Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Introduction:

Get ready to elevate your dessert game with a tantalizing fusion of two beloved classics: Apple Pie Egg Rolls. This innovative twist on traditional apple pie combines the comforting flavors of cinnamon-spiced apples with the crispy, golden shell of an egg roll wrapper. Perfect for any occasion, these delectable treats are sure to impress friends and family alike. In this article, we’ll guide you through the simple steps to create your own batch of Apple Pie Egg Rolls that will leave everyone craving for more.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 7 egg roll wrappers
  • 21 ounces apple pie filling
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • caramel sauce for dipping
  • vegetable oil or canola oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the water and flour in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Lay an egg roll wrapper on a clean work surface with a pointy end facing you. Place ⅓ cup of the apple pie filling at the bottom third of the wrapper.
  3. Take the bottom corner and fold it up over the filling to the center of the wrapper. Dip your finger into the flour mixture and run it along the exposed edges of the wrapper.
  4. Tuck both edges of the wrapper over the filling. Fold the top corner down. Continue to tightly roll until you make a little log and everything is sealed. Place on a plate while you continue rolling the rest of the egg rolls.
  5. Heat a deep fryer or Dutch oven with 4 inches of oil to 350°F.
  6. In a small, shallow bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Very carefully place a couple of the egg rolls into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Make sure to flip them often, so they brown evenly.
  8. Using tongs, take one of the egg rolls out and let any excess oil drip off. Immediately place it into the cinnamon sugar and roll it around until coated.
  9. Place the coated egg roll on a wire rack over a sheet tray to catch any excess cinnamon sugar.
  10. Repeat with the remaining egg rolls and serve warm with caramel sauce for dipping.
  11. Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 4 minutes | Total Time: 14 minutes | Kcal: 354 kcal | Servings: 7

Serving Tips:

1. Serve Apple Pie Egg Rolls warm for the best flavor and texture. The crispy exterior paired with the warm, gooey apple filling is simply irresistible.
2. Dust the egg rolls with powdered sugar just before serving for a touch of sweetness and a visually appealing presentation.
3. Consider serving alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent treat. The creamy accompaniment pairs perfectly with the warm apple filling.
4. For a fun twist, drizzle caramel sauce or sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the egg rolls before serving. This adds an extra layer of flavor and enhances the overall dessert experience.
5. Serve the egg rolls on a decorative platter or individual plates for a polished presentation that’s sure to impress your guests.

Storage Tips:

1. If you have leftover Apple Pie Egg Rolls, allow them to cool completely before storing.
2. Store any uneaten egg rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Be sure to place a piece of parchment paper between each layer to prevent sticking.
3. When reheating leftover egg rolls, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the egg rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until heated through and crispy.
4. Avoid storing Apple Pie Egg Rolls in the refrigerator for extended periods, as they may lose their crispiness over time. It’s best to enjoy them fresh or within a day or two of frying.
5. If you’d like to freeze the egg rolls for longer storage, allow them to cool completely after frying, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer the egg rolls to a resealable plastic bag or airtight container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. To reheat frozen egg rolls, bake them directly from frozen at 350°F (175°C) for 12-15 minutes, or until heated through and crispy.

FAQs:

1. Can I use pre-made pie filling for the apple filling? Yes, you can use pre-made apple pie filling as a time-saving option. However, making the filling from scratch allows for more control over the flavors and sweetness levels.

2. Can I bake the egg rolls instead of frying them? While frying gives the egg rolls a crispy texture, you can bake them for a healthier alternative. Simply brush the egg rolls with melted butter or oil and bake at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

3. Can I make the egg rolls ahead of time and reheat them later? Yes, you can prepare the egg rolls ahead of time and reheat them when ready to serve. To maintain their crispiness, it’s best to reheat them in the oven rather than the microwave. Place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 8-10 minutes, or until heated through.

4. Can I use a different type of fruit filling in the egg rolls? Absolutely! While apple filling is classic, you can experiment with other fruit fillings such as cherry, peach, or blueberry. Just ensure that the filling is thick enough to prevent the egg rolls from becoming soggy during frying.

5. How do I prevent the egg rolls from becoming soggy after frying? To prevent soggy egg rolls, make sure the apple filling is not too watery. Cook it down until thickened, and avoid overfilling the egg roll wrappers. Additionally, ensure that the oil is hot enough before frying and fry the egg rolls in small batches to maintain the oil temperature. Drain the fried egg rolls on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil.

Conclusion:

With their crispy exterior and gooey, cinnamon-spiced apple filling, Apple Pie Egg Rolls are a delightful twist on a classic dessert that’s sure to become a new favorite. Whether served as a crowd-pleasing party treat or enjoyed as a cozy nightcap, these irresistible egg rolls are bound to leave a lasting impression. So why wait? Roll up your sleeves and indulge in the sweet satisfaction of Apple Pie Egg Rolls today!