Peach Dumplings is an old family recipe with a twist. This recipe cooks on the stove and is warm, appetizing and flavorful.
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Variety is the spice of life and I wanted some variety. Sometimes as a stay at home mom I fall into a routine. I will make the same things, wear the same sweatshirts, make the bed at the same time every day. Sometimes, we need to spice it up a bit to keep life interesting. Like making peach dumplings.
Now, I know that to most people making peach dumplings isn’t exactly wild and wacky. However, it is to a stay at home mom. It is to a mom who lives in the kitchen. It was spontaneous.
Yeah, you all know what I mean.
Spontaneous actions fly out the door when you are a mom. Life circles around eating times, bath times, nap times, potty break times and, when they are older, school times.
So how does peach dumplings fit in to all of this? Well, for as much as I love the cookie, I needed to make something different. Out of a little corner of my mind, this recipe from my husband’s past surfaced and before I knew it I was tweaking it and it was bubbling away on the stove.
And I was giddy.
The original recipe was from my husband’s Grandma McCarley. We don’t see much of her, as she lives across the country from us. However, this recipe is for Caramel Dumplings and my husband’s mom would make them as a special treat and they would watch a movie together. It was a family night treat.
We have bags after bags of frozen peaches in our upright freezer because we buy from a farmer and freeze them. Sometimes I make peach butter with them too. Yum! (This peeler would be handy for peaches. Did you know they had something like this? I have one for apples, but not for peaches. Who knew??)
Anyway, I thought I would use some of the peaches in these dumplings. I wasn’t sure how it would work, but I thought in theory it would work great.
The peaches warmed up nicely in the large Rachael Ray skillet I was using (LOVE the skillet! It is deep and non-stick and perfect for this!) and the dumpling ingredients come together easily.
I read the instructions again because I thought I was supposed to simply add the dough into the pan of peaches, but I wanted to make sure. Sure enough, take a scoop and put it right into the peaches. Grandma makes a great dessert easy!
Now simply let the dough simmer in the pan for 15-20 minutes while the pan is covered. The dough cooks and it is a soft, delicious dumpling when it is through cooking.
My husband called this spontaneous dessert a success. My children thought it was yummy. Me? I was happy for a change of pace. Something new to have and to try on that pre-spring day. Everyone was happy.
- 5 cups frozen peaches
- 1¼ cup flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup milk
- Put peaches in in large skillet and cook until they are thawed over medium/low heat, stirring often
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla and milk in a medium bowl
- Stir well
- Using 1 inch scoop, scoop dough mixture on top of peaches
- Over very low heat, simmer for 15-20 minutes in a covered skillet
- Remove from heat and serve warm
More Non-Cookie Desserts (Not that there is anything wrong with a cookie. Trust me. Nothing is wrong with a cookie–but if you need a change of pace) 🙂
So this one has cookies in it… Golden Cookies And Cream Lemon Bars