Apple-Blueberry Slump

…or Slurp (or is that a Grunt?)



  • 8 medium, sweet, firm apples, cored and sliced into 1/2" pieces

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries

  • ¼ cup sugar (or a little more if your berries are tart)

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp ginger

  • ¼ tsp cloves


  • 1 cup flour

  • ½ Tbs baking powder

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • 3 Tbs butter

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease a 2-qt. baking dish.

Place the apples, blueberries, sugar and spices in a skillet or shallow saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat for 10-12 minutes until the apple slices are just tender but not mushy. Stir occasionally. No need to add water because the fruit supplies its own juice that keeps it from sticking.

In a bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. Cut the butter into cubes, and add to the flour mixture. Use your hands to mix it together until it resembles crumbs. Stir in milk and vanilla, then mix until just blended.

Put the fruit mixture into the greased baking dish. Spoon dollops of dough over the top.

Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until the top is brown. Serve warm with ice cream or English custard