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Apple Enchiladas

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This apple enchiladas recipe is the perfect dessert featuring warm apple pie filling wrapped in soft tortillas and drizzled with sweet caramel sauce.
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  1. APPLE ENCHILADAS INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS APPLE ENCHILADAS RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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What a fun and sweet twist on a Mexican classic these apple enchiladas are. Soft apples are covered in cinnamon and sugar, wrapped in a tortilla, and baked to bubbling. A drizzle of buttery sweet caramel sauce finishes off this heavenly dessert.

You need more apple desserts in your life. Try our easy apple dumplings and caramel apple crisp bites. Both are easy dessert recipes that you will love.

APPLE ENCHILADAS INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 2 (21-ounce) cans apple pie filling or 3 cups fried apples
  • 6 burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup caramel sauce (plus more for drizzling)
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted

PRO TIP:

Apple pie filling is tasty and easy. You can also use homemade fried apples in this great dessert recipe. I liked a nice stuffed enchilada – I ended up using about 1½ cans of apple filling – you could stretch 1 can between 6 large tortillas for less full enchiladas.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CARAMEL SAUCE: You could also add caramel sauce to the inside. Premade caramel sauce or caramel ice cream topping is super easy, but of course, you can use homemade caramel sauce.

FRUIT FILLING: You don’t simply have to stick to apple fruit filling for this recipe. Any fruit fillings would be amazing in this great recipe.

TORTILLAS: Either white or whole wheat tortillas would be fine for these apple enchiladas with caramel sauce, just make sure they are big enough. We wouldn’t recommend corn tortillas as they are not as pliable.

SUGAR: You could replace the white sugar in this recipe for brown sugar mixed with the 1 teaspoon cinnamon for an extra sweet twist.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS APPLE ENCHILADAS RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

STEP TWO: In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

STEP THREE: Bring the flour tortillas to room temperature (or heat for a few seconds in the microwave) to make them more pliable for folding.

STEP FOUR: Spoon about ½ cup of apple pie filling in a line down the center of each tortilla, leaving room to fold over the edges. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar mixture over the pie filling.

STEP FIVE: Fold top and bottom edges in toward the center and then roll the tortilla up, folding in the left side and rolling until it forms an enclosed burrito shape.

STEP SIX: Continue to fill and roll the remaining tortillas.  

STEP SEVEN: Place seam side down in the greased baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.  

STEP EIGHT: Combine butter and ½ cup caramel sauce.

STEP NINE: Pour the caramel butter over the enchiladas, using a spoon or spatula to spread the sauce over as much of the tortillas as possible. Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar over the top of the prepared enchiladas.

PRO TIP:

Use a pastry brush to spread the sauce over all the tortillas – the more they are covered with sauce, the better they will caramelize during baking. This is also why basting once during baking is helpful.  

STEP TEN: Let the enchiladas sit for 15 minutes or so to allow the tortillas to soak up a little bit of the sauce.

STEP ELEVEN: Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the tortillas are lightly golden brown and caramelized on top. You can baste the enchiladas halfway through baking with the sauce that has pooled in the bottom of the dish.

STEP TWELVE: Serve warm with an extra drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of ice cream.

HOW TO SERVE

This sweet treat is best served with a scoop of no-churn vanilla ice cream on the side and a spoonful of whipped cream on top. These would also be fun for easy school lunches or a special breakfast along with a homemade pumpkin spice latte.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: These delicious apple pie enchiladas are best if eaten right away to maintain the crisp caramelized exterior of the flour tortillas. Store any leftovers of this apple enchilada dessert in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. 

PRO TIP:

If you have any leftover apple pie filling, store it in the fridge and use it warmed on top of ice cream.

When the fall season is in full swing, this delicious apple dessert is the ideal choice the next time you crave a warm apple treat. With drizzles of caramel and oozing with warm apple filling, these apple cinnamon enchiladas are amazing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas?

We find that corn tortillas don’t roll as well in this easy recipe. Stick with soft flour tortillas if you can for the best result.

Can I substitute apples for another flavor of pie filling?

You can use different flavors of pie filling for this recipe.

Can I use fresh apples instead of apple pie filling?

If you have a bowl of fresh apples just begging to be used up, this straightforward apple dessert would work fine with fresh sliced apples.

Can I make this ahead of time?

If you are planning on making these caramel apple enchiladas for breakfast or brunch, you could prepare it all ahead of time and store it in the fridge. Pop it in the oven the next day.

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Apple Enchiladas

5 from 1 vote
This apple enchiladas recipe is the perfect dessert featuring warm apple pie filling wrapped in soft tortillas and drizzled with sweet caramel sauce.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 enchiladas

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans apple pie filling or 3 cups fried apples (21-ounce cans)
  • 6 burrito-size flour tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup caramel sauce plus more for drizzling
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Bring the flour tortillas to room temperature (or heat for a few seconds in the microwave) so that they are more pliable for folding.
  • Spoon about ½ cup of apple pie filling in a line down the center of a flour tortilla, leaving room to fold over the edges. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar over the pie filling.
  • Fold top and bottom edges in toward the center and then roll the tortilla up, folding in the left side and rolling until it forms an enclosed burrito shape.
  • Continue to fill and roll the remaining tortillas.
  • Place seam side down in the greased baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Mix together the melted butter and ½ cup caramel sauce to combine.
  • Pour the caramel butter over the enchiladas, using a spoon or spatula to spread the sauce over as much of the tortillas as possible. Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar over the top of the prepared enchiladas.
  • Let the enchiladas sit for 15 minutes or so to give the tortillas an opportunity to soak up a little bit of the sauce.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the tortillas are lightly browned and caramelized on top. You can baste the enchiladas halfway through baking with the sauce that has pooled in the bottom of the dish.
  • Serve warm with an extra drizzle of caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 299IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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