PUMPKIN PIE WONTONS
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons Neufchatel cream cheese, room temperature
20 wonton wrappers
Egg wash (1 beaten egg plus 1 tablespoon water)
Vegetable oil, for frying
Powdered sugar, for dusting
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup Neufchatel cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a small bowl, whisk together pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cream cheese until well combined.
Lay wonton wrappers on a clean surface. Brush egg wash along edges of each wrapper and place 1 teaspoon filling in the center. Fold up each wrapper into a triangle shape and pinch edges well to seal.
In a large, deep saucepan over medium heat, bring about 1 1/2 inches oil to 320 degrees (use a deep-fry or candy thermometer to measure temperature). Drop 3-4 wontons at a time into oil and cook 2-3 minutes each side until golden brown.
Remove wontons with slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool slightly. Repeat with remaining wontons.
Dust wontons with powdered sugar.
In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, cream cheese, maple syrup and ground cinnamon. Serve dip alongside warm wontons.