Apple Pie Egg Rolls: A Sweet Twist on a Classic Dessert

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These apple pie egg rolls aren’t just a dessert, they are an experience! With their golden, crispy exterior and the warm, gooey apple pie filling, they are a fun twist on the traditional apple pie. 

These dessert egg rolls give you the taste of apple pie in a handheld package that is much easier to make than you’d expect! Even if you’ve never made egg rolls before you can make these sweet treats.

And using the air fryer means this dessert isn’t nearly as bad for you as it would be if you deep fried or pan fried them. They are sweet and appley without being greasy.

So keep reading, because in this blog post, we are going to cover the entire process, from preparing the apple pie filling to rolling and air frying the egg rolls. I’ll also share some helpful tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way. 

Looking for more delicious recipes using apples? Try apple fritter bread, apple crisp in a mug and apple cobbler.

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🍎Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Apples: These are the star of the show. You’ll need 3-4 medium ones for this recipe. Use whatever apples you have on hand. Some of my favorites are Gala, Sweet Tango and Granny Smith.
  • Brown sugar: Granulated sugar will work fine too, I just like the caramel hints of brown sugar with apples.
  • Flour
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Lemon juice
  • Egg roll wrappers: You can find these in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores.

If you want to coat your egg rolls in cinnamon sugar, you’ll also need butter and cinnamon sugar.

🥣How to Make Apple Pie Egg Rolls in Air Fryer

  1. To make the apple filling, first peel, core and dice your apples. I like to use my  handy apple peeler, since it cores, slices and peels for me, eliminating most of the work.
  2. Mix the apple pieces with the lemon juice, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon and stir well.
Apples in a bowl with cinnamon sugar.
Mix the filling ingredients
Filling for apple egg rolls in a bowl.
Egg roll filling
  1. Put an egg roll wrapper on a clean work surface and fill a shallow bowl with water. Then it’s time for some egg roll origami! Add about 1/2 cup of the apple mixture to the top corner of the wrapper. Fold the corner over, and then fold the sides in.
  2. Roll up the wrapper, tucking the sides in and kind of squishing the egg roll together as you roll. Dip your finger in water and brush it on bottom corner to seal it all up.
Apple filing on an egg roll wrapper.
Add filling to wrapper
Folding the top down over the apple filling.
Fold the top over
Folding the egg roll sides in.
Fold the sides in
Adding water to the egg roll to seal the edges.
Roll and seal with water
  1. Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 3 minutes.
  2. Place the assembled egg rolls in the air fryer basket. Spray or brush them with a little bit of oil to ensure they turn out nice and golden.
  3. Air fry for 10 minutes, flipping them over halfway through. They will be golden brown and crispy when done.
  4. Want to take them to the next level? After they’re done cooking, brush them with melted butter and roll them in cinnamon sugar. Or sprinkle on some powdered sugar for snowy look.
Apple pie egg rolls before air frying.
Before air frying
Apple pie egg rolls after air frying.
After air frying

🍴Serving Ideas

One of my favorite ways to serve these is with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. The chilly, creamy sweetness of the ice cream provides the perfect contrast to the warm, cinnamon-laced apple filling.

And a drizzle of caramel sauce is always a great option with an apple dessert. If you’re aiming for a more breakfast-like vibe, or just want a healthier dessert option, serve these with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Top view of a plate of apple pie egg rolls.

💭Storing Apple Pie Egg Rolls

The key to storing these apple pie egg rolls is to keep them in an airtight container. This keeps them from drying out and helps maintain their crispy texture. Store them in the fridge if you plan to munch on them within the next three days.

If, however, you’re thinking ahead and want these apple pie wonders ready for a rainy day, they can be frozen. Just place the cooled egg rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze them for a couple of hours.

Once they’re frozen solid, transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container. They’ll stay good for up to three months. When you’re ready to enjoy them, the key to reheating them is to use the oven or air fryer, not the microwave. You want crispy, not soggy, egg rolls. 

Reheat them in the air fryer at 350 F for 6-8 minutes if thawed, or 8-10 minutes if frozen. You can also heat them in a 350 F oven for 15-20 minutes. They won’t be as crispy as when they are first made, but they still taste pretty darn good.

Plate full of apple pie egg rolls with one cut in half and caramel sauce.

⭐Tips

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Tart Granny Smith give you classic apple pie flavor. But sweeter varieties like Honeycrisp or Gala are good too. I recommend using whatever fresh apples you have in the fridge.
  • Rolling these can seem a little intimidating if you haven’t made egg rolls before. The key is not to overstuff them. Plus remember, everyone will be too busy eating these to judge your egg roll technique.
  • These apple pie egg rolls can be deep-fried too. Just be careful with the oil temperature – it should be around 375 degrees F.
  • If you want to take a shortcut you can use canned apple pie filling. I’m all about shortcuts, especially on those hectic work days. But making the filling doesn’t really take very long, since it doesn’t need to be cooked.
  • I sized this recipe for 6 egg rolls, since that is what fits in my air fryer in a single batch. But you can easily double it, especially if you have an entire pack of egg roll wrappers to use up.

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Apple pie egg rolls on a plate.
5 from 7 votes

Apple Pie Egg Rolls Recipe

Published By Anne
Enjoy the fusion of classic apple pie and crispy egg rolls in this delicious recipe. With a crisp crust and a warm apple filling, they're irresistible.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients
 

  • 3-4 medium apples 3 cups diced
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6 egg roll wrappers

Optional

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar

Instructions

  • Peel, core and dice the apples into small pieces and put them in a medium bowl.
    3-4 medium apples
  • Add the lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour to the apples and toss to mix well.
    4 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Place an egg roll wrapper on a cutting board. Add ½ cup of the apple pie mixture to the top of the wrapper. Fold the top point over top, then fold in the sides. Continue to roll the egg roll up, folding in the sides as you go.
    6 egg roll wrappers
  • Use a dab of water on the end of the wrapper to seal it tightly. Set the egg roll aside and make the remaining ones.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the egg rolls in the basket or tray of your air fryer and brush all sides of each egg roll with vegetable oil or spray with oil.
  • Air fry the egg rolls for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cook time.
  • If desired, melt the butter and brush the cooked egg rolls with butter. Then roll them in cinnamon sugar.
    1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar

Notes

  • Tart Granny Smith give you classic apple pie flavor. But sweeter varieties like Honeycrisp or Gala are good too. I recommend using whatever fresh apples you have in the fridge.
  • Rolling these can seem a little intimidating if you haven’t made egg rolls before. The key is not to overstuff them. Plus remember, no one will care if they aren’t perfectly shaped.
  • If you want to take a shortcut you can use canned apple pie filling. I
  • I sized this recipe for 6 egg rolls, since that is what fits in my air fryer in a single batch. But you can easily double it, especially if you have an entire pack of egg roll wrappers to use up.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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4 thoughts on “Apple Pie Egg Rolls: A Sweet Twist on a Classic Dessert”

  1. 5 stars
    Omgsh were these ever good!! I used granny smith apples and coconut sugar and they turned out beautifully. I’ll be making these for holiday parties this year instead of pie – so much easier!

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  2. 5 stars
    Easy to make with clear instructions, and the air fryer makes them a guilt-free indulgence. A delightful twist on a classic treat!

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  3. 5 stars
    Ok this might be the best twist on apple pie EVER. Loved the crispy wrappers with just enough sweet filling to give the perfect contrast. Every bite was a delight. And the small size helped with automatic portion control, at least for me. The kids ate all the rest! LOL
    Thanks for a great recipe!

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  4. 5 stars
    I love apple pie, but making pies is not my strong suit! These turned out amazing, and they were so easy to make! Will be making them again! I served mine up with some vanilla ice cream!

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