Cherry Cheese Wonton Pops

Cherry Cheese wonton pops

These cherry cheese wonton pops are easy and delicious. They are a great last minute sweet treat or dessert that you can easily make with things you have in your pantry, very likely. You will need to buy wonton wrappers (I don’t recommend making them for this treat), but that’s really the only non standard ingredient.

When go for Chinese food, the deep fried wontons with the sweet red sauce is always one thing I shamefully load on my plate. These sweet cream cheese and fruit filled wontons are just as delicious but maybe a bit healthier….I did say maybe.

If you are searching for wonton wrappers at your local grocery store, look in the produce section. I don’t know why, but in my neighborhood stores that’s where they are. I recently sent my husband to pick some up and he ended up doing loops trying to locate them. When he called and said he couldn’t find them, I realized I forgot to tell him this helpful hint. He went back to the produce section and of course there they were.

These sweet little pops are super cute, and sinfully easy to make. Get the kids involved, but make sure the wontons are sealed properly before you fry them or they will explode and dirty your oil.

Let them cool for a couple of minutes before digging in. I know it is hard to resist such sweet treats, but try just for a second. No one wants a burnt mouth.

Cherry Cheese wonton pops

Cherry Cheese Wonton Pops

These quick and easy sweet wontons are crunchy sweet parcels of heaven!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 1 deep fryer (or heavy bottomed pot)


  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Powdered (confectioner's) sugar
  • 1/2 cup cherry jam *jam of your choice (homemade or store bought)
  • Neutral oil for deep frying
  • 1 egg (yolk only) *for sealing the wraps


  • In a small bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar
  • working with one wrap at a time, place 1/2 tsp cream cheese and 1/2 tsp of jam in the middle of your wrap. * Keep the wonton wrappers covered with a damp towel or paper towel so they don't dry out while you work.
  • With your finger, spread two adjacent edges of the wonton wrapper with egg yolk and fold into a triangle sealing the wrapper while pressing out any air pockets. If you want to you can fold into a traditional wonton shape by pinching two corners together, or leave it as a triangle.
  • heat your oil to 350 degrees.
  • Place a couple of wontons at a time in the oil and fry until golden brown
  • remove to paper towel to drain, then lightly dust with more powdered sugar before serving.


I used my homemade cherry jam for these, but any good quality jam of your choice (or pie filling) will work.  With pie filling be careful not to eat them when they are hot as it will be runnier than jam and could potentially burn your mouth.  Hard to resist but patience is required here!
Keyword 4 ingredient, cherry, cream cheese, dessert, jam, wonton
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