Caramel Dumplings Recipe
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Caramel Dumplings Recipe

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My family just loves these tender dumplings in a sweet, rich sauce. I love them because they turn out wonderful every time I make them...which is a lot!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped peeled apple, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 336 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, heat the butter, brown sugar and water to boiling. Reduce heat to simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the dumplings ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls into the simmering sauce. Cover tightly and simmer for 20 minutes. Do not lift lid. Serve warm with cream or ice cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Dumplings in Country Woman September/October 1991, p37

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Xena7751 User ID: 5742608 37066
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"I was worried how this would turn out but it was fantastic! I love caramel and apples and combo was great. I served it with vanilla bean ice cream. Yum!"

dmoehring User ID: 5734543 35189
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"Very quick and easy! and SOOOO Tasty. I served this at a dinner party and it was a big hit! Who knew you could make dumplings in a caramel sauce."

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