My peach cobbler egg rolls recipe is a sweet variation of the scrummy appetizer, which uses peaches and rum instead of a salty garnish.
This recipe is ideal for a sweet treat at any time and all the ingredients are inexpensive and easy to source. If you can’t find fresh peaches, canned peaches work just as well.
I’ve also told you below what type of sugar works best, but you can use any you might have in your cupboard at home, including dark brown sugar.
These egg rolls are really yummy when cooked in a deep fryer or air fryer. But you can always bake them if you want to cut down on the amount of oil used.
The Best Ingredients for The Best Peach Cobbler Egg Rolls
Peaches are essential for my egg rolls recipe as the peach mixture will be used to fill the rolls.
For this recipe, pick any type of peach you want. If you can find fresh peaches, use these. Since they are mainly in season from June to August, you might not be able to source them other times of the year.
As an alternative, use frozen or canned peaches. Unlike the common belief, canned and frozen fruits can be just as nutritious as their fresh counterparts. In some cases, they even have a higher nutritional content due to them being canned or frozen immediately after harvesting.
But if you do go for fresh peaches, try to use the freestone variety. These are usually larger, sweeter, and juicier.
Plus, the pips will pop right out of the fruit, so they’re easy to cook with. You’ll find white and yellow freestone peaches easily in your grocery store.
I use butter in my recipe to add more flavor. Opt for a salted butter – this contains more than 3% salt – as this will give the peach mixture a deeper, tastier flavor.
But if you can’t find this type, use plain butter and add a pinch of salt whilst melting it.
For a vegan recipe, choose dairy-free butter such as avocado or coconut oil-based butter.
You can utilize white or brown sugar in this peach cobbler egg rolls recipe.
- White sugar, known as granulated or table sugar, is made from either beets or refined sugar cane.
- Brown sugar gets its color from molasses. The varieties you can buy in your local store will contain about 3.5% molasses.
Whatever the type, sugar is a natural carbohydrate. It’ll help to keep dishes moist and tender when you bake them. It will also help in leavening and will give a lovely sweet taste to your cooking.
If you want to keep your baking vegan, opt for unrefined or organic sugar such as that made from coconut. Since white granulated sugar isn’t always vegan, you may want to check before buying.
Invest in a good-quality vanilla extract, you can find it anywhere. Pure vanilla extract has a rich, complex flavor because it contains several 100 different flavor compounds.
With a high concentration of these different flavors, the extract will really work to enhance the taste of the fruit in these peach cobbler egg rolls.
Again, rum is a flavorful, versatile spirit that you can use in several different puddings and desserts. It goes well in sauces or in baked dishes such as cakes.
Dark rums are the best type for sweet baked goods. They have many flavors and tastes that’ll add to the flavor of your dishes. Dark spiced rums in particular are a good option.
Tips and Tricks to Make Peach Cobbler Egg Rolls
Have Ripe Peaches
If your peach is too fresh, speed up the ripening process by putting your fruit into a paper bag and close it tightly.
Since fruit gives off ethylene gas, the bag will capture the gas and will quicken the ripening of the peaches.
Avoid Soggy Egg Rolls
To do so, try not to get too much liquid into your egg rolls. For this:
- Prop the bowl that contains your peach filling into a tipped position.
- Then, the liquid will flow to the bottom of the bowl, leaving the filling nearer the top.
- Use this drained peach mixture in your egg roll whilst wrapping.
- Also, once you’ve wrapped your egg rolls, deep-fry them within about 30 minutes. This will stop any juices from leaking out and ensure that your egg rolls don’t get too dry.
Opt For A High Smoking Point Oil
An oil’s smoke point, also called the burning point, is the temperature at which it starts smoking and stops glistening. It can range from a low 325oF to a very high 520oF. The higher this point is, generally the healthier the oil is for cooking.
Peanut oil is for example a good candidate since it has a high smoking point of about 446oF. Plus many people like to cook and fry with it due to its neutral taste.
Avocado oil also has a high smoke point of 520oF but it does have a nutty taste to it which you may or may not like.
Another alternative is canola or sunflower oil for deep-frying. However, these do have a lower smoking point of about 450oF, so are not as healthy an option.
For extra flavor in the peach cobbler egg rolls, try an aromatic spice like cinnamon. Cinnamon pairs extremely well with peach dishes.
You could even use some cinnamon sugar instead of plain white sugar or utilize other popular dessert spices such as ground ginger, nutmeg, allspice, or cloves.
Peach Cobbler Egg Rolls Recipe
- Prep Time25 min
- Cook Time30 min
- Total Time1 hr 15 min
- Servings6 peach cobbler egg rolls
Baking: 20 min
Cooling: 30 min
- Prepare the Peaches
If using fresh peaches, peel your fruit and slice and dice them on a cutting board.
Using a medium-high heat, melt the butter in a skillet or frying pan. Add the white and brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon or lemon juice, if using, to the melted butter.
Then, you can add the rum once this mixture is boiling. Allow it to cook down until the peach filling is thicker. You should take care to stir this mixture throughout.
Once it’s bubbly and thick, remove it from the heat. Put the peaches and liquid into a separate large bowl or pot and allow it to cool completely.
- Make the Egg Rolls
Lay the egg roll wraps out and add about 2 tablespoons of the peach filling to the center of each wrapper.
Beat your egg. Brush a little of this beaten egg onto the wrap corners. This will help you to seal your egg rolls properly so the filling won’t leak out when cooking.
You can then follow the instructions on the egg roll wrappers’ packaging to fold your egg rolls.
- Fry or Bake the Egg Rolls
To fry the peach cobbler egg rolls, either do this in a frying pan, deep fryer or even in an air fryer.
- Fry in a frying pan with oil at medium heat.
- For an air fryer, spray with your chosen cooking oil first. Heat the fryer to about 380oF. They’ll take about 15 minutes to cook and should be golden brown and crispy once done. Don’t forget to flip them over halfway through.
- Or bake the peach cobbler egg rolls in your oven. Put them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake them in an oven heated to about 400oF for 20 minutes.
Once again, you’ll know they’re ready when they’ve turned crispy and a nice golden brown color. Again, remember to turn them about halfway into your baking time.
What Can You Serve With Peach Cobbler Egg Rolls?
- For an easy but yummy dessert, serve the peach cobbler egg rolls simply with ice cream, whipped cream, or chocolate sauce. A homemade vanilla icing is also a good favorite.
- For a more fruity taste, make a homemade raspberry sauce. For this, simply mix raspberry (or another berry of your choice) jam with honey and water. Once the peach cobbler egg rolls are baked, drizzle the jam mixture over them. Finish by sprinkling the egg rolls with some confectioner’s sugar for an extra sweet kick.
- Serve your own drizzle. Combine milk with some powdered sugar until it’s a runny consistency. Add some leftover glaze from your prepared peaches to this powdered sugar mixture. Once ready, drizzle over the peach cobbler egg rolls.
- 9.5g Fat