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Lemon Pistachio Dumplings

Lemon Pistachio Dumplings

Bring a little sweetness and warmth to your family’s Winter dinner table with these easy Lemon and Pistachio Dumplings.

This month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop (SABH) is themed “Sweet Surprise” and hosted by Love Swah

This recipe has a little:

  • of my garden – the lemons
  • of my childhood – the dumplings warm and soft for a dessert on a Winter cold night
  • of my children’s favorite ingredient – maple syrup
  • surprise inside – some pistachios grown in my home town that my mum brought with her on her last visit

pistachio filled dumplings

The recipe is very easy, it is just made up of two stages. I made the sugared lemon to use for something else but decided to add them the dumplings instead. I originally tried out this process of softening the lemons last year for my Citrus Pie Recipe (another SABH entry). They are perfect to add to any dessert, as a topping for ice cream or an addition to baked goods. Fresh lemons are falling off my tree so we are eating them any old-how (and I am not complaining!).

home grown lemons

Lemon Pistachio Dumplings
 
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Bring a little sweetness and warmth to your family's Winter dinner table with these easy Lemon and Pistachio Dumplings.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Sugared Lemons - start day prior
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup sugar
Dumplings
  • 20 grams Butter
  • 1 cup self raising flour sifted
  • 1 egg - whisked
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoons chopped natural pistachios
Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of the syrup from the sugared lemons
To serve
  • sliced sugared lemons
  • cream or ice cream
Instructions
Sugared Lemons
  1. Slice lemons very thinly and lay in a shallow bowl
  2. Add the sugar and stir to coat the lemon slices.
  3. Cover and place in a cool location to sit, at least overnight
Dumplings
  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Rub the butter and flour together
  3. Add the egg, maple syrup and water and mix into a dough
  4. Form small individual round balls with the dough - about 10 dumplings
  5. Made a dent with your thumb in each (see image) and push in a few pistachio pieces. Repeat for each dumpling
  6. Place the dumplings into a casserole dish and add the ingredients for the sauce
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes with the lid on.
  8. Remove from the oven, top with slices of sugared lemon and serve with cream or ice cream if desired.
To serve
  1. Spoon the sauce from the dish over the dumplings
  2. Add a few slices of the sugared lemon and served with cream or ice cream
Notes
If you can't be bothered, or don't have time to sugar the lemons you could substitute with lemon juice and add some sugar to the sauce instead.

 

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{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Swah July 15, 2013, 5:14 pm

    What a tasty looking and unique winter dessert! Yum!

  • Chris July 15, 2013, 5:16 pm

    I wish I had some lemons in my garden. Hm … I would have those lovely dumplings with some ice cream. Good that they are so easy to prepare.

  • Lizzy (Good Things) July 15, 2013, 5:16 pm

    Yum Kyrstie! I like the sound of these, especially with home grown lemons!

  • JJ - 84thand3rd July 15, 2013, 9:36 pm

    How lovely 🙂 I never think of dumplings as being baked!

  • leaf (the indolent cook) July 16, 2013, 1:41 pm

    So envious of your supply of lemons. This looks like great comfort food. I love citrus things, and I like the idea of a pistachio surprise inside, too!

  • GourmetGetaways July 17, 2013, 11:33 am

    Oh I have never tried to make dumplings before! Stuffed with pistachio and served with lemon would be just amazing 🙂

    Love the picture of your little one helping with the lemons 🙂

  • My Kitchen Stories July 18, 2013, 8:36 pm

    Lemons are the thing I look forward to in winter. What a great way to use them

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