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Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Wontons


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5 from 10 votes
Cook Time : 15 mins
Total Time : 30 mins
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Last Updated on January 18, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt

These Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Wontons are the perfect way to end any meal. They are easy to make, and the cream cheese filling is light and airy, but still creamy, while the crunchy wonton wrapper provides an unexpected textural contrast. 

If you love this Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish Recipethen next time you may want to give this cherry cheesecake dessert a try. The sweet cherry cheesecake filling is so delicious that you won’t be able to stop at just one of these sweet treats.  

Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Wontons on a serving plate with cherries on the side.

Cheesecake Wontons 

The wontons are believed to be the Chinese version of Italian ravioli. They are made with a thin layer of dough, usually wheat flour-based, and filled with various ingredients. 

Not matter what they are filled with, I think we can all agree that wontons are delicious. Whether you deep fry them, steam them or bake them, their flavor and texture has always been a hit in my house.

Why I Love This Recipe

This delicious Cherry Cheesecake Dessert is an easy and delightful way to end any meal. The light and airy cream cheese filling is perfectly complemented by the crunchy wonton wrapper, creating a unique contrast of flavor and texture. 

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love cherry desserts you may also enjoy these Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice also.

Ingredients

Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Wontons ingredients.
  • Wonton Wrappers – You can find wonton wrappers in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, or you can use fresh gyoza wrappers. Sometimes they are in the produce department at my local store. 
  • Cream Cheese – I like to use full-fat cream cheese for this recipe. Lower fat options can be used, but are not as creamy as the full fat variety. 
  • Cherry Pie Filling – You can make your own or just open up a can of cherry pie filling and use it as is.  
  • Sour Cream – The sour cream adds a nice tang to the filling and helps balance out the sweetness of the cherry pie filling

Substitutions

Greek Yogurt: Instead of sour cream you can use greek yogurt if you prefer. 

Strawberry Pie Filling: If you don’t like cherries, feel free to use strawberry pie filling or raspberry instead. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Here are a few ways that you can personalize this recipe to make it your own. 

Chocolate Chips: If you want to add some chocolatey goodness to these wontons, adding a few chocolate chips to the filling is always an option. 

Cinnamon Sugar: Roll your crispy wontons in a cinnamon sugar mixture after you fry them for an extra sweet treat. 

Honey: Drizzle some honey over the top of your wontons for a little bit of sweetness.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

Making this easy dessert recipe is so simple. Just gather these tools and get ready to enjoy this fruity treat with your family. 

How to Make Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Wontons

Making these cheesecake wontons is so easy. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a crispy and sweet treat that your whole family will love in no time at all. 

Step 1: Mix together the cheesecake filling 

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered icing sugar, vanilla extract and greek yogurt or sour cream until smooth and well-combined.

cream cheese, powdered icing sugar, vanilla extract and Greek yogurt or sour cream in a large bowl.

Step 2: Lay out the wonton wrappers on a cutting board

Lay a few wontons out on a cutting board and place a wet paper towel over the remaining wonton wrappers to keep them from drying out.

Step 3: Fill the wontons

Scoop 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture and 1 teaspoon of the cherry pie filling onto the center of each wonton wrapper.

cream cheese mixture and  cherry pie filling on the center of a wonton wrapper.

Step 4: Seal the wontons closed

Brush the edges of each wonton wrapper with a bit of water and then folder over into a triangle shape, pressing to seal and remove all air from the wonton. Repeat with all wonton wrappers.

Wonton wrapper with cream cheese mixture and cherry pie filling Folded over into a triangle shape.

Step 5: Heat the oil

Place the cooking oil in a heavy pan or dutch oven and heat to 300F.

Step 6: Fry the wontons

Fry the wontons 3-4 at a time until lightly golden, flipping over halfway through cooking, about 3 minutes each batch. Repeat until all wontons are fried. Drain the wontons on a paper towel or cooling rack to remove the excess oil.

Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Wontons on a serving plate with cherries on the side.

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve these sweet wontons with takeout favorites such as this Instant Pot Broccoli and Beef and these Instant Pot Potstickers however, they pair well with just about anything. You could also enjoy them as an afterschool snack!

Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Wontons on a serving plate with cherries on the side.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that your wontons turn out perfectly every time that you make them. 

  • For the crispiest wontons, make sure not to overcrowd the pot when frying. 
  • If you are having trouble getting your wontons to stick, you can use an egg white and water mixture to help. However plain water worked just fine for me. 
  •  If you don’t have a thermometer, you can tell that the oil is hot enough for frying when a small piece of wonton wrapper dropped into it sizzles and crisps up quickly.
  • Use your favorite oil for deep frying, I prefer to use canola oil, but you could also use vegetable oil. 
  • Sprinkle the top of these with powdered sugar, or drizzle with chocolate sauce while they are still warm. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this cream cheese wontons recipe.

How to store

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy within 3 days.

How to reheat

I prefer to reheat leftovers in the air fryer at 380F for about 3 minutes, or until heated through and crispy.

Can I freeze?

Yes, you can freeze these wontons for up to 3 months. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and flash freeze for 30 minutes before transferring to an airtight container or freezer bag.

Can I bake these wontons?

Yes, you can bake these wontons at 400F for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Wontons

Corinne Schmitt
These Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Wontons are crispy on the outside and filled with creamy cheesecake filling and sweet cherry filling. You will love these tasty wontons.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32 Wontons
Calories 313 kcal

Equipment

  • large pot or dutch oven

Ingredients
  

  • 32 Wonton Wrappers
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Icing Sugar or to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Cherry Pie Filling
  • Water as needed
  • 4 cups Oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered icing sugar, vanilla extract and greek yogurt until smooth and well-combined.
  • Lay a few wontons out on a cutting board and place a wet paper towel over the remaining wonton wrappers to keep them from drying out.
  • Scoop 1 teaspoon of the cheesecake filling and 1 teaspoon of the cherry pie filling onto the center of each wonton wrapper.
  • Brush the edges of each wonton wrapper with a bit of water and then fold over into a triangle shape, pressing to seal and remove all air from the wonton.
  • Repeat with all wonton wrappers.
  • Place the cooking oil in a heavy pan or dutch oven and heat to 300F.
  • Fry the wontons 3-4 at a time until lightly golden, flipping over halfway through cooking, about 3 minutes each batch.
  • Repeat until all wontons are fried.

Notes

  • For the crispiest wontons, make sure not to overcrowd the pot when frying.
  • If you are having trouble getting your wontons to stick, you can use an egg white and water mixture to help. However plain water worked just fine for me.
  • If you don’t have a thermometer, you can tell that the oil is hot enough for frying when a small piece of wonton wrapper dropped into it sizzles and crisps up quickly.
  • Use your favorite oil for deep frying, I prefer to use canola oil, but you could also use vegetable oil.
  • Sprinkle the top of these with powdered sugar, or drizzle with chocolate sauce while they are still warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 2WontonsCalories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 56mgPotassium: 20mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 64IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.3mg
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