Food & Recipes

Fruit Bundles

by Elizabeth Woodson

Fruit Bundles

Prep time: 25 Minutes
Cook time: About 10 Minutes
Serves: 36 Pieces

36 square wonton wrappers
1 can (21 oz) blueberry pie filling
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Precut wonton wrappers (in the refrigerated section of the supermarket) make it easy to create this sweet version of beggar’s purses, which are traditionally savory morsels. Kids may prefer cherry filling or applesauce in place of the blueberry pie filling.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover the wonton wrappers with plastic wrap or lay a moistened towel over them to keep them from drying out while you work.

2. Lay 1 wrapper on a flat surface. Place a tablespoonful of pie filling in the center. Using a pastry brush or a small, clean paintbrush, dab the outer edges of the wrapper with water. Bring the four corners of the square wrapper together and pinch them to make a little pouch. (The water helps the dough adhere.)

3. Put the pouches on a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet. Bake them for 8 to 10 minutes, until the outer edges of the pouch have just begun to brown.

4. Remove pouches from oven and let cool partially on the baking sheet. When they’re still a little warm, dust them lightly with the confectioners’ sugar and serve.

Tip: To make sure the dusting is light and uniform, put sugar in a small strainer and gently shake it back and forth over the fruit bundles.

How Kids Can Help: All steps before bundles go into the oven.

(2 pouches): 88 calories, 0.4 g fat (0 g saturated), 100 mg sodium, 1.4 mg cholesterol