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Amaretto Cherries with Dumplings

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7-3/4 hours

Makes

6 servings

You can't beat the combination of almond flavor with cherries. These light and fluffy dumplings are heavenly. Topped with the sauce and ice cream, it makes for a scrumptious dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Amaretto Cherries with Dumplings Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) pitted tart cherries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup amaretto or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  1. Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Place cherries in a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in reserved juice until smooth. Stir into cherries. Cook, covered, on high 7 hours. Drizzle amaretto over cherry mixture.
  3. 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.
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls on top of hot cherry mixture. Cook, covered, 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of dumplings comes out clean. If desired, serve warm with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 369 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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