How to Make a Cobbler without Turning on the Oven

What’s a slump? It’s a cobbler made on the stovetop, not baked. It’s super easy. Even a novice can make one. You don’t have to heat up your kitchen. You can make one on the grill. You can use a wide variety of canned, frozen, or fresh fruits. You can make them camping or on a picnic. The topping is made with biscuit dough.  We use our just-add-water biscuit mix so it is super quick and easy but you can use a recipe if you prefer. What follows is a slump made with peaches and raspberries. That‘s because the peaches …

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Brigham’s Peach Dumplings with Vanilla Cream Sauce

We’re a little too far north for great peaches. But when we travel to Salt Lake City, a couple hundred miles to the south, we pass by Brigham City, a little city set against the foothills and lined with orchards. A detour off the interstate yields a lineup of roadside fruit stands with some of the best fruits found anywhere. Brigham’s peaches make the best dumplings. Baker’s note: This recipe calls for vanilla cream sauce. You can make your own as instructed in this recipe or purchase an excellent vanilla cream syrup from us. For the filling: 4 large peaches, …

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Walnut Blueberry Pear Slump Recipe

This made for a great combination—ripe pears, a few blueberries, and plenty of walnuts. We used frozen blueberries but ripe, juicy pears. Like with most pies, perfect fruit makes a real difference. Because the pears were so ripe and sweet, we cut back on the sugar to the amount shown in the recipe. Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 3-4 cups peeled pears cut into chunks 3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or individually frozen 1 cup premium walnut pieces 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup milk or as needed for the slurry 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 …

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Peach Raspberry Slump Recipe

What’s a slump? It’s really a cobbler but it is made on the stovetop like dumplings, not baked. It’s easy. Even a novice can make a slump. And you don’t have to heat up your kitchen. You can make them on the grill or even out camping. What follows is a slump made with peaches and raspberries. That‘s because the peaches are in season but we could have used frozen peaches or a choice of other fruits. In fact, blueberries and pears sound really good. This slump was made with peaches and raspberries. You can use fresh or frozen. Try …

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Southwest Beef and Dumplings Soup

This is a hearty and complete meal.  The soup is made with ground beef, tomatoes, corn, garlic, and chili powder.  The dumplings are made with corn meal.  Corn, beef, and chili—that’s a southwestern dish. For the soup 1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3 cups canned or frozen corn, drained 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 2 15-ounce cans of beef broth 1/2 tablespoon basil 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon rosemary salt and pepper to taste Directions Crumble the ground beef and stir in the onion and garlic.  …

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Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

We like dumplings. It’s an easy way to fancy up any hearty soup. Mix up the dumpling batter and drop it by spoonfuls on the hot, simmering soup. Presto! You have quick Chicken and Dumplings. What follows is a wonderful chicken soup recipe that you can use with potatoes or rice. Make it alone or top it with dumplings. This makes a family-sized batch of wonderful comfort food—about three quarts. This recipe can also be made with boneless turkey meat. Chicken Soup Recipe Ingredients 1 broiler chicken or large fryer 6 cups water 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 …

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Southwest Beef and Dumplings Soup

This is a hearty and complete meal.  The soup is made with ground beef, tomatoes, corn, garlic, and chili powder.  The dumplings are made with corn meal.  Corn, beef, and chili—that’s a southwestern dish. For the soup 1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3 cups canned or frozen corn, drained 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 2 15-ounce cans of beef broth 1/2 tablespoon basil 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon rosemary salt and pepper to taste Directions Crumble the ground beef and stir in the onion and garlic.  …

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Southwest Beef and Dumplings Soup

This is a hearty and complete meal.  The soup is made with ground beef, tomatoes, corn, garlic, and chili powder.  The dumplings are made with corn meal.  Corn, beef, and chili—that’s a southwestern dish. For the soup 1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3 cups canned or frozen corn, drained 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 2 15-ounce cans of beef broth 1/2 tablespoon basil 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon rosemary salt and pepper to taste Directions Crumble the ground beef and stir in the onion and garlic.  …

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Southwest Beef and Dumplings Soup

This is a hearty and complete meal.  The soup is made with ground beef, tomatoes, corn, garlic, and chili powder.  The dumplings are made with corn meal.  Corn, beef, and chili—that’s a southwestern dish. For the soup 1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3 cups canned or frozen corn, drained 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 2 15-ounce cans of beef broth 1/2 tablespoon basil 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon rosemary salt and pepper to taste Directions Crumble the ground beef and stir in the onion and garlic.  …

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Caramel Apple Dumplings

We’ve been making Caramel Apple Dumplings for years. They are delightful. The keys are a very good crust, top quality apples, and a tasty syrup. Use this just-add-water pie crust mix. It comes in a big bag that will make several pies or a ton of dumplings. Add the water and mix in your stand type mixer for no more than two minutes. That’s all there is to it and you’ll have a crust like the neighborhood bakers. My favorite apple for these is Honey Crisp but the produce manager at your store can help you choose a good baking …

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Southwest Beef and Dumplings Soup

This is a hearty and complete meal.  The soup is made with ground beef, tomatoes, corn, garlic, and chili powder.  The dumplings are made with corn meal.  Corn, beef, and chili—that’s a southwestern dish. For the soup 1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3 cups canned or frozen corn, drained 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 2 15-ounce cans of beef broth 1/2 tablespoon basil 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon rosemary salt and pepper to taste Directions Crumble the ground beef and stir in the onion and garlic.  …

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What’s a Pan Dowdy?

Cobblers and dowdies, crisps and crumbles, buckles and betties—what are all these desserts?  With a little help from American Desserts by Wayne Brachman, we thought we would give you the answers—since you’re just dying to know. Cobblers:  We just told you about cobblers—a syrupy fruit topped with biscuits or cake. Pan Dowdies: These have pie crusts on top which are broken up and dunked in the fruit filling after baking. Crisps and Crumbles: These familiar desserts have pie-like fillings with streusel toppings, often with nuts. Buckles:  Buckles are cakes that sink, and rise, and buckle as they bake.  Our Caramel …

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Sour Cream Apple Slump Recipe

Think of this as an apple pie in a skillet. Instead of baking it in the oven, let it simmer on the stovetop. This one is enhanced with bright, dried cranberries and lots of sour cream. There is no pie crust to form; simply drop scoops of biscuit dough across the top. Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 3-4 cups peeled, sliced apples 3/4 cup dried cranberries 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup milk or as needed for the slurry 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 pinch salt 1 teaspoon …

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