Cherry & Sweet Cheese Dumplings

This recipe for cherry and sweet cheese dumplings is quick and easy and makes a wonderful dessert, breakfast or dinner. These dumplings can be made with or without fruits inside, depending o the season you can go with dried fruits as well, as raisins for instance. Different variations can be made on the breadcrumbs mixture too: add vanilla instead of cinnamon, add ground walnuts, whatever you think you will like best.

 Dumplings serving

Cheese dumplings are one of those recipes I repeat pretty often for my family. Whenever I need something delicious and quick I choose this recipe. It is done in almost 30 minutes and kids love it. These Cherry and Sweet Cheese Dumplings can be considered a dessert but I often make these for dinner or even for breakfast.


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Quick and easy recipe for delicious cherry and sweet cheese dumplings. Try them with various fruits or without, as dessert or even for breakfast or as a quick dinner.
Servings 35 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 500 g farmers cheese
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp semolina
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • fresh cherries , seeded and drained

Seasoning Mixture

  • 200 g dried fine breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 5-6 tbsp sugar
  • cinnamon


  • In a medium frying pan mix breadcrumbs with oil and cook on low-medium heat until golden brown. Stir constantly to prevent burning. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. When cool enough stir in sugar and cinnamon. 
  • In a medium bowl mix farmers cheese with eggs and sugar. Add semolina and flour and mix until well blended. Set aside for few minutes until you prepare the cherries.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to boil then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Take a spoonful of the cheese mixture and form small balls after inserting cherries in the middle. Put the dumplings into the hot water. Dumplings are done when they rise at the surface of the water, about 8-10 minutes. Using a strainer remove from water and roll them in the breadcrumbs mixture. Sprinkle the rest of breadcrumbs mixture over the dumplings and serve.  


Serving: 1gCalories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 9.9gProtein: 3.7gFat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 15mgSugar: 3.2g
Calories: 80kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: breadcrumbs, cherries, dessert, dumplings, egg, flour, semolina, sugar, sweet cheese

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  1. Lacy Author says:

    Oh my god these sound & look amazing!! I loooove cherries, will definitely have to try this recipe. 🙂

  2. Vicki @ WITK Author says:

    These look so simple and perfect! I’ll have to give them a try, then try not to eat them all!

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts Author says:

    These look amazing! I love your red napkins – they are so pretty!

  4. Katia Author says:

    These look nice and tasty, but i have never tried them with a cheese, but with potato and plums 🙂 I got these recipe on my blog, but every change and new taste is welcome 🙂

  5. Linda Author says:

    I’m wondering if you are of European descent. I’m of Czech descent and my husband is from Austria so I make dumplings similar to these. I also make them with strawberries and apricots. We love all of them. Delicious!! So wonderful to see some here. They look so yummy!!

  6. Jess Wakasugi Author says:

    Wow, I’ve never seen anything like these and they look absolutely amazing! One question though, what is farmer’s cheese?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am glad you liked this recipe. More clear info regarding farmer cheese you can find here:

      I used only farmer cheese made from cow milk. Sometimes I even make it at home in very small quantities for my daughter but for 500 g of farmer cheese you need too much milk, so it’s better to buy it.

  7. Sandra Author says:

    Pretty Pictures!

  8. Dina Author says:

    i always wondered what to do with farmer cheese. looks good!

  9. Christine Author says:

    I saw the pictures and knew I would have to make these. Sadly, I only had coconut flour in the pantry, and learned the hard way that you cannot, repeat, CANNOT substitute it for the semolina and flour :-0 Rookie mistake I guess. All my little dumplings melted into one big, quivering blob of cheese and cherries. I strained it and, when it cools, we’re going to eat it in bowls with the breadcrumbs sprinkled on top. It may look wrong, but I’m thinking it will still taste great!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am sorry it didn’t work. I’ve never worked with coconut flour but now I will know what to expect from it. Hope you will try this recipe with the right ingredients, it’s worth trying.

  10. Estelle Author says:

    My mother also makes this, but without the farmers cheese and with plums instead of cherries. But i think i would like this recipe a whole lot better. Will definitely have to make this with my mom the next time i visit her.

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