Cream Cheese Wontons

These cream cheese wontons can be filled with a sweet or savory filling and baked in the oven or fried! Filling ideas include cream cheese and cherry pie filling, nutella, and more!

Be sure to try my Crab Rangoon and Crab Rangoon Dip recipes next!

A pile of fried wontons with cream cheese filling and sweet and sour sauce in the background.

I can’t take credit for all of the amazing filling ideas for these cream cheese wontons. I came up with the cream cheese/powdered sugar combo in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but you guys really know your stuffed wontons!

Here are other tried and true combinations:

Wonton Filling Ideas:

  • Cream Cheese + Nutella
  • Cream Cheese +  Diced Pineapple
  • Strawberry Cream Cheese or blueberry jelly + cream cheese
  • Cream Cheese + Powdered Sugar + Orange Marmalade
  • Cream Cheese + Garlic Powder + Onion Powder + Cheddar Cheese (A savory option)

How to Make The Best Cream Cheese Wontons

Frying Method

(These instructions are also included in the recipe card below)

  • Deep fryers work great with these, however if you don’t have one, heat about 3 inches of vegetable oil in a dutch oven until it is just under 350°.
    • I put my electric stove to just under the medium-high mark. You can also use an oil thermometer.
    • Use an extra wonton wrapper to test the temperature. Place it in the oil and ensure that it doesn’t cook too quickly or burn. Adjust the heat accordingly if needed.
  • Fry 4-5 wontons at a time, each for about 45-60 seconds, (or until golden brown).
  • Place them on a plate lined with paper towels to cool.

Baking Method

(These instructions are also included in the recipe card below)

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and place the sheet in the oven for about 5 minutes. Heating the sheet will ensure that the wontons are nice and crisp on the bottom when they bake.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the wontons on top. Coat the wontons with a light layer of nonstick cooking spray.
  • The wontons will need to bake for about 10-12 minutes, however it’s best to start checking on them after 5 minutes.
  • Remove them from the oven when they are crisp and golden brown.

Can These Be Refrigerated?

  • Wonton wrappers dry out very quickly unless they have been cooked, so only store them in the fridge if you have already baked/fried them.
  • To reheat, place them on a baking sheet and crisp them up in the oven at 300° for 5-10 minutes.

Make-Ahead Method

Option 1: (Recommended Method)

  • Fill and fold the wontons and place them on on a plate or tray. Flash freeze them for about 15 minutes.
  • They can then be stored in a freezer bag or airtight container without sticking to each other.
  • These can be fried as normal in their frozen state.
  • To bake them, let them sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes, then bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.

Option 2:

  • Place the already cooked wontons on a plate or tray and flash freeze them for about 15 minutes.
  • They can then be stored in a freezer bag or airtight container without sticking to each other.
  • To reheat, place them on a baking sheet and bake at 300° for 8-10 minutes.

Chopsticks holding a fried wonton with cheese cheese filling inside and sweet and sour sauce in the background.

How to Fold Wontons

  • If you want to experiment with different shapes, this 56 second YouTube video is a good resource to check out.
  • I keep it simple, I make a triangle and fold the left and right sides over towards each other.
  • As long as it’s sealed tight and has no air inside, you’re good.

What to Dip Wontons in

  • I like to dip these in sweet and sour sauce. (La Choy is my preferred brand.)
  • Soy sauce is a great option for savory fillings
  • Hoisin sauce mixed with honey and soy sauce is also a great combination.

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Cream Cheese Wontons

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These cream cheese wontons can be filled with a sweet or savory filling and baked in the oven or fried! Filling ideas include cream cheese and cherry pie filling, nutella, and more!

Ingredients

Wontons

  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 12 oz. wonton wraps, (packages usually in refrigerated produce section, near tofu)
  • 1 egg, whisked with a splash of water

To Fry:

  • 48 oz. canola oil, enough to fill a dutch oven or fryer with about 3 inches of oil.

To Bake:

  • Nonstick Cooking Spray

Instructions

  • Mix the powdered sugar and cream cheese together until well combined. (You can use a hand mixer or a silicone spatula for this.)
  • Lay out about 4 wontons at a time and cover the remaining with a dish towel (they dry out quickly).
  • Fill a small bowl with water and set near the wontons.
  • Place about a ½ teaspoon of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each wonton.
  • Dip your fingers into the whisked egg/water mixture (i.e. egg wash), and fold the wontons diagonally to form a triangle. Seal and ensure that there are no air bubbles.
  • Dip your fingers back into the water. With the longest side of the triangle facing you, fold the left side to the right, and then fold the left side over it, to the right.
  • Repeat until all wontons are filled and wrapped!

To Fry:

  • Deep fryers work great with these, however if you don't have one, heat 2-3 inches of vegetable oil in a dutch oven until it is just under 350 degrees. (I put my electric stove to just under the medium-high mark).
  • You can use an extra wonton wrapper to test the temperature. Place it in the oil and ensure that it doesn’t cook too quickly or burn. Adjust the heat accordingly if needed.
  • Fry 4-5 wontons at a time, each for about 45 seconds to a minute, (or until golden brown).
  • Place them on a plate lined with paper towels to cool.

To Bake:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and place the sheet in the oven for about 5 minutes. Heating the sheet will ensure that the wontons are nice and crisp on the bottom when they bake.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the wontons on top. Coat the wontons with a light layer of nonstick cooking spray.
  • The wontons will need to bake for about 10-12 minutes, however it’s best to start checking on them after 5 minutes. Remove them from the oven when they are crisp and golden brown.

Video

Notes

  • Tip: Sprinkle a little extra powdered sugar on top of these once they are finished cooking!
  • Egg Wash: If you don't have eggs, you can just use water in a pinch.

 

Dipping Options:

  • I like to dip these in sweet and sour sauce. (La Choy is my preferred brand.)
  • Soy sauce is a great option for savory fillings
  • Hoisin sauce mixed with honey and soy sauce is also a great combination.

Nutrition

Calories: 552kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 456mg, Potassium: 108mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 545IU, Calcium: 68mg, Iron: 2.2mg