Preparation / Directions:
*use strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, etc.
In the Crock-Pot, combine the fruit, the 1/2 cup sugar, the water, and tapioca. cover and cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours or on High for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until the fruit has formed a thick sauce.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, the 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry blender or 2 knives to cut in the margarine until the mixture resembles coarse meal. In a small bowl, stir together the milk and the egg. Pour the milk and egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir until a soft dough is formed.
Turn the Crock-Pot to High if it is on Low. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls on top of the fruit. Cover and cook 30 minutes to 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted into the dumplings comes out clean. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Serve warm.