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    Old Kresge and Kmart Cafeteria Recipes

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    JANET BOYD
    Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:29 pm
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    THANKS I GOT IT AND ANSWERED IT--SORRY IT WAS SO LONG HAHA-------THANK YOU AGAIN
    CarrolJ
    Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:08 pm
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    Pam-I-Am wrote:
    JANET BOYD wrote:
    ABOUT 32 YEARS AGO I WORKED AT THE KRESGE'S IN FERNDALE, MICHIGAN, IN THE CAFETERIA AND I LOVED IT BUT I STOPPED GOING TO K-MART FOR THE MOST PART AFTER THEY STOPPED SELLING YARNS AND CRAFTS----I STOPPED THERE THE OTHER DAY TO BUY SOME MOTH BALLS----THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY----MOP SECTION SAID THEY WERE IN THE HARDWARE AND THE HARDWARE SAID THEY WERE IN THE MOP SECTION-----SOOOOO I WENT TO MEIJERS---I WOULD LOVE THE VANILLA SAUCE THAT THEY PUT OVER THE APPLE DUMPLINGS---LET ME KNOW IF ANYONE HAS IT---THANKS icon_biggrin.gif [/b]


    Hi Janet and welcome!

    The recipe in her book for "K-Smart Apple Dumplings" is followed by a sauce called "Brandy Sauce." So I'll post that one.....

    "Brandy Sauce for K-Smart Apple Dumplings"
    In a saucepan, melt:
    1/2 cup margarine or butter
    1/2 cup honey
    2 tablespoons dark molasses
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    2 tablespoons dark vinegar
    2 tablespoons lemon juice

    Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low. Add:

    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

    In a blender, compnine until smooth:

    1 1/2 cups water
    2 1/2 tablespoons cornstartch

    Stir into hot money-vinegar mxture. Keep at low boil, stir contantly until smooth and clear. Remove from the heat and add:

    2 tablespoons brandy extract

    Serve warm over apple dumplings. Makes 6 servings.


    Hope this is the one! Pam


    Hello, I don't know if you still are around the website or not these days. I see by this posting that you have a book about the old Kresge/Kmart recipes.

    The recipe you gave for Apple Dumpling topping is different than the one they topped the Apple Dumplings with when my DH and I worked there decades ago. At the time I was only making 75 cents an hour and couldn't afford to try one of the apple dumplings but I remember that they had a white vanilla style sauce they poured over the huge baked Apple dumpling. They obviously baked a whole apple (minus the core and stems) inside the pastry because of the size. It seemed huge.

    My DH had worked there for a few years before me and had a better wage. Just the other day he said, "I wish you would make me one of those Apple Dumplings that Kresge used to serve when we worked there. I did a search and all the recipes here show only a clear topping.

    Were there more than one recipe in the book for the toppings? Perhaps Kresge changed the topping later when they began to have more KMart stores. DH and I worked at Kresge in Flint, Michigan before KMart existed. I worked there from 1959 until 1960. I think DH had worked there about 3 years when I started. My sister-in-law worked at Kresges when the first KMart opened and she actually was at the Grand Opening of the first store.

    My how time has flown!
    DD in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
    Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:43 am
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    When I worked at Kresge's, the topping was nothing more than canned vanilla pudding warmed up.
    scotty's mom..
    Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:48 pm
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    I worked at Kmart 34 yrs. The vanilla sauce was indeed canned vanilla pudding, thinned with a little milk.
    I was the one that started the original thread. One thing they used to make was called "Mexican Spaghetti". However I don't know where they got that name from, because it didn't seem to have anything tasting like Mexico to me. It had spaghetti pasta, tomato sauce, ham, greenpepper?, and cheddar cheese. It was very good.
    CarrolJ
    Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:52 pm
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    scotty's mom.. wrote:
    I worked at Kmart 34 yrs. The vanilla sauce was indeed canned vanilla pudding, thinned with a little milk.
    I was the one that started the original thread. One thing they used to make was called "Mexican Spaghetti". However I don't know where they got that name from, because it didn't seem to have anything tasting like Mexico to me. It had spaghetti pasta, tomato sauce, ham, greenpepper?, and cheddar cheese. It was very good.


    Thanks Scotty's mom and DD; I never would have guessed. What a surprise. That is certainly easy enough. The reason I was so certain it was some kind of vanilla sauce was that I remembered the beautiful pictures they would hang all over the place when they were highlighting them.

    Now I will definitely have to make some for DD. Actually I was just thinking that we buy the little pudding packs and one of the vanilla pudding cups diluted would probably be enough for 1 dumpling + part of another. What a revelation! I certainly never would have guessed.
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