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Maple Dumplings

 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 syrup.—Denise Boutin, Grand Isle, Vermont
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without toppings) equals 389 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.