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Wonton Cup Appetizers

November 29, 2019

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Wonton Cups are a perfect appetizer for any holiday party or anytime you get together with friends.

Wonton cups filled with cheese and pepper jelly.

What are wonton cups?

Wonton cups are made using wonton wrappers. The wrappers are placed in a mini muffin tin and baked.  Crispy cups are formed once they are baked and the mini cups can be used to hold a filing. I’ve filled these with gouda cheese and pepper jelly. To create a bit of variety, I also filled some with a fig jam.

Can wonton cups be made ahead of time?

The cups can be made ahead of time. Once cooled you can store in a airtight container for up to two days. Add the filling the day you will be serving.  You can fill and bake up to four hours ahead of time. These wonton appetizers can be served warm or at room temperature.

A crispy wonton filled with a red pepper jelly.

What ingredients do I need?

  • Wonton wrappers – I usually find these in the produce section in my grocery store. 
  • Smoked Gouda – You could also use regular Gouda, Monterey Jack cheese, or even cream cheese.
  • Pepper Jelly – You can buy or make your own jalapeno jelly
  • Fig Jam – A indulgent twist to offer a variety.

How do I make wonton cups?

  • Place wonton wrappers in small muffin tin. Spray top of wrappers with a non-stick spray to help crisp the wrapper.  When placing wrapper, carefully push wrapper all the way to the bottom. The sides will fold and form pleats. This adds to the rustic look. Be careful not to poke a hole in the bottom or sides. Wonton wrappers in a small muffin tin.
  • Bake wrappers in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes until golden. Baked wonton cups in a mini muffin tin.
  • Remove from oven and allow wrappers to cool for a few minutes. 
  • If making ahead of time, remove cups and allow to fully cool and then place in an airtight container.
  • Fill wonton cups, while still in muffin tin, with a small cube of cheese and top with pepper jelly or fig jam. Wonton cups filled with a small piece of cheese.

Pepper jelly in a small crispy cup.

  • Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Wontons filled with cheese and jelly.
  • Remove and place on a serving dish. Wonton cups filled with cheese and pepper jelly.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.

Other great appetizers

When planning for a party or a casual get-together, I usually serve a variety of appetizers.  I try to include something hot, something cold, something crunchy and something healthy.  Some of my favorite appetizers include:

A white platter filled with jalapeno jelly cups.

Tips for making wonton cups

  • Use a mini muffin tin to help form the shape of the cups
  • Fill with Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Monterey Jack or other mild cheese
  • Use pepper jelly or fig jam or half of each
  • Can be served warm or at room temperature

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5 from 2 votes
Wonton cups filled with cheese and pepper jelly.
Wonton Cups
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Crispy wonton wrappers baked and filled with cheese and jelly.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pepper jelly appetizer, wonton appetizer, wonton cups
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 2 oz smoked gouda cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup pepper jelly or fig jam
Instructions
  1. Place wonton wrappers in small muffin tin. Spray top of wrappers with a non-stick spray to help crisp the wrapper.  When placing wrapper, carefully push wrapper all the way to the bottom. The sides will fold and form pleats. Be careful not to poke a hole in the bottom or sides.

  2. Bake wrappers in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes until golden
  3. Remove from oven and allow wrappers to cool for a few minutes.
  4. If making ahead of time, remove cups and allow to fully cool and then place in an airtight container.
  5. Fill wonton cups, while still in muffin tin, with a small cube of cheese and top with 1 teaspoon pepper jelly or fig jam.

  6. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Remove and place on a serving dish.
  8. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Tips for making wonton cups

  • Use a mini muffin tin to help form the shape of the cups
  • Use Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Monterey Jack or other mild cheese
  • Use pepper jelly or fig jam or half of each
  • Can be served warm or at room temperature
Nutrition Facts
Wonton Cups
Amount Per Serving (2 wonton cups)
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 27IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    December 2, 2019 at 6:30 am

    5 stars
    How fun and creative are these, Kathy? I love how you can add different fillings! We have a party coming up and I have to add these to the menu. I’m sure they’d disappear FAST!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 3, 2019 at 4:43 am

      They do disappear quickly!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    December 2, 2019 at 3:58 am

    5 stars
    You know, these Wonton Cups really are the perfect vessel for holiday appetizers. I could see going in so many different directions here. You could do savory versions. You could do sweet versions (brushing some cinnamon sugar butter on them maybe?) Oh man, I’m thinking this needs to happen…over a glass of wine during the holiday season, of course! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 3, 2019 at 4:44 am

      What a good idea!!!

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