Maple Syrup Dumplings

MMmmmmmmm  Comfort food warning! Comfort foods don’t have to be eaten only when one is in need of comfort. Sometimes the best time to partake is in the company of a friend you haven’t seen in ages. The maple season started early this year and so did the maple treats. I was invited to visit a friend on her homestead in the early days of tapping. She made maple syrup dumplings that we enjoyed with hot coffee that had a splash of maple syrup for its natural sweetness. She wrapped the remaining dumplings in waxed paper and tucked them in on top of a pint of fresh syrup for me to take home. Lovely.

Maple Syrup Dumplings

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Author Robin Follette


  • 1 3/4 cups Maple Syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter frozen
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • In a heavy six quart pan, bring water and maple syrup to a boil. While you wait for the boil, go to next step.
  • Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. Grate the frozen butter into the dry mix by using the large hole size of a box grater. Mix the grated butter into the dry mix using your fingers.
  • Stir in the milk until the dry mix is moist. Don't over stir. This is not a smooth dough. Expect it to look but not be a little crumbly. It will be sticky.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoon into the boiling maple syrup and water. When all of the dumplings are in the pan, reduce the heat to simmer, cover and let cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve as is, drizzled with warm maple syrup, warm cream, or a scoop of ice cream.