I was going to make these spring rolls with Asian pears. But I had to use up the million or so apples I have sitting in my kitchen. So I used apples instead. Thats the beauty of this recipe, you can use a lot of different fruits. I recommend apples or pears. You could also make this with phyllo pastry or with spring roll wrappers. But who doesn’t love apples and phyllo and brandy and butterscotch!
Here is a somewhat step by-step post. ‘Somewhat’ because I was too lazy to take pictures of every single step
Start with the apple filling. Use a tart apple, like granny smith. Core and then cut the apple into sticks about 1/3 inch thick. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt to the apples.
Now work on the phyllo spring roll. Place a phyllo sheet on a work surface. Spray baking/olive oil spray or brush melted butter evenly over the phyllo sheet. Place the second phyllo sheet over the first. Spray or brush with butter. Repeat for the remaining sheets. You’ll now have a 4 layer stack of phyllo pastry sheets, one on top of the other.
Cut this stack into 4 rough squares. Start with one square (see picture above). Place 4-5 apple sticks on the phyllo square, slightly off center and towards you. Fold the bottom of the phyllo sheets over the apple.
Press down lightly. Then bring up the left and right ends towards the center.
Keeping the ends tucked in, roll the spring roll away from you. Repeat with all the phyllo squares. Remember to keep all your phyllo sheets, except the one you are working with, covered in a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out. Each phyllo stack will give you 4 spring rolls. Bake spring rolls in the oven till golden.
While the spring rolls are baking, make the brandy butterscotch sauce. The world’s easiest brandy butterscotch sauce! Combine Nestle butterscotch morsels, milk and brandy in a bowl and microwave till the butterscotch morsels melt. Thats it!
Serve spring rolls warm with brandy butterscotch sauce. Vanilla or Caramel icecream will also taste great with this!