The "ABC" in this recipe's name comes from the apple, blueberries and cranberries it uses. The other part refers to the way the dumplings "slump" during cooking - presumably the sound made by the fruit as it bubbles on the stove. No matter where you take this dessert, the result will be the same...all you ever will bring home is the empty dish.
1 cup chopped peeled tart apple
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
3/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup water
2/3 cup granulated (white) sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons cold butter or margarine
1/3 cup milk
In a large saucepan, combine the fruit, water and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk; stir just until moistened. Drop into six mounds onto simmering fruit. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering). Serve warm with cream.
One serving: Calories: 264; Fat: 6 g; Saturated Fat: 4 g; Cholesterol: 17 mg; Sodium: 132 mg; Carbohydrate: 51 g; Fiber: 2 g; Protein: 2 g