Apricot Dumplings (Marillenknödel)

"Posted for the Zaar World Tour-Austria. From the "Best of International Cooking" cookbook. I haven't tried this recipe yet."
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Ready In:
1hr 55mins




  • In a large bowl, combine 5 Tablespoons melted butter, cottage cheese, pinch of salt, eggs and enough flour to make a soft dough. Shape dough into a roll; cover and let stand 30 minutes.
  • Wash and dry apricots. Cut in halves; remove and discard pit. Place 1 sugar cube between each pair of apricot halves; set aside.
  • Bring water to a gentle boil; add 1 teaspoon salt.
  • On a lightly floured board, press or roll out dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch squares. Place a stuffed apricot (2 halves with a sugar cube in the middle) in center of each square of dough. Press dough around fruit, covering completely. Add to gently boiling water; cook 8 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels; arrange on a platter.
  • Melt 1/3 cup butter or margarine in a medium skillet. Add breadcrumbs and 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar; sauté until golden brown. Sprinkle caramelized breadcrumbs over dumplings.

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  1. Carole
    They tasted yummy but I'm not sure I cooked them correctly, never having made dumplings before. They seemed kind of "doughy" so next time I'll try cooking them a little longer with hotter water. Thanks for sharing.
  2. MarraMamba
    These are absolutely fabulous. As a little girl in Vienna i adored them and still do. I eat them as a meal, even if they should be dessert because they are so good


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