Apple Enchiladas

 

Apple enchiladas are dessert enchiladas filled with the flavors of warm apples, cinnamon, and caramel. Apple enchiladas taste like cozy apple pie in a wrap.
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Table of Contents
  1. Apple Enchiladas Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make Apple Enchiladas
  4. How to Serve Apple Enchiladas
  5. Storage
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  7. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Apple enchiladas are a fun and sweet twist on a Mexican classic. These dessert enchiladas feature warm apple pie filling, covered in cinnamon and sugar, wrapped in a soft tortilla, baked until they are bubbling, and finally drizzled with sweet caramel sauce.

If you love fun apple treats then you’ll also want to make Apple Fries, Apple Pie Bites, and Caramel Apple Dip.

Apple Enchiladas Ingredients

You will need:

  • 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

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 an 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 with brown sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for an extra sweet twist.

APPLE PIE FILLING: You can use store-bought filling or try our recipe for homemade apple pie filling.

How to Make Apple Enchiladas

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 them for a few seconds in the microwave) so that they are more pliable for folding.

STEP FOUR: 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.

STEP FIVE: Fold the 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: Mix together the melted butter and ½ cup caramel sauce to combine.

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 give the tortillas an opportunity to soak up a little bit of the sauce.

STEP ELEVEN: 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.

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

How to Serve Apple Enchiladas

Baked apple pie enchiladas give you the yummy taste of hot apple pie, but are incredibly easy to make! With flavors of apple, cinnamon, and caramel, this sweet treat is terrific served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side and a spoonful of whipped cream on top. Serve these sweet enchiladas as a quick afternoon treat, for after-dinner dessert, or even as part of a special breakfast. 

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. 

Apple enchiladas are filled with the flavors of warm apples, cinnamon, and caramel. The next time you’re craving a warm apple treat, whip up this warm and cozy dessert that’s just six ingredients! With drizzles of caramel and oozing with warm apple filling, these apple cinnamon enchiladas are easy to make and taste delicious.

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

Apple enchiladas are dessert enchiladas filled with the flavors of warm apples, cinnamon, and caramel. Apple enchiladas taste like cozy apple pie in a wrap.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

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 them 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 the 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.

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