Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Apple Enchiladas

For a Mexican themed dinner a few months ago, I searched for a dessert idea and came across this yummy treat! I've made it with canned apple pie filling when in a time crunch but last night made it for a Bunco party with fresh apples and it worked great!


1 pkg. (10 count) flour tortillas (our Kroger has fresh cinnamon tortillas but regular tortillas work just as well)
6 Fuji apples (they aren't the prettiest apples but are the best for baking)
1 t lemon juice
1 T flour
1-2 t cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
8 oz. cinnamon (or regular) applesauce

Syrup:
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup water
Vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Wash, core, peel, and dice apples into small pieces. Place in large bowl and drizzle lemon juice on top. Stir and set aside. In small bowl combine 1/2 sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Pour into bowl with apples and stir. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Add applesauce and mix well. Place 1/2 cup of apple pie filling in center of each tortilla and roll up. Lay seam side down in baking pan. In small saucepan mix all syrup ingredients and heat on high till mixture boils, stirring constantly. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring the entire time. Immediately pour on top of apple enchiladas and let sit for 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Prep and cooking time: 1 and 1/2 hours

TIP OF THE DAY: When buying applesauce to use in a recipe, instead of buying a jar (that once opened, seems to spoil rather quickly), buy the snack package of 6 little tubs. These can be stored in the pantry for quite a long time and the 1/2 size is usually perfect for the amount needed in a recipe.

10 comments :

  1. Sounds yummy! I want one right NOW! :o)

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  2. Sounds yummy! I want one right NOW!! :o)

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  3. Bunco? what the heck is Bunco? hehe

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  4. I have a recipe very similar to this one and very QUICK! I'll have to email it to you for your "approval", aka tastebud approval. lol It's very yummy and, when I make it, I get asked for the recipe alot.

    This one looks yummy too! Can't beat baked apples with ice cream! YUM!

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  5. I bet those apples would be really good over lowfat vanilla ice cream...man do I love apples!

    Hugs,
    Becca

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  6. I'll tell you what, girlie. My family would go crazy over this one, for sure. Very easy! Love your site!

    Love,
    Joisey

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  7. Hi, Shannon~ so glad you've decided to take the leap & I'll be cruising by for some inspiration!
    meg

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  8. I can tell I'm going to learn lots, can't wait for all your recipes & tips -- Tracie

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  9. SOOOO glad you are going to share some of your WONDERFUL recipes. You are a good recipe picker. You are a good cook ... and people say that about me ... but I think a lot of it has to do with picking a good recipe and knowing how to make it your own. I'm definitely adding your site to my recipe blog! :o)

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  10. This new blog is one of my favorites already! I am so excited to have a new place to go to for new recipes!
    I plan to make the apple enchiladas for dessert tonight!

    YUM-O! :)
    Jennifer

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