This recipe calls for the Knoedel to be baked in a dish, like a bread pudding. However, the traditional way to cook the dumplings is to form them into a ball, chill for 30 minutes to overnight, then boil in water until cooked. You may modify this recipe to boil the dumpling balls if you wish. Serve with stew or gravy.
This is a time-intensive pastry, but as someone who doesn't usually like Danish, I love this recipe! I make extra of the apple filling because this is one of the best apple fillings I've ever had. I have started using vanilla bean in all of my apple desserts because of this recipe. The cooking time is mostly inactive.