So after we made our Thanksgiving Egg Rolls, we decided to keep experimenting. We didn’t have any desert leftover from Thanksgiving (shocking right?! 😉 ) so we made ourselves some Cream Cheese Egg Rolls. These are so easy to make, delicious, and good any time of the year!!
First, I just made up the cream cheese filling. Super easy. I always have cream cheese on hand and happened to have sour cream. There’s several varieties of cream cheese filling out there but the one I made uses cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
Cream Cheese Egg Rolls Filling
Cream Cheese Filling
- 1 8-oz. bar cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. sour cream
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- 6-8 egg roll wrappers
- Vegetable oil
- Optional toppings
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese with sugar, sour cream, vanilla, and salt with a hand mixer until fully combined.
Once you have the filling ready, pour 1″ of vegetable oil in a good pan and heat to 350. I used the Copper Chef Fry Pan. I suggest using a food thermometer to try to keep it as close to 350 as you can. Too hot and you’ll burn your cream cheese egg rolls, too cool and they’ll take a lot longer to be done. Right at 350, they were a beautiful light brown.
Now you’re ready to assemble. First, place an egg roll wrapper in a diamond shape on your work surface and spoon 2-3 tablespoons cream cheese mixture on the wrapper.
Fold up bottom half and tightly fold in sides. Gently roll, then seal fold with a couple drops of water.
Add cream cheese egg rolls to your heated oil and fry until golden. Typically 1-2 minutes per side.
Carefully transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and cool.
These are amazing served warm or even cooled. (That’s if they even make it to the refrigerator before the family eats them all. 😉 ).
We chose to drizzle a little caramel over the top with a little whip cream. So delicious.
Aren’t they beautiful? Mmm and so good! I imagine these would be good with a variety of toppings. Whatever you have on hand or plan ahead and pick up chocolate sauce or any of your favorite pie fillings like strawberry, cherry, blueberry, etc.
We are really loving the versatility of egg roll wrappers. So easy to prepare and delicious. Ooooh I just had a fantastic thought… pumpkin pie filling! Oh my! Might have to try those next.
Let me know what other egg roll wrapper ideas you have and if you try these Cream Cheese Egg Rolls.
Maryann D. says
This recipe seems tasty, different and fun to try!
Katie Amanda says
Looks great. I’d love to try this. I don’t often fry food, so this would be new for me.
kathy pease says
This looks so delicious and I will have to try out the recipe 🙂
Lesley F says
They remind me of crab rangoon. Bet I would like this
That’s what we thought too. 🙂 Just a bit sweeter than crab rangoon but still delicious.
I made these and some of the cream cheese was coming out of the egg roll when frying them. Why is that
It’s probably just that the wrapper was not sealed tight.
CHRISTY SWEENEY says
Wow!!! These look amazing! Wonder if my picky eaters will try them! Thanks for posting!
rochelle haynes says
This looks good and tasty
This sounds so delicious! I have to try to make these.
Those look delicious.
This recipe seems easy to follow. The egg rolls look delicious.
Antoinette M says
Looks tasty. I should try the recipe with other fillings, too!
Let me know what fillings you try!
Add jalapeños serve with sweet chili sauce.
TAra Woods says
These look delicious and easy to make. I would love to try with an apple pie filling and caramel sauce on the top.
Oh my goodness, yes! That sounds delicious!
Just found this! Used your recipe but none of us can have real sugar so we changed it out for Splenda and added ‘fresh’ whole blueberries to the cream cheese mixture.
We sprayed the wrappers with cooking spray and added some Splenda brown sugar to the outside of the wrappers, then air fried them for 5 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other.
We drizzled it with sugar free chocolate and caramel drizzles and served with some sugar free whipped cream.
Thanks for the idea! It was amazing!!
Oh wow, your changes sound amazing!! I do not have an air fryer but from what I’ve heard, they sound great!
I’m really excited to try this recipe..but it was actually a accident..lol..I bought egg roll wrappers instead of wonton wrappers..to try to cook my favorite dessert cream cheese wontons in my new air fryer! I was sooo upset then I found your recipe n was so excited and relieved! Haha..?..I hope they taste as good as they look..I just hope I can do the wrappers correctly!!! Little nervous..haha
Oooh good luck! If I can do it, you can do it! 😀
Jessica Richards says
I know this is an old post but I had to let you know I tried this with cream cheese mixed with nacho cheese….
Thank you soooo much!!
Oooh that sounds fantastic! Thanks for coming back and letting me know!
Stuff jalapeño with cream cheese then wrap in egg roll wrapper. Fry