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Pear Walnut Wontons

1/4

cup

water

1/4

cup

sugar

1

vanilla bean, scraped

1

tablespoon

orange liqueur

6

ounces dried pears, roughly chopped

1.25

ounces walnuts, toasted and finely chopped

25

to 30 wonton wrappers

Bowl, of water

1/2

gallon vegetable or peanut oil, for frying

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In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a simmer,

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stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat

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and stir in vanilla bean scrapings and orange liqueur.

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Place pears in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely

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chopped, stopping to scrape down the bowl if necessary. Add the sugar

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syrup and pulse just until combined. Transfer the pears to a bowl and

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stir in the walnuts. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to cool

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completely, approximately 1 hour. The filling may be made up to 1 day

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ahead of time.

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Heat oil in a 6-quart Dutch oven to 360 degrees F.

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To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package,

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covering the others with a damp cloth. Brush the edges of the wrapper

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lightly with water. Place 1 teaspoon of the pear mixture in the center

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of the wrapper. Fold over the edges, seal, and shape as desired. Set on

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a sheet pan and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure until all of

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the filling is gone.

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Gently place the wontons in the oil, 7 to 8 at a time. Fry until golden,

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approximately 2 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack set in a sheet pan

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lined with newspaper and let cool at least 5 minutes before serving.

Servings: 25

Yield: 25 - 30

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/25 of a recipe (3.1 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 4 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

131.57

Calories From Fat (4%)

5.01

% Daily Value

Total Fat 0.55g

<1%

Saturated Fat 0.1g

<1%

Cholesterol 2.88mg

<1%

Sodium 183.63mg

8%

Potassium 84.49mg

2%

Total Carbohydrates 28.36g

9%

Fiber 2.13g

9%

Sugar 6.89g

 

Protein 3.32g

7%