Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas are an easy apple dessert with a creamy cinnamon apple filling wrapped in tortillas and topped with cinnamon syrup.
This easy Dessert Recipe is a quick & tasty alternative to a Homemade Apple Pie. Instead of baking Apple Pie Filling in a crust, wrap it in a tortilla and bake for the same spiced apple goodness with less than half the work.
When these sweet roll ups are done, the inner filling tastes like a hot apple pie and the tortillas act sort of like a crepe wrapped around the Apple Pie Enchiladas. It’s perfect for when you’re craving an apple pie, but don’t want to go through all the effort. Plus, it’s an original and fun way to enjoy classic flavors. It’s the perfect quick dessert for a Fall night.
This is a wonderfully easy and straightforward apple dessert recipe. Simply combine an apple filling with cinnamon, vanilla, apples, and sugar. Once it’s ready, spread the cinnamony goodness over a sweet cream cheese spread and tortillas. Finish by pouring a cinnamon and nutmeg “enchilada” sauce over the prepared enchiladas. Voila! The easiest and most delicious sweet cinnamon apple treat for a crowd!
Take this Apple Enchilada recipe to the next level and finish it off with a Vanilla Ice Cream topping. The scoop of creamy ice cream will melt over the Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas for a delicious combination of hot and cold. You can also drizzle a little Caramel Sauce over the ice cream for a bit of extra sweetness.
Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas are a great recipe for potlucks as dessert or a sweet breakfast for a crowd. Swap out your French Toast Bake for these cinnamon apple roll-ups for a cozy Christmas morning treat! You can even prepare the enchiladas a few days ahead of time and freeze until the morning of, just increase the baking time by 10-15 minutes or until hot all the way through.
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- Make sure to prep your rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Otherwise, it will be easy for the sugary apple filling to stick to the baking pan.
- Let the cream cheese soften before you start the recipe. It will be easier to combine it smoothly with the sugar and vanilla, and to spread the mixture over tortillas.
- Once you’ve spread the cream cheese down the center of each tortilla, place the apple mixture over the top. Make sure not to put the apple filling too close to the tortilla edges so you can close the tortilla more easily.
- Place the tortillas seam side down on the prepared baking sheet so that they weigh themselves down and don’t unwrap in the oven.
- Once the butter mixture starts to boil, make sure you reduce the heat immediately so the sugar doesn’t burn. Pour sauce over the tortillas before cooking them.
- Pop the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. You’ll know the Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas are done when the inside is bubbling, and the tortillas are crispy and golden brown.
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- Caramel Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas: To add some extra sweetness make Caramel Cinnamon Apples. You can do this by replacing the butter sauce with Caramel Sauce. All you need is white sugar, corn syrup, butter, milk, vanilla, and sea salt.
- Extra Cinnamon: Add some extra cinnamon to the recipe. There’s already cinnamon in the apple mixture and in the glaze, but you can also whisk together some cinnamon sugar. Once the enchiladas are done just sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the top for a sparkling cinnamon sugar touch.
- Add-ins: Try some mix-ins with the apple filling, like pecans or almonds for crunch. For different flavors try more fruits, like strawberries, cranberries, or raspberries.
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How to Store
- Serve: Don’t leave Apple Pie Enchiladas at room temperature for more than 2 hours before storing. Cool completely before storing in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Store: Cover the enchiladas with plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freeze: Frozen Apple Enchiladas will stay good for up to 3 months. Make sure they’re properly sealed to keep moisture out in a freezer safe container. Thaw overnight before reheating or bake from frozen.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
- In a medium bowl mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
- In a second bowl mix the apple pie filling and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
- Add cream cheese to each of the tortillas down the middle.
- Cover with apple pie filling.
- Roll each tortilla and place seam side down in baking dish.
- Add butter, sugar, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a medium saucepan on medium heat.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
- Pour the butter sauce on the tortillas, spreading evenly.
- Bake for 25 minutes until tortillas are crisp and the filling is bubbly.