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Apple Pie Spring Rolls

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These Apple Spring Rolls are easy, quick to make, and can be made in a deep fryer, oven, and air fryer!

Pictures comparing the different methods, and how to do them, are below, so don’t scroll too fast! (The ‘Jump To Recipe’ button will take you to the deep fryer method.)

3 apple pie spring rolls on a plate, covered in sifted powdered sugar, middle one has a bite taken out of it to show the inside.

Ok, so to be honest, I did not plan on developing this recipe, it came about as somewhat of an accident because after making our spring rolls, we ended up with extra spring roll wrappers. And, of course, I wasn’t going to let the spring roll wrappers go to waste, so I was curious if an apple filling would go well with them.

It did! It’s delicious!

And now every time we make spring rolls, we make apple spring rolls too, as a dessert!

Ingredient Notes for Apple Spring Rolls

Apple pie spring roll ingredients laid out on a white marble countertop.

Apples: Use any type of apple you wish, baking apples (such as gala or fuji, or green apples if you want them more sour) would work well. Or use honeycrisp. I would not recommend red delicious or McIntosh apples for this recipe. But, if that’s all you have, then they might work.

Cinnamon: If you can get your hands on some ceylon cinnamon, which is safer for you than regular cinnamon, then be sure to use that, and as much as you’d like. If you can’t find ceylon cinnamon, and instead have the regular cassia cinnamon, which is what is sold at most stores, then don’t go crazy adding in more cinnamon – stick with the recommended amount or less (I LOVE cinnamon, so know the recommended amount is plenty!).

And, if you don’t have ceylon cinnamon, know you aren’t alone, I still get the regular stuff, mostly because it’s cheaper and widely available…but, I am going to be adding ceylon cinnamon to my amazon cart right now because I’ve been putting off getting it, even though I want it…

Brown Sugar: Brown sugar is needed to help the apple pie filling sweeten up. You can use another sugar or sweetener of your choice. Coconut sugar or vegan granulated sugar should also work. I have not tried liquid sweeteners, like maple syrup, yet, but that might work in a smaller quantity, but don’t come after me if it doesn’t!

Frozen Spring Roll Wrappers: This one is important – you NEED FROZEN SPRING ROLL WRAPPERS. When I first attempted to make spring rolls I tried all the spring roll wrappers that said they were spring rolls on the package – they are not made the same!

They might be called spring roll pastry or spring roll shell, if it’s not called spring roll wrappers in your area. There’s only one place near me I can find them and that’s at an Asian supermarket. They will be in the freezer section. 

If stores near you have a good international section then you might be able to find it there, otherwise you might have to check out some stores to find them, but trust me, it’s worth it! If you can find the same brand in the image above – so you know it’s right – just buy 2 (or more)!

Peanut Oil: Peanut oil is needed if you choose to deep fry these spring rolls. They do taste best deep fried, but I understand there are many reasons not to deep fry in peanut oil (allergies, WFPB no SOS diet, etc.). If you are not deep frying these, then you don’t need this oil. I have not tested this recipe in any other type of oil.

How to Make Apple Pie Spring Rolls

*Note that these instructions can be printed below

Step one: Dice the apples and add to the medium pot with cinnamon, cook until softened.

Step two: Stir in the brown sugar, then remove from heat and cool in the fridge.

Apple pie filling in a pot, before and after cooked.

Step three: Take frozen spring roll wrappers out to thaw.

Step four: Preheat the deep fryer to 400-450°F with oil in it.

Step five: Fill and roll the spring rolls with the apple mixture, making sure ends stick, each roll only needs about 1 tbsp of filling.

4 image collage to show how to roll apple pie spring rolls.

Step six: Add one spring roll at a time to the deep fryer basket, crease side down, allow the oil to seal the spring roll before dipping the basket down further into the oil. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the deep fryer and place on a plate or platter, preferable with a clean towel or paper towels to help soak up excess oil.

Step seven: Continue rolling spring rolls and frying them all until you either run out of filling or run out of spring roll wrappers (you will most likely run out of spring roll wrappers first).

Step eight: Let cool and enjoy with powdered sugar or vegan caramel sauce.

2 image collage of spring rolls in a deep fryer, before and after they're fried.

Alternative Ways to Make Apple Spring Rolls

All my spring rolls, when made in a deep fryer are made with peanut oil, this was a choice my husband made about them, so that’s what we’re going with.

However, I understand peanuts is one of the top nine allergens, and I don’t want the type of oil, or the fact that it uses oil (if you’re on a no SOS diet) deter you from trying these. So I’ve tested them in other ways, as well!

You do everything the same until you reach the point of placing them into something to cook.

3 apple spring rolls cooked three different ways; deep fried, air fried, and baked.

No Oil Methods:

Bake: Preheat oven to 400°F, once all of the spring rolls are rolled, bake for about 10 minutes on a baking sheet. Don’t overlap spring rolls, and make sure they have space around them so they’re heated evenly.

Air Fry: Preheat air fryer to 400°F, once preheated add in the spring rolls in a single layer with no overlapping. You will have to air fry these in batches if air frying all of them

We usually deep fry most of them, and then air fry and bake a few as well.

How to Serve

Serve warm – not hot, resist the urge to eat them as they’re coming out of the fryer or oven, the insides will be very hot – take this as your caution sign.

Once they have cooled enough to eat, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top, or enjoy with some caramel sauce!

How to Store Apple Pie Spring Rolls

Fridge: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. For best results reheating, reheat in the airfryer for a few minutes.

Freezer: Store in a freezer safe container. Reheat in the airfryer to get a nice crisp again. Or, if you’re like one of my kids, reheat in the microwave – it will get soggy, but apparently it’s still good that way…

Sifting powdered sugar onto a pyramid of apple pie spring rolls.

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3 apple pie spring rolls on a plate, covered in sifted powdered sugar, middle one has a bite taken out of it to show the inside.

Apple Pie Spring Rolls

Shawna Clapper
Looking for a sweet treat with leftover spring roll wrappers, then these apple pie spring rolls are just what you’re looking for! Developed by accident, enjoyed on purpose!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 25 spring rolls
Calories 26 kcal

Equipment

  • Deep Fryer
  • Tongs
  • medium sized pot
  • cutting board

Ingredients
  

  • 4 apples diced
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 package frozen spring roll wrappers
  • Peanut oil optional, only need if frying

Instructions
 

  • Dice the apples and add to the medium pot with cinnamon, cook until softened.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, then remove from heat and chill in the fridge for about 25 minutes.
  • Take frozen spring roll wrappers out to thaw.
  • Preheat the deep fryer to 400-450°F with oil in it.
  • Fill and roll the spring rolls with the apple mixture, making sure ends stick, each roll only needs about 1 tbsp of filling.
  • Add one spring roll at a time to the deep fryer basket, crease side down, allow the oil to seal the spring roll before dipping the basket down further into the oil. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the deep fryer and place on a plate or platter, preferable with a clean towel or paper towels to help soak up excess oil.
  • Continue rolling spring rolls and frying them all until you either run out of filling or run out of spring roll wrappers (you will most likely run out of spring roll wrappers first).
  • Let cool and enjoy with powdered sugar or vegan caramel sauce.

Video

Notes

Please note the nutrition facts are a rough estimate, if you need accurate calculations, please make sure you do them yourself with the exact ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 26kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.1mg
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