Quebec Maple Syrup Dumplings (Grands-Peres)

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min.


8 servings

Updated: May. 26, 2023
These quick and easy maple dumplings are so delicious! They are a classic French Canadian dessert that's comfort food at its best. —Francine Lizotte, Surrey, BC
Quebec Maple Syrup Dumplings (Grands-Peres) Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • SAUCE:
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and kosher salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add milk and vanilla, tossing with a fork until dough comes together; set aside.
  2. In a Dutch oven, combine water, brown sugar, butter, syrup and vanilla. Cook on high until mixture reaches a simmer. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls on top of the simmering liquid. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook until a toothpick inserted in center of dumplings comes out clean, 13-15 minutes, spooning sauce over dumplings halfway through cooking.
  3. Serve warm with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

2 dumplings with 1/3 cup sauce: 544 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 96g carbohydrate (70g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.