Maple Dumplings (Grand Pères)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Classic Quebec-style maple dumplings are tiny biscuits simmered and cooked in maple syrup. Serve warm with ice cream.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water


  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using your fingers or a fork, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add the milk and vanilla, stirring until the dough is smooth.
  • In a large, wide saucepan or deep skillet, combine the maple syrup and water and bring to a boil. Using two spoons, drop 1-2 Tbsp spoonfulls of the batter in to the boiling syrup mixture. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
    *Do be careful here. Allow to cool slightly before tasting. Hot syrup can burn your lips!
    Serve warm dumplings over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzled with some of the maple sauce from the pan. 


Use a wide skillet or pan, as you'll need the surface room for the dumplings, as they float as they cook.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2.3mg