I had to be resourceful with dessert on Sunday night. I didn’t have anything planned out and I certainly didn’t want to go back to the grocery store. I was looking through my pantry and fridge and when I came across some leftover wonton wrappers I knew I had to use them. Ah-ha! I was honestly in the mood for apple pie, but I didn’t feel like making a pie crust and I just happened to have something that would work as a crust. I decided to make little apple pies using wonton wrappers as the crust.
In my house I cannot go wrong making something with apples. They’re one of my favorite ingredients to bake and cook with. Besides the flavor of an apple dish, I just love the way the house smells with apples in the oven.
I started off by coring, peeling, and cutting four small-medium apples. That was the most time consuming part of this recipe and it really wasn’t at bad. I set the apples aside and mixed some water, sugar, flour, and cinnamon with a little bit of vanilla extract in my skillet. Then I added the sliced apples and let the mixture cook for a little less than ten minutes.
I sprayed a muffin pan with cooking spray and put a wonton wrapper in each cup of the pan. I pressed down the center of each wonton wrapper so they were in the shape of cups. I spooned a tablespoon of the apple mixture into each wonton wrapper and then evenly divided any remaining apple mixture. I put the pan into my oven, set at 375F, then I checked them after eight minutes and I thought they looked perfect. The edges of the wonton wrappers were just starting to brown and I didn’t want them to burn.
I served the Mini Apple Pies in Wonton Wrappers with a little bit of powdered sugar on top. They went over really well. I think a thin crunchy wonton wrapper is a nice alternative to traditional pie crust. These mini apple pies would make a nice dessert to bring to a party. They look like something you’d see at a sweets table at a wedding.
Adapted from Jo Cooks