Potato Fresh Plum Dumplings

Potato Fresh Plum Dumplings are a beloved comfort food cherished across various European countries. This delightful dish features a potato dough enveloping fresh plums, shaped into balls, and boiled until the plums turn tender. Once cooked, the dumplings are lovingly coated with a sweetened mixture of cinnamon-infused, toasted breadcrumbs, adding an extra layer of flavor and texture.

This dish is truly delicious and ideal for plum season, but its appeal extends far beyond that. Whether you opt for dried plums or indulge in the sugar-free richness of Powidl plum jam filling, these plum dumplings are a delightful treat that can be enjoyed all year round.

Potato Fresh Plum Dumplings can be served as dessert or simply as a sweet main dish as they are very rich and satisfying.

How to make potato fresh plum dumplings

Start by boiling the potatoes with their skins on until they’re tender. Allow them to cool a bit before peeling them.

In the meantime, prepare the breadcrumb coating. Melt the butter in a medium frying pan, then add the breadcrumbs and mix them well. Cook over low to medium heat until they turn golden brown, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Once done, remove from heat and let them cool. When they’ve cooled down, stir in the sugar and cinnamon.

How to make the potato dough

Place the peeled potatoes in a large bowl and mash them using a potato masher or grate them. Add salt, egg, melted butter, and flour to the mashed potatoes and mix everything together until you get a smooth, slightly sticky dough.

How to shape plum dumplings

Carefully split each plum open just enough to remove the pit, and set them aside for later.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. On a floured surface, take a spoonful of the potato dough, flatten it slightly, place a plum in the center, and wrap the dough around it, forming it into a ball.

Drop 4 or 5 dumplings at a time into the hot water. Let them cook until they rise to the surface, then boil for an additional 5 minutes. Use a perforated spoon to remove the dumplings from the water, then roll them in the breadcrumb mixture.

Serve the dumplings warm or cold.

Hope you will try these amazing potato fresh plum dumplings. If you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how they turn out for you. Enjoy!

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Potato Plum Dumplings are a delicious comforting dish known in many European countries. Potato dough is wrapped around fresh prune plums, formed into balls, and then boiled until the plum is tender. The dumplings are then immediately coated with sweetened cinnamon-toasted buttery breadcrumbs.
Servings 17 servings
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Potato Dough

  • 1 pound (500g) starchy potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp (15g) butter , melted
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour


  • 15-17 fresh prune plums

Breadcrumb Coating

  • 1 cup (150g) fine breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp (30g) butter
  • 2/3 cup (135g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) cinnamon


  • Boil the potatoes with their skin on, until tender. Let the potato cool slightly before peeling.

Prepare the breadcrumb coating.

  • In a medium frying pan melt the butter, add breadcrumbs and mix to combine. 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.

Prepare the potato dough.

  • Place the peeled potatoes into a large bowl and mash using a potato masher or simply use a grater.
  • Add salt, egg, melted butter and flour and mix to combine. Knead until a smooth, sticky dough is formed.

How to prepare the plum dumplings.

  • Split each plum slightly just to remove the pit and set aside until ready to use.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil then reduce the heat to a low simmer. On a floured surface, take about a spoon of potato dough, flatten slightly, add a plum into the center and wrap the dough around it. Form into balls.
  • Put 4 or 5 dumplings at once into the hot water. Let the dumplings boil until they come to the surface of the water. Let them boil on the surface another 5 more minutes. Remove the dumplings with a perforated spoon and roll them in breadcrumbs mixture.
  • Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 serving out of 17Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 28.7gProtein: 2.3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1.7gCholesterol: 17mgSugar: 16.4g
Calories: 143kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: European dish, fresh plum dumplings, potato fresh plum dumplings, potato plum dumpling, toasted breadcrumbs

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  1. hotmail login Author says:

    very good. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Zina Author says:

    Hi, I would like to make dumplings with plums but we don’t have this kind of blue plums here in Dunoon but different, bigger and red. Will it be the same with these red big plums?

  3. Malati Author says:

    Look so lovely. Will try it.

  4. MARIA Author says:

    My Serbian stepmom use to make these for me every plum season. Now that she’s no longer with us, I’m going to try to make them myself. Thank you for posting. Ill let you know how they worked out.

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