Everyone loves to get a love letter, and how could there be a sweeter love letter than these Strawberry Love Letter Pastries?
The key to these too-cute pastries is the “envelope,” which is super-easy to make with three quick folds of an egg roll wrapper. Fry it up in some oil, and this letter is signed, sealed, and delivered.
We made these Strawberry Love Letter Pastries using Twin Dragon egg roll wrappers, the most versatile and easy-to-use wrappers we’ve found. (Twin Dragon has been making wrappers for more than 60 years, so they’re the experts.) These wrappers are non-GMO, vegan, and have no artificial preservatives. They’re also light and pliable, which makes them easy to work with no matter what the shape. You can fill them with anything from chicken, to butternut squash to… strawberries!. Then you can boil them, bake them, fry them, or even air-fry them.
We filled the “envelopes” with strawberries and a cream cheese-based cheesecake filling. Depending on what kind of “letter” your loved one might want to receive, you could fill them with almost anything.
Here’s how we did it:
Strawberry Love Letter Pastries
Strawberry "Love Letter" Pastries
These Strawberry "Love Letter" pastries use an egg roll wrapper to create an "envelope," filled with strawberries and cheesecake filling
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 pint strawberries, thinly sliced
- 8 egg roll wrappers (We used Twin Dragon)
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Powdered sugar for dusting
In a medium bowl, blend together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and sour cream until smooth.
On a large cutting board, lay out two to three egg roll wrappers in a diamond orientation so that the four corners point "north," "south," "east," and "west." Spoon about two tablespoons of filling into the center of each egg roll wrapper. Then lay out four to five strawberry slices on top of the filling for each wrapper.
Fill a small bowl with water for moistening the wonton wrappers. Dip your fingers into the water and moisten the edges of each egg roll wrapper. Then (for each wrapper) fold the "east" and "west" corners in to the center. Next bring the "south" corner up and fold it to the center. Finally, bring the "north" corner down and seal it over the tops of the other seams. Carefully pat down the envelope to make sure that all of the seams are shut, and that there are no air bubbles in the envelope and the filling is evenly distributed.
Heat about two inches of oil in a large skillet until it is bubbling. Carefully place the envelopes into the oil, two at a time. Fry for about two minutes, until one side of the envelope is light golden brown. Flip the envelope and fry the other side the same way. Carefully remove the envelope from the oil with a slotted spoon and set it on a plate or board covered with a paper towel to soak up extra oil. Repeat with remaining envelopes.
Place one strawberry slice over each envelope to "seal" it. Dust envelopes with powdered sugar. Serve warm.
OK, so to help you visualize the envelop process, here’s a step-by-step plan:
First, lay out the egg roll wrapper and put a dollop of cheesecake filling plus sliced strawberries on top.
Then fold the left and right sides in together toward each other. Seal it up by dotting just a little bit of water on the wrapper.
Next you fold the bottom up, seal it with another dab of water, and finally fold the top down and seal it. Press all of the seams down so they are fully closed and press out any air bubbles.
Once you have sealed them all up, you are ready to pop them in the frying pan.
When you see them bubbling like this in the pan, you know you’re on the right path to perfectly light and crispy “envelopes.” Also note – You shouldn’t see filling oozing out into the oil. If you do, you need to go back and seal your “envelopes” with a little more water.
After that, dust them with powdered sugar, and you have a sure-fire way to your loved one’s heart!
Looking for another recipe using light and crispy wrappers? Try these Confetti Cream Cheese Wontons. Looking for more strawberry desserts? We have a great round-up on our Favorite Summer Strawberry Recipes page.
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