Cherry and Cream Cheese Wontons

This dessert is quick to prepare and easy to cook. (Please be careful with deep frying food an keep your children away from them.)

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Portions: 6 Portions

Preparation: 10-15 minutes

Cooking: 5-8 minutes

Ingredients

Wontons

  • 30 wonton wrappers
  • 30 cherries (sweet)
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 20g icing sugar

To Cook

  • Oil for deep frying

To Serve

  • 20g icing sugar
  • 200g Ice Cream of your choice (optional)

Method

Wonton Filling: Mix the cream cheese with a the icing sugar in a bowl so that there is no lumps, Remove the stone from the centre of the cherries, try to keep them joined at the sides. Lay the wontons out on a clean surface, place a cherry in the center of each one and then place half a teaspoonful in the centre of each cherry where the stone was. Dampen the sides of the wontons with water and gather together its corners giving it a small twist at so as to secure it. To Cook: Heat some oil in a deep fryer, wok or large saucepan to 180C. When a wonton is placed in it, it should become crisp and golden and rise to the top. Cook the cherries in the oil 5 at a time for a couple of minutes, they should be crisp and golden, drain them on paper toweling and keep warm until ready to serve. To Serve: Place generous spoonfuls of the ice cream in the center of 6 bowls and place the 5 wontons around the edge of each bowl. Dust the wontons with icing sugar and serve. The cherry wontons also make a brilliant sweet canapé.