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Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

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Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

A perfect use for that tiny bit of leftover cranberry sauce. Fry it up in these delicious, spicy wontons!

Ingredients

1/2
cup cranberry sauce
8
ounces cream cheese, softened
2
jalapeños, seeded and minced
24
wonton wrappers
3
quarts vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

  • 1 Preheat frying oil to 350ºF.
  • 2 Pour some water into a bowl for wetting the wontons.
  • 3 Working with one wonton at a time, add about a teaspoon of cranberry sauce and top with a small dollop of cream cheese. Sprinkle on some minced jalapeno.
  • 4 Wet the wonton around the edges and crimp up the edges. Work out any air in the wonton as you crimp them. Seal the wonton tightly and repeat with all wontons.
  • 5 Fry wontons in batches of 6-8 for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
  • 6 Drain wontons on some paper towels and serve while warm.
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These wontons are dressed up for the holidays – they're stuffed with cream cheese, cranberry sauce and jalapeno.

As prepared by Macheesmo,

For a fun and festive party plate, make these cranberry wontons!

Let me describe what happens to me every single year (and I’m sure I’m not the only one). I have some sort of delicious sauce I’ve made for the holiday meal, normally cranberry, and after the deliciousness is over, I’m left with some small amount of it. 

It’s barely enough to serve again, but that’s not to say it can’t be repurposed! 

These little fried appetizers are the perfect way to use a small, leftover amount of sauce. In fact, they're so good that it’s probably worth making some extra (or opening another jar or can) just for this recipe!

 

Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

I like to make a homemade cranberry sauce packed with orange zest and spices, but this recipe would be equally good with canned versions.

 

Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

Whatever you're using for filling, the key is to not overstuff the wontons – about a teaspoon of sauce and cream cheese is all you need. You can also sprinkle each with some diced jalapenos to add a little kick to the party.

 

Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

Wet the edges of the wonton and crimp them up to form a little bundle of wonton wonderfulness.

 

Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

Anytime I make a batch of fried goodies, I always test one just to make sure I have my filling right. Plus, it’s a nice little perk for the cook!

This test came out just fine.

 

Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

Then proceed with shaping all your wontons! It goes pretty fast once you get into a groove.

 

Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

Fry these suckers up at 350ºF for 3-4 minutes until they're golden brown.

 

Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

Then let them drain on a paper towel for a few minutes before serving them up.

 

Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

Obviously they're best while they are still warm though, so get them while they're hot!

 

Spicy Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

These are SO good and a perfect use for any bit of leftover sauce or jam you might have.

 

Nick thinks fried wontons are a fantastic holiday appetizer! Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon Profile.

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Tips  

You can use any kind of leftover sauce or jelly in these wontons. They’re very flexible and delicious with any number of flavor combos. Get creative!

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