These sweet cheesecake egg rolls make a great appetizer and can be air fried or deep fried!

Egg roll wrappers are filled with cherry pie filling and an easy cheesecake filling and cooked crispy on the outside. Add a dusting of powdered sugar and serve warm.

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Cherry Cheesecake Egg Rolls

  • Use any kind of pie filling (we love cherry or blueberry).
  • Prep ahead and cook them in the air fryer or deep fryer before serving.
  • Hand-held bites, they’re a fun snack to serve to guests. Swap out egg roll wrappers for won ton wrappers to make these mini.
  • These cherry cheesecake egg rolls are better than Cheesecake Factory and they are so easy to make at home! Serve with Whipped Cream for dipping!
  • Take little treats to a holiday party or potluck as little hand-held, cake-like treats and watch them disappear!

ingredients to make Cherry Cheesecake Egg Rolls

Ingredients and Variations

CREAM CHEESE This is the tasty cheesecake part of the recipe. Flavored with lemon to add that extra cheesecake flavor, this filling is so simple to make and creamy. You could also use bits of leftover cheesecake (LOL! Leftover cheesecake!?!).

PIE FILLING Pie filling is so versatile! Cherry pie filling is the festive choice here, but consider blueberry, apple, strawberry, blackberry, or even lemon. So many pie-filling choices, why not experiment with all of them? Or, add grated pieces of chocolate, flaked coconut, or chopped nuts!

EGG ROLL WRAPPERS Purchase pre-made egg roll wrappers from the international foods section of the grocery store or visit an Asian market that is sure to have them on hand. For a bite-sized version, try using wonton wrappers instead.

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How to Make Cheesecake Egg Rolls

It doesn’t get any easier to make these delightful little dessert treats!

Air Fried

  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients & scoop into a baggie with one corner cut-off.
  2. Pipe filling across a wrapper & add cherries.
  3. Spray rolls with cooking spray. Place rolls in a preheated air fryer & cook until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar & serve warm.

cooked Cherry Cheesecake Egg Rolls in the air fryer


  1. Follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. Deep fry until golden brown & crispy.
  3. Sprinkle with powdered sugar & serve warm.


  1. Follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. Place sealed cherry cheesecake egg rolls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake until the egg rolls are golden brown, turning them over halfway.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.

How to Store

Keep leftover cherry cheesecake rolls in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in an air fryer or under the broiler before serving again. Freeze cooked and cooled pieces on a baking sheet and then store them in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside for up to 4 weeks. Reheat in the oven or the air fryer until cooked through.

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Cherry Cheesecake Egg Rolls

These Cherry Cheesecake Egg Rolls are sweet, creamy, & have the perfect amount of crunch from the egg rolls!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 egg rolls
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  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 8 egg roll wrappers mine were 6″x6″
  • oil for frying


  • In a bowl, combine softened cream cheese, lemon rind, sugar and lemon juice until well mixed. Spoon into a Ziploc baggie. Cut off the corner of the bag.
  • Lay out the egg roll wrappers with one of the corners pointing towards you and pipe a line of cheese mixture across the wrapper. Add approx. 10 cherries on top of the cheese mixture.
  • Using water, wet the edges of the wrapper and roll up tightly ensuring the edges are sealed well. Let the rolls sit about 3-4 minutes allowing the water to dry and create a good seal.
  • Preheat oil to about 350°F and fry in small batches until brown and crispy (about 5-6 minutes). Serve warm.


Air Fryer Instructions:
  1. Generously brush with vegetable oil before cooking.
  2. Cook at 390°F for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or under the broiler.
Freeze cooled egg rolls on a baking sheet, then store in a ziptop bag for up to 4 weeks. Reheat in the air fryer or under the broiler.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 189 | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
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    1. I love them warm since the cheese mixture will be soft and delicious but you can also serve them chilled. They are still equally delicious!

  1. Very good! I did not have lemon rind and used swerve powder sugar to reduce some of the sugar, worked well! Thank you!5 stars

  2. hello I’m making these tonight (hopefully I will get a response in time haha) I don’t have Lemon rind, do u think Lemon extract will give the same results? thank u in advance

    1. You can leave it out if you’d like or add a touch of lemon extract. Other citrus rinds (lime/orange/grapefruit) will work as well. Enjoy!

  3. Had leftover egg roll wrappers and so I made these for the first time and all I can say is AMAZING! My family couldn’t stop eating them! Another fantastic recipe!!! Thank you!5 stars

  4. Basically, the pie filling gel like liquid made the egg wraps gooey on the outside and didn’t look as pretty as the ones in the pictures. I used my air fryer. But, they tasted good.

  5. Looks so yummy. But , I would rather use crossant dough (canned) and bake in the oven. Thanks for all the different varieties.

  6. Can the apple and cherry cheese cake egg rolls be frozen before frying?. And fried at a later time or is it best to fry them then freeze them?

    1. I haven’t tried it but I do think they would work cooking from frozen. You will likely need to cook them a little bit longer. Let us know how it works out for you!

  7. These are pretty awesome concepts!! And you actually spun this off from the apple pie egg roll??? Cool!! Gotta give this a 4★ but only because I don’t like cherries much.
    I’m curious, though: can this be modified for the likes of chocolate cheesecake or sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie??? 4 stars

  8. Hands down one of my favs. I did half the batch this way and the other half with a cinnamon sugar coating. It was like a cherry pie churro. Seriously yummy.5 stars