Cherries with Cinnamon Dumplings
  • Cooking Time: 18-22
  • 2 bags (16 ounces each) frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ice cream, for serving (optional)
  1. Be careful not to overmix the batter for the dumplings; it should be wet and lumpy.
  2. Combine cherries and 1/3 cup sugar in a large skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high; simmer rapidly until syrupy, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining tablespoon sugar; set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir in milk, mixing just until a wet dough forms.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  6. Spoon tablespoons of dough (you should have about 18) over simmering fruit; sprinkle all with cinnamon-sugar.
  7. Cover skillet; simmer very gently until dumplings are set and dry to the touch, 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.