SWEET CRAB APPLE POT STICKERS
As Linda Kissam shares: One of the things I learned on the Dumpling Trail in Richmond, BC is that dumplings can also be sweet. Here’s a favorite dumpling recipe of mine courtesy of Chef Farker and Melissa’s/World Variety Produce. All ingredients are easily sourced in your local super market.
Recipe: Sweet Crab Apple Pot Stickers with Caramel Sauce
By Chef Tom Fraker, Melissa’s/World Variety Produce
1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
1 pound Melissa’s Crab Apples — diced small
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Brandy
1 package Pot Sticker Wrappers
To taste, Melissa’s Caramel Dessert Sauce
Melt the butter in a sauté pan. Add the crab apples and brown sugar and mix well. Cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes until sweetened and just tender. Add the brandy and cook for 1 minute longer. Set aside to cool.
Bring a pot of water to a boil.
Place a small amount of filling in the center of a pot sticker wrapper. Brush some water around the edge and fold in half. Press the edge with your fingers to seal. Repeat for remaining wrappers.
Place the pot stickers in gently boiling water and cook until they float and become somewhat translucent. Remove and drain on paper towels. To serve, place the pot stickers on a plate and drizzle with Melissa’s Caramel Dessert Sauce.
Chef Note: Dress up your dumplings by dusting them with powdered sugar when plating them.