Join us for 12 Days of Christmas Recipes! Your favourite TreeTime.ca employees stepped into the kitchen to try out some delicious recipes. Try them out yourself to share with family and friends over the holiday season! (Or keep it all for yourself… we won’t tell!).
Day 1: Blue Berry Egg Rolls
Here is what Holly had to say:
I don’t know about you, but I will take cheesecake in any form. If you are short on time, want something unique, and have leftover berries from your garden in the freezer, these are perfect for you!
I used my blueberries, but you can sub in your raspberries, haskaps, or saskatoons with this recipe. I loved this! The sweet blueberries mixed with a little taste of cheesecake and the crispiness of the egg roll totally sells it for me! And it’s done and ready to eat in under 30 minutes! Definitely a must for any busy Christmas season.
For Blueberry Mixture
2 1/2 cups blueberries
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
For Cheesecake Mixture
2 (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Pinch of kosher salt
18 egg roll wrappers
Vegetable oil, for frying
Powdered sugar, for garnish
Make the blueberry sauce! In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine blueberries, lemon juice, and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook until thick and jammy, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Make the cheesecake mixture! In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat together cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, vanilla, and kosher salt until fully combined.
Time to combine! Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean surface in a diamond shape and spoon approximately 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture into a line in the center. Top with a heaping spoonful of blueberry sauce. Fold up bottom half and tightly fold in sides. Gently roll, then seal fold with a couple drops of water.
Fry them up! In a large skillet over medium heat, pour enough oil to reach 1″ up the side of skillet. Heat until oil starts to bubble when a drop of water is added. Add egg rolls and fry until golden, about 1 minute per side.
Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool slightly. Dust with powdered sugar and serve!