These easy dumplings are lightly sweetened, and they make an easy everyday dessert with fresh or frozen peaches and a simple sugar syrup. I added chopped pecans to the dumplings pictured.
The dumplings are spooned onto boiling peaches in syrup. This dessert is similar to a peach cobbler, but the dessert is simmered on the stovetop. These peach dumplings super easy to make, and the dessert is a good replacement for a peach shortcake or cobbler.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 2 cups hot water
- 2 to 3 cups fresh sliced peaches (or frozen thawed)
- 1 cup flour (all-purpose, 4 1/2 ounces)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Optional: 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup milk (or cream, more or less)
- Optional: cinnamon sugar
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup sugar, butter, and hot water. Add the sliced peaches and bring to a boil.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 tablespoon of sugar, if using; stir in milk or cream to form a stiff batter.
- Drop large spoonfuls of batter onto the boiling fruit.
- Cover the pan and cook for about 20 minutes.
- Spoon out dumplings and fruit into a bowl.
- If desired, sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar and serve with cream or ice cream.
Tips and Variations
- Add about 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans to the flour mixture for the dumplings.
- Replace the peaches with fresh apricots or nectarines.
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|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||12 g|
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||4 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|