Viennese Apricot Dumplings Recipe

This Viennese Apricot Dumplings recipe has helped me save a lot of money and at the same time enjoy what I love. Viennese Apricot Dumplings definitely occupies the topmost position in my list of favorite dumplings. Something worth trying!


MethodMain Ingredient


 Farmer cheese7 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Package)
 All purpose flour3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Packed brown sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Ground cinnamon1 Teaspoon
 Firm ripe apricots10 Medium
 Sugar tablets10
 Water6 Quart


1. With back of spoon, press farmer cheese through strainer into large bowl. Add flour,egg, 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine and 1/4 teaspoon salt; mix with wooden spoon to form a soft dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to handle, at least 3 hours or overnight.
2. About 1 1/2 hours before serving, in small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Cut short slit along seam of each apricot; open slightly to remove pit. Place 1 sugar tablet in cavity; reclose apricot.
3. Divide dough evenly into 10 pieces. With floured hands, on lightly floured surface, pat 1 piece of dough into a 5-inch round. Wrap dough around 1 apricot, pinching edges of dough to completely enclose apricot and seal edges. Set dumpling aside on floured surface; cover with plastic wrap to prevent dough from drying out. Repeat to make 9 more dumplings, reserving remaining brown-sugar-and-cin-namon sugar mixture for sprinkling over cooked dumplings later.
4. Fill 8-quart saucepot or Dutch oven three-fourths full with water. Add 1 tablespoon salt; over high heat, heat to boiling. Carefully drop dumplings into boiling water. When dumplings rise to surface and float, cover saucepot and cook 10 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, heat 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick) until melted. Remove saucepan from heat.
6. With slotted spoon, remove cooked dumplings from water; drain dumplings (still held in slotted spoon) on paper towels; place in warm deep platter. Pour melted butter over dumplings. Sprinkle remaining brown-sugar mixture over dumplings.