Sunday, September 29, 2013

Apple Pie Eggrolls

As I think we have all established, Fall is my absolute favorite. I love the smell of the air, I love the smells of the food. Fried fair food, apples and cinnamon, chili. Holy Hannah, I can't even take it. tt and I went to the orchard yesterday and picked up a bunch of gorgeous looking Empire apples. And it got me itching to make them into something. 

Problem: I don't bake
Solution: Put on your big girl pants apron and let's get to trying.
I searched high and low online to find something that I thought would be feasible for me to try. And while the original form of this recipe calls for a deep fry... I have turned it into a slightly more healthy version and baked them {note: this definitely still has sugar in it, so it is by no means "healthy" - just saying it's healthiER}

ingredients

3 cups apples, peeled and diced (approx. 3 apples)
4 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
12 Egg Roll Wrappers
Powdered sugar (optional)
Vanilla ice cream (optional)

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine everything but the wrappers together and mix well. Cook for a few minutes over medium heat to warm through.
  3. Place 2 tablespoons of filling in the center of each egg roll wrapper. Fold in the sides and roll the wrapper tightly. Place fold side down on baking sheet that has been sprayed with non stick spray.
  4. Brush the tops of the eggrolls with a little EVOO and bake for 12-15 minutes
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm, with vanilla ice cream if desired. 

notes

  • It's very important to make sure the sides of the wrapper are tucked in so that ingredients are held inside the wrapper.  Using a little bit of water along the edge to secure the wrapper. 
  • Eggrolls can also be fried: they'll need to cook for 4-5 minutes in 375 degree oil. 
  • If baking, they do get a little dry. I would recommend a sauce of some kind {maybe caramel?!} or def serving with ice cream. 
  • I would also suggest cutting back on the sugar in the filling. While the sweeter the better, I think 4 Tbl is a lot, and after making/eating them, a smaller amount of sugar would work just fine. 
Thank you, thank you! to Spending with Pennies for the starting point for this recipe adventure!

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