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Dessert Egg Rolls?

nickbrien42 Jan 31, 2012 08:02 PM

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?


  1. greygarious Feb 3, 2012 01:32 PM

    S'mores Rolls: Marshmallow with graham cracker crumbs (and/or Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter, which is GCs made into peanut-butter consistency, a clone of Biscoff cookie butter), and either chocolate inside, or drizzled over the fried rolls, or both.

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      masha Feb 2, 2012 03:05 PM

      A while ago I had some leftover wonton wrappers that I used for dessert -- filled them with a mixture of Nutella & ricotta, deep-fried them, and then dusted them with confectioners sugar. Plated them with a smear of Nutella for dipping. They were delicious (if I say so myself) A similar strategy might work for the egg roll wrappers, either using each wrapper intact, or cutting them into smaller sheets for mini-egg rolls.

      1. dave_c Feb 2, 2012 11:53 AM

        The marscapone cannoli filling sounds good.

        An alternative is to do dessert deep fried wontons, shaped like crab rangoon, using the cannoli filling or a cheesecake filling. They're smaller bites for a dessert dish, but that's my preference.

        1. hotoynoodle Feb 2, 2012 08:26 AM

          guess i will be the voice of dissent here. i've worked a few big events where we served various dessert egg rolls and i really didn't like them because the wrappers are sooooooooo very bland. sure the fillings can be delish, but pastry, pie and tart shells, even the foundation for cheesecakes all have some sweetness to them.

          no matter how good the filling is, there is a missing dimension to the dessert when using these wrappers.

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          1. re: hotoynoodle
            chowser Feb 2, 2012 10:48 AM

            I was thinking they could sprinkle sugar or cinnamon sugar or something as they came out of the fryer.

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              hotoynoodle Feb 2, 2012 11:46 AM

              yeah, but it's still just sugar sprinkled onto something that has less flavor than cardboard.

              pour chocolate over it, and most peeps will eat about anything, i guess.

              1. re: hotoynoodle
                chowser Feb 2, 2012 01:29 PM

                At the same time, a savory eggroll with a good filling is delicious.

                1. re: chowser
                  hotoynoodle Feb 2, 2012 02:14 PM

                  i make egg rolls and spring rolls often with all sorts of savory fillings. they keep great in the freezer for party apps too.

                  if i were the op, i'd bring two kinds of savory rolls. maybe a cheesesteak or pulled pork. could also do a veggie one with duxelles and goat cheese. those always get woofed!

                  1. re: hotoynoodle
                    nickbrien42 Feb 2, 2012 04:56 PM

                    I loved pulled pork, but i love corned beef more, so I'm def making corned beef and cabbage rolls with a thousand Island type dip.

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                      hotoynoodle Feb 3, 2012 12:13 PM

                      the corned beef and cabbage rolls sound great! i'd make a mustard sauce though.

                      the 1000 island would be for a reuben kinda thing, with sauerkraut and swiss.

                      1. re: hotoynoodle
                        lilgi Feb 3, 2012 12:56 PM

                        I'm loving the idea of the corned beef rolls with mustard sauce, in my mind with no hint of sweetness to it, just tart and zesty.

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            luciaannek Feb 2, 2012 07:34 AM

            I'd try to keep the filling lighter, like sweetened fruit, rather than going for cheesecake.

            I know the Superbowl is a time to go all out, but with everything else already so heavy, I'm just not sure something as heavy as a cheesecake filled fried egg roll would be appealing.

            I'd do various fruit fillings like macerated berries, maybe paired with herbs (strawberry basil is nice). I bet you could make a nice banana's foster filling.

            I'd serve with whipped cream, and maybe some kind of dipping sauce (caramel, chocolate, sweetened balsamic reduction).

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            1. re: luciaannek
              sarahjay Feb 2, 2012 08:28 AM

              I've had really good fried banana egg rolls. They were just bananas wrapped in the skins, fried, and served with a chocolate sauce. YUM!

              1. re: sarahjay
                CanadaGirl Feb 2, 2012 11:53 AM

                Ditto on the bananas. Marinate in some rum and cinnamon before wrapping and frying. Delish!

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                  jmcarthur8 Feb 3, 2012 04:12 PM

                  That's exactly what I was going to say! Just a plain ol' banana wrapped up.I love the warm gooeyness inside, with the crispy outside, and chocolate sauce for dipping....
                  Definitely yum.

              2. jenscats5 Feb 2, 2012 06:59 AM

                I've had dessert egg rolls in a local restaurant that use an Oreo-cheesecake filling....very good!

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                  hhicks Feb 1, 2012 06:26 PM

                  I've had cookie dough egg rolls and they were delicious! The egg roll was fried and the cookie dough was warm and gooey inside. It was served with vanilla ice cream on top drizzled with chocolate syrup.

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                  1. re: hhicks
                    rockycat Feb 2, 2012 06:29 AM

                    That is absolutely brilliant and sounds delicious in a late-nite, munchie sort of way. I could skip the ice cream, though.

                  2. Emme Feb 1, 2012 06:12 PM

                    Something like a cannoli filling with ricotta, sugar, lemon or orange zest if desired, bit of vanilla, and chips if you like.

                    Peanut Butter mousse with a fruit compote.

                    1. arashall Feb 1, 2012 01:33 PM

                      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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                        nickbrien42 Feb 2, 2012 04:54 PM

                        This sounds great. I might try that.

                      2. chowser Feb 1, 2012 12:43 PM

                        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. onceadaylily Feb 1, 2012 12:38 PM

                          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. JungMann Jan 31, 2012 08:21 PM

                            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: JungMann
                              nickbrien42 Jan 31, 2012 09:03 PM

                              Thick ones.

                              1. re: nickbrien42
                                katecm Feb 1, 2012 12:27 PM

                                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
                                FoodPopulist Feb 2, 2012 12:07 PM

                                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. junglekitte Jan 31, 2012 08:07 PM

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

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