Pear Walnut Cream Cheese Wontons

My husband made pork dumplings the other night and we had leftover wonton wrappers. He had the great idea of making a pear dessert with them.

Wonton wrappers can usually be found in the refrigerated section of grocery stores. If you are more of a D.I.Y. person, click here for a recipe on making your own.

Ingredients
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of salt
1 medium-sized pears, roughly chopped (peeled or not is your choice)
1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
10-15 wonton wrappers
1/4 cup coconut oil (or vegetable oil for frying)

Method

  • Add cream cheese, maple syrup, cinnamon and a dash of salt to a medium-sized bowl and mix until smooth.
  • Mix in pears and walnuts.
  • Place 1 heaping tablespoon of filling in the center of wrapper.
  • Using fingertip dipped in water, gently wet around the inside edge of wrapper.
  • Fold wrapper in half. Gently push the filling down to keep edge of wrapper free of filling. Press to seal.
  • Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
  • Heat 1/4 cup of oil in a large sauté pan on medium-high heat, keep the oil under its smoking point.
  • Once the oil is hot, gently set dumplings in the pan.
  • Fry for 3 or 4 minutes on both side, or until the bottoms are a nice golden brown. Shift dumplings occasionally to prevent from sticking. (These are sometime called pot-stickers because of their predilection for sticking.)

Serve warm.
Makes 10-15 wontons