A few days ago I was thinking about all the things I'd like to do with a few bushels of apples - but I only had two Granny Smiths in the fridge. After thinking over my options and our need for a quick, yummy breakfast, I came up with this dish.
The kids and I loved the cinnamon sugar snowflakes we made out of tortillas last winter, and crepes stuffed with cinnamon apples make a great treat, so I combined the two to get these breakfast enchiladas. They're quick and healthy but "fancy" enough for company, too.
So here's how to make your own Apple Pie Enchiladas:
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 2 T. honey
- 1/4 c. water
- 3 T. butter, softened & divided
- 1 1/2 t. cinnamon-sugar mixture
- 2 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
- 1 t. cinnamon
To make your enchiladas:
- Peel and slice your apples into thin pieces.
- Place them in a small frying pan with the cinnamon, honey, and half of the butter.
- Saute the apples over medium heat until they are caramelized and cooked through.
- Spread a thin layer of the remaining butter over the tortillas.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the tortillas. I keep a shaker of this in my cupboard, and I don't measure how to make it. Just mix a few teaspoons of cinnamon with a few tablespoons of sugar until it's a happy soft brown color.
- Place half the apples into a tortilla. Roll the tortilla up and place it in a baking dish. Repeat with the second tortilla.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until tortilla begins to get crispy. Watch carefully - you don't want it to burn!
- Enjoy plain or with whipped cream. This would be a super fun dessert with ice cream, too, and lots simpler than making an apple pie - though those are fun, too.
What's your favorite way to eat an apple?