Easy Fried Apple Dumplings

This deep fried dumpling resembles a fried apple pie in taste and texture. Enjoy these dumplings fresh from the fryer with...
Fried Apple Dumplings Recipe

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Fried Apple Dumplings Recipe

This deep fried dumpling resembles a fried apple pie in taste and texture. Enjoy these dumplings fresh from the fryer with a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce on top.

Ingredients

  • 1/4  Cup  unsalted butter, diced
  • medium apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2  Cup  brown sugar
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  nutmeg
  • Pinch of  ground cloves
  • Pinch of  salt
  • 2  Teaspoons  cornstarch
  • 1/2  Cup  water
  • 25  wonton wrappers
  • egg
  • 2  Tablespoons  water
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar
  • 2  Teaspoons  cinnamon

Directions

In a medium sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the apples to the pan and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the brown sugar, spices, and salt, and continue to cook the apples for about 5 to 8 minutes stirring occasionally until the apples are even browned and soft. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water, and add to the pan stirring. Allow the liquid to come to a boil for at least 30 seconds. Once the apples are soft and the sugar, cornstarch, and water have formed a syrup, remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool.

Lay the wonton wrapper on a lightly floured surface. Add a small spoonful of the filling. Beat the egg with the water to make an egg wash. Brush the eggs of the wrapper with the egg wash, and bring the edges of the wrapper together with little folds to securely seal the dumplings. There should be 3 to 5 pleats in your dumpling.

Heat 2 to 3-inches of oil in a pan to 320 degrees F. While the oil is heating, combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cook in the oil for about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Coat the hot dumplings in the cinnamon sugar, and enjoy.

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