That’s the best name for these, because that’s what they taste like. Made with wonton wrappers, filled just like a turnover, fried and covered with confectioners sugar. Crispy and sweet… they were described as “little pieces of fried joy”!
Although I highly recommend the homemade apple filling below (it’s so yummy!), you can use canned pie filling. You will need to pulse the filling in a blender to chop up the fruit a bit. Try different fillings, like cherry, raspberry or peach…
Peel and chop 2 large apples. In a small bowl whisk together until no lumps remain:
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 tbsp. potato or corn starch
pinch of sea salt
Whisk in 1 cup cold water; set aside. In a saucepan, melt 3 tbsp. unsalted butter over medium-high heat and add the chopped apple. Fry until tender. Add the sugar/water mixture and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until thick. Remove from heat.
Makes enough filling for about 3 1/2-4 dozen pies. If you don’t want to fry so many pies, use the rest of the apple filling for muffins. It’s wonderful!
In a small dish, whisk one egg. Take one wonton wrapper, fill with about a 1 1/2 tsp. of filling use your finger or a pastry brush to brush the top two corners of the wrapper as shown. Fold over and press firm all the way around to seal. Seal very well! Done and ready to fry. Repeat with remaining filling.