IngredientsFor the Apple Pie Filling
- 4 baking apples, chopped (I used a mix of granny smith and gala apples)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbs. lemon juice
- 8-10 small tortillas
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbs. cinnamon
- Oil for frying
InstructionsFor the Apple Pie Filling
Combine the water, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for approximately 3 minutes, or until the mixture becomes very thick.
Add the chopped apples and reduce to a simmer. Allow the apple mixture to simmer until the apples become just tender (approximately 10 minutes). Allow the mixture to cool.For the Chimichangas
Mix cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside.
Spoon apple pie filling across the bottom 1/3 of the tortilla.
Roll in both sides of the tortilla before rolling up the bottom of the tortilla over the filling, and then continue to roll the tortilla up like a burrito.
Meanwhile, heat a small skillet with 1/2 an inch of oil. Once oil is hot, fry the chimichangas on all sides until the tortilla turns golden brown. (approximately 30 seconds on each side)
Remove the chimichangas to a paper towel-lined plate and allow to drain briefly. Immediately roll the warm chimichanga in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat and serve.
You can serve the chimichangas drizzled with caramel sauce if you desire.
I desired so I drizzled caramel sauce over my chimi…and it blew my ever lovin’ mind.
There were a few extra of these little babies and I rewarmed them in the microwave the next day and they were STILL fabulous.
So, to all of you who are reading this post…do yourself a HUGE favor. Make a fried apple pie burrito/Apple Cinnamon Dessert Chimichanga. You deserve it.
You don’t even have to love apples to love these. You just have to love fabulous food.