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!
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
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.