Baked Apple Pie Egg Rolls are a healthier alternative to fried egg rolls and create a tasty treat that tastes just like apple pie! These come together relatively easily for the perfect dessert.
If you love the taste of apple pie, but are looking for something a little unique and fun, these apple pie egg rolls are perfect. Apple filling is cooked on the stove in just 15 minutes. The filling is rolled up in egg rolls and then baked in the oven.
These baked apple pie eggs rolls are the perfect fall dessert. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top of the egg rolls after baking and serve with cinnamon whipped cream for a delectable treat.
This recipe was originally created by Danae at Recipe Runner to share with you. It was originally published in 2014 and updated in 2022 with new photos and tips.
Why You’ll Love Them
- They are perfect for kids and adults.
- You can enjoy the taste of apple pie without baking an entire pie.
- Apple pie egg rolls in the oven come together relatively easily.
- You can bake them in the oven or in your air fryer.
Ingredients You Need
You will need fresh apples, egg rolls and a few additional baking ingredients.
For the Egg Rolls:
- Apples: Use granny smith apples for the best flavor. You can substitute with another type of tart apple like Pink Lady or Honey Crisp.
- Egg Roll Wrappers: You can find egg roll wrappers in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store.
- Lemon Juice: Adds flavor to the apple pie filling.
- Sugar: Use granulated sugar for the apple filling. You can use a mixture of granulated and brown sugar for a richer flavor.
- Spices: This recipe uses a combination of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
- Cornstarch: This helps to thicken the filling. You can substitute with arrowroot powder, if desired.
- Vanilla: Adds flavor to the filling. Don’t skip!
- Butter: Salted or unsalted butter works fine. Adds flavor to the baked egg rolls and helps them get that golden brown color.
For the Whipped Cream:
- Heavy Cream: You will need this to make the homemade whipped cream for serving. You can substitute with store bought whipped cream, if desired.
- Powdered Sugar: Used to sweeten the homemade whipped cream.
- Cinnamon: Adds a touch of fall flavor to the whipped cream. You can omit, if desired.
- Vanilla: For a light sweet flavor.
Steps to Make Baked Apple Pie Egg Rolls
This tasty apple dessert comes together relatively easily with two basic steps – prepare the filling and roll into egg rolls for baking!
- Prepare the pie filling. Cook the peeled and diced Granny Smith apples, water, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cornstarch over medium-high heat until thickened and the apples are soft. Stir in the vanilla.
- Layer filling into egg rolls. Spoon some of the apple mixture into an egg roll wrapper. Fold up the sides of the wrapper and roll tightly. Repeat with the remaining egg rolls.
- Bake the egg rolls. Place the egg rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, seam side down. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes and then brush each egg roll with melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake for an additional 5 minutes. They should be slightly golden brown after baking.
- Cool the egg rolls for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Be very careful because the filling is hot!
To make these in the AIR FRYER, spray the rolls with cooking spray instead of brushing with butter. Air fry for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, flipping once while cooking.
Cinnamon Whipped Cream Topping
To make cinnamon whipped cream, whisk whipping cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Add cinnamon, vanilla and powdered sugar. Continue whisking until stiff peaks form.
Serve the whipped cream with the easy apple pie egg rolls for the the ultimate dessert.
- Substitute the filling with canned apple pie filling. While the homemade apple pie filling comes together quickly and easily, if you’re in a hurry, you can use canned apple pie filling.
- Do not overfill the egg rolls. You should have enough filling for 8 egg rolls. Do not overfill or the rolls may break.
- The filling may leak out of the rolls. Some of the juices from the apple pie filling may leak out of the rolls. This is okay.
- Serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Drizzle with homemade caramel sauce. For even more fall flavors, drizzle these egg rolls with caramel sauce.
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Baked Apple Pie Egg Rolls
For the Apple Filling
- 2 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 teapoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Baked Egg Rolls
- 8 egg roll wrappers
- 1/2 tablespoon of butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
For the Cinnamon Whipped Cream
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
To Make the Baked Egg Rolls
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray.
- In a medium sized saucepan over medium high heat add all of the apple filling ingredients except the vanilla and stir together.
- Cook the apples for about 3-4 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
- Once the apple filling has thickened turn the heat down to medium low, cover with a lid, and cook for another 6-8 minutes or until the apples have softened slightly.
- Remove the filling from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Take one egg roll wrapper, lay it out on a clean, dry cutting board and brush water around each edge. Spoon about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of the apple filling into the upper half of the wrapper, leaving a border.
- Fold in the sides and roll up the egg roll tightly.
- Place the egg rolls on the prepared baking sheet, seam side down and repeat until all the filling is gone.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes then brush each egg roll with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 5 more minutes then remove from the oven.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes before serving with the Cinnamon Whipped Cream.
To Make the Cinnamon Whipped Cream
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the 1/2 cup of whipping cream on high until soft peaks form.
- Turn the mixer off and add in the cinnamon, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
- Continue to whisk the whipped cream on high speed until stiff peaks form.
- When assembling the egg rolls be sure to keep the wrappers covered with a damp paper towel as they dry out quickly.
- Don’t overfill the egg rolls or they will split in the oven.
- You can prep the apple pie filling in advance and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Assemble and bake just prior to serving.
After cooking the apple mixture do you fill wrappers while its still warm, or should you cool down to room temperature??
You don’t need to wait for the apple filling to cool, just fill the egg roll wrappers as soon as you are ready. Enjoy!
Does anybody know would you be able to pre-assemble these and put them up in the freezer and a container or a Ziploc bag for baking later
Yes, you can bake them and freeze immediately after baking. Once the egg rolls have cooled on the baking sheet, put the baking sheet in the oven for a few hours to freeze. Once frozen, remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the egg rolls to a freezer safe bag and place the bag in the freezer. To reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through. Enjoy!
The recipe is so easy and really good. Also if you don’t have egg roll wrappers then you can use crepes instead, that’s what I did, and they turned out great!