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.


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Sautéed Mushrooms with Gruyere Beggars Purse

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 Wonton cups
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Yummy little bite size appetizers filled with red wine sautéed mushrooms and nutty gruyere cheese.  
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  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Melt butter and set aside.
  • Dice baby portobello mushrooms into 1/2 inch pieces
  • In a large skillet melt 1 T salted butter
  • Add red wine and cook over med heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and sauté until mushrooms are cooked and wine has reduced.
  • Whisk egg with 1 T of water until smooth
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place 24 wonton wrapper on the parchment paper
  • Lightly brush wonton wrappers with melted butter
  • Place a small scoop of sautéed mushrooms in the center of each wonton wrapper.
  • Top with shredded gruyere cheese

To Make a Wonton or Beggars Purse

  • Wonton:
    Fold diagonally, then using a fork seal wontons
  • 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.
  • Brush each purse with butter
  • Brush each purse with egg-wash
  • Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the purses are golden brown
  • Serve warm


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


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 81mg | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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