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Slow Cooker Blueberry Grunt

Don’t be deceived by the funny name! This traditional dessert is packed full of blueberries topped with fluffy dumplings and the slow cooker makes it easy!
Prep Time10 min Cook Time180 min Total Time190 min Servings8 Nut Free


  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBLS cold butter
  • 1 TBLS shortening
  • 3/4 cup half & half

Sharon's Hint

Serve this traditional dessert warm with vanilla ice cream.


Step 1. 

Place blueberries, sugar, water, and almond extract in a 3 qt slow cooker; stir to combine.

Step 2. 

Cook, covered, on high for 2-3 hours or until bubbly.

Step 3. 

For dumplings, in a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together until fully combined.

Step 4. 

Cut in butter and shortening with 2 knives or a pastry blender until crumbly.

Step 5. 

Add milk and stir until just incorporated and a soft dough forms.

Step 6. 

Drop by tablespoons onto hot blueberry mixture, cover an cook 30 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of dumplings comes out clean.


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