Sunday, September 9, 2012

Grilled Warm Berries & Dumplings

Yum! This might very well be the best dessert ever! I'm so serious! If you are a fruit lover like me and you happen to love warm fruit served with decadent cakey-dumplings with a side of vanilla ice cream, then this is the dessert for you! I just can't say enough about it. You will have to try it for yourself. I made it in the grill, but you can also make it on your stove top. 

I first spotted this recipe sometime ago here and now that the weather is turning cool, I thought it would make the perfect warm dessert for a breezy Sunday afternoon. It truly was all that I was craving and more!

1 pound frozen mixed berries
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup water
6 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted, melted butter
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (my addition)

*If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute by measuring almost 1/2 cup milk (leave some space) and fill the rest with lemon juice. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then add to the mixture. 

What to do?
In a medium skillet, cook berries, lemon juice, 4 tablespoons sugar, and 1/4 cup water over medium until slightly thickened (10-14 minutes).
In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg,and 2 tablespoons sugar, add melted butter and buttermilk and stir until a moist dough forms. Spoon 5 to 6 dollops of dough a place over fruit. Sprinkle additional sugar over dough. 
Cover pan tightly with foil and cook over medium-low until dumplings are set and tops ae dry to the touch, about 18-20 minutes. Serve warm.


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