Fried Dessert Wontons are easy to make and oh-so delicious. They can be easily customized with various delicious fillings.
For the last day of this week’s blogging marathon, under ‘deep fried dishes’ theme – I had quite a few to choose from. I wanted to make cabbage pakoda or corn pakoda or veg spring rolls for today, but then ended up making a dessert instead. These fried dessert wontons cannot be easier to make and they were perfect accompaniment to the Indo-Chinese meal I made this past weekend.I had store bought wonton wrappers that needed to be used up. So I started looking for recipes with them and I landed on this recipe. Those potlis (tiny bags) looked so cute that I wanted to make them right away. I kept mine simple by making them into triangles instead of that bag shape.One important thing to keep in mind when working with wonton wrappers is to always keep them covered. Take just one wrapper at a time and keep the rest covered with a damp kitchen towel. It is best to keep the stuffed wontons covered until ready to fry or baked. Dried wrappers tend to tear and are hard to work with.
The stuffing for these wonton wrappers cannot be simpler. I used jam and cold cream cheese cubes in some and Trader Joe’s carrot cake spread and cream cheese in some. Cream cheese softens and gets creamy and gooey when fried.I loved the crispy wonton on the outside and the soft and sweet inside. Between the husband and I, we finished more than half of the batch. This is an quick and easy to make dessert that is great to make when sweet cravings arise or for those last minute guests. Leftover wontons also taste great – they may not be crispy but they are still delicious.Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 95.
Fried Dessert Wontons
- 12 Wonton Wrappers
- ¼ cup jam
- ¼ cup Cold Cream cheese, cubed
- As needed Oil, for deep frying
- On a clean work surface, place the wonton and add a dollop of jam and a cream cheese cube in the center. Wet all the edges of the wonton with water and fold over the filling. Press the edges to seal properly. Keep the stuffed wontons covered with damp towel.
- Heat oil for deep frying. Gently slide the wontons, 2~3 at a time, and fry on medium flame until golden on both sides.
- Remove with a slotted spoon on to a paper towel lined plate and serve hot or warm.
- Use your favorite fruit preserve in the recipe.
- Jam can be subbed with other spreads like Nutella, TJ's Carrot cake spread etc.