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Raw Cherry Dumplings [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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These cherry dumplings are impressive to look at, fun to make, and they taste fantastic! The cherry filling is a simple blend of cherries and dates that is wrapped in a silky-smoothy purple yam and date outside. These treats are perfect as a gift, after coffee, or to finish a decadent meal.

Raw Cherry Dumplings [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


For the Dumpling:

  • 2 plus 1/2 cup purple sweet potato purée
  • 1 tablespoon water from soaked dates
  • 1 tablespoon cherry juice, from the thawed cherries
  • 3 dates, soaked
  • 1 1-inch slice creamed coconut

For the Filling:

  • 1/3 cup frozen pitted cherries, thawed at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons cherry juice, from the thawed cherries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons beet powder (optional)
  • 1/3 cup dates, soaked
  • 1/2 tablespoon psyllium husk


  1. Peel and cut yams into small cubes.
  2. Place them into a pot of water and bring them to a boil.
  3. Cook them until the potatoes are fork tender (about 15 minutes), drain and let them cool.
  4. Place them in a food processor and process them until smooth.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and process them until mixture is well combined.
  6. Pour the mixture in a small bowl and place it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes (or until the mixture firm enough to roll into balls).
  7. For the jam filling simply blend the thawed cherries with some cherry juice (from the thawed cherries) and dates until it becomes smooth.
  8. Add a half tablespoon psyllium husk and pulse this together.
  9. Let it sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  10. Remove the dumpling mixture from refrigerator. Divide the dough into ten equal portions, and then gently roll each portion into a round using a circular motion with the palm of your hand.
  11. Remove cherry jam filling from the refrigerator, then take about 1 tablespoon from the jam and roll this into balls.
  12. Holding a circle of dough in your palm, put the (jam ball) filling in the center of the dough and form a ball around the cherry center.
  13. For coating the dumplings, combine 5 – 6 tablespoons shredded coconut with the remaining cherry juice, from the thawed cherries, spread this mixture on a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate it at 140°F for 1 hour (or dry it in the oven). Roll dumplings in the coconut.





Raw, colorful plant-based recipes made easy. Hey there! I'm Krisztina a passionate foodie who loves creating and sharing nourishing plant-based recipes that satisfy the tummy and warm your soul. All my recipes are quick and easy to make, made with simple everyday ingredients that are easy to find. With my blog, Deviliciously Raw, I want to show you that eating good food can also be possible in a healthy way. I hope you enjoy trying some of my recipes, and that I can help bring the same addictive passion and love for food into your kitchen.



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Phat Unicorn!
1 Years Ago

I\'m not familiar with sliced creamed coconut. What is that, please, and were does one find it? Thanks!


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