Modern Day Cheese Blintzes
Serves: 24 blintze triangles
Cheese mixture:
  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste*** or vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt
Egg wash:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 package square wontons
  • Grapeseed or canola oil, for frying
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, orange zest, freshly squeezed orange juice, vanilla bean paste, sugar, and salt. Using a hand mixer or a whisk, combine all ingredients.
  2. Working with 5 or 6 wrappers at a time, spoon 1½ teaspoons of cheese mixture in the center of each wrapper. Lightly brush half the edges of each wonton with egg wash. Fold the wontons in half diagonally to form a triangle; pinch together the seams as you push air bubbles out.
  3. Transfer prepared wontons to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes (this is so they stay nice and tightly sealed).
  4. Bring a wide pot filled halfway with water to a rapid boil. Place 5-6 wontons in the pot , depending on the width of the pot. Do not overcrowd the pot. When the wontons rise to the top, give them an additional minute to cook.
  5. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil to the hot pan. Using a slotted spoon, remove the wontons from the water. Drain excess water, to prevent oil from splattering, then place into the hot frying pan. Pan fry the wontons for 1-2 minute on each side, until golden.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate. Feel free to garnish each plate with thin orange wedges.
Recipe by Between Carpools at