Nectarine Cherry Grunt

Similar to a cobbler, nectarines, cherries, and lemon juice make a delectable base for dumplings in this recipe. Finish off the dessert with whipped cream and confectioner's sugar.

Nectarine Cherry Grunt
Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Cook 28 mins


  • 4 cups peeled and sliced nectarines (about 1-3/4 pounds)
  • 3 cups pitted cherries (about 1 pound)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chai seasoning (such as McCormick)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Whipped cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chai seasoning
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting

Make It


1. In a large nonstick skillet, stir together nectarines, cherries, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Simmer over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.


2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, chai seasoning, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in buttermilk and melted butter until a sticky dough forms.

3. Dollop heaping tablespoonfuls of the dough over the simmering fruit. Cover tightly and simmer on medium-low for 25 minutes. Cool for at least 15 minutes.

Whipped cream:

4. In a large bowl, beat the cream, sugar and chai seasoning until stiff peaks form.

5. To serve, dust with confectioners sugar and spoon dumplings and fruit into individual bowls. Serve with whipped cream alongside.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 376, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 50, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 60, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 181, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.