Blueberry Cheesecake Wontons

Blueberry Cheesecake Wontons

If you haven’t cooked with wontons, you might want to try it. While stuffed wontons make for a lovely soup addition, they can be filled with all sorts of fillings, from savory to sweet. Once filled, the wontons can be fried or baked until golden brown.

These are filled with a combination of blueberry pie filling and cream cheese. Once fried, they were rolled in cinnamon sugar. They make for a fun and easy dessert.

I taught a wonton class last night.  We had all sorts of ingredients to pick from. Assorted veggies, meats and condiments led to a fun and creative evening. The blueberry wontons were a big hit, as you might expect.

There are different types of wrappers to pick from. I find the best selection at my local Asian grocery store, although many grocery stores carry them, too. They will be labeled as wonton wrappers or dumpling wrappers. I find the dumpling wrappers to be a little thicker, at least where I shop. They come on round or square shapes. For the ones in the picture, I used round dumpling wrappers.

I don’t know that I can give you an exact recipe, but I will try.

Blueberry Cheesecake Wontons

wonton or dumpling wrappers

equal amounts of blueberry pie filling( I used homemade)  and cream cheese

oil for frying

cinnamon sugar for rolling finished wontons

Combine the cream cheese and pie filling in a small bowl. You’ll need a couple of teaspoons of filling for each one, so half a cup of each should give you about 2 dozen finished wontons. Lay a wrapper on your work surface and spoon some filling into the center. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with a little water. I just dip my fingertip in a little cup of water and rub it all around the edge of the wonton. Fold in half, squeezing out the air and pressing firmly to seal the edges. Repeat until you run out of filling. Heat oil in a pan. Once oil reaches 350 degrees, fry the wontons until golden brown. You will have to do this in batches, unless you have a really big pot of oil. Drain on paper towels for a minute, then place in a bowl and toss with cinnamon sugar while wontons are still warm. Don’t be tempted to eat them too quickly. They are piping hot in the middle. Let them cool to warm before eating.

You could even heat up 1/2 -inch of oil in a skillet and pan-fry them, turning to brown evenly on both sides.


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