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ABC Slump

The "ABC" in this recipe's name comes from the apple, blueberries and cranberries it uses. The other part refers to the way the dumplings "slump" during cooking - presumably the sound made by the fruit as it bubbles on the stove. I've take my slump to work, picnics and church carry-ins. No matter where, the result is the same...all that I ever bring home is the empty dish. -Becky Burch, Marceline, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Half-and-half cream

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the fruit, water and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk; stir just until moistened. Drop into six mounds onto simmering fruit. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering). Serve warm with cream.

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  • mcnair5353
    Feb 6, 2013

    I FIXED THIS FOR WORK AND EVERYONE LIKED IT.

  • BrendainPa
    Nov 14, 2011

    The flavor in this dish is wonderful. The cooking time for the dumplings ended up being about 20 minutes. I also doubled the fruit ingredients but neglected to double the dumplings...duh, and the result was waaayy too much juice which never thickened. I assume if I had also doubled the dumplings the extra flour would have soaked up the excess juice.

  • dsclay
    Oct 25, 2011

    I loved my Mom's blueberry dumplings so I thought this sounded good. It was fabulous. So many wonderful flavors together. I couldn't resist adding cinnamon to the fruit as well. The second time I added more fruit and a little less water. The dumplings then cooked on top of the fruit and were lofty and light. Love this recipe; quick, easy and delightful!