It’s officially apple season. What better way to take advantage of the abundance of apples than by incorporating them into different recipes such as apple enchiladas—a sweet take on a Mexican favorite, stuffed with apples and cinnamon. Trust us when we say this easy dessert will become your go-to during the autumn season.
What you’ll need
6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
For The Filling:
4 cups apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1 tablespoon cornstarch
For The Syrup:
⅓ cup butter
⅓ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup water
⅓ cup chopped walnuts, for topping
additional cinnamon, for topping
1. The filling. In large bowl toss apple slices with lemon juice. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add apples, stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook, stirring, until apples are tender, about 4-5 minutes. Mix cornstarch with about 2 teaspoons of water and stir into apple mixture. Let cook until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
2. Lightly oil or coat a 9 X 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
3. Assembling the enchiladas. If needed, soften the tortillas in the microwave so they don’t break while you roll the enchiladas. Spoon about ¼ cup of the apple filling across the bottom of the tortilla. Fold in the sides, roll the tortilla tightly (see the picture above) and place seam side down on prepared baking dish. Repeat with the rest.
4. The syrup. In a saucepan, melt the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and water on medium heat, stirring frequently. Once it reaches a boil, let it boil for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove it from the heat and pour the sugar mixture over tortillas (reserve some syrup to drizzle over walnuts). Sprinkle the tortillas with cinnamon, walnuts, and drizzle with remaining syrup. 5. Let stand for 20-30 minutes (to let tortillas absorb some of the sauce).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Recipe and photos via Yummy Addicition.