Blueberry Grunt II ... Vintage Blueberry Dessert

This grunt recipe is a newer version that Uses frozen blueberries.  By the way some grunt recipes start on the stove top with the fruit base and dumplings on top and then finished off in the oven.  Whatever format of blueberry you decide on, it is all good!


Blueberry Base:

4 cups frozen blueberries

1 cup sugar, granulated

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon lemon juice


2 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons butter

1 cup milk


Combine blueberry ingredients in pan and heat to slow boil, allow to gently simmer while making the dumpling dough.

For dumplings, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Use your fingers to rub the butter into the flour mixture. Quickly fold in milk.  Do not overmix.  Spoon eight dough portions over the hot blueberries. Cover lid and allow to simmer about 15 minutes.  Keep lid closed so dumplings cook properly.  Spoon fruit into bowls and top each with a dumpling.  Best served warm.  Deicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or topped with whipped cream.  Yield: 8 servings