Baked Cream Cheese Wontons
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These Baked Cream Cheese Wontons are bursting with delicious shrimp flavors with a crispy exterior. They’re perfect for a party served with plum sauce for dipping!
When we get cravings for dumpling or crab rangoon, then these cream cheese wontons are one of our go-to recipes. They’re American-Chinese cuisine at its finest, and guaranteed crowd-pleasers!
Basically they’re wonton wrappers filled with shrimp, cream cheese, garlic, ginger, green onions and a splash of toasted sesame oil. This recipe is from scratch except for the wonton wrappers, which come from the supermarket (making your own is a labor of love!).
How to Make Cream Cheese Wontons
Making these wontons is pretty straightforward. Start by mixing chopped shrimp with softened cream cheese and the other filling ingredients.
Place the wonton wrappers on a baking sheet spaced an inch apart. Add a teaspoonful of filling to the middle of each. Then rub beaten egg along the edges. Bring up the corners so they touch, pressing the edges together to seal.
Bake for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees F until crispy and golden. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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This video tutorial shows how to make them from start to finish:
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Are cream cheese wontons authentic? While wontons are traditional Chinese dumplings, using cream cheese in the filling is an American-Chinese adaptation, just like with crab rangoon which uses crab meat instead of shrimp.
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Baked Cream Cheese Wontons
- 8 oz raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 16 wonton wrappers, 2-inch size
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- plum sauce, or sweet and sour sauce, for dipping
- Preheat oven or BBQ to 400F degrees; meanwhile, lightly grease a baking sheet and combine all ingredients, except wontons and egg, in a medium bowl.
- Place wonton wrappers on a work surface. Spoon 1-2 teaspoons into the center of each wrapper.
- Brush or rub the edges of each wrapper with egg. Then fold and pinch together into an X shape.
- Place wontons onto the baking sheet; coat lightly with nonstick spray, and then bake for 11 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
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