Saucy Cherry GruntPrint

Whether it’s the cherries that grunt as they bake, or people in satisfaction, this comforting dessert gets a jump-start on top of the stove. Serve warm with a scoop of frozen yogurt.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6

Recipe courtesy of Foodland Ontario.


  • 4 cups (1 L) pitted Ontario Tart Cherries, drained
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) drained cherry juice or water
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) cornstarch


  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) milk
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sliced or slivered blanched almonds


In large saucepan, bring cherries, juice, sugar and cornstarch to boil over medium heat, stirring often. Cook until clear and slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Turn into ungreased 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish.


In medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; work in butter. Stir in milk until combined into soft dough. Drop by spoonfuls over hot cherries, leaving areas uncovered. Sprinkle dough with almonds. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until bubbly and topping is golden, about 35 minutes.