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

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.