I consider dumplings the ultimate comfort food… and if you’re looking for a sweet take on the almighty dumpling, this post is for you.
Sweet dumplings can be found in cuisines all around the world… which means you have tons of choices when it comes to eating dumplings for dessert.
From baked and boiled dessert dumplings to deep fried and fruity dumpling types, below you’ll find a collection of brilliant sweet dumpling recipes from some of my most talented food blogger friends.
Be sure to give them a try the next time you’re feeling…. down in the dumps.
Okay, enough dumpling puns – let’s get to the recipes!
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1. Baked Cherry Cheesecake Wontons
Crispy baked wontons are stuffed with cheesecake and tasty homemade cherry pie filling then dunked into chocolate dipping sauce for the ultimate sweet dumpling treat.
Click here to get the recipe from Chocolate Moosey.
2. sweet kozhukattai
Sweet kozhukattai are the perfect dessert dumpling for the celebration of Pillayar chaturthi, one of the most popular Hindu festivals celebrated in India.
Click here to get the recipe from My Cooking Journey.
3. World’s Best Apple Dumplings
Sweet cinnamon spiced apples covered in a flaky dough and baked to perfection for the quintessential fall treat.
Click here to get the recipe from Confessions of Parenting.
4. Peach Dumplings with Raspberry Sauce
Peach Dumplings are warm peach halves wrapped in a flaky pie crust then topped with creamy vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberry sauce.
Click here to get the recipe from Chocolate Mossey.
5. Vietnamese Glutinous Rice Balls
Glutinous rice balls are filled with mung bean paste and bathed in the fragrant and sweet ginger syrup. This warm dessert is very fulfilling and comforting.
Click here to get the recipe from Delightful Plate.
6. Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings
Tender apples, cinnamon sugar and lots of butter make these crispy crescent roll dumplings a tasty recipe for sweet dumplings.
Click here to get the recipe from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt.
7. Marillenknödel Recipe (Apricot Dumplings)
These Austrian dessert dumplings are easy to prepare and are sure to impress your family and friends. Sweet Marillenknödel dumplings are a real treat!
Click here to get the recipe from Masala Herb.
8. Pumpkin Spice Dumplings
This quick and easy recipe for Pumpkin Spice Dumplings is a Southern favorite. It is made with pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and refrigerated crescent roll dough and creates a flavorful sauce while it bakes.
Click here to get the recipe from Grits and Gouda.
9. Middle Eastern Sweet Dumplings (Awameh)
These sweet, soft and moist from the inside, but crunchy from the outside treats are called ‘Middle Eastern Dumplings’ or ‘Awameh’. In some areas, these sweet balls are called “Luqaimat”.
Click here to get the recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen.
10. Strawberry Knodel
Strawberry Knödels are made of an outside layer of choux dough, covering the strawberry inside. You will love these tasty dessert dumplings.
Click here to get the recipe from Masala Herb.
11. Pumpkin Pie Samosas
Samosas are served as an appetizer or snack. It’s a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling made up of spicy potatoes, peas, and onions as the base. This sweet twist is filled with pumpkin pie filling and topped with cinnamon sugar for a delightful dessert dumpling.
Click here to get the recipe from Masala and Chai.
12. Ele Ada – Sweet Rice Dumplings
‘Ela Ada’ also called ‘Vazha ila Ada’ is a kind of sweet steamed rice dumpling, filled with coconut, and jaggery. It is a traditional dish from South India, which has been prepared for many years, and passed on from generations .’Vazha Ela’ means banana leaf, and the ‘Ada’ means dumpling in the native language.
Click here to get the recipe from Inspires N.
13. Southern Blueberry Dessert Dumplings
Southern Blueberry Dessert Dumplings is an old-fashioned alternative to cobble. This homey dessert is pure fruity bliss and since you don’t need to turn on your oven, it’s a great summer dessert.
Click here to get the recipe from Call Me PMC.
14. Dampfnudel – German Sweet Dumplings
Dampfnudel is a steamed German sweet dumpling that’s served with creamy vanilla custard and various flavors of fruit compote.
Click here to get the recipe from Caroline’s Cooking.
15. Banana Cinnamon Sugar Dumplings
This warm and buttery sweet dumplings recipe is filled with banana and topped with cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of chocolate. This easy-to-make dessert is done in about 5 minutes.
Click here to get the recipe from Life’s Little Sweets.
16. Grandpères – Maple Dumplings
This Canadian treat is a staple in the maple sugar shacks each year during sugaring season. Serve this dessert dumplings recipe with ice cream and toasted pecans.
Click here to get the recipe from Baked Bree.
17. Lemon Dumplings
These vintage lemon dumplings only have a few ingredients but are big on flavor. You are going to love these sweet/tart dessert dumplings with ice cream.
Click here to get the recipe from Love Foodies.
18. Sweet Ricotta Dumplings with Strawberry Sauce
These sweet dumplings are formed from a delicate dough of ricotta, eggs and flour instead of reconstituted bread and topped with a luscious strawberry sauce. You will love these sweet dumplings for dessert.
Click here to get the recipe from Journey of an Italian Cook.
19. Tang Yuan Sesame Dumplings
These gooey and sweet dessert dumplings are filled with a black sesame paste and have a nutty, roasted flavor.
Click here to get the recipe from The Missing Lokness.
20. Tortilla Apple Dumplings
These tortilla apple dumplings are not only simple to make and this quick and easy dessert dumpling Is a fun change from regular cakes and cookies!
Click here to get the recipe from Dukes and Duchesses.
21. Old-Fashioned Peach Dumplings
To put it simply, old-fashioned peach dumplings are peach halves wrapped in a handmade dough and baked in a sugar water bath to create an ooey-gooey sauce.
Click here to get the recipe from Down Redbud Drive.
22. Sweet Cream Cheese Wontons with Apple Butter
Apple butter Sweet cream cheese wontons are the perfect bite-sized dessert appetizer for fall. Serve them hot, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. These can be fried or prepared in an air fryer.
Click here to get the recipe from Att Girl Says.
23. Caramel Dumplings
This dessert is ALL about the caramel. The dumplings are very moist, fluffy and not too sweet, and balance so perfectly with the rich caramel syrup.
Click here to get the recipe from Monday Sunday Kitchen.
24. Vinegar Dumplings
This sweet and sour vintage dumpling recipe is buttery and flavorful. They were often made when fruit was scarce and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry.
Click here to get the recipe from Southern Plate.
25. Austrian Sweet Semolina Dumplings with Nutella & Pistachios
Try these Sweet Austrian Semolina Dumplings filled with Nutella and coated with pistachios. A healthy sugar-free spin on an authentic Austrian dessert.
Click here to get the recipe from Cinnamon & Coriander.
26. Cherokee Grape Dumplings
Made with flour and grape juice and boiled in grape juice these dumplings are loaded with grape flavor and full of antioxidants known to improve heart health and reduce inflammation
Click here to get the recipe from Global Table Adventures.
27. Din Tai Fung Chocolate Xiao Long Bao
Tender Xiao Long Bao dough is filled with a creamy chocolate ganache and steamed to absolute perfection.
Click here to get the recipe from Simmer and Sauce.
Did I miss any of your favorite dessert dumpling recipes?
Let me know in the comments! I’d love to add more to the list.