Delicious After-Dinner Wontons

These delightful after-dinner wontons are the perfect way to end a meal. Filled with sweet pears, apples, and tart cherries, these golden-brown wontons are then lightly brushed with butter and sprinkled with sugar for a delicious treat. Not only are these wontons simple to prepare, but they’re also a great way to use up some of those dried tart cherries that have been in your pantry for longer than you’d like to admit!

Ingredients used:

  • 2 Med - Pears
  • 2 Med - Apples
  • 3 Tbsps - Dried tart cherries
  • 2 Tsps - Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp - Butter or margarine
  • 3 Tbsps - Marsala wine or apple juice
  • 2 Tbsps - Chopped almonds
  • 1 Tsp - Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp - Ground ginger
  • 1/4 Cup - Maple syrup
  • 36 - Won-ton wrappers (3 1/4" rounds)
  • 3 Tbsps - Butter (melted)
  • Confectioner's sugar

Recipe steps:

  • For filling, in a medium bowl toss together pears, apples, cherries, and lemon juice. In a large skillet cook fruit mixture in the butter or margarine over medium heat about 7 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in Marsala or apple juice, nuts, cinnamon, and ginger. Cook for 3 minutes more or till liquid has evaporated, stirring often. Stir in syrup; set aside.
  • For each wonton, spoon about 2 teaspoons filling into the center of a wrapper. Lightly moisten edges of wrapper with water. Fold top edge of wrapper over filling to opposite edge, making a half-moon. Press edges together to seal.
  • Arrange wontons on a greased baking sheet. Brush with the melted butter. Sprinkle with coarse sugar, if using. Bake in a 350F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or till golden. Cool slightly. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if using.

After-dinner wontons are a perfect way to end a meal. Not only do they look fancy, but they’re also incredibly easy to make and are a great way to use up extra ingredients you have in your pantry. They’re sure to become a family favorite in no time! Enjoy!