With November around the corner, that means apple season is upon us. Famers markets are loaded with all the varieties of the seasons best apples. As well as, grocery stores loaded with an assortment of bags to choose from. One way to use the fruits of the season is in two apple desserts: cobbler and wontons.
You probably thought you read that wrong, yep wontons. Sounds crazy but it really works. Bite size pieces of fried dough stuffed with apple filling and dusted with cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar angel dust! Yum!
Very similar to a fried apple pie but using won ton wrappers instead of pie dough. Purchasing the wonton wrappers make this a quick dessert to wrap up.
Super simple dessert you can use for snacking or even a sweet appetizer.
All you need to make these are as follows:
- Apple Filling: Store bought or homemade
- Wonton Wrappers: Mini’s
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Vegetable Oil
Making the Apple Wontons
Here I make a homemade apple filling by sautéing apples in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Apples get chopped in 1/4-1/2″ pieces in order to make them small enough for the filling inside the wonton. Then, I thicken the mixture with a cornstarch slurry till just thickened. Lemon juice is added at the end for a hint of freshness.
Once cooled its ready to use. If using store bought, chop up the apples a bit so they are not too big for the wonton wrappers.
Granny Smith-Choice for Both Apple Desserts
- Wonton wrappers are laid out and filled with a tsp of apple filling
- Water is added around the edges to help seal the wrappers around the filling
- They are fried in oil around 350 degrees till lightly golden on each side
- Wontons are sprinkled with cinnamon sugar when removed from the oil and drained
- Dusting of powdered sugar makes them ready to dive into
I like to make two shapes with these. One way is the traditional triangle fold. Second, is bringing all sides to the center to make a package. Both fry up super easy.
Apple Dessert: Cobbler Mini’s
Apple cobbler reminds me of growing up in the south where we LOVE cobbler! Peach and blueberry are the ones I remember eating, I don’t recall eating much of the apple version.
Decided to change all that and make an apple version to always serve in the fall. However, making them in individual servings calling them cobblerettes. There is something about having your own personal dessert to make it fun!
I take the same concept as above by making an apple filling, this one is loaded with more brown sugar, some cinnamon, and butter. The brown sugar gives it a caramel look when cooked.
A biscuit topping seals it and is brought together with heavy cream totally makes the perfect crown for this fall classic! Traditionally, this is a mixture of flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and butter. Instead of using ice water, cold heavy cream is used for richness to bring it all together.
Sugar gets added to the dough to give it a more sweeter biscuit since this is a dessert.
Assembling the Cobbler’s
- I take 6 small ramekins and give it light touch of cooking spray and fill them with the apple filling
- Biscuit topping is made and cut out into small rounds and placed on top of each filling
- Each biscuit is brushed with cream
- They get baked off till bubbly and lightly browned on top
- Perfect enjoyed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top
Apple Wontons and Apple Cobbler are two of my favorite apple desserts for this fall. With the nights getting cool and crisp, these guys make a perfect accompaniment!
Cobblers can be made up in advance, refrigerated and reheated in the microwave till warmed.
Best served warmed!
Other Apple Desserts