Friday, September 20, 2013

More Apple Desserts

Sharing more super simple apple recipes for this winter using up canned apples or fresh apples if you want to make them tonight. I needed a little break from apples, but still have a lot more to pick and can. I'll be canning more this weekend. I love both of these recipes because you serve them warm and they are so easy to make using flour tortilla which I always have in my house. 

Apple Dessert Quesadillas

2   8 inch flour tortillas
2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
1/2 apple, sliced very thin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and sugar mixture
Nonstick cooking spray
Powdered sugar
Caramel topping
Whipped cream

Spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese on one of the tortillas. Spread sliced apples evenly over cream cheese, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Spread the other tablespoon of cream cheese on the other tortilla and place on top of the filled tortilla, cream cheese side down.  Spray sauté pan with nonstick spray and heat over medium heat. Place the quesadilla in the pan, and cook each side until lightly browned.

Cut into 8 pieces like a pie. Top with a light dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping, a few chopped walnuts and a dollop of whipped cream.

Variation – If you like raisins add some raisins to the apples inside.  You could also add dried cherries or cranraisins.  I use my apple-pie-in-a-jar draining the juice off the apples in the winter.

Apple Chimichangas

3 cups sliced, peeled apples
4 tbs. sugar
4 tsp. flour
¾ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. lemon juice
Or you can use my apple-pie-in-a-jar or canned apple pie filling

Small flour tortillas
Oil for frying

Combine all the filling ingredients and mix well.

Place a heaping amount in the center of the tortilla.  Use a bit of water around the edge to help seal it as you wrap it tightly like a burrito. 

Heat your oil to 350 degrees and drop in only a few at a time into hot oil.  Do not over crowd the pan.  Fry each for about 4 to 5 minutes until browned and crispy. 

Sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar mixture and serve warm.

Variation -  You can also make small appetizers by making these with egg roll wrappers using the same recipe. 

Hope you have a great day.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours.

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