I saw one of the Food Network stars making apple chimichangas and thought I had to have some for myself. I bought flour tortillas and apples, and then I used the flour tortillas for tacos. Still wanting some kind of fried apple pie dessert I used the egg roll wrappers I had in place of the flour tortillas. I know, I know frying dessert just makes it more sinful, but these are totally delicious. Maybe they would be good baked, but not as good as fried. I was sad the day McDonald’s stopped frying their apple pies, but I recently discovered KFC still fries theirs! I served these up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce, and it was heaven!
UPDATE: I did an interview with the Casper Star-Tribune newspaper and they made a video of me making these Apple Pie Egg Rolls! Watch it!
Apple Pie Egg Rolls
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
5 egg roll wrappers
vegetable oil for frying
1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
In a medium size pan, melt butter, add apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often until apples are tender. Pour into a bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool, about 3o minutes.
Place about 2 tablespoons of apple filling into each egg roll wrapper, wet edges of wrapper with water, roll up sealing edges. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Heat oil to about 350 degrees, add egg rolls two at a time, turning to cook all sides, remove to paper lined plate and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Repeat with remaining egg rolls.
Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, it’s good!