Stove Top Blueberry Grunt

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This oddly named dessert promises juicy berries topped with biscuity dumplings, and there is no need to turn on the oven. But it can easily become a soggy, bland mess. Do not use frozen blueberries here, as they will make the filling watery. You will need a clean kitchen towel for this recipe.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 8 cups fresh blueberries, divided

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Topping:

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Directions

  1. Combine 4 cups blueberries, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, water, and lemon zest in a Dutch oven. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture has thickened and has a jam-like texture, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Whisk lemon juice and cornstarch together in a small bowl until smooth; stir into blueberry mixture. Add remaining 4 cups blueberries to the blueberry mixture; cook and stir until blueberry mixture is heated through, about 1 minute. Remove pot from heat and cover to keep warm.

  3. Mix buttermilk, butter, and vanilla extract together in a measuring cup. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 6 tablespoons sugar together in a large bowl. Slowly stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until dough forms. Scoop dough using a small ice cream scoop or 2 large spoons and drop golf ball-sized dumplings atop blueberry mixture.

  4. Wrap lid of Dutch oven with a clean kitchen towel to absorb condensation during cooking. Cover pot with the towel-wrapped lid, keeping towel away from heat source.

  5. Simmer grunt until dumplings have doubled in size and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 16 to 22 minutes.

  6. Mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons white sugar together in a small bowl; sprinkle over dumplings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
6g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 229mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 128mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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