Blueberry Grunt

Blueberry Grunt

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 6 hr 30 min
  • Total: 7 hr
  • Serving: 8

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  • 2 pints fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 ablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water, warm if using frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar


  1. In a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker, combine blueberries, the 1/2 cup sugar granulated sugar, the water and tapioca.
  2. Cover and slow-cook until the berries have formed a thick sauce, 5 to 6 hours on low.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, the remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, baking powder and salt to combine. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembled coarse meal.
  4. In small bowl, beat milk and egg together.
  5. Stir into flour mixture to form a soft dough.
  6. Turn the slow-cooker to high.
  7. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls on top of the blueberries.
  8. Cover and slow-cook until the topping is firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle the dumplings with the brown sugar.
  10. Let the grunt stand for 5 minutes before serving, then spoon into individual bowls.


Comments on "Blueberry Grunt"

Elda Brown April 08, 2010 | 4:52 PM

Had never heard of this before, but LOVE IT! Super easy too. Great recipe.