Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Perfect for Winter: Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons with Dark Rum Marmalade Dip

Why is this a Foodgasm?

This little treat is just perfect for the winter season. Tart, sweet and creamy all in a crunchy wonton dusted in powdered sugar: it's as pretty as it is delicious! Then dip these sweet little wontons into some Dark Rum Marmalade sauce and you will just have kicked it up two more notches of amazing!

What you need

1 cup dried cranberries
5 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
1 block reduced fat cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 package wonton wrappers
Optional: dusting of powdered sugar

Dark Rum Marmalade Sauce
3/4 cup marmalade
1 shot dark rum ( I used Kraken, RELEASE THE KRAKEN)

How to make it

1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2- In a small sauce pan on medium heat: add in 1 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
3- Simmer for a short while until all sugar is dissolved.
4- Pour contents of pan into a bowl and combine with 1 block of reduced fat cream cheese and remaining 3 tbsp of sugar.
5- Following folding directions on wonton wrappers fill wontons with some of filling and fold them.
6- Place on baking pan and let them bake about 10 minutes on each side or until golden on the edges.
7- While wontons are baking: in a small saucepan on medium heat add in 3/4 cup marmalade and 1 shot dark rum. Bring to a boil and let simmer on medium/low heat for about 5 minutes.

How to serve it

Serve in a nice plate with sauce in a small bowl and dust with powdered sugar.

Nutritional Stats

Servings size: 3 wontons (includes a dunk in the dark rum marmalade dip)
Recipe yields about 30 wontons
Calories 190.5 Total Fat 0.5g Carbohydrate 44g Fiber 1.3g Protein 2.4g