Monday, January 5, 2015

Apple Enchiladas

For my son,  Mike's,  New Year's Eve birthday dinner, I had a Mexican theme for the family.  I was telling my friend Bea about the menu and she told me that she had a great Mexican inspired dessert.  She sent me the recipe and oh my goodness, is it ever fabulous!  We were so full after the meal, that we all could only eat a small portion.

I love using my snowflake dishes during the month of January.  I bought these at Kroger, several years ago.  The Brown Betty Sadler teapot is a recent Ebay purchase and I love the simplicity of the design and function.  
Luckily for me, there were leftovers of the apple enchiladas to enjoy.  I happen to think that they were even better when reheated in the microwave.  I'm having half of one with a cup of salted caramel tea.  They are wonderful with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top, and the sauce is lick-the-plate  I can't wait to make these again and I hope you'll try them soon. 

Here's the recipe:

1 21 ounce can apple pie filling
6 8 inch flour tortillas
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup water

Spoon filling down the center of each tortilla; sprinkle evenly with cinnamon.  Roll up and place seam side down in a lightly greased 2 qt. baking dish.

Bring butter and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a medium sized saucepan.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring for 3 minutes. Pour over enchiladas and let stand  for 30 minutes

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  


I made another snowy scene with a darling candle that my grandson, Riley, gave me for Christmas.  This time I used some Epsom salts for the snow and put the candle under a cloche.  It's nestled in my wooden salad bowl with pine cones and my battery operated lights.  I just love it!

I am sharing this with:

Thank you for your visit!  xo



52 comments:

  1. The apple enchiladas sound like a great treat Kitty! I noticed your pretty centerpiece right away, love the candle and warm glow of the lights:@)

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  2. Love your decorative centerpiece. So pretty with the candle, such a nice present from your grandson. The dessert sounds wonderful; and the salted caramel tea sounds wonderful too. Your snowflake dishes are perfect for January.

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  3. mmmm that apple enchilada looks sinfully delicious! Belated birthday wishes to your son:) Love the snowflake dish and the matching cup, what a pretty dish to serve dessert! Lovely snow scene under the cloche, a beautiful centerpiece for your table. Thanks for the recipe! Hugs, Poppy

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  4. YUM!! This is definitely going on my list of desserts to try :) I see that the recipe calls for canned apples - do you think I could use fresh apples if I let them sit for a bit to create a juice/syrup?

    Your snow scene is beautiful and ever so enchanting :) Happy Monday, my friend! Hugs!

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  5. Oh! I never thought of enchiladas as a dessert. Great recipe! The centerpiece is gorgeous. Much too pretty to burn the candles.

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  6. Wow Kitty, that dessert sure looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Wishing you a nice start this week of the new year.

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  7. I never think to use tortillas in a dessert--what a brilliant idea. I adore your vignette under glass. It's like a perfect world in miniature.

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  8. These look delicious and so easy! After the holidays, I am all about easy. I am definitely saving this one.

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  9. Ooohh... my husband would love these for sure! I really must give them a try, Kitty. I'll let you know what he thinks of them. He is the best to cook for, especially desserts. :)
    Your candle that your grandson gave you is darling and I love what you did with it.
    Many times Kroger has some great finds in their seasonal isles, don't they?

    Have a wonderful day!
    Debbie

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  10. I just love your centerpiece! The table is so pretty and seasonal. Boy those enchiladas look so good and so simple! Wonderful! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  11. Your centerpiece is really cute, Kitty. Epsom salts make the best snow! Those apple enchiladas look so yummy and I really enjoy a warm saucy dessert this time of year. Your snowflake dishes are so pretty and perfect for the winter months. Happy Birthday to Mike! And you had asked me when mine was; New Year's Day. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and have a delightful week, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. I LOVE your centerpiece and will make the dessrt!! I love anything with apples and these couldn't be simpler! Thanks!!!!

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  13. Snagged it! Thank you! Wonderful centerpiece, too.

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  14. I don't know what I'm in love with more...those Apple Enchiladas, the darling teapot or your *candle-light* (pun intended) arrangement, Kitty! All of them are delightful!

    My Mom had a mini Brown Betty, made for just one cup of tea & perhaps a wee bit leftover just to "hotten" your cup later on. She ALWAYS brought it to us on a tray with some saltine crackers when we were sick. I don't think I ever had tea in it unless I was sick. I sure wish I knew what happened to that little pot!!
    Thanks for the recipe & for jogging that sweet memory.

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  15. We have Mexican food a lot since we lived in San Diego for a number of years. Apple enchiladas sound intriguing.

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  16. WOW! That recipe looks wonderful and sounds simple enough. BUT...salted caramel tea? I must get busy and find me some of that. Sounds more than wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I sure do love those snowflake dishes myself!

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  17. That is a beautiful centerpiece :) thank you for sharing... mari

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  18. The apple enchilada recipe is just great! Thanks--looks yummy.

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  19. Happy New Year, dearest Kitty! That apple enchilada has me drooling, as I am here trying to lose a few holiday pounds. Love your dishes from Krogers, and it is nice to have something special to use after Christmas is put away. The little candle is so sweet, and you have given it a very pretty home. I must get some of those battery-operated lights, very convenient!
    Have a good week, Kitty. (did you know it's Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary?? I thought of you when I read that)

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  20. Your table setting looks so welcoming and cozy - perfect for January days. The apple enchilada recipe makes my mouth water, but the idea of a salted caramel tea really has me interested. Did you buy it or make it?
    Have a good week.

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  21. This is new to me.... we love enchiladas.. but they are with chicken or refried beans or other... we have never had them with fruit. This sounds great. Thank you. :)

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  22. Oh goodness this looks good! never thought of a sweet filling for enchillada's/tortilla's ect. great idea :)

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  23. Apple enchiladas ... wow! I thought cheese was my favorite filling, but apples make my mouth water just thinking about it! I love seeing your snowflake dishes and there's nothing better than a brown betty - sadler teapot! Happy Tea Day, Kitty and a Happy New Year!

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  24. I'm always happy to find a new Mexican recipe. These sound delicious. Thanks for sharing, Kitty! I hopped over from Stephanie new link party.

    http://duhpaynes.blogspot.com/2014/06/sunday_21.html

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  25. I have everything but apple pie filling! Love that centerpiece, too. Happy, healthy New Year, Kitty, to you and your family.

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  26. Hi Kitty,
    Happy New Year to you. You share a fabulous desert. Sounds really great. And so nice decorated with the china and the cute candle under the Cloche. Thank you for sharing and for your visit and the sweet comment on one f my recent tea posts.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  27. What a wonderful and easy treat, Kitty! I love anything apple and cinnamon, so this is going in the recipe file! I just love your pretty woodland table setting - the little candle under the dome is darling. Love the idea of using Epsom salts, too. Happy birthday to your son! A great way to start the New Year! Hugs xo Karen

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  28. The recipe sounds luscious! Pinning it. And your cloche scene is just adorable. I too have a wooden bowl with pinecones and a jar candle in the middle of my table. So cozy for the winter!

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  29. I found your blog on Stephanie's Linky party at the Enchanted Rose.

    The dessert sounds wonderful and is one we will try. It's very kind of you and your friend. To share the recipe.

    You created an adorable snowy scene. Happy 2015.

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  30. Yum, does that sound delicious, Kitty!

    Hope your son had a happy birthday.

    I wish you and yours a very happy and healthy new year, sweet friend.

    Hugs, Michele

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  31. MMMM that does sound good. Your centerpiece is lovely!

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  32. O, Kitty, I love anything apple and this sounds just delicious. I don't have apples on hand but might drive into town tomorrow and get some. Oh, wait...apple pie filling. I just might have that in the pantry. Sure going to make this.
    Love your beautiful centerpiece.

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  33. O, and meant to say that I am also wanting to make more date nut loaf but ...no dates...wonder how dried apricots would work...surely it would be good....do you think they would be good?

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  34. Hello Kitty
    It's always fun visiting you and reading your delightful post.
    You home looks so welcoming and cosy, I would love to sit with you over a cup of tea and enjoy a good chat!
    Thank you for another yummy recipe.
    Happy New Year dear friend, it is lovely to meet up at the Roses of Inspiration party - it was you who introduced me to Stephanie via the tea cup swap last year!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  35. Kitty, I love your sweet cloche candle vignette! Your apple enchiladas sound so good and easy too, what a delicious combination :)

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  36. Hi Kitty,
    Happy Birthday to your son Mike. My sister's son was also born on New Year's Eve. The dessert looks fabulous. Apples and whip cream. Mmmm. Happy New Year! Karen

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  37. Your cloche is so beautifully decorated, Kitty. The apple enchiladas look delicious. Hope Mike had a great birthday!

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  38. This dessert would be like a rolled apple pie without the calories of pastry I think - great idea! Our youngest grandson makes a Nutella wrap every morning for his breakfast with tortillas.
    The cloche looks nice using epsom salts for snow, I did that last year and then used the salts around the rose bushes in spring.
    Wishing you joy in this new year Kitty.

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  39. Over here from Roses of Inspiration link up! Mmmm - your apple enchiladas look delicious! I'll have to pin these for future reference!

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  40. Kitty, these make my mouth water! What a fun recipe and we love Mexican but there are never many dessert options! Your plates are wonderful! Isn't it fun to find darling plates at the grocery store?
    Hope 2015 will bless you daily!

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  41. would love to know about the darling snow kids on sleds? love your blog. thank you.

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  42. Oh goodness, I can see why you couldn't eat much of this dessert! Sounds amazing, how about for breakfast? Yummmmmmmmmm!!! Adorable snow scene!
    Jenna

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  43. Oh these sound delicious Kitty! We love Mexican food and I know that we will love these as well. Your snowy scene is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  44. These look so yummy and good. I have some extra apples, I should make this! Love your sweet snowy vignette. xo

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  45. Hi Kitty,
    I sure hope you are staying warm , we had some freezing rain earlier, this is going to be a nasty weekend. I just love your Apple Enchiladas, what a great dessert for a special Mexican dinner. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  46. OMG...Apple Enchiladas and served in such a beautiful setting and dishes too! I love the centerpiece with the cloche. Now, you know I'm Pinning this!
    Thanks for sharing pretty lady and may God bless you richly all year.
    FABBY

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  47. I can't wait to try these. Love the teapot & dishes too!

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  48. Kitty, these do sound delicious! Did you say caramel salted tea? Oh my :-)

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