Marillenknödel (Apricot Dumplings)

Ready in: 45 min Serves: 12 Complexity: easy Origin: Sweets and Desserts

 © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Wolfgang Schardt

© Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Wolfgang Schardt


1 ½ lbs. peeled and boiled potatoes
3 tbsps. flour
1 - 1 1/2 tbsps. heavy cream
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
12 apricots
12 sugar cubes
3 tbsps. butter
1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
2 tbsps. sugar


1. Force the potatoes through a ricer. Beat the flour, cream, butter, egg, and salt into the potatoes to create a smooth dough.

2. Carefully remove the pit from the apricots by cutting a slit 2/3 around the circumference of the stone and then sliding it out from the fruit. Replace each stone with a sugar cube.

3. Roll out the dough until it is ¼ inch thick. Wrap each apricot in dough to form a ball. Drop the dumplings into boiling salted water (4 at a time) and boil briskly for 10 minutes.

4. Remove the dumplings with a slotted spoon into a warm dish. Melt the butter in a skillet and add the breadcrumbs, cooking until golden brown. Add the sugar to the breadcrumbs and sprinkle over the dumplings.

For variety you can also substitute apricots for plums.

Image: © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Wolfgang Schardt