Peach Dumplings Recipe

Peach Dumplings Recipe

Peach Dumplings Recipe

My dad used to make the best Peach Dumplings. Some people make them with a bread dough. My dad made his with a potato dough.

The peach was wrapped in the dough and dropped into boiling water to cook. When they were served you would cut them up and sprinkle them with crushed vanilla wafers, sugar and melted butter.

We ate them as a meal even though they sound like a dessert. Again, there are different ways to serve them: my friend’s mother sprinkled hers with ricotta cheese and sugar.

  • Preparation Time: 2 hrs
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 20 minutes

Ingredients for making Peach Dumplings Recipe

  • 8 potatoes – peeled and cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 firm ripe peaches
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed

Directions for making Peach Dumplings Recipe

  1. Place the potatoes in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until tender. Remove from heat, drain, and put through a ricer or mash.
  2. Place the riced potatoes onto a large clean work surface. Crack the egg over the top, then gradually work in the flour with your hands until you get a nice stiff dough.
  3. You may not need to use all of the flour, or you may need to use more. This could take as long as 30 minutes, or just seem like it. Let the dough rest for a minute before rolling.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. You may need to roll out 1/2 at a time.
  5. Cut the dough into 8×8 inch squares – larger or smaller depending on the size of your peaches. Wrap each peach in a square of dough, and pinch all of the seams to seal it in.
  6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the peach dumplings into the water. The peach should be as close to covered with the water as it can get.
  7. We usually had 2 or 3 pots with boiling water because you can only fit about 3 to 4 peaches per pot. Boil for 20 minutes, rotating after 10 for even cooking. Remove from water using tongs or a large slotted spoon.
  8. To serve, place a peach dumpling onto a plate, and cut it up. Remove the pit, and sprinkle with melted butter, sugar and vanilla wafer crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 761
  • Total Fat 19g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 43mg
  • Sodium 225mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 135g
  • Dietary Fiber 6g
  • Total Sugars 28g
  • Protein 13g
  • Vitamin C 75mg
  • Calcium 58mg
  • Iron 5mg
  • Potassium 875mg

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