After Dinner Wontons

posted by Becky 04-02-101 1:52 PM

After Dinner Wontons
Recipe By : BH&G, 1/98

2 Med pears -- peeled and shredded
2 Med apples -- peeled and chopped
3 Tbsps dried tart cherries -- chopped
2 Tsps lemon juice
1 Tbsp butter or margarine -- * see note
3 Tbsps Marsala wine -- or apple juice
2 Tbsps chopped almonds -- finely chopped
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

* Original called for 2 tbsp

For filling, in a medium bowl toss together pears, apples, cherries, and lemon juice. In a large skillet cook fruit mixture in the 2 tablespoons 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.

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