Cherry & Sweet Cheese Dumplings

Cherry & Sweet Cheese Dumplings

This recipe for cherry and sweet cheese dumplings is quick and easy and makes a wonderful dessert, breakfast or dinner. Can be made simple or with various fruits, for instance on winter I often do these with raisins. 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.

Cheese dumplings are one of those recipes I repeat pretty often. Whenever I need something delicious and quick I chose this recipe. It is done in almost 30 minutes and kids love it. It can be considered as dessert but I often make these as dinner or breakfast.


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  • Makes about 30-35 dumplings
  • 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
  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.  
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Nutrition facts 1 Dumpling - Calories:80, Fat:2.5 g, Saturated Fat:0.9 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:9.9 g, Sugar:3.2 g, Protein:3.7 g, Cholesterol:15 mg, Calories from Fat 22, Sodium 101mg, Vitamin A 0%, Calcium 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Iron 2%, Nutrition Grade C+, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On June 16, 2011 at 11:36 am, Lacy said...
Oh my god these sound & look amazing!! I loooove cherries, will definitely have to try this recipe. :)
On June 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm, Vicki @ WITK said...
These look so simple and perfect! I'll have to give them a try, then try not to eat them all!
On June 17, 2011 at 04:56 pm, Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said...
These look amazing! I love your red napkins - they are so pretty!
On June 18, 2011 at 08:46 am, Katia said...
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 :)
On June 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm, Linda said...
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!!
On June 19, 2011 at 09:46 am, Jess Wakasugi said...
Wow, I've never seen anything like these and they look absolutely amazing! One question though, what is farmer's cheese?
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.
On June 19, 2011 at 09:17 pm, Sandra said...
Pretty Pictures!
On June 20, 2011 at 09:38 pm, Dina said...
i always wondered what to do with farmer cheese. looks good!
On July 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm, Christine said...
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!
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.
On November 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm, Estelle said...
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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