Well...this is amazing! I found this recipe for Fried Apple Pie Rolls from Eating Well and it looked too good NOT to make. I am not someone that has made apple pies at home - but since it is harvest season and there are apples everywhere. I love this recipe because it is relatively low calories for a baked good. Following one of the comments under the recipe who suggested baking it instead of frying it, I thought I would give it a shot. I played with the recipe, lowered the sugar a bit and I have to figure this new version is probably around 170-180 calories each (the original was around 207 calories). That is just an estimate - but it is good enough for me. These tasted great. I might need to put in a little less filling or spread it over to a 9th pie roll. We heated them up in the microwave for around 15-20 seconds to give it a bit of warmth before eating. I am sure they would be great with ice cream - but we are trying to watch calories!
Ingredients (makes 8 pie rolls)
2 tbsp Butter
4 Apples, peeled & diced (I used granny smith and honeycrisp apples)
2 tbsp & 4 tsp Sugar, divided
1 3/4 tsp Cinnamon, divided
1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp Kosher or sea salt
1 tbsp All-purpose flour
2 tsp Lemon juice
8 egg roll wrappers
Olive oil spray
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted.
3. Add diced apples, 2 tbsp & 3 tsp sugar, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg and Kosher salt. Mix thoroughly and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are softened, 8-9 minutes.
4. Add flour and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
5. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet - and lightly spray with olive oil.
6. Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean work surface with one corner facing you. Brush the edges of the egg roll wrapper with water. Place around 1/3 cup of the apple filling in the center of the wrapper. Take the corner facing you and fold it over the filling. Then fold both sides of the wrapper over the filling, then roll up as tightly as possible. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
7. Lightly spray the top of the pie rolls. Combine remaining 1 tsp of sugar and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the pie rolls.
8. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn over and bake for 10 more minutes.