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 syrup.—Denise Boutin, Grand Isle, Vermont
- 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 11-in. x 7-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. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Maple Dumplings in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p195
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