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Warm cheesecake-like pudding, fried in little bite size pillows covered with powdered sugar and dipped in warm chocolate sauce-What can be better? 🙂

 I came up with this recipe today, and am so excited to share it with you guys! You are the first to see this recipe, and as delicious as it looks, it tastes 100 x’s better! There are only a few ingredients, and it is fairly simple. Please try it and let me know what you think! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts-JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY! A chocolate fondue warming pot for two, would be perfect to use for dipping the pillows into! Bon Apetit!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Egg Roll Wraps (from the fresh produce area of your grocery store-usually in the refrigerated section near the tofu etc.)
  • Vegetable Oil

Filling:

  • 1/2 package of Cream Cheese (I used Philly-Vegans can substitute vegan cream cheese-Tofutti makes a good one) Must be Room temp (or thaw in a microwave for 15 sec.)
  • 1 egg-pre-scrambled (or egg substitute)
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. grated lemon zest
  • 4 T. flour

If you have a fryer, pour the oil in and plug it in so it starts heating up. If you are using a soup pot, begin warming oil, about 8 minutes before you start frying. Warm oil on medium high.

Blend all together in a small bowl -no lumps.

Place the wonton wraps on a cutting board, and cut each wrapper in 4 pieces

Then take a small glass and fill with warm water. With your index finger, dip it in the water, and “paint” (using the water) around the edges of the wonton square. Using a teaspoon, put a small amount of the filling in the middle of each square.

Quickly seal the edges by folding one half over to meet the edges.

Then paint the water around the edges again (do not paint the fat edge where the filling is-Only the outer 3 edges. Fold again, and seal with fingers-pressing all 3 sides together-make sure the filling is sealed inside.

Now you have what looks like a ravioli square. Repeat until filling is gone. If you have any leftover wraps, you can fry the small squares in the oil and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Start dropping the pillows carefully in the oil-make sure the oil is fully heated first. I dropped a bit of the filling into the oil to make sure that it is ready. When oil is ready and hot enough, it will sizzle and surround the pillows with lots of little bubbles.

Keep a close watch on the pillows at this point. You have to keep turning every 30 seconds or so, to make sure that it doesn’t burn and gets thoroughly cooked. When it is a golden color, quickly removed with a slotted spatula and place on paper towels on a plate. Let cool for a few minutes, and sprinkle with powdered sugar (I use a sifter to make sure I don’t get clumps). Repeat with all pillows until done.

Serve warm, with melted chocolate, or chocolate sauce.

One variation that you could try, is to add 1 t. key lime juice, and grated lime zest of 1 lime, plus add an additional 2 t. flour to the filling. You can dip these pillows in a cream cheese frosting with 2t. key lime juice mixed in. Yum!

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