Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Apple Pie Egg Rolls!! Warm crispy egg roll wrappers filled with a delicious and simple apple pie filling.  If you like the OLD McDonald’s apple pies (the fried ones!) you will LOVE these!  We love to dust these with powdered sugar or drizzle them with homemade caramel sauce!

How to Make Apple Pie Egg Rolls

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I have a thing for anything apple pie from Apple Pie Bread to Upside Down Cheesecake Apple Pie! Apple pie just tastes like homemade comfort.

These apple pie egg rolls have been a top dessert on the blog for years and we’ve made them countless time. I may be aging myself but I remember back to the OLD Apple Pies from McDonalds (before they were baked)?  When they were crispy deep fried instead of flaky…  I loved those and THESE taste exactly like the original apple pies!

These yummy little bundles are filled with a simple homemade cinnamon apple filling kissed with cinnamon. When choosing apples for this recipe, you’ll want to make sure you use a softer variety of apple (and cut them small) as they cook very quickly!

If you use a harder variety of apple (such as granny smith) they may still be crisp when you cook the egg rolls.  Although I did not precook my filling, it can be put in the microwave for a minute or so and cooled before filling to slightly soften the apples if preferred.

 

If you’re in a hurry, you can use canned apple pie filling.  Chop the filling into small pieces (and I usually add an extra dash of cinnamon).

Roll the rolls tight and ensure the filling is well sealed because if it leaks, it will cause the oil to splatter. If you don’t use a deep fryer, you can fry these in 3/4″ of vegetable oil in a frying pan for a a couple of minutes on each side until brown and crispy.  Drain well on paper towels and serve warm.


Apple Pie Egg Rolls

These yummy little bundles are filled with a simple homemade cinnamon apple filling, deep fried golden brown and kissed with cinnamon.

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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
  • Oil for Frying

Directions:

  1. Combine all filling ingredients and mix well.
  2. Place 2 heaping tablespoons of filling in the center of each wrapper. Fold in the sides and roll the wrapper tightly. Use a dab of water to secure the tip of the wrapper.
  3. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F. Fry each egg roll for about 4-5 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.

Notes:

Note: It is important to make sure the sides of the wrapper are tucked in holding the ingredients in. If they leak, it can cause splattering.

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Apple Pie Egg Rolls!! If you like the OLD McDonald's apple pies (the fried ones!) you will LOVE these! Crispy shells with a warm apple pie filling.

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Apple Pie Egg Rolls!! If you like the OLD McDonald's apple pies (the fried ones!) you will LOVE these! Crispy shells with a warm apple pie filling.

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

119 comments on “Apple Pie Egg Rolls”

  1. These look SO easy & delicious! I TOTALLY remember the Mickey Deez Fried pies! lol..SO much better, but not so good for us haha..All things in moderation:)

    Love your blog!!

    Joey

  2. OH, those McD apple pies, they were good….
    can’t wait to try my hand at these….
    (and in a pinch, you should try the KFC apple pies… very reminiscent)

    • Yes KFC are just about the exact as MC Donalds pies from the past but a little less sweet. Can’t wait to try this not going to bother folding into eggroll shape just going to Fold the egg roll dough in half and pinch sides like the old pies seems easier.

    • Hate to burst all your bubbles in regards to Mcdonald’s hot apple pies…………… But they use potato and flavor them to taste like apples (potato is much cheaper then apples) My son’s girlfriend use to work there, this is how I know

  3. where do you find egg roll wrappers

  4. Are these apple egg rolls deep fried?

  5. Is that enough time for the apples to fully cook?

  6. If I used flour tortillas instead, how would I get them to stick together?

    • Same as a fried burrito, moisten the edges of the final fold with some water, press down fairly tightly and chill them to firm them up before frying

  7. I could just use Apple pie filling couldn’t I? Those McD’s pies were the best!

  8. Are egg roll wrappers the same as won ton wrappers?

  9. Is it the medium size of egg roll wrappers…?

  10. Was it just me, or did anyone else find that the apples and filling weren’t cooked? Was I supposed to cook the filling first?

    • I didn’t cook the apples first and mine cooked through. I did dice them quite small and the variety I used was quite soft. (It was fresh off of an apple tree so I can’t say for sure what type it was).

      • I would think it depends largely on the type of apple you use. I would try Boscop or Topaz . Will also try with flaky pastry in oven (less calories).

  11. Wow! This could end really badly…. I can see myself making and EATING all of them. ;)

  12. These look so delicious! A perfect fall treat

  13. Yummy!! Could you make these with apple or cherry pie filling? The possibilities are endless:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  14. What a great way to use up pie filling. Looks really easy and fun!

  15. What a great idea. I just bought some egg roll wrappers today for a different recipe. I think I will try this,too, but might spritz with oil and bake. I don’t really fry much, either. Stopping by from All Things With Purpose blog party.

  16. these look great and I plan to make them this weekend. My apples are soft so I cant wait…yummy, thanks for posting!

  17. Can you substitute peaches?

  18. What a fabulous treat, I will just love these little Apple Pie Egg Rolls. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  20. Hi Holly. These Apple Pie Egg Rolls look amazing, you’re brilliant! I’m following you on Pinterest and just pinned this recipe to my board “Recipes from Others”: http://www.pinterest.com/mysweetmission/recipes-from-others/

    Thanks for the great fall recipe, I can’t wait to try it!
    Hugs,
    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

  21. Hi Holly! I wanted to let you know I have featured this recipe in my 15 Fall Apple Recipe Round Up!

  22. Do you think these could be baked in place of fry? If so, at what temp. and how long? I am not a big oil frying person but these look to delicious to pass up.

  23. I have made these with a healthier twist. You can BAKE these instead of fry them. Preheat your oven to 425. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray (I used butter flavor.). Place the rolls seam-side down and lightly mist with more cooking spray. After 10 minutes, flip them and cook additional 10 minutes (total of 20). Apples soften up nicely and no deep-frying mess.

    I mixed some brown sugar and butter in with my apple mixture. SO good!!!

  24. Can you use the frozen pie crust sheets and cut them to the egg roll size?

    • Sounds like a great substitute. I’d like to know the answer also. I really can’t see why not though.

  25. Would these work with Puff Pastry???

  26. hi i cant find egg roll wrappers…i got fillo dough sheets but they r thin..not sure how many to use ….where did u guys purchase ur egg roll wrappers?

    • Egg roll wrappers are often located in the tofu section or near the produce area. If you ask at your local store, they should be able to direct you.

    • you can find them right where the fresh vegetables are, and if you can’t find them there ask anyone that works there or in that area!

  27. The Arby’s apple turnovers aren’t quite like the old McDonald’s ones, but I think they are even better… sooo good.

  28. Have u tried freezing them and warming in Microwave?

    • When I warmed them, I did it in a frying pan. The microwave is not a great option as they don’t stay crispy. You could pop them into a 400 degree oven for about 10-12 minute as well.

  29. These would be wonder with other fillings too. Even make them for thanksgiving as pumpkin pie egg rolls. I will have to experiment with various filings. I homeschool and this would be a great family project for the kids to see science and wrt all in one.

  30. Is egg roll the same as filo pastry? I’m From England

    • No, filo is paper thin. Egg roll wrappers are thicker – like tortillas. You could use several layers of filo which would basically be apple strudel.

  31. I made these last night and they are so good I thought I might have 1 left for breakfast but they finished them up!!

  32. Made these this evening – oh my gosh – they are WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, they are really, really good and I have now been inspired to make other dishes using the egg roll wrappers, which I’d never used before, thank you!! Great recipe!

  33. OH MY GOSH…these are going to our Christmas get together!!!!! I think I will use a cinnamon/sugar topping for the egg rolls…yumminess!! Thank you!

  34. Im 45 and part Asian, when little my mother and I used to make these all the time when we ran out of the meat for the egg rolls, and had wrappers left over….we also did peaches and apples blended with a sweeten cream cheese…

  35. Hey Holly, just wanted to say how much I loved this recipe! I used Braeburn apples and served with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream!
    I am spreading the word about your blog and great recipes

  36. Could you bake these in the over instead of frying them in oil??

  37. These were delicious!! Even my picky husband loved them!! My first time using egg roll wrappers…what a learning experience!

  38. I wonder if they can be frozen and put into fryer frozen? Prob would need inside to have been cooked before wrapping or use canned Pie Filling. Gonna have to try it both ways…fresh and frozen :)

  39. Omg…. never thought of using egg roll wrappers! Ty for posting

  40. Can you freeze them? If so, can they go in the fryer or over frozen or should they be thawed? Thanks !

  41. Trying my luck to make this today for treat

  42. Used a different recipe that I like for the filling, but the egg roll idea was fantastic! Made them for my birthday party this weekend and they were a huuuuge hit! Got rave reviews. Thanks for the idea! We will definitely be making them again.

  43. Can you make these ahead of time and freeze then.?

  44. I simmered my apples in butter and the seasoning for 5-8 mins first and let rest in fridge for 5, before rolling in egg roll wrap.

  45. is it possible to use wonton wrappers?

  46. Yum!….. I love the McDonalds apple pies!
    But we still have the fried ones here in Australia…. They are so good!

  47. Thank you so very much for your help in this recipe’s.

  48. Hi – thought I’d let you know that the new air fryer works magic with apple egg rolls. If your powdered sugar is not sticking I just LIGHTLY spray a bit of butter flavored Pam & it stays put. Love your homemade apples Thanks again for a great recipe.

  49. Well, I tried these. They did NOT turn out like Mc Donald’s or even as pictured. If you don’t eat them IMMEDIATELY, they flatten out and are floppy, NOT crispy at all. But you can’t eat them right away as they are so HOT … so it’s a catch-22. Maybe with real pie dough they’d be better and not as soft/mushy.

    • I’m sorry these didn’t work out for you, I’ve made them several times with great results. May I ask what temperature your oil was at?

  50. Looks great!

  51. my Mom made these, with pie dough & we called them pillows.. cause that’s what they looked like… cut into circles & fill then fold in half… they were very good… had them with ice cream..:D

  52. I used pear and sliced it small without the lemon. Instead of powdered sugar I rolled them in cinnamon sugar and it tasted really good!

  53. I made these after dinner last night , all I had was granny smith apples so I precooked them for just a couple of minutes then mixed them with everything else in the recipe and they had no problem getting done . I made a dozen and they didn’t even last an hour , the entire family loved them , and they were so easy to make.

  54. All of these recipes for apple dishes look and sound wonderful. My question for these is where does the cast iron pan come in like the first recipe indicated? Made with cast iron pans for making recipes yet I didn’t find any use of that pan.

  55. I made these yesterday and they went fast. I would like to freeze these but not sure if I should freeze before frying them or after, what would you recommend?

  56. I use coconut oil to fry in. Healthier and better for you.

  57. LOVED the old mcd`s Fried pies.. I have to try these for sure

  58. Looks real good can not wait to make it

  59. I tried these right when I got home…loved it and I couldn’t stop!! Sooo good–thank you for sharing!!

  60. I’m always telling people how good the old McDonald’s pies used to be,maybe now I can show them!

  61. All these apple desserts look so delicious! I’m going to have to try a few. Thanks for the recipes. I pinned this post!

  62. These are TERRIFIC!

  63. love the apple pie roll up receipe..so easy.

  64. what are egg roll wrappers, is this American? can you please suggest something similar that we would have here in Australia to substitute

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