Chicken and dumplings, apple dumplings, pierogi, pot stickers, gnocchi, gnudi, and spaetzle: Just about every culture has at least one form of dumpling central to its culinary traditions. Sink your teeth into our collection of dumplings that can be savored as snacks, appetizers, dinner, or desserts.
Pierogi are an incredibly versatile food, adapting to both sweet and savory fillings. Seasonal fruit, such as plump blueberries or Italian plums, makes the dumplings lighter. We added nutmeg to the sour cream for a hint of spice.
Chef Stephen Kalt, owner of New York City's Spartina restaurant, warns to take special care when preparing the sauce: Stir it constantly to assure that the eggs cook evenly; if chunks form, strain before serving.