Maple Dumplings Recipe
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Maple Dumplings Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 389 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"Loved the recipe but not the reviews. Reviews should be based on the taste of the food not the cost in my opinion. If you can't afford to make it then don't rate it. I'm a single mom of 4 kids and on a tight budget but I find deals all the time. I may not be able to make it right then but when I go out I keep in mind things I need or want and look for deals. Also adjusting a recipe to your budget or even taste is not a bad thing. The person gave you a great foundation to build a wonderful dish to fit your taste and that is what counts. Please be kind, honest and understanding when leaving reviews. Loved this recipe and I didn't have to tweak it to my liking. Fabulous. Thank you"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"Just because you are too CHEAP to make a nice dish occasionally doesn't mean you should give someone's creation a low score! 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!"

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"egogeaux may be correct in her assessment of "subpar ingredients", but eight oz. is still only a cup and the recipe calls for two cups. I, for one, do not have a large food budget nor do I have access to an Aldi's. I notice th eperson who submitted this recipe lives in Vermont so she may well have a more reasonable access to maple syrup."

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