Friday, October 7, 2011

Apple Bloghop : Crispy Banapple Rolls

For this month's Love Bloghop, the team has chosen to showcase recipes with apples in the ingredients.  There are tons and thousands of dishes you can make with apples but I want to do something Filipino inspired, hmmm...I slept on it for a couple of weeks until I have decided on what to do - - TURON.

Turon or Banana Lumpia or Banana Rolls is a favorite snack and dessert of Filipinos including me. *wink* I like it with jackfruit and I should say I have perfected my version of this snack.  To put a twist to it, I substituted jackfruit with caramelized apple with cinnamon and wrap them using wanton wrappers.  Why wanton? It's crispier (when fried) and would give a slight difference in taste from the usual egg wrapper.

Here's how I reinvented the well-loved turon and I called it --

Crispy Banapple Rolls

Caramelized Apple
1 big Fuji Apple, sliced into sticks
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

4 pcs plantain bananas, quartered lengthwise
muscovado sugar
24 pcs square wanton wrappers (or more just in case you break some)
oil for frying

This is easy, I promise!

Heat a pan and melt butter.  Add sliced apples and fry until brown but do not overcook.  We still want to have that 'crunch'.

Add cinnamon and sugar. Mix until sugar is melted and apples are coated.

Set aside to cool.

Grab 2 wanton wrappers and attach/stick them to each other using water to form a longer piece of wrapper.

Arrange a banana and caramelized apple, about 2 slices. Add 1/2 tsp sugar, approx.  We don't want to put so much sugar for the apples are already sweet *wink*

Very gently, roll it and seal the edge, again using water.

NOTE: You can store this in sealed container and freeze for no longer than a week.  Ready to fry whenever you feel like it.

Prepare to fry.  Oil should at least cover half of the roll.  Heat oil and fry rolls in low heat.  We want to cook the bananas without burning the wrapper. This will take about 2 - 3 minutes each side.

Drain using a parchment paper -- they tend to stick to paper towels, you know.

Drizzle with chocolate syrup and serve warm.

It was a delightful snack and a perfect dessert! (I'm actually eating it while doing this post...hahaha)

Apple was a great substitute to the usual jackfruit and wanton wrappers made a big difference from what I thought would be minimal *wink*

Vanilla ice cream can also be added if you want it ala mode *wink*

October is #applelove month!  

Please join in on the #applelove fun by linking up any apple recipe from the month of October 2011.  Don't forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #applelove event. The twitter hashtag is #applelove :).

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  1. I love love your version! I've only tried either apple or banana but not together.

  2. Oh nice! Haven't tried turon with apples yet, this looks really good. :)

  3. These do make for a wonderful dessert! That last picture really is making me hungry. The idea of plantains and apples does intrigue. Great post. Have a nice weekend.

  4. wow, i love the idea of sweet fruit filled eggrolls! :D this looks delicious! welcome to our bloghop :)

  5. @abigail - thanks sweetie! glad you liked it!

    @Guia - thanks! best serve with vanilla ice cream, just don't have in the fridge when i made this :)

    @tina - thanks, glad you liked it! have a nice weekend too!

    @junia - thank you! happy to be part of the bloghop!

  6. I love turon! I've been calling them banana burritos because I never knew the name til the last 2 years. I do love Filipino food getting some exposure here with the apple blog hop! THanks for showing how to make them. I feel less intimidated now.

  7. Love the idea of caramelized ban-apples in a roll! You're right vanilla icecream would be perfect with it!

  8. what a unique use of wonton wrappers - yum!

  9. @bianca - ahahah! glad that you love turon! and it's easy to make right?

    @Anuradha - thanks for visiting! glad you liked it!

    @Shruti - glad you liked it

    @deanna - thanks, glad you liked it and thanks for dropping by!

  10. WOW! These look absolutely delicious! I don't have any plantains, but I do have the apples, bananas and wonton wrappers. Looks like I've found supper for tonight. I'll fry up some bacon so I can call it a meal. :)


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