Glossy Caramel Dumplings

"These are fast, easy and absolutely fantastic! My family cannot get enough of these."
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  • For the sauce: Carmelize the brown sugar and butter. Add the water and boil for a few minutes. Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.
  • For the dumplings: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add milk. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Drop by spoonfuls into the sauce. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes.

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  1. Hooo Wheee! These are amazing! I was not sure what to expect but I am glad that I decided to just jump in and figure it out as I went along! I had a few incidents along the way though (when don't I?). When adding the water to the butter and brown sugar, it all seized up on me and I was scared I had ruined it. I just kept stirring and the sugar melted back into a liquid. Phew! Then while creaming the white sugar and butter together, I tried to do it by hand. I thought I had it combined well... but once I added the milk, I couldn't get it to mix in, no matter what I did. So I got out my mixer and tried with that. It still wouldn't blend together very well but at least the little bits were smaller now. So I dumped in the flour mixture and just hoped for the best. Success! It all came together in the end! These came out so NEAT! The little dumplings are so tender and wonderful! We tried to dig in right away but it was TOO hot so we let it sit for about 5 or 10 minutes. That just made them SO much better. The caramel gets almost creamy from the bottoms of the dumplings. Loved it. Thank you for expanding my culinary experience! I will make these again!
  2. These dumplings are filled with childhood memories! My mother often baked this recipe for us - 8 kids!!! We all loved them! The only change we do is to add a teaspoon of pure vanilla to the sauce mixture! A very easy recipe and tasty dessert.


As a full time working mom, I find my passion to unwind in cooking. My favorite cookbook is a compilation of when my son was in kindergarten and they each submitted a recipe and then gave their version of what ingredients should be used. Did you know that 3 whole pineapples could go right into a dessert?!?!? Its hilarious! My family cannot believe how much time I actually do spend surfing Recipezaar! But I can honestly say, they eagerly await the final results!
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