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Multi-Cooker Dumpling-Topped Cherries

You can't beat the combination of almond flavor with cherries. The light and fluffy dumplings are heavenly. Topped with sauce and ice cream, this makes for a scrumptious dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Slow-Cook: 4 hrs. Air-Fry: 10 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each ) pitted tart cherries
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup amaretto
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • Drain cherries, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Place cherries in inner pot of large multi-cooker. In a small bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in reserved 1/2 cup juice until smooth. Stir into cherries. Cover with glass lid. Press slow cook function; select vegetables setting. Press timer; set to 3 hours. Start.
  • Stir amaretto into cherry mixture. For dumplings, in a small bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt. In another bowl, whisk milk and melted butter. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls on top of hot cherry mixture. Cover with glass lid. Press slow cook function; select vegetables setting. Press timer; set to 1 hour. Start.
  • Remove glass lid; close air frying lid. Press air fry function; select bake setting. Press timer; set to 10 minutes. Start. Cook until lightly browned. If desired, serve warm with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 398 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Appy_Girl
    Jul 6, 2020

    Super easy to make and very adaptable . I used fresh blueberries. I sprinkled the top with some cinnamon for an extra spice taste . Next time I will add some chopped pecans to the topping .