Caramel Apple Egg Rolls

Pat Duran


This recipe from 1946 Food by Caprial Pence as prepared on Food Network can be very versitile when it comes to the filling as other fruit may be used such as peaches or pears and even bananas. This recipe may seem complicated, but it is not- so get out of your comfort zone and give it a try- I know you can do it!


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makes 12 egg rolls
15 Min
15 Min
Deep Fry


  • 3 medium
    granny smith apples, peeled,cored and diced small
  • 2/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c
    bourbon, or fruit juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    each ground allspice and nutmeg
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely diced candied ginger
  • 12
    lumpia or egg roll wrappers
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 4
    inches of vegetable oil , in a large saucepan, for deep frying
  • 2/3 c
    powdered sugar, for garnish
  • 1 qt
    vanilla bean ice cream, as accompaniment

How to Make Caramel Apple Egg Rolls


  1. To prepare the filling:
    Toss the apples with 1 Tablespoon of the sugar and set aside. Place remaining sugar in a large sauté pan over high heat and cook, without stirring, until the sugar starts to caramelize and turns golden brown,about 3 minutes(it happens fast, so don't leave the stove).Add the apples and toss to coat with the sugar. Remove the pan from the heat, add the bourbon, and then place it back over the heat( the bourbon can flame up, so be very careful and no you don't have to use the bourbon if you don't want to). Bring the bourbon of to a boil, add the butter, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves , and cook over high heat until the apples are tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and let cool until tepid. Add the candied ginger and mix well.
  2. To prepare the egg rolls:
    Place 1 wrapper on a flat surface, with a corner pointing toward you, Place a heaping Tablespoon of the filling on the wrapper about 1/2-inch from the corner,tuck in the sides and roll to form a cylinder. Brush the edge of the wrapper with the egg mixture to seal. Continue with remaining wrappers and filling.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan(I use my electric frypan) and heat to 350^. Add as many egg rolls as will fit without overcrowding, and fry 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels or paper coffee filters. Let cool about 4 minutes, then dust with the powdered sugar. Serve at room temperature with ice cream.

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About Caramel Apple Egg Rolls

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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