Apple Potstickers with Milk Jam Dip

Chef Deborah VanTrece View Bio

Deborah Van Trece’s Featured Recipe “Apple Potstickers with Milk Jam Dip” from the 2019 Georgia National Fair Georgia Grown Event Stage


Milk jam:

  • 1 Quart Whole Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract, or ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped

Apple Potstickers:

  • 1 Pkg Potsticker or wonton wrappers
  • 3 Apples
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Cardamom
  • 1 Pinch Ground Ginger
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 4 Ounces Local Goat Cheese
  • Canola Or Other Neutral Oil For Frying
  • Cornstarch As Needed


Milk Jam:

  1. Combine milk, sugar and baking soda in a large saucepan and heat over medium.
  2. Add scraped seeds and split vanilla bean.
  3. Bring to a simmer and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  4. Once sugar has dissolved, reduce the heat to a low simmer. Stir occasionally and allow mixture to reduce to about 1 1/4 cups.
  5. Mixture will darken in color and reduce in approximately two hours. There may be some separation.
  6. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Store in a sealed container and refrigerate.

Apple Filling:

  1. Peel and medium dice the apples. Place in a medium bowl and toss with lemon juice.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Add apples and remaining ingredients and combine until apples are well coated.
  4. Cook until apples begin to just soften. Set aside and allow to cool.


  1. Lightly dust the work surface with cornstarch to keep wrappers from sticking.
  2. Lay out 4-6 wrappers at a time and place a teaspoon or so of apple mixture in each round.
  3. Moisten edges with water, fold in half and seal edge by pressing down with a fork.
  4. Place on sheet pan or platter and refrigerate 30 minutes, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet to about 375 degrees F, and fry the potstickers, a few at a time, about 1 minute per side. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

Drizzle the Apple Potstickers with Warm Milk Jam and sprinkle with crumbled Goat Cheese to serve.