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Fruit Dessert Dumplings

Fruit Dessert Dumplings

2 pints fresh or frozen fruit
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water, warm if using frozen fruit
2 Tbs instant tapioca

2 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbs unsalted butter or margarine; chilled
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg

2 Tbs light brown sugar

In a 3-1/2 quart crockpot, combine fruit, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the water and tapioca. Cover and slow-cook until the fruit forms a thick sauce, 5 to 6 hours on LOW.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to combine.
Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter
until the mixture resembles coarse meal. In small bowl,
beat milk and egg together. Stir into flour mixture to
Form soft dough.

Turn your crockpot setting to HIGH. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls on
top of the fruit. Cover and slow- cook until the topping is firm
and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30
Minutes.

Sprinkle the dumplings with the brown sugar. Let the dumplings
stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Note:  The dumpling recipe could be cut in half as this makes a large amount,

8 servings
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