Vanilla Ricotta Dessert Dumplings with Orange Mint Dipping Sauce

Vanilla Ricotta Dessert Dumplings with Orange Mint Dipping Sauce - adapted from Giada at Home

  • 12 (3 inch) gyoza wrappers (1/2 recipe dough)
  • Vanilla Ricotta Filling 
  • Oil, for frying
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • Orange Mint Dipping Sauce 
  1. Place 2 teaspoons of filling into each wrapper and seal using decorative pleating, if desired.
  2. Heat oil to 375 over medium heat. You will know it is ready when bubbles form when you stick the end of a wooden spoon into hot oil.
  3. Test one dumpling first and adjust temperature if needed. Add dumplings a couple at a time and deep fry for 30 seconds on each side until golden. Set out on paper towel to drain excess oil.
  4. Dust with icing sugar and serve with dipping sauce.

Serves: 4-6

Vanilla Ricotta Filling

  • 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped mint
  • 1 1/2 tsp. orange zest (from a large orange)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  1. Combine first five ingredients. Scrape in vanilla seeds and mix in.

Orange Mint Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (from the orange you zested)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped mint
  1. Bring orange juice and sugar to a boil and simmer for 5 min. until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Cool to room temp then stir in mint.