Maple Syrup Dumplings

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

One of my favorite dessert made with maple syrup. Each time we go to my cousin's sugar shack, his wife makes us maple syrup dumplings. So yummy. This recipe is from Ricardo & Friends.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Work the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers or a fork until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add the milk and vanilla, stirring with a wooden spoon until the dough is smooth.
  2. Place the syrup and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Using two spoons or a moistened ice cream scoop, shape the dough into about 12 balls; use about 30 ml (2 tablespoons) for each ball. Drop the balls one by one into the boiling syrup mixture.
  3. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Serve with the hot syrup and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  4. Note: The butter coats the flour, inhibiting gluten formation and giving the dumplings a crumbly texture. A similar effect happens with scones.


Most Helpful

This was a big hit with the whole family! I have made golden syrup dumplings heaps of times, but not maple syrup! We will be making them this way from now on :) [Made for PRMR]

Sara 76 April 24, 2012

Other than using fat free 2% milk, we enjoyed this very much, added a scoop of vanilla ice cream too, for a great after lunch treat. Quite easy, and well enjoyed after`a hot day. Made for Market tag.

weekend cooker July 11, 2010

What a great way to do up dumplings ~ In a maple syrup, no less! Made for a great dessert when we had a very special friend over for lunch! Definitely a keeper of a recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike May 17, 2010

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