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Maple Dumplings

To give your meal a warm and cozy ending, look no further than this comforting dessert. Tender homemade dumplings are nestled in a thick, rich maple sauce. —Denise Boutin, Grand Isle, Vermont
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


  • In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add milk, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, bring syrup and water to a boil. Carefully pour into an 11x7-in. baking dish. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls into syrup mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 22-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 dumpling: 388 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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