The Ultimate Dessert Mashup: Caramel Apple Cheesecake Meets Chinese Fried Wontons

sheet pan filled with wontons with caramel sauce
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
30 pieces

Wontons are not just for dumplings: they make delicious, crispy fried desserts too. These caramel apple cheesecake dessert wontons are my cheat version when you just don’t feel like baking an entire cheesecake. They’re filled with a rich caramel, tart Granny Smith apples and yummy cream cheese filling. Bet you can’t have just one!




Caramel Apple Filling

cup granulated sugar
Tbsp unsalted butter
cup heavy cream
Pinch salt
tsp vanilla extract
1 ½
cups (about 1-2) Granny Smith apples, diced

Cream Cheese Filling

oz cream cheese, softened
Tbsp icing sugar
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp vanilla extract


package of store-bought wontons
egg, for sealing
Vegetable oil, for frying


cup granulated sugar
tsp ground cinnamon



Rest Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for caramel apple wontons
Step 1

First, you’ll make the caramel sauce. In a heavy bottom sauce pan on medium heat, add the sugar. Heat the sugar, stirring constantly until it begins to dissolve. The sugar will begin to clump together, continue to stir and cook on medium until it’s completely liquid. Carefully stir in the butter, one Tbsp at a time until completely melted. Slowly pour in the heavy cream, the mixture will begin to bubble, continue to stir until the cream is well incorporated. Remove from stove, add the vanilla extract, salt, diced apples and cool completely. Refrigerate until you need to use.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mix together everything for the cream cheese filling until smooth: cream cheese, icing sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

Step 3

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 4

Take a wonton wrapper, add about 1 tsp of the cold caramel apple filling in the centre and about ½ tsp of the cream cheese filling. Dip your index finger in the egg wash (one beaten egg) and run it along the outer edges of the wrapper, fold it over and press to seal.

Step 5

Place the filled wontons in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before frying.

Step 6

In a deep saucepan, heat the vegetable oil to 360°F. In a bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Fry the wontons 3-4 at a time for about 2 minutes until lightly golden brown. Place on a paper towel to drain any extra oil and toss in the cinnamon sugar while still hot. Enjoy warm with a drizzle of the remaining caramel sauce.

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