Before we even opened our doors in April of 2010, we decided to create and present to the Town Counsel the idea of an official dessert for Berlin, Maryland. We began to brainstorm ideas for a sweet treat that would truly represent the history and vintage charm of this little seaside town we call home.
Most visitors don’t realize that at one time Berlin, MD was home to one of the largest peach orchards in the country so we knew that the dessert would include peaches. Next, we decided that the dessert should be somewhat “old school” in nature since the town itself is like going back in time and voila the Peach Dumpling was born! The final version…beautiful peaches, local when available, sliced and sautéed in butter, brown sugar, spices and some secret ingredients folded into all butter puff pastry, “BAKED” to perfection and topped with peach reduction and our homemade caramel sauce.
Needless to say, we presented the dessert to the Mayor and Town Counsel and our Peach Dumpling was proclaimed the Official Dessert of Berlin, MD. The rest as they say is history!