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Jan 31, 2012 08:02 PM

Dessert Egg Rolls?

I'm bringing some corned beef and cabbage egg rolls to the Super Bowl gathering I'm going to, and since it is small I thought I could use the rest as dessert. I'm thinking something along the lines of a cannoli filling, but i also thought cheesecake would be good. Does anyone have and ideas or recipes?


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  1. I tried one filled with fresh strawberries and nutella inside at a restaurant recently and it was very yummy!

    1. Are these thick egg roll skins or thin spring roll skins? I use the latter for a traditional dessert of fried banana caramels with jackfruit, but I could see the latter being a crunchy version of elephant ears or a fried ice cream bar.

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        1. re: nickbrien42

          I know JungMann meant ice cream bar like bar on a stick, but what if you tucked them gently into muffin tins, sprinkled with sugar, and then baked until crisp? Or bake them until crisp (maybe finish by frying) and then brush with melted chocolate, then let to cool. Then you could use them for a sundae bar!

          Otherwise, the strawberries and nutella are a classic combo. Maybe something with peaches and fried as a sort of fried peach pie?

        2. re: JungMann

          Sounds like a turon. (The name might be helpful if people want to search for it.)

          I'll just point out that plaintains are preferable to standard Cavendish bananas.

        3. I think the thicker wrappers would lend themselves very well to a fruit and cream type of filling. Apples, strawberries, or peaches, with either a ricotta or mascarpone . . . I would probably go with peaches and mascarpone, with some kind of tartness as a third component. There are some very appealing recipes out there for that particular mixture, and you could easily use it as a filling, I think.

          And thanks, I like this idea. I might overlook my dislike of deep-frying long enough to try this.

          1. I'm loving this idea. You could use really cold ice cream and make fried ice cream. Apple pie filling (like old McD's pies). Twinkie? Cookie dough? Banana, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Or your idea of cheesecake--start out w/ frozen cheesecake.

            1. I had one in a restaurant that involved something like an apple cheesecake, was fried, and served with a caramel sauce. Fabulous!

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              1. re: arashall

                This sounds great. I might try that.