Plum Pot Stickers with Ginger Butter


4 plums, deseeded and chopped fine
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1/2 cup Japanese plum wine
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
12 dumpling wrappers, round
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons ginger, chopped fine
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated


In a small saute pan heat the plums butter and sugar on high heat and cook until the plums begin to caramelize. Add the freshly grated nutmeg, the almond extract and the flour and mix well until very thick. Take off heat and cool. Place 1 round dumpling wrapper on the palm of one hand, place 1 tablespoon of the filling on the center, and fold the round into a half-moon. Using the thumb and forefinger of the other hand pleat the seam closed, making from 5 to 7 pleats. Repeat to form more dumplings until all of the rounds are used. Cover the dumplings with plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out, then repeat with the remaining mixture. Place in boiling vat of water and cook for about 3-4 minutes. In the meantime, heat the remaining butter, honey, walnuts and cinnamon and mix until smooth and warmed through. Once the pot stickers are cooked, take out of the water and drizzle with the ginger honey butter.