September 26, 2013
I got a free package of wonton wrappers from a Safeway promotion, so I cast about looking for ways to use them. I’d never cooked with wontons before, so the giveaway was a good ploy to get me to try them. I just might be hooked!
I found this recipe for Apple-Cinnamon Wontons a la Mode on the Weight Watchers website. I liked it because it gave me one more way to use up some windfall apples. I cooked my apples into applesauce before spooning them on to the wonton wrappers. I made half a recipe, and one apple gave me enough filling for a dozen wontons. I liked that I didn’t end up with a whole pie for dessert for just the two of us.
Here’s the recipe, copied from the above link, for your convenience:
Apple-Cinnamon Wontons a la Mode
from Weight Watchers
2 medium fresh apples, peeled, cored and minced
1 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
24 wonton wrappers
1-1/2 Tbsp powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon; toss to coat apples.
- Place wonton wrappers on a flat surface. Drop apple mixture by teaspoonfuls onto center of each wrapper. Moisten edges of wrapper with wet fingers, fold over one corner to make a triangle and press sides together to seal. Transfer filled wrappers to prepared baking sheet and coat surfaces with cooking spray.
- Bake until wontons are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Place wontons on individual plates and sift powdered sugar on top. Serve with ice cream on the side. Yields 4 wontons, 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of ice cream per serving.