Marillenknoedel – recipe for Austrian sweet dumplings with Mirabelle plums

This is a classic Austrian recipe for knoedel – small sweet dumplings,  filled with apricot jam or Mirabelle plums.

The dumplings are first boiled in salted water, then covered in crispy fried breadcrumbs and  sugar-coated.


Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Austrian, German, Hungarian
Servings 4 portions
Calories 724 kcal


  • 1200 g Potatoes
  • 180 g Flour
  • 75 g Semolina
  • 160 g Butter
  • 2 Egg
  • 12 pcs Mirabelle plum


  • Boil the potatoes with the skins for about 20-30 minutes, until done, but don't get them too soft, then mash and press them through a sieve.
  • Mix the mashed potatoes, semolina, flour, egg and melted butter into dough, then let it rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Roll the dough into a long stick shape, about 2cm thick in diameter, which then cut into pieces, each about 3cm long. Flatten each piece with your hand, then wrap a Mirabelle plum into a small ball in it.
  • Bring lightly salted water to boiling point and cook the ball for about 15 minutes, until they start to swim on top of the water.
  • Serve with granulated sugar and toasted bread crumbs on top.
Keyword Pastry

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