Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Southern Living's Quick and Easy Cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cherries and water in a 2-quart saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt; stir into cherry mixture.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick and clear. Add food coloring, if desired.
  4. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and biscuit mix; stir in milk. Drop by spoonfuls on hot cherry mixture.
  5. Cover tightly and cook gently over medium heat about 15 minutes or until dumplings are firm.
  6. Serve hot dumplings in compote; pour cherry mixture over dumplings, and top with whipped cream, if desired.