Canederli di Albicocche which translates to apricot dumplings in Italian, is a typical dessert from Alto Adige, in the northern region of Trentino-Alto Adige, specifically from the province of Bolzano.
Canederli di Albicocche are born out of a peasant dish from southern Germany which originally consisted simply of balls of stale bread kept together with milk and eggs. In Italy, a sweet version was developed in which the breaded dumplings were stuffed with an apricot filling, which is a common fruit grown in the area, especially in South Tyrol’s Venosta valley.
The dumplings are served at the end of a meal and can be topped with some sugar, cinnamon or a strawberry sauce. The dessert can also be enjoyed with a dessert wine, such as the local Vino Santo Trentino DOC.