Wildcat Teacher Shares Mouthwatering Peach Dumpling Recipe

Mrs.Bell shows off her peach dumplings.

Cynthia Bell, English teacher at North Little Rock High School, explains the ingredients involved and the process of making a sweet and summery dish: Peach Dumplings. Peach dumplings originated in Berlin, Maryland. Bell didn’t grow up with the tasty dish, though.


“I have made peach crumble and peach cobbler, but I’ve never heard of peach dumplings,” stated Bell.


 Bell explained her first encounter of peach dumplings was while she was teaching.

 “I had a student three or four years ago in 9th grade. He was talking about his favorite foods, and he mentioned peach dumplings, and I’ve never heard of it.”


This piqued Bell’s interest. The student brought some for her to try. After the first taste, Bell was blown away by the new discovery. She asked him for the recipe but before she could get the recipe, the student transferred to a different school. 


“So I had to teach myself after two years of not doing it,” 

said Bell. 


Her family is always trying to incorporate new recipes into their meals, so for Thanksgiving she decided to try to make peach dumplings. 


“So I watched the Food Network channel nonstop and also by watching videos and just trying to see the ingredients. I came up with my own little spin off,” explains Bell. 

This recipe requires simple ingredients, but packs big flavors. 



  • 2 -cans of 8 crescent rolls
  • 1- 16 oz. peach slices
  • 1- cup of Sprite 
  • 2- tablespoons of nutmeg
  • 1-tablespoons of cinnamon
  • ½ – cup of mixed brown and white sugar



  1. Lay out the crescent rolls and cut them into triangles. Make sure they are seperated. 
  2. Make seasoned juice from nutmeg, cinnamon, a little bit of mixed sugar, and melted butter; set aside for later.
  3. Place one or two peaches in the thicker or water end of the croissant and roll it up. Place in a buttered pan. You don’t have to worry about spacing them because they are going to expand anyways.
  4. Spice up your undrained peaches with seasoned juice as well as the sprite. Peach dumplings should be completely covered.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
  6. Take out of the oven, let them cool, and enjoy!