I went to Birmingham this weekend to visit the cousin and she had a Halloween party. I helped her prepare for it and you know how I LOVE to entertain. Luckily, I ran across this recipe a few days ago on Pinterest and I figured my cousin’s party was the perfect time to try it. Pumpkin Pillows.
It has one of my favorite ingredients. Cream Cheese. Oooooooh.
I have some experience with the Asian wrappers as I have made homemade egg rolls and pork pot stickers in the past. I usually have to buy a large amount of wrappers, around 40 in a pack, but the good thing is I can pretty much put anything in them and create something new and tasty. Peanut butter and chocolate chips. Or marshmallow fluff. Banana mash?
- 12 caramels
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon flour
- 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
- 20 won ton wrappers
- 2 cups oil
- water for sealing won tons
Sauce: Microwave caramel and water for 30 seconds. Stir until completely melted. Let cool for 2 minutes then stir in sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Filling: Whisk cream cheese, pumpkin, brown sugar, flour, zest and remaining cinnamon together. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of filling onto the center of each won ton. Moisten edges with water and fold over into a triangle formation and pinch edges to ensure a seal.
Heat oil in a large saucepan to 350 degrees (I usually put on a 7:10 heat on my range). Fry small batches of won tons (giving them room to breathe) for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Serve with caramel sauce.
Y’all…these are good just out of the oil and they’re good even at room temperature. If you’re not a big sweet person, just eat the pillows without the sauce but the caramel sauce adds the perfect touch. Pumpkin is so great during the holidays and I love finding interesting recipes like this.
The other dishes included quick party ideas like Pigs in a Blanket with mustard, meatballs with BBQ sauce, Spider Eggs and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.
My cousin was carving a pumpkin and she was sitting on the ground right by the refrigerator where we were storing the deviled eggs. Every time I opened the door, a smell like a big “toot” hit her in the face like a Mack truck. I decided to help her out and wafted the York Peppermint Pattie candle in front of her face. Yes, such things do exist. Anyway, I wafted it once, then twice and managed to spill chocolate wax all over her pants. Ugh, leave it up to me.
To get candle wax off of something you can take a paper towel and press a slightly warm iron to slowly lift the wax off of fabric.
That’s all I have for you today. Lots of good ideas for quick and easy finger foods.
Till next time.