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Cherry Grunt Recipe

My husband and two sons really enjoy this old-time dessert. Besides cooking for them, I'm a hot lunch cook and prepare the main dish for about 1,300 students!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) pitted tart red cherries, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Place cherries and juice in a large saucepan or Dutch oven along with water, 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons butter. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar; place in a bowl. Cut in remaining butter with a pastry blender. Add milk and vanilla.
  • 3. Drop by teaspoonfuls over cherry mixture; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 183 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.