Fruit Dumplings (Apricots, Blueberries, Plums)

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Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Lady Grenfell-Baines' takeoff on a wonderful polish dessert, this is not nearly as complicated as the list of ingredients looks. Its just a well laid out recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the dough: push the cheese through a sieve into a mixing bowl. Add the butter, eggs and sugar and mix together well. Add the flour, semolina and milk in stages to form a soft, pliable dough. Tip it out of the bowl on to a lightly floured surface and knead it lightly. Roll into a long sausage shape about 6cm in diameter.
  2. For the filling: if you're using apricots, put a square of chocolate in the centre of each fruit to replace the stone and close the halves firmly together. If you have chosen plums, replace the stone with a lump of sugar and close the halves firmly together.
  3. Cut a slice of dough about 1 cm thick and put it on a well-floured board. Roll it out into a circle large enough to envelope the apricot or other fruit. Put an apricot or plum on the dough and bring it up around the fruit to enclose it completely. Seal the edges well and repeat with the remaining dough and fillings. If you are using blueberries, use 3-4 per dumpling with a sprinkling of sugar.
  4. Bring a large pan of slightly salted water to the boil and drop the dumplings into it, 3 or 4 at a time. Gently move them around the pan with a wooden spoon to ensure they don't stick to the bottom and cook them for 10-12 minutes; they are done when they rise to the surface.
  5. For the crumble: melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and fry gently until golden, then sprinkle in the sugar and stir well. Remove the pan from the heat and tip the crumble mixture into a warmed serving dish.
  6. Remove the dumplings as they cook, using a slotted spoon to let them drain. Roll them in the crumble mixture, and keep them warm in a low oven while you cook the remaining dumplings. Once they are all cooked and coated, serve them hot with the melted butter spooned over, and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
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This recipe is DEFINITELY WORTH MORE THAN JUST 5-STARS! I made some of these dumplings with blueberries & some with plums & they are so tasty! Was gonna share with a neighbor, but they somehow only managed to get one each for both of them ~ The rest were mine, mine, I tell you! Thanks so much ~ IT'S AN ABSOLUTE KEEPER! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Newest Zaar Tag]