Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)

Today I will share with you my recipe for Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)…recipe from my childhood….recipe that I still make for my boys and they love it as much as I used to growing up….

Plum Dumplings in Slovakia known as Slivkove Knedle is one of my favorite childhood meals. My grandma used to make plum dumplings for us every year in September when the prune plums were in season.

Slovak Plum Dumplings

Slovak Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)

My mom got little more inventive and started freezing plum dumplings so we can enjoy them during the cold winter months….that’s what I call the ultimate comfort food. Nothing better on cold winter day like sweet and tart plum dumplings covered with sugar, melted butter, breadcrumbs and cinnamon….I can taste them now.

Now that I am a mom living in a fruit country I make sure that our freezer is well stocked with these delicious little Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle) all year round.

To make Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle) takes a little time, but the final result is so worth it….believe me.


  • 400g Potatoes (starchy potatoes like Russet work the best)
  • 150g Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Cream of Wheat
  • 2 Tbsp Soft Butter (unsalted preffered)
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Salt
  • 12 Italian Prune Plums (can use apricots as well)
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar


  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 100g Bread Crumbs
  • Cinnamon
  • Powdered Sugar

Slovak Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)

Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)

STEP 1: Cook potatoes with skin until soft. Drain, peel the skin off and mash until smooth.
Add flour, cream of wheat, soft butter, egg yolk, sugar and dash of salt. Work into a smooth dough and let rest for about 20 minutes.

STEP 2: Meanwhile wash and dry the plums, cut them in half and remove the pits. Put the granulated sugar into a small bowl and roll the plum halves in it to cover them with sugar.

STEP 3: After your dough is ready lightly flour your work surface. Divide the dough in half. Roll each half and form it into 2” thick roll. Cut each roll evenly into 12 pieces. Flatten each piece, sprinkle with sugar and place half a plum in each. Form them into little balls (make sure there is no holes).

STEP 4: Cook in a boiling water till they swim up to the top (about 15-20 minutes)

STEP 5: In a large sauce pan melt unsalted butter add breadcrumbs. On a medium heat stir till golden brown .

STEP 6: Add the cooked dumpling and roll them gently around to cover them completely with the butter and bread crumbs mixture.

STEP 7: Put on a plate, sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar.

Slovak Plum Dumplings

Slovak Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)

Few recipes from my friends that caught my eye and tickled my taste buds.

DELICIOUS CHICKEN RECIPE from Lisa @ its own sweet

CHICKEN ENCHILADAS from Tina @ Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner

HOMEMADE PIZZA from Lani @ Food:Cooking and Capturing

This recipe is linked to:

LETS DO BRUNCH @ My Sweet and Savory
REAL FOOD WEDNESDAY @ Kelly The Kitchen Kop
FULL PLATE THURSDAY @ Miz Helen’s Cottage
THURSDAY RECIPE SWAP MEET @ Xmas Dolly and The Shewbridges of Central Florida

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19 Responses to “Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)”

  1. Jami says:

    Would these be anything like pierogi? The sound yummy!

  2. Good morning everybody, so I´m first, I think you are all sleeping. lol . I posted the Chicken nuggets and hope you will enjoy the homemade ones. That´s my link:

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Your Plum Dumplings look so inviting, just delicious. Thank you for hosting today and have a wonderful week!

  4. Lani says:

    Looks delicous, although I haven’t tried Plum Dumplings. Many thanks for featuring my homemade pizza, I really appreciate it!

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

  5. Those look just wonderful. I have never had a dumpling so I am anxious to give this a try.

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  10. Laurie says:

    Thanks for hosting. I found your blog through Real Food Wednesday. These dumplings remind me of the ones my mom used to make when I was a little girl. I’ve made them a few times when the neighbors had extra plums.

    Today I linked up a recipe for Pizza Flavored Sourdough crackers. They are delicious and pretty easy to make and have become a family favorite.

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    Enjoy! :)

  12. debra says:

    I’m looking forward to trying these…. Looking at them, I didn’t expect ‘potato dumplings’ I thought a very sweet base…. Cant wait!

  13. Marelie says:

    thanks a lot hosting.Its nice to be back here

  14. Shelley says:

    These sound really tasty!

  15. Mrs. Cox says:

    I like that these aren’t a savory dumpling! Sounds very interesting! :)

  16. These sound really good. I bet being warmed and confectionary sugar added on a cold night would be just spectacular.
    Thank you again for linking up with us, we truly appreciate your support.
    Can’t wait to see what you post Thursday.

  17. Your plum dumplings look lovely and I like the idea of using apricots too! Thank you for sharing a delicious recipe with Let’s Do Brunch. Hope you will come along and join in with this week’s linky!

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