Jam & Cream Cheese Wontons - A fun way to serve your favorite jam as dessert or an Asian fusion appetizer.

This is a fun appetizer and a great way to use those funky flavored jams like mango-jalapeno or classics like Peach Vanilla-Bean.  I love that you can have this as a dessert or a savory dish.  Plus it is super easy!!

Jam & Cream Cheese Wontons - A fun way to serve your favorite jam as dessert or an Asian fusion appetizer.

JAM & CREAM CHEESE WONTONS

  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
  • 1 Jar of Jam, any flavor
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 24 Whole Wonton Wrappers
  • Vegetable Oil, For Frying

Jam Infused Asian Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Jam – whatever you used above
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar Or Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sesame Oil, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Paste, Or Other Hot Sauce (Sriracha also works well)

DIRECTIONS:

In a small bowl whisk together egg and water (egg-wash). Assemble your wontons (work quickly as the dough can dry out fairly quick): place approximately 2-3 Tbsp of jam in the center of a wonton wrapper. Top each portion of jam with 2 Tbsp of cream cheese. Use your finger to “paint’ the egg wash all around the edges of the wrapper. Fold each wrapper by bring up the ends and use the egg wash to stick them together.  Pinch the remaining edges of dough to seal the seams.

As you work, you can place the assembled wontons under plastic wrap or a light towel to keep them from drying.

Jam & Cream Cheese Wontons - A fun way to serve your favorite jam as dessert or an Asian fusion appetizer.
Heat about 3-4 inches of oil in a large saucepan or medium skillet to just under 350 degrees (you don’t want the oil too hot or it will burn the wontons – we are looking for even golden brown)
Jam & Cream Cheese Wontons - A fun way to serve your favorite jam as dessert or an Asian fusion appetizer.
About 4 to 5 at a time, fry the wontons for about  1 minute, flipping carefully midway through to make sure they brown evenly. Remove it when you still think it could stand to slightly, brown a teeny bit more (because it will slightly brown in the seconds after you remove it from the pan!)
Jam & Cream Cheese Wontons - A fun way to serve your favorite jam as dessert or an Asian fusion appetizer.

Drain the wontons on a paper towel and serve them dusted with powdered sugar for dessert or with this jam infused Asian dipping sauce.  Wait about 8 – 10 minutes before serving; because the jam and cream cheese become lava hot in the frying process.

If you’d like to make your own sauce, Mix together the dip ingredients above. Taste and adjust the amounts as needed.

This has endless capabilities for combos.  Use any soft cheese, any jam and feel free to add jalapeno slices for heat or sprinkles for kids.  It is really that friendly and flexible.  Wonton wrappers are really fun too – so don’t be afraid to play with folding techniques!!

Jam good eats y’all.  Apronclad

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