Jasmine Tea Dessert Wonton
Fruit-filled dessert Wontons are fun & easy to make. Use pre-made wonton wrappers, fill with fruit infused with Jasmine Oasis or Moonlight on the Grove teas – both of these are jasmine green teas. The Jasmine Oasis is more heady, with a stronger jasmine aroma and taste, whereas the Moonlight on the Grove has a lighter, more delicate jasmine note. Both are absolutely delicious in this recipe. Dessert Wontons make a delicious dish for an afternoon tea party, cocktail party or holiday entertaining. They are also a great dessert idea for an Asian themed dinner, or anytime you’re looking for a yummy, easy to make, relatively low-calorie dessert idea. Lychee fruit which is stuffed into these wontons is often eaten during Chinese New Year as it symbolises strong family relationships.
Dessert Wonton Recipe
makes 24 lychee wontons
- 1 tbsp. Jasmine Oasis or Moonlight on the Grove Tea
- ½ cup rum
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 tbsp. water
- ¼ cup coconut or grapeseed oil (use oil that can withstand higher temperatures)
- ½ cup lychee fruit peeled & sliced into ½” slivers
- ½ cup mango, peeled & sliced into ½” slivers
- icing sugar
- 24 wonton wrappers – visit grocers in Chinatown if your local store doesn’t have them
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place 1 tbsp. tea in ½ cup rum. Strain tea leaves after 20 min. Whisk together cornstarch and water in a bowl, and set aside.
In a bowl, combine sliced lychee and mango with tea-infused rum. Fill each wonton wrapper with approx. 1 tsp. lychee/ mango/rum mixture. Fold over, and seal wonton by sprinkling a small amount of cornstarch/water along the edge.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place filled wontons onto lined cookie sheet. Brush each wonton with a light coating of oil. Bake at 350°F for 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy.