I’m back with another apple recipe. I know. Again?? But I can’t help it. This time though, it’s with an Asian twist – well not really, it doesn’t really have any Asian flavors, but the wanton wrappers are Asian and I bought them in Asia – so that counts.. right? I’ve had these wanton wrappers in my freezer for aaaggeeess because I was experimenting using them instead of filo pastry when I made apple strudel (another apple dessert – typical). But one packet had like 50 sheets which was way more than I needed, so I ended up leaving them in the freezer. Good thing they last long, because I found a super quick, delicious way to use them!
These can be great as mini-desserts if you topped them with a little dollop of whipped cream or served them warm with some vanilla ice cream (I’m thinking apple pie vibes). One square sheet of wanton wrapper dough can yield you 3 of these cups. Simply cut your square into 3 columns, and then 3 rows, and you’ve got yourself 9 cute little squares. Brush one of them with a light coat of butter and then stack another on top at a slight angle so the corners stick out. Repeat with another square and gently push it into a mini-muffin tin – spoon on some cooked apples and TADAAA! Delicious apple cups!
Makes 15 cups
– 2 apples (I used granny smith), peeled, cored and chopped roughly
– 1 tbsp Lemon juice to taste (this can be replaced with water if your apples are already tart/sour)
– 2 tbsp brown sugar (to taste)
– 2 tsp cinnamon
– 1 tbsp cornstarch
– 5 sheets wanton dough
– Butter, melted
1) Preheat the oven to 180 C
2) Melt 1 tbsp butter on a frying pan and add the apples and brown sugar.
3) Cook until the apples are slightly tender (not falling apart)
4) Mix together the water/lemon juice with the cornstarch and add to the apples. Continue cooking until apple juices thicken (roughly 3-5 minutes)
5) Remove from the heat and allow to cool
6) Cut 1 sheet of wanton dough into 3 columns and then 3 rows (you should end up with 9 mini squares)
7) Take 1 mini-square and brush a light coat of butter on top. Place another mini-square on top at a slight angle so that the corner peeks out.Brush with another light coat of butter and add another mini-square on a slight angle so the corner peeks out
8) Gently place into mini-muffin tin, making sure to press the wanton wrapper into the grooves of the cup.
9) Add some apple filling. Repeat for the rest of the apple cups
10) Bake in the oven for 10-15 minute or until wanton wrappers are golden brown