wonton dessert

Cherry-Vanilla Won Tons

Cherry Vanilla Won Tons

Cherry Vanilla Won Tons

I had an open package of won tons and needed a quick dessert the other night so I made these cherry won tons. I started with a can of tart cherries I had gotten from King Orchards. They are just cherries so I sweetened them and added vanilla, thickened them a little a made what amounts to cherry pie filling. The nice thing about starting with plain cherries is that I was able to control the amount of sugar I added. I am not a fan of overly sweet desserts. I placed a small amount of filling in a wonton and moistened the edges of the wonton with water so it would seal. Some I rolled up like little egg rolls. I also made some more like ravioli, placing filling in the middle and pressing a second wonton on top of the first. I fried them in a minimum amount of oil in a small pan and dusted them with powdered sugar before serving. It was a great last minute dessert.

Cherry Vanilla Filling

1 can (15 oz.) plain tart cherries

3 T. cornstarch

1/2 c. sugar

2 t. vanilla

Combine all ingredients in saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Allow to cool before using in wontons.

Cherry Vanilla Won Tons

Cherry Vanilla Won Tons

Cherry Vanilla Won Tons

Cherry Vanilla Won Tons

 

Apple Pie Won Tons

Apple Pie Won Tons

Apple Pie Won Tons

With a Chinese New Year dinner tonight with friends I wanted to bring something for dessert. Since I haven’t been going to the grocery store I had to work with what I have already. I am using won ton wrappers to make appetizers and decided to use some of them for dessert, too. I wrapped a small amount of apple pie filling in each wrapper, sealed them up and pan fried in a little oil. Before serving dust with powdered sugar. They taste like little crispy apple pies. Not a traditional Chinese dessert but a nice finish for dinner. These are tiny bites, allow 4-5 per person.

 

Place about 1 tablespoon of filling in the middle of each wrapper

Place about 1 tablespoon of filling in the middle of each wrapper

Fold sides in

Fold sides in

Roll up- use a little water to seal

Roll up- use a little water to seal

Ready for frying

Ready for frying

Drain on paper towels, then serve

Drain on paper towels, then serve