Blueberry Cream Cheese Egg Rolls

Indulge in the delightful combination of sweet and tangy flavors with Blueberry Cream Cheese Egg Rolls. This recipe brings together the juiciness of fresh blueberries and the creamy richness of cream cheese, all wrapped in a crispy egg roll shell. Perfect for a unique dessert or snack, these egg rolls offer a twist on traditional sweet treats, promising to be a hit at any gathering.

Ingredients:

For The Blueberry Filling:

2 cups fresh blueberries

⅓ cup sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

7 tablespoons water, divided

3 tablespoons cornstarch

For The Cream Cheese Filling:

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

⅓ cup sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla

12 egg roll wrappers

2+ cups vegetable oil for frying

¼ cup powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions:

Prepare the Blueberry Filling: In a saucepan, mix blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and part of the water. Cook until the berries burst. Thicken with a cornstarch-water mixture.

Make the Cream Cheese Filling: Beat cream cheese with sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla until fluffy.

Assemble the Egg Rolls: On each wrapper, spread cream cheese filling and top with blueberry filling. Wet the edges, fold, and roll.

Fry: Heat oil and fry the egg rolls until golden. Drain on paper towels.

Serve: Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Enjoy these Blueberry Cream Cheese Egg Rolls as a sweet treat that combines creamy, fruity flavors in a crispy shell.

Serving Suggestions:

  • With a Side of Fruit: Complement these egg rolls with a side of fresh fruit or a fruit salad to balance the sweetness with a refreshing touch.
  • Ice Cream Pairing: Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful contrast of hot and cold, enhancing the creamy texture of the filling.

Storage Tips:

  • Refrigeration: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply warm them in the oven or air fryer to crisp up the exterior.
  • Freezing: For longer storage, freeze the egg rolls on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 2 months. Reheat directly from frozen, adjusting cooking time as needed to ensure they’re heated through and crispy.

Flavor Variations:

  • Mix up the Berries: Substitute or mix blueberries with other berries like raspberries or blackberries for a different flavor profile.
  • Chocolate Addition: Add mini chocolate chips to the cream cheese mixture for a hint of chocolate in every bite.
  • Citrus Twist: Incorporate orange zest into the cream cheese filling for a citrusy kick.

Presentation Enhancements:

  • Sauce Drizzle: Serve with a raspberry or chocolate sauce drizzle for an extra touch of elegance and flavor.
  • Mint Garnish: A sprig of fresh mint not only adds color but also a refreshing aroma that complements the fruitiness of the egg rolls.

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