Have you ever found a recipe that just sounds so good and so interesting you can't wait to try it? I have. Actually I've been wanting to try this one out since mid October, and just barely got around to making it now.
The worst thing about it - after all my excitement and waiting, I DIDN'T love it! I'm sharing it anyways, because after a few little tweaks, it came out great.
Adapted from the Taste of Home Magazine
Original recipe found here
Here is how I made it, plus my changes.
1 cup pumpkin pie puree
1/4 cup ricotta cheese (or cream cheese would be great)
3-4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon pie spice
wonton wrappers (I used about 20)
***just an after-thought, a little dash of vanilla would have been really good to add***
Start off with a cup of pumpkin puree (canned or homemade), 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese, and one teaspoon salt, (this is the beginning from the original recipe). I think the goal for the original recipe was to be a sweet and savory sort of snack. The savory from the filling, and the sweet from the sauce. It didn't quite cut it for me, so here I added 4 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. My goal being - pumpkin pie, in a wonton.
Take out one of your wonton wrappers. Keep the other wrappers covered with a damp paper towel so they don't dry out.
Do the same thing with the other two corners so you have a nice little package. Make sure you press down on the seams so it's sealed tightly.
Place in some hot vegetable oil to quickly fry up. About a minute on each side until they get golden, but not real browned.
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons water (for thinning)
The original recipe called for sour cream which I didn't have, nor did I think sounded appetizing, so I omitted it. This was SO GOOD. It would be fantastic drizzled over a spice cake. And I'm putting that on the top of my what-to-bake-next list.
This whole pumpkin-pie wonton thing came out of no where. I would have loved to have had it with a little bit of whipped cream. But of course, this being an unexpected turn of events I didn't have any on and. Next time perhaps...