What Are Enchiladas?Enchiladas are made of corn tortillas, wrapped around a filling, and covered in a sauce. Variations of enchiladas range from savory (containing meats, cheeses, and vegetables) to sweet (consisting of fruits, chocolate, and caramel), regardless of your preference, these are too tasty to pass up.
Facts About Enchiladas
- In Mexico, there are over 20 different types of enchiladas
- Enchilada is the past participle of the Spanish verb enchilada, which means “to add chile pepper to”.
- What we call Apple Enchiladas, Mexicans call Apple Crepes.
- In 1831, enchiladas were mentioned in the first Mexican cookbook.
- National Enchilada Day is May 5th.
OriginsAs you may have guessed, enchiladas originated in Mexico where the practice of rolling tortillas around various foods can be traced back to the 13th century in the time of Aztecs. The Aztec version of the tortilla was called tlaxcalli.
When This Should Be EatenEnchiladas are usually eaten as a meal and are usually accompanied by bread or vegetable. However, this version is on the sweeter side, making it perfect for a sweet treat or snack. Have this apple pie enchilada as an afternoon indulgence or after dinner as dessert.
Best Served WithApple pie enchiladas go well with whipped cream and chopped pecans, any flavor of ice cream, a drizzle of either chocolate or caramel sauce (or both), or a combination of two or more of these toppings. Whatever floats your boat!
Essentials StepsHeat Tortilla– If your tortillas are a little stiff, soften them up in the microwave. Heat each tortilla 30 seconds at a time until warm and flexible. This prevents it from breaking while you roll. Soak the Enchiladas– Once filled, wrapped, and placed in the baking dish, we poured syrup on the enchiladas and allowed them to sit for 45 minutes. During this time, the tortilla absorbed the moisture from the syrup and softened, this results in a tender texture after baking.
This Is How It’s Done!Here’s how we made this delicious treat! We preheated our oven to 350°F, buttered a 9×13 baking dish, and set it aside. Next, we spooned the apple filling onto the tortillas and folded them to make the enchiladas. We transferred each enchilada into a baking dish seam down and set it aside. To make the sauce, we combined, both the brown and white sugar, water, and butter in a pot, brought it to a boil, and simmered for 3 minutes. Then we poured the sauce on the enchiladas and allowed this to rest for 45 minutes before baking for 20 minutes. Once the surface is golden brown.
Why Should You Make This?This tasty recipe is very simple to make and bakes quickly, it is made up of low-cost ingredients, which is perfect if your looking for a budget-friendly dessert idea. These scrumptious treats are ideal for an afternoon snack with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.
Terms Used In The RecipePreheating– This is the process of heating the oven for at least 10-15 minutes before using it to bake. Improper preheating can negatively affect the overall outcome of the dish. For this recipe, we preheated the oven to 350 degrees F (For temperature conversion, please continue below)
Questions And AnswersQ: What can I use to grease the baking dish instead of butter? A: You can use nonstick cooking spray as an alternative to butter. Q: What are 350 degrees Fahrenheit converted to Celcius? A: 350 degrees Fahrenheit in Celcius is 180 degrees. Try this tasty spin on a classic apple pie dessert, serve this at dinner with a scoop of ice cream, your family will LOVE it. Ice cream, not your thing? (Yes, it’s shocking but they exist) Well then, have this will chocolate or caramel drizzle, Whipped cream with nuts, or whatever your preference is, do you!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
- 1 can apple pie filling (21 oz)
- 6 flour tortillas (8”)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with butter.
- Soften the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute to make them more flexible and easier to roll.
- Spoon a 1/4 cup of pie filling just slightly off the center of each tortilla, sprinkle evenly with cinnamon, and roll.
- Place in a greased baking dish seam side down and set aside.
- Bring the water, white sugar, brown sugar, and butter to a boil In a medium saucepan, then reduce the flame and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Pour the sugar mixture over enchiladas, sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon on top, and let it rest for 45 minutes.
- Bake this for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream.