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2 halves of plum dumpling with other 4 whole dumplings behind them
Plum Dumplings
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Plum Dumplings, a popular dessert across Eastern Europe. It is made with fresh ripe plums coated in a mashed potato dough and tossed into sweetened cinnamony breadcrumbs. A fantastic Fall recipe that goes well with the whole family.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: plums desserts
Servings: 20 dumplings
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 kg white potatoes (2 pounds)
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 fresh plums (ripe)
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 60 g butter ( 2 oz)
  1. Cut the plums lengthwise, but not all the way through, just enough to remove the pits.

  2. Add a quarter of a cup of sugar to them together with one tablespoon of cinnamon, toss well, and set aside.

  3. In a pan set over a low heat, melt the butter, add the breadcrumbs, and stir well for 2-3 minutes, then add the remaining sugar and cinnamon, and stir again for a further 2-3 minutes, until the breadcrumbs become golden.

  4. Remove fromt the heat and set aside.

  5. Boil the potatoes, either with their skin on, or peeled and cut into chunks. Once they are tender, drain the water, and mash them well.

  6. Leave to cool a bit, then add the eggs and flour, and knead into a smooth, but sticky dough.

  7. Take one-two tablespoons of dough, flatten it up, then place a plum in the middle and wrap the dough around it.

  8. Repeat with the remaining plums.

  9. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil, drop the dumplings in, working in batches, and boil until the dumplings float to the surface.

  10. Remove them from the pot, and toss well into the breadcrumbs while they are still hot.

  11. Leave to cool before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Plum Dumplings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 363mg10%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 326IU7%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.