Its apple season! Whoo Hoo!
I absolutely love apples and so does my family. Last night I promised to make my family apple crisp after dinner if they promised to eat all of their food. I probably should have checked the cupboards BEFORE I made a promise like that. Whoops, I had no oatmeal. Now I couldn't make the apple crisp as promised and the kids were expecting payment for the veggies they had eaten at dinner.
When dinner ended, we all started to clear the plates from the table and I told the kids they could go outside to play while I prepared the dessert. Crap, what could I make? I scoured the cupboards looking for anything I could quickly throw together. After all, if I don't come up with some sort of payment the mobsters could get angry and attack. :)
So I decided to make cinnamon and sugar apple roll ups. This is a super easy recipe that is made pretty much of things I commonly keep in my house.
What do I need to make this recipe?
- 4 apples (I used some gala and some granny smith), peeled and chopped
- 6 fajita tortilla shells (flour)
- 1 1/2 C. water
- 1/4 C. cornstarch
- 3/4 C. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch salt
- half of a lemon, squeezed
- oil for frying
What do I need to do?
1) The first thing you are going to do is prepare an apple filling. To do this you will need a medium sized saucepan over high heat. Combine the water, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, salt and lemon in this saucepan and bring to a boil.
2) Whisk the ingredients together and boil until the mixture becomes very thick.
3) Once the mixture thickens add your apples and reduce the heat to a simmer.
4) Continue to simmer until the apples are fork tender. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
5) Prepare a shallow dish with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for rolling your roll ups in after they cook. Set aside.
6) Next, Prepare your oil for frying in a shallow fry pan and begin preparing your roll ups.
7) Place a spoonful of apple filling in the center of a flour tortilla and roll up to secure all openings.
8) Place the roll up, seam side down, in the oil and fry until lightly browned. Flip and brown the other side too. This only takes a few seconds.
9) Remove the roll up from the oil and place in the cinnamon and sugar dish to coat.
10) Serve with ice-cream and enjoy warm.
The kids thought this dish tasted like either fried ice cream or elephant ears. But either way, all I know is that it is GOOD! They didn't even complain that it wasn't the promised apple crisp. Yess! I have been saved!
Keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks for even more awesome apple recipes. My local orchard is keeping me stocked this season and I love finding new ways to eat apples.
What is your favorite way to eat apples?
<3 Dick and Jane