Monday, April 2, 2012

Apple Pie Eggrolls

It's another Pinterest find! For my sister's birthday this year, she wanted something different than the standard cake.  She showed me some of her top picks and this one looked easy, delicious, and unique.  And it happened to fit all of the above criteria.  These were delicious.  My husband could have eaten them all.  They were easy to put together and made for a really fun and unique dessert... although difficult to put a birthday candle in :)  Top them with some vanilla ice cream and you have a delicious dessert!

Serves: 5 (Although I was able to fill 6 egg rolls with the filling)
Source: Miss in the Kitchen
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
5-6 egg roll wrappers
vegetable oil for frying
for garnish:
1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1.  In a medium size pan, over medium high heat, melt butter.  Add apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often until apples are tender.  Pour into a bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool, about 3o minutes.
2. Place about 2 tablespoons of apple filling into each egg roll wrapper, wet edges of wrapper with water, roll up sealing edges.  Repeat with remaining ingredients.

3. Heat oil to about 350 degrees, add egg rolls two at a time, turning to cook all sides, remove to paper lined plate and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Repeat with remaining egg rolls.  A note of warning:  Because of the moisture in the apple pie filling, I had a LOT of splatter when I dropped the egg rolls in the hot oil.  It was kind of scary at first.  Keep your eye on how hot your oil is and stay close to these while frying.  Please don't start a house fire!

4.  Serve warm, with ice cream and drizzle with some caramel sauce.  Enjoy!