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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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Filling:
Topping:

Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 50g; fat 6.4g; cholesterol 15.9mg; sodium 228.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
it was great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
it was great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2014
This is such a cozy homestyle dessert. Perfect with a scoop of ice cream. I've also made this with blackberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2017
YUMMM. This is a fantastic easy dessert you can make any night of the week. And I did use frozen blueberries and they really worked beautifully - I just made sure to add a little extra cornstarch and simmer until the mixture was fairly thick before topping with the biscuit dough (I also didn't bother with the kitchen towel my lid has a vent and I didn't have soggy biscuits). I loved this. A warm bowl of this calls for a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2018
This was delicious! Just like how my nanny makes it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2018
YUMMY. QUICK AND EASY TO SATISFY A SWEET TOOTH Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2020
With it being 93 degrees outside, and having a lot of blueberries to use, the last thing I wanted to do was turn on the oven. I made it last night, and its good! Only thing missing was the browned top, hard to get that cooking it on top of the top. It didn't matter. I added just a touch more corn starch to thicken it more to my liking. The one thing that wasn't mentioned how high of a flame to do the final cooking, I used a medium to low heat. I didn't want to over do it. I'll be making this again! Read More
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