Recipe courtesy of Lauren Chattman

Wonton Plum Shortcakes

Wonton wrappers, available in the produce section of most supermarkets, are a truly amazing resource if you want to put an impressive dessert on the table in less than 15 minutes. Here, I sandwich some ginger-macerated plums and whipped cream between two crisp, sugared wontons to create a dessert.
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
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2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 medium-size plums

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

8 wonton wrappers

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Melt the butter in the butter warmer or saucepan.
  2. Halve and pit each plum, and slice each half into 6 wedges. Place the wedges, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, and the ginger in one of the bowls and toss to combine.
  3. Brush both sides of each wonton wrapper with a little melted butter. Place on the baking sheet and sprinkle them with 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Bake until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Watch them carefully; after they brown, they will burn quickly.
  4. Combine the heavy cream, vanilla, and the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in the other bowl and whip with the mixer until soft peaks form.
  5. To assemble the dessert, place 1 wonton on each of the dessert plates. Place 3 plum slices on top of each wonton, and top with a dollop of the whipped cream. Lay the remaining 4 wontons on top of each pile of fruit and cream, and place 3 plum slices and a dollop of whipped cream on the second wonton. Serve immediately.
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