Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Crockpots and slow cookers are also great appliances for making desserts.  Try this berries and dumplings for a delicious warm dessert.  You can always switch out different types of berries, if you prefer.

1 1/4 cups + 2 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp whole-wheat flour
2 tsp grated lemon zest
2 pkgs (16-oz each) frozen unsweetened blueberries
1 1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix
3 tbsp butter
1 carton (8-oz) sour cream

Combine the 1 1/4 cups sugar, both flours, and the lemon zest in a 3-quart heavy saucepan.  Add the blueberries and cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until the sugar is dissolved.  Bring the mixture to a boil and increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring often, about 5 minutes until slightly thickened. 

Pour the biscuit/baking mix into a bowl and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar; cut in the butter until crumbly.  Add the sour cream, mixing together until a soft dough forms.

Pour the hot berry filling into a round 5-quart slow cooker or crockpot.  Carefully drop the dough into 6 large clumps over the filling.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low setting for 3 hours or until the dumplings are a golden brown.

Remove the lid carefully so as to keep the condensation from getting on the dumplings and making them soggy.

Note: Have had this recipe for a long time.  Think it is another of my Mr. Food recipes.

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