Apple Pie Egg Rolls With Cinnamon Icing

May 13, 2013

I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day and got to spend some quality time with their mom or their kids.  Sunday for me was brunch with my family, hanging out at the casino (one of my mom’s favorite activities!), and then an amazing dinner. I crocheted my mom a pair of socks and made her a batch of cookies from Crazy for Crust posted last week – Triple Chocolate Oreo Cookies.  These cookies are incredible!  If you’re looking for an indulgent treat or want to make someone special a great cookie, I can’t recommend this recipe enough.  On another good note, Josh put together a new About page with some pictures of us.  If you have a minute, be sure to check it out.


It’s a little strange to be posting a second apple pie inspired recipe, because I’m not really an apple pie kind of girl.  Gooey fruit is just not normally my thing, but there is something just so comforting about apple pie.  I took some inspiration from my cheesecake rangoons, which are my most popular recipe to date, and rolled a slimmed up apple pie filling into egg roll wrappers.  Once the rolls were done and I’d devoured one or two, I decided to step it up a notch and make an icing dipping sauce.  Best decision of the day!


These rolls would make a great snack at a casual party or dessert at a dinner party.  Personally, I threw the leftovers in the freezer so when I have surprise company, I can pop a few in the oven and have something tasty, fast.  The icing comes together in no time and is easily cut in half if you don’t need all of it at once.  I have never been able to find gluten free or vegan egg rolls wrappers.  If you have pasta sheets, those would work just the same.  If anyone knows of a gluten free or vegan brand, please let me know so I can share with everyone else.


Apple Pie Egg Rolls With Cinnamon Icing

  • 3 large apples (I used Granny Smith) or 4 – 5 small ones
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • 15 – 20 egg roll wrappers
  • 1⅓ c powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk (I used unsweetened almond)
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • ¼ – ½ tsp cinnamon, to taste
  • Nonstick spray
  • 2 – 3 tbsp sugar

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or spritz with nonstick spray.
  2. Peel apples and slice into thin pieces. Place in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon until well combined.
  4. Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the apples and stir until the apples are evenly coated.
  5. Following the instructions on the egg roll wrapper packaging, distribute the apples among the wrappers and roll them up. It’s important to rub a little water along the edges of the wrapper to get a good seal.
  6. Place the rolls seem side down on the prepared baking sheets. Spritz the top with nonstick spray (to encourage browning) and sprinkle with sugar (about 2 – 3 tbsp total).
  7. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes. If you want the tops a little darker, switch to broil (high or 500°F) for a minute or two, but watch closely not to burn.
  8. While the rolls are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Start with the ¼ tsp and add more, if desired. I liked mine extra cinnamon-y.
  9. Serve warm, either drizzling with sauce or dipping.

Egg roll wrappers are slightly larger than wonton – if only wonton wrappers are available, this will make twice as many mini egg rolls. The number of egg rolls this will make varies based on how full you stuff your egg rolls. Be careful of tearing if you over stuff. Nutritional info assumes 18 rolls and includes icing.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 150 Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 37g Fiber: 2g Protein: 3g


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      Kelly May 21, 2013

      Let me know if you try them out!

    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 May 16, 2013

    These look crazy good, and I love that you get an apple pie without making crust.

    Joanne May 15, 2013

    These are such a fun way to get all that apple pie flavor without actually having to make a pie! How fun!

    moderngirlnutrition May 15, 2013

    I was curious to say the least when I read the title, but these sound amazing! I love the addition of cinnamon icing, and the whole combo makes perfect sense! Thanks for sharing 🙂 May 14, 2013

    These look crazy good! I wish I had the ingredients to make them now. I want something sweet and these would be perfect.

    T.K May 14, 2013

    Sorry to bother you again, but it says 1/2 brown sugar – is that supposed to say 1/2 tablepoon?

      Kelly May 14, 2013

      not a bother, I hate when I have typos! It should say 1/2 c brown sugar. Thanks for catching this

    T.K May 14, 2013

    Can I prepare them a few hours in advance (up to the baking step)? I want to be able to eat them fresh out of the oven but I want to prepare them in advance.

      Kelly May 14, 2013

      Yes. Just stick them in the fridge. Save the spritz with nonstick spray and sprinkle of sugar for right before the oven though 🙂

    crazyforcrust May 13, 2013

    These are so awesome Kelly! I need to try them, stat. And oh the possibilities!!

    Reba - Not So Perfect Life May 13, 2013

    You made socks?!?! How cool 🙂

    Wonton wrappers or egg roll wrappers are amazing multi-taskers!

      Kelly May 13, 2013

      I’ve actually made a few pairs now! They’re thick and fluffy, super comfortable for sitting around watching TV in at night. I used to sell blankets on Etsy, but it just took up too much time (and space!)

    Nicole @ FruitnFitness May 13, 2013

    These look amazing! I made a apple roll up with some leftover apples and dough once and I swear it was better than the pie itself!

    sally @ sallys baking addiction May 13, 2013

    How did you know I’ve been craving apple pie lately? It’s my favorite dessert in the entire world. I LOVE these! That icing looks and sounds to die for! I need to try these. 🙂

    Em @ Love A Latte May 13, 2013

    It feels like fall out there today and now I want to make an apple pie with coconut milk ice cream on the side! Haha. Your recipe looks really fun!

    The Domestic Rebel May 13, 2013

    WHAT THE WHATTTTT. Kelly, you shedevil. How can you tempt my dieting ways with these sinful eggrolls?! And hooooow is it humanly possible that they have zero grams of fat? ARE YOU A WIZARD?

      Kelly May 13, 2013

      Totally a wizard! Went to Hogwarts and everything 😉 I was REALLY surprised at the no fat! The eggroll wrappers are mostly flour, so no fat there. There’s technically a slight trace of fat if you use nonstick spray, but it’s so close to zero that it rounds to nothing. Win!

    cleaneatingveggiegirl May 13, 2013

    These look SO good, especially that cinnamon icing. In fact, I think that I could just eat that whole bowl of icing with a spoon! 😉 No shame!