Pongu Lumpia (Pineapple Cream Cheese Spring Rolls)

lplplp497986At Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, Pandora – The World of Avatar just opened and at Pongu Pongu (a snack shop), they serve a dessert called Pongu Lumpia.

Lumpia is a spring roll of Chinese origin, commonly found as a popular street food snack in Indonesia and the Philippines. It is traditionally a mixture of savory vegetables and chopped meat filling rolled in a spring roll wrapper. However, the Disney Culinary Team developed the version sold at Pandora – The World of Avatar with a sweet spin – cream cheese and diced pineapple.

Makes 10 Lumpia

Ingredients:

  • 10 spring roll wrappers
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • Oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Carefully separate spring roll wrappers. Cover wrappers with moist paper towel to prevent drying.
  3. Cut softened cream cheese into 10 equal pieces.
  4. Place one spring roll wrapper on a cutting board. Place one piece of cream cheese in the center of the spring roll and spread evenly on wrapper, leaving a 3/4-inch border around the edges. Add 3 tablespoons of diced pineapple and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.
  5. Roll one edge of the wrapper towards the center. Fold in both sides and continue rolling. Moisten the edge with water to seal the lumpia.
  6. Repeat with remaining spring roll wrappers.
  7. Place lumpia on prepared baking sheet and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Preheat 1 inch of oil in a frying pan to 350°F. Fry lumpia for 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  9. Roll in remaining sugar before serving.
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