Cherries with Cinnamon Dumplings


Prep time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 25 Minutes

Yield: Serves 6



  • 2 bags (16 ounces each) frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 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. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining tablespoon sugar; set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir in milk, mixing just until a wet dough forms.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Spoon tablespoons of dough (you should have about 18) over simmering fruit; sprinkle all with cinnamon-sugar.
  5. Cover skillet; simmer very gently until dumplings are set and dry to the touch, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.


Note: You can make this recipe with other frozen fruit, such as blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries, alone or in combination.

Nutrition Info

Per serving: 273 calories; 1.2 grams fat; 5.3 grams protein; 63.5 grams carbohydrates; 1.7 grams fiber
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