Fruit dumplings are a typical Czech dish that can be eaten as a main or a dessert. It can be made with all sorts of fruit. Our home favourite are strawberries but it’s also delicious with apricots or plums. I sometimes make them with apples, too, but it can get a little tricky when shaping the dough around the apple pieces 🙂
As for the topping, we sprinkle icing sugar over the fruit dumplings and smother them with melted butter. I like to put lots of tvaroh (the Czech equivalent of the English quark) on mine, too – the kids not so keen on that 🙂 Some people use granulated sugar, cinnamon or breadcrumbs to top the cooked fruit dumplings with. You can also try soured cream or Greek yoghurt or whatever else takes your fancy. Getting some of the ingredients (notably tvaroh and the proper flour) if you live abroad and nowhere near a Czech grocery store can be a challenge. Over the years I’ve learnt it can be done with English stuff, though, and tastes the same.