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Amaretto Cherries with Dumplings Recipe
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Amaretto Cherries with Dumplings Recipe

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You can't beat the combination of almond flavor with cherries. These light and fluffy dumplings are heavenly. Topped with the sauce and ice cream, it makes for a scrumptious dessert.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7-3/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7-3/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) pitted tart cherries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Place cherries in a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in reserved juice until smooth. Stir into cherries. Cook, covered, on high 7 hours. Drizzle amaretto over cherry mixture.
  3. For dumplings, in a small bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel and salt. In another bowl, whisk milk and melted butter. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls on top of hot cherry mixture. Cook, covered, 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of dumplings comes out clean. If desired, serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Amaretto Cherries with Dumplings in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p90

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