using frozen cherries, I've tried it with fresh blackberries and raspberries. It turns out great every time!
Rating: Unrated
12/27/2007
amazingly simple and delicious dessert. it is so easy you feel like you're almost cheating!
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