German Apple Dumpling Recipe

Looking for an easy apple dumpling recipe, you've found one! German apple dumplings known as Apfelklosse are delicious served warm with cinnamon, sugar and vanilla sauce.

This German dessert is a favourite with children and they can also help with the preparation.

German Apfelklöße


To serve 3 people:

500 g apples
50 g flour
2 eggs
pinch of salt
2 dessert spoons milk
butter, sugar and cinnamon

Peel the apples and cut into small pieces or roughly grate. Beat the eggs with the salt and milk.

Gradually add the egg mixture and the flour to the apples and mix well until it forms a firm dough. If the dough is not firm enough add a little more flour. Knead the apple dumpling dough well and then form dumplings.

Bring salt water to the boil in a large pan. Place the dumplings in the water and simmer until cooked, this will take about 10 minutes. Test one first to see if it is cooked.

Drain the apple dumplings in a sieve and serve with sugar, melted butter, cinnamon or vanilla sauce.

Enjoy your German dessert recipe.




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Zachary - USA

Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!

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