Baked Wonton Jalapeno Cheese Cups are filled with cream cheese, spices, cheese, and jalapeno. They are quick and easy to make and delicious when served with sweet and sour sauce or another one of your favorite sauces.
Baked Wonton Jalapeno Cheese Cups Appetizer
These baked wontons are a good substitute for fried cheese wontons! The cups also hold more cheese filling than traditional closed wontons. They are delicious and easy to make!
Serve Baked Wonton Jalapeno Cheese Cups with Sweet & Sour Sauce
Serve these cheese wontons with sweet and sour sauce or another favorite sauce. They are also delicious without any sauce! Click here to link to a tasty sweet and sour sauce made with pineapple juice.
How to Make Cups from Wonton Wrappers
Use a Standard 12-Count Muffin Pan
It is easy to make wonton cups for this appetizer. To prepare the wonton cups, use two 12-count muffin pans. Although the wontons look small in the photos, they are made in regular-size muffin pans instead of mini-muffin pans. If you don’t have two muffin pans, bake two sets of wontons or 24 total.
Tip: When buying wonton wrappers, they are usually found in the produce section at grocery stores.
Bake the wrappers before adding the filling. First, place them in the muffin tins and spray them with cooking spray or brush them with a thin coat of butter or olive oil. Note that wonton wrappers dry out quickly, so keep them wrapped for maximum freshness. Sometimes two wrappers stick together, so separate them carefully before placing them into the muffin tins. They bake quickly and will harden to retain the shape of the muffin tin cavity.
Storing Baked Wonton Cups
You can bake the cups a day or more ahead of time and store them in an airtight container on the countertop. You can also store baked shells in the freezer for 2-3 months by placing them into a resealable bag and then placing the bag in a container with a lid. They can easily break if tossed around in the freezer, so I suggest storing them in a hard-sided container to prevent breakage.
Storing Unused Wontons
Wrap unused wontons in plastic wrap (or put them in a small resealable plastic bag) and place them in an airtight container. Store them in the freezer for 2-3 months. Thaw them in the microwave on defrost for a few seconds to separate them, or let them thaw on the countertop until they are soft and pliable.
Steps to Making Baked Wonton Jalapeno Cheese Cups
Baking the Second Time
The filling quickly bakes after it is added to the cooked shells. However, don’t let the wonton shells overbake and turn too dark. To prevent overbaking, lay a sheet of aluminum foil on top of the wontons while they cook.
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