Wednesdays Unplugged – Apple Rum Dum

This is Wednesday so it means I will be unplugged and cooking today. In honor of Christmas coming next week (is it really almost here already?!) we will be making lefse today. My husband is the lefse 'pro' so he is taking the afternoon off to roll the delectable rounds. Most of it will likely be gone by the end of the evening…our family loves its lefse!! For those of you wondering 'what in the world is lefse?!', it's basically a Norwegian tortilla made of potatoes, flour, butter and cream. Both my husband and I are of 100% Norwegian descent so it's in the genes! I'll share a recipe and some photos next week.


"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


This week's recipe was one of my mother's favorites. A long-time friend remembered it and suggested I share it…so here it is. I often serve it at Christmas time. The cake is good plain with ice cream, but it's a special rich treat topped with warm butterscotch sauce and whipped cream.



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cut chopped nuts, optional

Mix all ingredients in one bowl, in order. Bake in greased 9 x 9 inch pan in preheated 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes. Top with hot rich butterscotch sauce, whipped cream and/or ice cream.


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (a must)

Mix ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Serve hot over Apple Rum Dum.

Written By

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

Related Posts

Weekly real estate market update 12/8/23 – more showing activity than the last two years

đź–¨ Print Article Showing activity continues to be strong for this time of year… notably higher than the last two years. New listings and price changes continue to be in...

Smart Budgeting for First-Time Homebuyers

🖨 Print Article The decision to buy your first home is built on a solid budget. The stuff dreams are made of. We’ve all heard this expression dozens of times...

Subscribe to Our Newsletter for Market Updates & Mid-Century Modern Listings

Our weekly HomesMSP Update includes current local market information and a curated list of mid-century modern properties for sale, plus posts from an inspector, a lender, a stager, info about neighborhoods, life in the Twin Cities… even recipes!


Blog Categories


Sharon and John Hensrud

About Us

The HomesMSP Team is committed to meeting you where you are and listening… really listening to understand you so we can use our extensive knowledge of the market and local neighborhoods to give you personalized service.