Apple Pie Egg Rolls


If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably found yourself longingly reminiscing about those gloriously deep-fried apple pies from the Golden Arches’ days of yore. You know, back when fast food indulgences were blissfully free of shame or nutrition labels?

Well my friends, I’m here to tell you that you can recreate those nostalgic, crispy, apple pie-stuffed gems right in your own kitchen – and they might just blow your memory of the originals out of the fryer. Introducing: Apple Pie Egg Rolls!

These heavenly handhelds combine the best of all worlds – warm, crispy egg roll wrappers overflowing with a luscious, cinnamon-spiced apple pie filling that’s an absolute dead ringer for the real deal. One bite instantly transports you to apple pie nirvana.

The magic starts with a simple but stellar filling of fresh diced apples tossed with just the right touches of sugar, flour, cinnamon and a bright squeeze of lemon juice. While you could take a shortcut with canned filling, the real scratch-made stuff creates the most delicate, robustly spiced interior.

When it comes to the apples, opt for a softer, sweeter variety like Gala, Honeycrisp or Fuji. As the egg rolls fry up, the apples turn delightfully tender but still maintain some texture. Using a firmer apple like Granny Smith could lead to unpleasantly crunchy results.

Once your filling is prepped, it’s time for the main event – the wrapping and frying extravaganza! Spoon a couple tablespoons of that apple pie goodness into the center of each egg roll wrapper. Then simply fold, tuck, roll and seal each bundle up cozily with a dab of water.

From there, it’s into the fryer, sizzling oil or a skillet with just enough vegetable oil to give the rolls a nice crispy fry on both sides. In just a few minutes, you’ll have portable little packages of hot, crispy, apple pie bliss.

And don’t even think about stopping there – these babies were made for embellishing! Dress them up for dessert with a dusting of powdered sugar, an indulgent caramel dip or drizzle of homemade caramel sauce. For a next-level experience, I like coring a vanilla ice cream scoop right into the hot apple pie roll’s center for a delicious self-saucing sundae situation.

While entirely addictive fresh from the fryer, these apple pie egg rolls are also endlessly snackable once cool. Pack them up for picnics, outdoor movies, tailgates – anywhere you need a nostalgic, handheld, pastry-wrapped dose of pure apple pie nirvana.

No matter how or when you serve them, these Apple Pie Egg Rolls guarantee to be met with delight, smiles and happily stuffed bellies all around. They’re truly the ultimate in nostalgic-meets-modern pastry perfection in everyizeaolely irresistible bite!

Apple Pie Egg Rolls


  • 3 cups peeled and diced apples (about 3 apples), use a softer variety
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • Oil for frying (vegetable, canola or peanut oil)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
  • Caramel sauce for dipping/drizzling (optional)


  1. Make the apple pie filling by combining the diced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Lay an egg roll wrapper out in a diamond shape. Place 2 heaping tablespoons of the apple filling towards the bottom third of the wrapper.
  3. Fold the bottom corner up over the filling. Fold in both sides and continue rolling up into a tight log shape. Use a dab of water to seal the edge and secure the roll closed.
  4. Heat 2-3 inches of oil to 350°F in a heavy bottomed pan, pot or deep fryer.
  5. Carefully add 2-3 egg rolls at a time to the hot oil, being sure not to overcrowd. Fry for 4-5 minutes until golden brown, turning occasionally.
  6. Transfer the crispy apple pie egg rolls to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  7. Dust warm egg rolls with powdered sugar if desired. Serve with caramel sauce for dipping.

Enjoy these crispy, fruity handpies while warm and fresh! Leftovers can be refrigerated and re-crisped in the oven or air fryer before serving again.

Let me know if you need any other details on bringing this nostalgic fast food favorite to your kitchen!

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