Friday, September 5, 2008

Fruit Ravioli (Two Ways)

Do you have some won-ton wrappers leftover from making pumpkin ravioli? Try this sweet alternative for your tot's breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Fruit Ravioli


Total time: 15 minutes

1 cup soft fruit, diced small (berries, peaches, banana, sauteed apple or pear, etc.)
sugar (optional, depending on how sweet your fruit already is)
12-16 won-ton wrappers
peanut oil for frying
optional toppings: sugar, cinnamon, powdered sugar, honey, cinnamon

If desired, mix a small amount of sugar in with your fruit. Fill a small bowl with water.

For fried raviolis: Fill a small saucepan with about 1 cm of peanut oil; heat over high heat. While oil is heating, prepare ravioli: lay out two won-ton wrappers and moisten all of their edges with water. Spoon a scant tablespoon of fruit into the middle of one wrapper; top with the other and seal all edges well. Repeat with remaining wrappers and fruit.

In small batches, fry the ravioli on one side for 1 minute, flip, and fry for 30-60 seconds on the other side, until raviolis are golden and bubbled. Let drain on paper towels; if desired, top with a little powdered sugar.

For boiled ravioli: Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare the ravioli: lay out one won-ton wrapper and moisten its edges with water. Spoon a scant teaspoon of fruit into the center of the wrapper and fold it into a triangle, pressing all the edges together to seal well. Repeat with remaining wrappers and fruit.

In small batches, boil the ravioli for 2 minutes, until the wrappers are translucent and tender. Remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel. If desired, sprinkle with a cinnamon-sugar mix.

Serve raviolis (fried or boiled) with honey or maple syrup for dipping, as desired!

These were both excellent - I couldn't get Abby to try the boiled raviolis, but she snarfed down the fried raviolis (or, "crackers with jelly" as she called them) with gusto.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I made the fried ones...some with sauteed apples with honey, some with blueberries. Fried in coconut oil with just a trace of powdered sugar sprinkled on top. So dangerous...I hate like 12 of them, seriously. Allie ate about eight. Nolan just pulled them apart, but enjoyed that experience.