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Cream Cheese Wontons with Orange Sauce Recipe

I love making this appetizer for get-togethers. People think you have fussed but they are so easy to make.—Janet Asp, Menomonie, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (12 ounces) wonton wrappers
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in pineapple. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in marmalade. Cool to room temperature.
  • 2. Place 2 teaspoons of cream cheese in the center of each wonton wrapper (fill wrappers a few at a time, keeping the others covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use). Moisten edges with water; fold opposite corners together over filling and press to seal.
  • 3. In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry wontons in batches for 2-1/2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve with orange sauce. Yield: 4 dozen (4 cups sauce).

Nutritional Facts

1 wonton with 4 teaspoons sauce equals 80 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer