Almond Mascarpone Dumplings

Mascarpone is Italy’s answer to cream cheese, with much more flavor.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ¼ cup ground almonds
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup honey

Directions

  • Sift together both types of flour in large bowl. Mix in the almonds. In a separate bowl, cream together the egg whites, cheese, oil, and juice on medium speed with an electric mixer.
  • Combine the flour and egg white mixture with a dough hook on medium speed or by hand until a dough forms.
  • Boil 1 gallon water in medium-size saucepot. Take a spoonful of the dough and use a second spoon to push it into the boiling water. Cook until the dumpling floats to the top, about 5 to 10 minutes. You can cook several dumplings at once, just take care not to crowd the pot. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Heat a medium-size sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add the butter, then place the dumplings in the pan and cook until light brown. Place on serving plates and drizzle with honey.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ¼ cup ground almonds
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup honey

Directions

  • Sift together both types of flour in large bowl. Mix in the almonds. In a separate bowl, cream together the egg whites, cheese, oil, and juice on medium speed with an electric mixer.
  • Combine the flour and egg white mixture with a dough hook on medium speed or by hand until a dough forms.
  • Boil 1 gallon water in medium-size saucepot. Take a spoonful of the dough and use a second spoon to push it into the boiling water. Cook until the dumpling floats to the top, about 5 to 10 minutes. You can cook several dumplings at once, just take care not to crowd the pot. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Heat a medium-size sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add the butter, then place the dumplings in the pan and cook until light brown. Place on serving plates and drizzle with honey.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories310
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium45mg
Total Carbohydrate44g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars13g
Protein9g