These caramel apple rice paper rolls are the perfect fall dessert! They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and simple to make with minimal ingredients.

A serving platter with caramel apple rice paper rolls.

Once September hits, I’m all about apple recipes! I personally don’t want to wait until Thanksgiving to get apple pie vibes, just give it to me now. These caramel apple rice paper rolls can satisfy your craving for apple pie early and with way less effort.

They’re made with a simple cinnamon apple filling, wrapped in rice paper, and crisped to perfection in a pan. Drizzle with caramel on top and you have the perfect September treat.

Why you’ll love these Caramel Apple Rice Paper Rolls

  • It’s serious apple pie flavor! It’s almost Fall and what could be better than apple pie flavor!
  • It’s low effort! I love apple pie, but love that this treat requires way less effort and has similar flavor.

The Ingredients for Caramel Apple Rice Paper Rolls

  • Apples. I recommend using Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples.
  • Coconut Sugar. The perfect way to sweeten these apple rice paper rolls.
  • Arrowroot Starch, Lemon Juice, and Cinnamon.
  • Rice Paper. I like to use these rice papers.
  • Ghee. For a dairy-free version, coconut oil works also.
  • Caramel Sauce. I recommend using my recipe for an easy, dairy-free caramel sauce.

How to make Caramel Apple Rice Paper Rolls

  • Step One. Make the apple mixture.

The ingredients for the apple mixture before and after mixing.

  • Step Two. Prepare the rice paper.
  • Step Three. Fold each rice paper around the apple mixture and repeat for all of the ingredients.

The process of rolling the apple pie mixture inside rice paper wrapper before and after wrapping.

  • Step Four. Sear the rice paper rolls in a pan on the stove

The caramel apple rice paper rolls before and after cooking.

  • Step Five. Enjoy topped with caramel sauce!

Tips & Tricks

  • The rice paper can take some work. If it’s your first time working with rice paper, it takes a bit of work to get the motion down, but go slow and carefully!
  • Get messy and eat it with your hands! I find these kind of inconvenient to eat with a fork and knife. Just dive in with your hands.

Can you make this recipe in the air fryer?

I haven’t tested it, but it should work! I would set the air fryer to 350 F, lightly brush with oil and cook for a few minutes on each side.


You can definitely make the caramel up to a week ahead of time, but I would wait to assemble the rolls fresh. The rice paper can dry out if you leave it in the fridge.

A caramel apple rice paper roll after taking a bite out of it.

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Caramel Apple Rice Paper Rolls

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 2 apples, peeled and diced (granny smith, or Honeycrisp)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp arrowroot
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1012 sheets of rice paper
  • 12 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • Caramel sauce


  1. Using a medium bowl, combine the apples, coconut sugar, arrowroot, lemon juice and cinnamon. Toss to fully coat.
  2. Working with one piece of rice paper at a time, dip it into the water to lightly soften. Add the rice paper to a plate and allow to sit for about a minute to further soften.
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the apple into the center of the rice paper. Roll the rice paper by folding in the two corners, then folding up the bottom edge and rolling it into a tight spring roll. Set aside and repeat for all of the rice paper. Prep another sheet of rice paper, and double-wrap the roll. Set aside and repeat for all of the ingredients.
  4. Using a large pan, heat the coconut oil or ghee over medium-low heat. Add a few rice paper rolls to the pan at a time (making sure not to overcrowd the pan).
  5. Sear the rolls for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until crispy. Set aside on a plate.
  6. Serve topped with caramel sauce!


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Global

Keywords: apple rice paper, apple rice paper dumpling