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Sweets for the Sweet on Valentine’s Day

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Are you looking for the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day? I guarantee this dessert for 2 will get you out of the kitchen in a jiffy and your love will love it.


  • 1/2 c. red wine
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1/4 c. dried tart cherries
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 c. canola oil for frying
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 1 3-oz. bar bittersweet chocolated cut into six pieces
  • Powdered sugar for garnish


Phase 1:

  • For sauce, in a small saucepan heat red wine to boiling.
  • Reduce heat and boil gently for 3-4 minutes. The wine should be reduce to about 1/3 cup.
  • Add 1 tablespoon sugar and cook 1 minute.
  • Add dried cherries and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Removed from heat and whisk in butter.
  • Cover to keep warm.

Phase 2:

  • Heat oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until the temperature reaches 350F.
  • Lightly brush edges of  a wonton wrapper with some of the beaten egg.
  • Place 1 piece of chocolate in center and place another wonton wrapper on top.
  • Press edges to seal.
  • Repeat until you have 6 pillows.

Phase 3:

  • Cook filled wontons, one at a time, in the hot oil for about 1 minute, or until golden brown. Turn frequently to brown evenly.
  • Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Serve these delicious pillows with the cherry sauce. If you’re feeling particularly naughty, add a little ice cream.