Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas

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.

Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas two on plate topped with ice cream and caramel sauce

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!

Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas ingredients in bowls and spread out

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.

Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas filling preparation collage

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Baking Tips

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas in pan

Variations

  • 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.

Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas two on plate topped with ice cream and caramel sauce

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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.

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Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas

Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas are an easy apple dessert with a creamy cinnamon apple filling wrapped in tortillas and topped with cinnamon syrup.
Yield 8 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

Tortilla Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 21 ounces apple pie filling , or use Homemade Recipe
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 flour tortillas , taco sized

Glaze:

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 529IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. This looks amazing and I would like to try it this weekend. I’m not a big fan of tortillas and I am wondering if you have a suggestion for what I can use in place of tortillas?

    Thank you!