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Strawberry Cream Cheese Egg Rolls

Remember when I made those delicious pork egg rolls? Well, as James and I rolled them out, we realized we’d have a few extra egg roll wrappers hanging around after we worked through the pork filling.

My mind immediately flew back to one of the most incredible desserts I’ve ever had: the Banana and Sea Salt Caramel Egg Rolls with spicy peanuts at Max Brenner: Chocolate by the Bald Man. It’s one of my favorite NYC restaurants because, quite frankly, Max Brenner is a (self-proclaimed) real life Willy Wonka.

We didn’t have any bananas on hand. But we did have an entire flat of strawberries from a Saturday of picking. It didn’t take long to decide that our dinner of egg rolls would be followed by a dessert of egg rolls.

I sliced them up into bite size pieces for the photo shoot because, let’s face it – egg rolls aren’t so photogenic on day 2. However, I can tell you that they certainly tasted fabulous on day 2.

Drizzle them or dip them in chocolate sauce (I used the simple organic chocolate syrup we get at Trader Joe’s) and you’ve got a dessert that will wow just about anyone.

If you don’t have fresh strawberries, I’m sure strawberry preserves would work just as well here. I used honey nut cream cheese, but if you can’t find that (I can only find it at Target), simply mix some honey into plain cream cheese to your desired sweetness before you spread it onto the egg roll wrappers.

What’s below is more a method than a recipe, because we really did this on the fly. But man, did it taste good.


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Tracy

Thursday 28th of June 2012

I just love these! A sweet spin on a usually savory dish always catches my attention, and these do even more so since they involve strawberries which I currently have a bajillion of. Yum!

Allison

Monday 25th of June 2012

These look incredible - you have outdone yourself Amber! These just got moved to the very top of my MUST TRY list.

Amber

Tuesday 26th of June 2012

Thanks so much, Allison! I really can't take all the credit.. those ones I ate at Max Brenner were total inspiration and food porn rolled into one.

Miss

Monday 25th of June 2012

Looks magnificent! I love all things strawberry.

Amber

Tuesday 26th of June 2012

Me too, Miss, me too! They're a pretty decadent dessert, but we all need that now and again, right?

Jamie | My Baking Addiction

Friday 22nd of June 2012

I am a big fan of pretty much any type of egg roll and of course, I just love your sweet spin!

Amber

Friday 22nd of June 2012

Thanks, pal! They were pretty damn delicious.

Casey@Good. Food. Stories.

Friday 22nd of June 2012

Any way we can incorporate pretzels into this so it will be the most decadent fulfillment of my beloved strawberry pretzel salad EVAR?? I might just crush some on top.

Amber

Friday 22nd of June 2012

Casey, I feel like that could work. Maybe mix them through the cream cheese before spreading it on the egg roll wrapper? That could be pretty awesome.