Learn how to make apple streusel in less than 30 minutes with this bite-sized recipe! Simple and delish, this is a dessert you won’t want to miss.
There’s something about apple pie that screams fall. I’ve always gravitated towards apple pie over pumpkin, so we make an apple dessert every holiday season. I’m not much of a baker, but I do love savory-sweet recipes that I can customize ingredients with what I have on hand. Perhaps that’s why I don’t like traditional baking… I’m a “little-bit-of-this, little-bit-of-that” type of gal.
I found myself with handful of leftover wonton wrappers from a recipe I created for one of my clients (ahem, Korean Beef Wonton Cups to be exact). So in an effort to explore both the savory and sweet possibilities of wonton wrappers… poof! These Apple Streusel mini’s were born. I absolutely love the crunchy exterior with the slightly chunky, cream cheese filling. The combination is seriously swoon-worthy.
HOW TO MAKE APPLE STREUSEL WONTON CUPS:
This recipe is pretty straight-forward and comes together in four simple steps (well… five if you’re counting the ice cream).
- Bake the wonton cups in a muffin tin.
- Cook the apple filling and place some in each cup.
- Make the streusel and top each cup with a spoonful.
- Bake for another 10 minutes and enjoy.
Wasn’t that crazy-easy?
The thing I love about this recipe is the fact that it can be made in-advance! All you need to do is precook the wonton cups, place them in a sealable container and pop those bad boys in the fridge. The same goes for the apple filling: cook it, cool it, seal it, refrigerate it! The streusel is really quick, so you can save that until you’re ready to make your batch.
When you’re ready to assemble, just spoon the apple filling into the wonton cups, top with streusel, and bake! Of course, your optional fifth step is to add a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top after baking. Oh! Maybe a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, too!
I’m sure I don’t need to convince you on why ice cream is a good idea. 😉
- 24 Wonton Wrappers
- 3.5 cups chopped Granny Smith Apples (approx. 3 apples)
- Juice of ½ Lemon
- ¼ cup Water
- 2 tbsp. Salted Butter
- ⅓ cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese
- ¾ cups Old Fashioned Oats
- ¼ cup All Purpose Flour
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- ½ cup Unsalted Butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Lightly spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and place one wonton wrapper in each cup, making sure to press down on each side to mold the wrapper into the cup.
- Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. When finished, remove from oven and set aside.
- While the cups bake, go ahead and cut the apples into small chunks and mix them with lemon juice in a medium-sized bowl to prevent browning.
- Add the apples to a large saucepan with water, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer and then turn the heat down to allow liquid to cook down (about 6 - 8 minutes).
- Once cooked down, remove the apple filling from heat and stir in the cream cheese.
- Mix together all ingredients for the streusel topping in a medium bowl and set aside.
- To assemble, simply spoon some apple filling into each wonton cup and top with desired amount of streusel. Bake for an additional 10 minutes and enjoy!
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