Sunday, September 20, 2015
This delicious dessert always brings lots of compliments when I take it to gatherings and has been requested several times for family birthday dinners. It is very versatile-- the apple filling can be exchanged for cherry, or blueberry or peach. Apple is my favorite, though, and a perfect dessert to serve in the fall.
It starts with a secret ingredient that no one will know about unless you choose to tell them.
The "crust" is actually a flour tortilla! But the delicious filling and special sauce poured over it makes this dessert absolutely delicious!
Give it a try!
You will need:
1 pkg. of 8-10 lg. flour tortillas
4 oz. softened cream cheese
2 cans apple (or other choice) pie filling
1 1/2 stick butter (NOT margarine)
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla (or use almond extract if using cherry pie filling)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or slivered almonds if using cherry)
Equal parts cinnamon/sugar sprinkle for topping (omit if using cherry)
"Butter" each tortilla with the cream cheese. Put pie filling 3 Tablespoonsful on one end of tortilla and rollup, enchilada style.
Place in a buttered 9X13 dish. Continue until all are rolled up and placed in dish (some may need to go across bottom).
Place dollops of remaining pie filling on top, then sprinkle nuts over.
Set aside.Bring to a boil, the sauce and immediately pour over top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes (or until brown on top. and most of sauce has been absorbed).
This is delicious served warm with some vanilla ice cream on top, or top with whipped cream....drizzle with caramel sauce....even served at room temp or cold!