>> Tuesday, October 16, 2012
We returned back a few weeks ago from our annual trip to Park City. For those who live in Utah, it is such a beautiful time to visit this tucked away city in Parley's Canyon. The leaves have all changed to the brilliant yellows, oranges and red colors and it makes for a breath taking view! Besides the fun hike to the top of the mountain, lots of swimming, hot tubbing once kids were in bed, game nights, delicious dinners, we had our annual taste off and iron chef competitions.
We sent the men off to the grocery store, anxious to see what they would come back with for this year's taste off item. We were not too shocked when the returned with almost $60 of Oreo cookies! Who knew there were SO many different types of Oreo cookies.
Turkey Apple Brandy Melts...so good! We eat these every vacation trip we go on. YUM
Apple Brandy Melts which we all LOVE! Our friend Betsy then helped us with our next recipe which was my all-time favorite! These Apple Dumpling Won Tons were SO good, we all couldn't stop eating them. They are totally fattening and bad for you, but if you need a fun and new appetizer or dessert, these Won Ton's are really scrumptious!! Their crispy outside with the warm, creamy filling and the caramel drizzled all over them was aaaamazing!!!
Apple Dumpling Won Ton's
1 package won ton wrappers (square)
8 oz. cream cheese
1/3 c. brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 apple, diced super fine (skins can be left on)
Powdered sugar for dusting
Oil for frying
Cream in a bowl the cream cheese together with the brown sugar until smooth. Add the salt, cinnamon and the chopped up apple. Cream again until combined and then set aside. Pour one inch of oil into a frying pan and let the oil get to a medium-high temperature. Test the oil with a piece of a wonton wrapper and see if it bubbles. Once the oil is hot enough (not too hot or the wontons will burn), prepare the wonton wrappers. In the center of a wonton wrapper, place 2-3 t. of the cream cheese filling. Use a little bit of water on your finger to seal up the sides of the wonton and make into any shape you wish, sealing all of the sides shut. You can make triangles, round pockets (like we did), rectangles, etc. Place a few of the wontons in the oil and let them cook on both sides until the wonton is nicely golden brown. When the wonton is cooked, place them on a paper towel to drain. Continue rolling and frying the remaining wontons until the cream cheese filling is gone. To display, place the fried wontons on a plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Then, drizzle with the caramel topping/sauce and serve. You can serve the wontons with extra caramel sauce if you wish ;)