Gruyere with Sautéed Mushrooms Beggars Purse Recipe

Mushrooms sautéed in a red wine paired with an earthy, nutty Gruyere all tucked into a little beggars purse – the perfect little bite.

This is also an elegant side dish for filet mignon.


Sautéed Mushrooms with Gruyere Beggars Purse

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Bar food
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 Wonton cups
Calories: 71 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

Yummy little bite size appetizers filled with red wine sautéed mushrooms and nutty gruyere cheese.  



  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 1 T salted butter
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 T of water
  • 12 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/4 C fruity red wine
  • 6 oz Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 24 wonton wrappers large
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Melt butter and set aside.
  3. Dice baby portobello mushrooms into 1/2 inch pieces

  4. In a large skillet melt 1 T salted butter

  5. Add red wine and cook over med heat for 5 minutes.

  6. Add mushrooms and sauté until mushrooms are cooked and wine has reduced.

  7. Whisk egg with 1 T of water until smooth
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  9. Place 24 wonton wrapper on the parchment paper
  10. Lightly brush wonton wrappers with melted butter

  11. Place a small scoop of sautéed mushrooms in the center of each wonton wrapper.

  12. Top with shredded gruyere cheese

To Make a Wonton or Beggars Purse

  1. Wonton:

    Fold diagonally, then using a fork seal wontons

  2. Beggars Purse:

    Fold corners diagonally to the center, pinching together the opposite corners holding the pouch in the palm of one hand, gently twist the top of the pouch to seal.

  3. Brush each purse with butter
  4. Brush each purse with egg-wash
  5. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the purses are golden brown

  6. Serve warm

Recipe Notes


These make a fancy side dish for a simple filet mignon dinner.


Nutrition Facts
Sautéed Mushrooms with Gruyere Beggars Purse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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