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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Caramel Applesauce Ravioli

We had an apple farm close to where we lived when I was a kid.  I loved visiting Aaamodt's Apple Farm in the fall.  They had this great tasting room, with barrels of different varieties of apples that we could taste.  That room had the best smell!  And fresh apples make the very best applesauce.

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Julie from White Lights on Wednesday and Jen at Four Mars and One Venus host Get Your Chef On and the theme for this month is applesauce.  I love applesauce, and almost always make it myself.  {Did you know it is incredibly easy to make?}

I made this dessert for my Sunday night dinner last week and it was a hit!  They had wonderful flavor from the applesauce, crispy texture from the fried wonton topped with the decadence of caramel sauce.  Perfect!

Caramel Applesauce Ravioli


  • 5 apples {I used Gala apples because they are sweet and have a wonderful crisp texture, but any apple variety that you love will be fantastic}
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 ounces light cream cheese
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablesppon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce


Quarter and core the apples and place in a saucepan.  Add the sugar and vanilla, and add water to just about cover the apples.  {This is also amazing with either white or red wine mixed with the water!}

Bring apple mixture to a boil, then let simmer until the liquids are almost gone and the apples are soft.

Remove from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes.  Spoon the apples into a food processor or blender.  Add cinnamon and cream cheese.  Blend until the texture is reasonably smooth.  {I like my applesauce to have a bit if texture, but make the texture just as smooth - or not - as you like.}

Lay a wonton wrapper on a dry surface.  Put a spoonful of the apple mixure on one half of the wonton wrapper.

Dip your finger into water and wet the edges of the wonton wrapper - this will help it seal.

Fold the wonton wrap over to make a triangle.

Gently press the area around the applesauce mixture to remove the air bubbles.

Press the edges to seal.  {I used a ravioli cutter to make a pretty edge, but this isn't necessary.}

Repeat with the remaining wrappers and applesauce mixture.

Heat oil and butter in a frying pan over medium heat.  Fry the wontons (in batches) on each side until they are golden brown.

Sprinkle with sugar just after they are removed from the pan.

Drizzle with caramel sauce and serve warm.

These were delicious, beautiful and deceptively easy.  Definitely a recipe to keep!  Head over the GYCO to see what other applesauce temptations my fellow bloggers have created.

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