Apricot Dumplings

This lovely apricot dumplings recipe is from a cookbook written by Eva Oswalt between 1943 and 1945 while she was imprisoned at Ravensbrūck concentration camp.

Apricot Dumplings
The original cookbook.

Eva survived the concentration camp, although most of her family did not survive the war. Eva’s cookbook is now archived at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and to memorialize Holocaust Remembrance Day I made these. I will continue to make them yearly in Eva’s name.  

Eva Oswalt’s Apricot Dumplings


300g potatoes

80g semolina

150g potato flour (Note: this is not the same thing as potato starch)

pinch salt

pinch sugar

1 egg


Knead everything together, form a wrapper

Fill with apricots and a piece of sugar and cook in boiling saltwater

Add butter and breadcrumbs on top

Apricot Dumplings
Apricot Dumplings image courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine.