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Plum Dumplings (Galuste cu Prune)

These Plum Dumplings are a traditional Romanian desserts. Delicious plums are wrapped in a potato dough and covered in sweet buttery bread crumbs.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: Plum Dumplings
Servings: 12
Calories: 225kcal



  • Start by cleaning the plums, halve them and discard the pits (obviously); sprinkle 2-3 tbsp powdered sugar on them.
  • Wash potatoes and boil them with peel on.
  • Meanwhile, in a non-stick frying pan melt butter then add the breadcrumbs and brown it on low heat. When it becomes golden-brown remove from heat and mix in the 1.4 oz of granulated sugar; mix thoroughly and let completely cool off.
  • When potatoes are done, remove peel and finely shred them into a plastic bowl. When they are completely cool, mix in the eggs, salt, flour and wheat semolina. The dough will be very sticky but homogeneous.
  • In case your dough is too wet you could add a a tbsp of flour and a tbsp of wheat semolina but no more. However, if you follow the recipe to the letter you don't need to.
  • Add water to a decent size soup pot and heat on high; when water start to boil add a tablespoon of oil to it.
  • With your hands slightly wet, divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. With your hands, flatten each piece so that it's about ¼ of an inch in thickness. In the center of each piece, place half a plum, then seal it and shape it into a ball.
  • Place the dumplings into the pot, 3-4 at a time, and cook them until they rise to the surface. Using a strainer, take them out and place them directly into the pan with the breadcrumbs mixture. Roll them around to make sure they are perfectly coated all around.
  • Serve when completely cooled!


Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3.5mg