Weekends are busy for everyone. Sports practice, grocery shopping, errands and on and on and on. Friday nights are the worst. Working as an Old El Paso ambassador, we were all talking about Fajita Fridays as a great way to have a delicious meal on a busy night. Well, we tried but Will had an unexpectedly late football practice so our Fajita Friday turned in to a Fajita Saturday. Regardless, the family gave our Fajita feast two thumbs up. Even Evan (the meat hater) ate a steak fajita! Crazy, I know! We used the Old El Paso Fajita dinner kit but we subbed steak for half of the chicken and added extra bell peppers. The kids and Dewey enjoyed their fajitas with the flour tortillas while I made mine into a delicious fajita salad.
To stay with our Fajita Friday theme, I decided to try out a Mexican inspired dessert….Apple Cream Cheese Enchiladas. This easy dessert uses whole wheat tortillas instead of pastry. I must admit that I was a little wary that this would turn out well. However, I should not have worried because it was AWESOME. In fact, Dewey said it is now in his top 5 desserts that I make. Who knew!
- 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 6-8 whole wheat tortillas
- 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Prepare a casserole dish by spraying with cooking spray (6 tortillas will fit in a 11X7 pan while 8 will need an 9X13 pan or equivalent).
- Mix apples, granulated sugar (1/2 c), cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
- Microwave tortillas for 30 seconds.
- Fill each tortilla with apple mixture and approximately 1 Tbsp of cream cheese.
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- Roll the tortilla around the apple and cream cheese.
- Place each enchilada seam side down in the prepared casserole dish.
- Repeat for each tortilla.
- Pour any remaining apples around the enchiladas in the pan.
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- In a small sauce pan, heat Sauce ingredients over medium high heat until boiling.
- Remove from heat and pour over the enchiladas.
- Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until enchiladas are crisp on top and apples are cooked.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 484 Saturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 420mg Carbohydrates: 80g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 54g Protein: 5g
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Disclosure – I am participating in the Old El Paso Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills, and received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.