Apple Brown Sugar Grunt

Apple And Brown Sugar Grunt
Yield: 4

Apple Brown Sugar Grunt


  • 6 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  1. In a pot with a lid, combine apples, brown sugar and two cups of water. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for 30 minutes or until the apples are soft, adding more water if it looks dry. Once apples are soft, remove from heat and coarsely mash with a fork.
  2. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients and, using your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until it is about the size of a pea. Add beaten egg, then mix until you get a sticky dough.
  3. Bring apples to a simmer over medium heat, then divide the dough into 6 equal portions and nestle each portion into the apples. Cover and cook until each dumpling is no longer sticky, about 15 minutes.

Chances are you know someone from Atlantic Canada, you’re related to someone from Atlantic Canada, or you are from Atlantic Canada. In which case you’re familiar with grunts, the dumpling cousin of the crumble. If you’re not, it’s a great cold-weather dessert and can make a great stand-in for a crumble if you’re not inspired by oats.

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