In this recipe, the humble apple pie gets a make over…finger-food style! These were so easy to whip up and I absolutely love the warm, lemony flavor of cardamom. It can be the predominant spice or as a background note. Cardamom goes well with cinnamon, ginger, clove combinations and is the third-most expensive spice in the world after saffron and vanilla. It is known as The Queen of Spices (The King of Spices is black pepper) and belongs to the ginger family. Click here for health benefits of cardamom.
adapted from Spoon Fork Bacon
Apple Pie Filling:
2 green apples (abut 2 heaping cups), peeled and diced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground all-spice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
16 egg roll wrappers
Cardamom Whipped Cream:
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup superfine sugar (granulated is fine)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
Preheat oven to 190c ( 375f). Place filling ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together until well combined. Lay 1 egg roll wrapper onto a clean surface and brush edge with a 1 inch perimeter of egg wash.
Divide the filling equally and spread across one side of the prepared egg roll wrapper. Fold the sides over and brush with egg wash. Carefully roll filling tightly in the wrapper and press gently to seal.
Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and coat with a thin layer of cooking spray. Repeat until all the filling and wrappers have been used. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately with the cardamom whipped cream.
Cardamom Whipped Cream: Place cream in a mixing bowl and whip with a hand mixer, on medium-high speed. As the mixture thickens, slowly add sugar until fully incorporated. Add vanilla and cardamom and continue to whip until medium to stiff peaks form. Serve with baked apple pie egg rolls.
The Culinary Chase’s Note: These were scrumptious especially with the cardamom added to the whipped cream. As you can see, the apples weren’t peeled and I cut them into big chunks but next time I’ll reduce the size as the apples were a bit al dente. Use your favorite apple pie recipe and enjoy!