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Amish Brown Sugar Dumplings

This is an old recipe that our family loves. It is a great dessert to serve for any gathering.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amish Brown Sugar Dumplings
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


Batter Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup milk

Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the nuts and raisins. Cut in the softened butter. Add milk and stir. The dough should come together in kind of a large ball. It should all be wet but not real sticky.
  • Next, combine the syrup ingredients except for the vanilla extract in a pot on top of the stove and bring to a boil. Remove the syrup, stir in the vanilla extract and pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the batter on top of the hot syrup. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes until the batter is done on top


The Amish recipe I have does not call for the cinnamon, raisins, nuts or vanilla extract. Their recipes very often do not show exact measurements either. You can experiment with this and leave out what you don’t like, etc. The recipe above is the way I make it for my family.