Maple Dumplings

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 16, 2022
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


  • 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, maple ice cream or whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. 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 11x7-in. baking dish. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls into syrup mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean, 22-28 minutes. If desired, serve warm, with ice cream or whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 dumpling: 388 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.