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!

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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.

two apple pie egg rolls on a plate

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 couple of minutes on each side until brown and crispy.  Drain well on paper towels and serve warm.

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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.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 Apple Pie Egg Rolls
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  • 3 cups apples peeled and diced (approx. 3 apples)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • 12 Egg Roll Wrappers
  • Oil for Frying


  • Combine all filling ingredients and mix well.
  • 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.
  • Preheat oil to 350°F. Fry each egg roll for about 4-5 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.


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.
Nutrition calculated without cooking oil.
4.94 from 63 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 72 | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Apple Pie Egg Rolls with warm apple filling a crispy shell with apples in the background

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    1. Hi Michael, we find them in our local grocery store freezer section. Sometimes they are located with the refrigerated goods. I hope that helps!

  1. oh my God this is a great idea I don’t know why I never thought to try to make these myself the original McDonald’s pies were fantastic there’s so much better than the baked, I do still get to enjoy them once in a while as the only McDonald’s that I know of that still sells the original apple pies is in Boston Mass and I live about 40 minutes away but unfortunately I don’t get down there too often so I am definitely going to give this a try thank you so much for the idea!5 stars

  2. I don’t deep fry anything in my house – what would the cooking time be for these in a air fryer please

    1. Hi Karen, we have not tried this recipe in the air fryer but other readers have had great success! I would love to hear how they turn out for you.

    1. Hi JB, we have not tried this recipe in the air fryer but other readers have had great success! Good luck!

  3. This reminds me of my hubby’s favorite dessert from a restaurant (don’t sell anymore). Had the apple pie and cheescake as filling, caramel drizzled over the top, served with van ice cream. I will definitely be trying your version!

    1. Hi Linda, we haven’t tried prepping this ahead of time but I would love to hear how they turn out for you! My main concern would be that the apple pie filling would cause the wrapper to get too soggy if made ahead too far. But I think they should work though, if stored in the fridge I would bring them out to sit at room temperature while you are heating up the oil.

    1. Hi Sue, we have not tried this recipe in the air fryer but other readers have had great success! Good luck!

    1. Very good! I sautéed the mixture (using agave nectar in place of sugar) for a few minutes prior to filling with great results. I also wrapped half small bananas sprinkled with apple pie spice and sugar. Delicious dipped in caramel sauce 5 stars

  4. Have you ever made with fruit other than apples? I have baked and tried air fryer and they are both delicious

    1. Hi Allison, we haven’t tried making these with other fruit but I think it would taste great! Just adjust cook times accordingly if you’re using a softer fruit than apples, they will be done sooner!

  5. What a disaster. I rolled with 2 heaping tablespoons of filling. I only got 8. I made sure the oil was 350. The egg rolls were done in less than 2 minutes. The filling was raw, apples were not cooked. I always make new recipes, as stated. This was a disaster. I now have them in the oven at 250, wrapped in aluminum foil. What a waste of time.1 star

    1. I’m sorry these didn’t work out for you, how disappointing, most readers have had great results. The apples definitely would not be cooked in 2 minutes. If your egg rolls were done in less than 2 minutes I wonder if the oil temperature was too hot.

  6. Your picture says this is Air Fryer then your recipe says to use oil and deep fry. What’s up with this? Dissatisfied and disappointed. Zero stars for the recipe.

      1. I think what Rhonda is referring to is on Pinterest the pin shows up as “best air fryer recipes”. I think someone must have pinned the recipe as an air fryer recipe. I love the idea and will try your recipe in my air fryer as an experiment.