Tuesday, October 15

Pumpkin Pie Wontons with a Pear Ginger Beer Dipping Sauce



I always have wonton wrappers in my fridge. They are so versatile! There are so many fun things you can fill those little wrappers with.  For a special after school snack I filled them with a sweetened and spiced pumpkin filling and then deep fried.


For a dipping sauce I was thinking of an apple sauce of sorts, but all I had on hand were pears. So we reduced some peeled and cored pears down in a bit of ginger beer and served with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

They were a hit all around!





Directions:

Ingredients:
12 wonton wrappers
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3 tbs brown sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
a dash of pumpkin pie spice
oil for frying

FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE:
2 pears cored and peeled
1/4 cup ginger beer
dash of pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

Heat oil to 365 degrees.

In a small bowl mix pumpkin, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice.

In the center of each wonton wrapper dollop a small dollop ( just shy of a tbs). Using your finger brush all four corners with a bit of water. Fold and half and seal shut with a fork.

Fry one at at time until golden on both sides.

Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain.

For the sauce, place your ingredients in a small sauce pan and simmer over medium low heat until pears are tender. Mash with a potato masher. Serve warm with wantons.
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21 comments:

  1. Perfectly delicious for a football party - or dare I say, WORLD SERIES party? These looks so good Carrie! Loving all your recipes, as always. Oh and CONGRATS on all your Facebook likes - looks like business is booming! Way to go!

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    1. Thanks Jess!! We are so close.... Lets hope there is a World Series Party!

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  2. These look sooooooo good. Just looking at your photos are making my mouth water. And I just finished supper!!!

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  3. These look sooooooo good. Just looking at your photos are making my mouth water. And I just finished supper!!!

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    1. Haha Thanks Ruthie! Maybe you need to make them for dessert tonight ;)

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  4. What a great way to use wonton wrappers! I actually have a package in my fridge (and a can of pumpkin in my pantry!) Can't wait to give these a try!

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    1. It's a fun way to use them up! I feel like we always have extra on hand after we make Chinese food.

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  5. Love these and I love ginger beer. Found out it's great for my family with tummy issues to have on hand, but I'm always wanting recipes to use it with. Plus, I have some extra pumpkin in the fridge that needs to be used. Looks like a good snack for my hubby! :)

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    1. Me too Julie! It works great to help with nausea.... and tastes great too!

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  6. What a fun recipe! I don't really like ginger beer but maybe I would in this!

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    1. You could always sub it for ginger ale or cider.

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  7. These sound amazing!I can only imagine how great the ginger beer is in that sauce!

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    1. It was a really random add in. I had no cider on hand.... but had some great ginger beer that I figured would spice/sweeten it.

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  8. "heat oil" YESSSS because this is another one of those things I really wish people would get over and just FRY ;) love wontons and such a fun twist!

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    1. Every once in awhile I will try baked egg rolls or wontons. And they are just.... bad!

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  9. Holy moly! That sauce looks so incredible--I think I could eat it on concrete if I had to, but I'll certainly take one of these cute little wontons instead ;) Also, you are making me want to deep fry. I have all the equipment but have yet to take the plunge.

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  10. The wontons look great but I want to drink that pear ginger beer dipping sauce!

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  11. wow these look awesome! Have you tried to freeze them and maybe re crisp in the oven later what do you think?

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  13. I wanted to see if it would be possible to feature this recipe on CraftBeer.com. Hopefully you’ve been to the site, but CraftBeer.com is the public-facing educational website of the Brewers Association (national trade assoc. on behalf of America’s craft brewers). I would create a post similar to this one: http://www.craftbeer.com/recipes/low-country-shrimp-and-grits-with-jalapeno-pale-ale and include your bio/photo/link back to penniespintspittsburgh.com. Would you let me know if this is possible? THANKS! – Meghan Storey, Web Editor, Brewers Association

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  14. So sorry, with link back to your website of course! Thanks again! Meghan

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