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Black 'n' Blue Berry Grunt

 Black 'n' Blue Berry Grunt
If you’re looking for something different from the usual cakes and fruit pies, try this old-fashioned dessert. It features a delicious combination of blackberries and blueberries with homemade dumplings on top.
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries, thawed
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon-sugar
  • Heavy whipping cream, optional


  • In a large skillet, combine the berries, sugar, water, lemon juice,
  • cinnamon and pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered,
  • for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder,
  • baking soda and salt. Add butter and buttermilk; stir just until
  • moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto berry mixture. Sprinkle with

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Black 'n' Blue Berry Grunt (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cinnamon-sugar.
  • Cover tightly; simmer for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
  • in a dumpling comes out clean. Serve warm with cream if desired.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.