Plum Dumplings

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
Special meals call for elegant desserts like this. Sweet plums are halved then tucked inside a pretty pastry pocket.—Martha Voss, Dickinson, North Dakota


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 medium black plums, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Melted butter and cinnamon-sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk and egg just until blended. Divide into six portions.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, pat each portion of dough into a 5-in. circle. Place a plum half on each circle. Gently bring up corners of dough to center; pinch edges to seal.
  3. In a Dutch oven, bring water and butter to a boil. Carefully add dumplings. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. Serve warm with pan juices, melted butter and cinnamon-sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 235 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.