Black 'n' Blue Berry Grunt Recipe
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Black 'n' Blue Berry Grunt Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 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 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
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without whipped cream): 226 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the first five dumpling ingredients. Add butter and buttermilk; stir just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto berry mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  3. Cover tightly; simmer until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean, 10-15 minutes. Serve warm; if desired, add sweetened whipped cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Black 'n' Blue Berry Grunt in Country Extra July 2006, p51

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