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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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  • srssavage
    Nov 25, 2013

    Loved this recipe and I didn't have to tweak it to my liking. Fabulous. Thank you

  • williamsegraves
    Apr 22, 2013

    I made a special dinner for my mother and wanted to do something special for dessert as well. This was a very tasty recipe and she enjoyed it immensely. Real maple syrup makes all the difference in the world. I will most definitely make this again someday for another special occasion!

  • rose1138
    Sep 24, 2012

    I live in Ohio, and I get maple syrup from a couple of places. There are many producers in the northeast Ohio and some in central Ohio. I buy my syrup in the spring from a local farm, and I get a gallon of grade A medium syrup (which I prefer to the light) for $40. If you live in a state where maple syrup is produced, and it is produced in many states besides Vermont, then simply do a Google search for maple syrup in your state. You'd be surprised how many people tap even a few trees and sell excellent syrup at far less than grocery store prices.

  • H20gap
    Sep 24, 2012

    This is great if you love maple syrup. If you have ever made homemade syrup, you would understand why it is so expensive.

  • eogeaux
    Sep 23, 2012

    Aldi's sells 100% pure maple syrup at a very low cost. I got 8.5 ounces for $4. Also, if you want food that is one step above fantastic, sometimes you have to fork over the money for great ingredients. Sub par ingredients make sub par food.

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  • High Altitude Mom
    Sep 23, 2012

    I'm making this.

  • Ohio46
    Sep 22, 2012

    This recipe sounds good

  • francine.doughty
    Sep 22, 2012

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