Thursday, March 31, 2011

Apple Enchiladas (Unfried Pies)

Apple Enchiladas - Yummy!

Looking for something yummy that's quick and easy?

Impress the socks off your gourmet pals with this family friendly - scrumptious dessert that you can whip up in less time than it takes to say "Ole!"

Less fat than a fried pie but so much gorgeous taste you'll be munching these by the plateful. Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream if you're feeling frisky.

A fun dessert or snack that's made from a couple of pantry staples. 

Why not skip your pop tart for breakfast tomorrow and try one of these instead!
This is a flour tortilla
Use any brand
Also called "Sandwich Wraps"

Makes 4 enchiladas
Pan size not important but an 8 inch square pan works well

4 burrito size (9 inch) flour tortillas
1 (21 to 24 oz can) apple pie filling
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter (margarine not recommended)
3 tablespoons sugar
Garnish - ground nutmeg (to taste - about 1/8 teaspoon)

Put pie filling slightly off

Position oven rack so the enchiladas will bake in the center.  Preheat to 350 degrees. 

Lightly grease baking pan or coat with pan spray.

Divide the pie filling evenly between the tortillas spooning it in a line slightly off center. Fold the edges of two sides of a tortilla over the filling.

Beginning with the side that's closest to the line of pie filling, roll up the tortilla firmly (with folded edges tucked inside). It will look like an egg roll.  Place seam side down in the prepared baking dish. 

Fold up the edges

Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Melt butter and sugar together in a small covered pot.  Remove cover.  Stir to combine and melt sugar. Spoon evenly over each filled tortilla.  Sprinkle with nutmeg to taste.

Bake in preheated oven until hot and the enchiladas are slightly golden - 35 to 40 minutes.  Cool 5 minutes in the pan then remove to serving dishes using a long metal spatula or pancake turner.

Karla's Tips

Roll it up

While margarine is not recommended, vegans can use a butter substitute. 
Oil is not recommended. 

In testing this recipe, we used Comstock "More Fruit" brand apple pie filling.  

Other fruit pie fillings could be used to vary the recipe.

Melt the butter and the sugar

Spoon the butter & sugar over
the enchiladas

Sprinkle with nutmeg
& pop in the oven!

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