Old Fashioned Vinegar Dumplings

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
253 Calories
9g Fat
39g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 253
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 526mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 4g
Calcium 170mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

An old fashioned recipe for dumplings cooked in a syrup made with vinegar and sugar. These dumplings were apparently made as a dessert, probably in the 1940s, when fruit was not readily available or affordable.


  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dumplings:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Steps to Make It

  1. In a pan, mix water and cornstarch thoroughly. Add sugar, vinegar, and salt; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

  2. In a bowl, mix dumpling ingredients as for drop biscuits, mixing just until blended.

  3. Drop the dumpling dough into the boiling syrup, 1 teaspoon at a time. Cook until done. To test for doneness, stick with a toothpick to see if the center is doughy.