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sweet dumplings in caramel sauce with ice cream

Caramel Dumplings Recipe

Caramel dumplings are fluffy, sweet, flour dumplings that are cooked in a caramel sauce. It's a very easy and quick dessert that is amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Amish
Servings 8 servings
Calories 412 kcal


Caramel Sauce:

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 c. brown sugar, loosely filled
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


Caramel Sauce:

  • In a large skillet, melt the butter. (Browning the butter is optional, it'll be good either way.)
    2 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • Add the brown sugar, salt, and water. Whisk and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat to simmer.
    1 1/2 c. brown sugar, loosely filled, 1 1/2 c. water, 1/4 tsp. salt


  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
    1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour, 1/3 c. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Add the melted butter, milk, and vanilla. Stir to combine. And stir in chopped apples, if desired.
    1/2 c. milk, 2 Tbsp. melted butter, 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Drop the dumpling mixture into the simmering caramel sauce by tablespoonfuls, leaving a small space between each dumpling.
  • Cover tightly and simmer on low for 20 minutes. Set your timer and DO NOT lift the lid until it's been 20 minutes. (Lifting the lid will result in soggy dumplings.)
  • Serve warm with ice cream.


You can add 1/2 c. of peeled and chopped apples to the dumpling batter if desired. And it's good with some chopped pecans added to the caramel sauce as well.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 386mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 223IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 136mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Caramel Dumplings Recipe, Sweet Dumplings in Caramel Sauce
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