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Cherry Dumplings

 Cherry Dumplings
This is my mom's recipe, and I'm happy to share it. The dumplings are out of this world, and they complement the tart cherries.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) pitted tart cherries, undrained
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a large saucepan, combine the cherries with juice, 3/4 cup sugar
  • and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, lemon
  • peel, salt and remaining sugar. Stir in milk and butter just until
  • moistened.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering cherry mixture. Cover and
  • simmer for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling
  • comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering). Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 216 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.