Vegan Marillenknödel (Apricot Dumplings)

Let's clarify things first: apricots and “marillen“ are the same. Only in the Bavarian area and Austria, you say “Marille“ and not apricot. “Marillenknödel“ is a traditional Austrian dish, you serve with melted butter and sweet breadcrumbs. Today we show you our vegan version of it.

The apricot season runs from July to August, and there are lots of possibilities to enjoy these small orange fruits. If you already ate them on your cake or plain, go for these dumplings. And make sure to have enough space in your stomach, this dish is a bomb!

Vegan Marillenknödel (Apricot Dumplings)

2 servings
30 minutes (+60 minutes waiting)

Ingredients

apricot dumplings

  • 2 tbsp plant-based butter
  • 250 g (8.8 oz) plant-based “quark“/curd
  • 125 g (4.4 oz) flour
  • 80 g (2.8 oz) semolina
  • 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup
  • 5-6 apricots
  • a pinch of salt

breadcrumbs

  • 100 g (1/2 cups) plant-based butter
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp agave syrup
  • 50 g (1.7 oz) powdered sugar

Sweet melted butter

  • 5 tbsp plant-based butter
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup

Instructions

apricot dumplings

  1. Melt butter for the dumplings in a small pot.
  2. In a big bowl mix all the ingredients for the dumpling dough. Let rest for one hour.
  3. In the meantime wash and de-seed apricots with the back of a stirring spoon.
  4. Heat a pot with salted water.
  5. Cover the apricots with dough using flour to get the dumplings a bit less sticky.
  6. Cook gently for 15-20 minutes on medium heat.

breadcrumbs

  1. Melt plant-based butter in a small pan. Add breadcrumbs and let brown for some minutes.
  2. Add agave syrup and let caramelize.
  3. For the sweet mealted butter melt vegan butter in a pot and add agave syrup.
  4. Serve apricot dumplings with the melted, sweet butter and top with breadcrumbs and powdered sugar.
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