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After-Dinner Wontons

Crispy, sugar-dusted wonton wrappers cache a sweet chewy filling of fruit and nuts, adding a perfect touch to the end of the meal.

Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 36 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlPears - peeled, shredded (medium) (1 1/2 cups)
2   Cooking apples - peeled, chopped (medium) (1 1/3 cups)
3 tablespoons 45mlDried cherries - chopped
2 teaspoons 10mlLemon juice
2 tablespoons 30mlButter
3 tablespoons 45mlMarsala - or apple juice
2 tablespoons 30mlAlmonds - finely chopped
1 teaspoon 5mlGround cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround ginger
1/4 cup 82g / 2.9ozMaple syrup
36   Wonton wrappers - 3.25"
3 tablespoons 45mlButter - melted
  Coarse granulated sugar - or sifted powdered sugar

Recipe Instructions

For filling, in a medium bowl toss together pears, apples, cherries and lemon juice.  In a large skillet cook fruit mixture in 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat 7 minutes. Reduce heat.

Stir in Marsala, nuts, cinnamon and ginger. Cook 3 minutes or until liquid has disappeared stirring often. Stir in syrup; set aside.  For each wonton spoon 2 teaspoons filling into the center of a wrapper.

Lightly moistened edges of wrapper with water.  Fold top edge of wrapper over filling to opposite edge making half-moon. Press edges together to seal. Arrange wontons on a greased baking sheet. Brush with the melted butter.

Sprinkle with coarse sugar.  Bake at 350F 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Better Homes and Gardens, "Good things in small packages", January 1998.


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