Makes 1 dozen
Are you craving the taste of apple pie, but don’t have the time to make one? All you have to do is peel and sauté an apple in a little butter with a bit of brown sugar, cinnamon and a touch of flour for a quick apple pie-like filling. Then it’s stuffed into pre-fab wonton wrappers and deep-fry until golden and crisp. This super-tasty, bite-sized treat can be enjoyed in just a few minutes, start to finish.
- 2 Tbsp. Butter, salted
- 1 Apple, large, preferably a sweet yet tangy variety, peeled, cored, diced
- 1/4 tsp. Apple Pie Spice
- Pinch of Kosher Salt
- 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp. Flour
- 12 Wonton Wrappers, defrosted
- As Needed: Water
- As Needed: Canola or Vegetable Oil
- As Needed: Powdered Sugar
- In a non-stick sauté pan, over medium heat, add the butter and cook it until it is lightly browned. Immediately -- as soon as the butter stops bubbling -- add the apple dice and give it a stir and sauté until lightly browned. Add the apple pie spice and salt and toss well. Add the brown sugar and toss well. Cook over medium heat until the sugar completely melts. Sprinkle in the flour and toss well. Reduce the heat and cook, stirring often, until the mixture resembles an apple pie filling. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool.
- Using a small spoon, scoop a small amount of the filling into the center of each wonton wrapper. Using your finger or a small brush, moisten around the edge of the wontons. Fold the wontons tip to opposite tip, creating a triangle. Using your thumb and forefinger, pinch the edges together tightly.
- Preheat a deep pot with enough oil to come 2/3 of the way up the sides of the pot (use a deep-fat-fryer thermometer to maintain a 375-degree temperature). Carefully lower the prepared wontons into the hot oil. Deep fry until golden brown, flipping as needed to ensure even browning (about five minutes). Remove to a dry paper-towel-lined platter and cool slightly. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve immediately.