Caramel Apple Enchiladas for a Mexican Fiesta #SundaySupper

[ 59 ] September 16, 2012 |

Happy Sunday everyone! You know what that means! It’s time again to gather your kids, spouse, and anyone else you deem family and gather them around the family table for meal time!

This week our #SundaySupper group is celebrating a Mexican Fiesta and our hostess is Heather from Girlichef! Ole! If you are a regular reader, you already know we love Mexican flavors in this house for pizza and lasagne. Interestingly enough, I just shared my easy Deconstructed Enchiladas for our back to school theme week. That would have been perfect for this week, but alas…I needed something new.

What do you say to topping off your favorite Mexican meal with these scrumptious Caramel Apple Enchiladas!

Caramel Apple Enchiladas

I am very blessed, because as hectic sometimes as my schedule is, I always take time to eat dinner with the family. I want my kids to understand the importance of family time, especially since I know the kids years will soon be replaced by the teen years.  Maybe I can keep them around when they get a little older with the occasional fabulous dessert.

DH first tried making these apple enchiladas HERE. They were super easy and good, but very sweet.  I attempted this time to create my own recipe with a little creativity thrown in to save time.

5 Whole grain tortillas (taco size)
2 Large golden delicious
2-3 tsp cinnamon sugar
5 Caramel sheets used for easy caramel apples (usually found in the produce section of your local market)
1 Tbs Softened/melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 8X8 greased baking dish.
2. Peel and dice apples
3. In small bowl, add diced apples and 2 tsp of cinnamon sugar, toss together so apples are evenly coated.
4. Lay whole grain tortilla flat, place caramel sheet in center of tortilla, add diced apple in center


5. Roll tortilla. caramel sheet and filling, careful to tuck in sides while rolling. Do not over stuff.
6. Place rolled enchilada into glass baking dish and repeat for the remaining tortillas.


7. Brush tortillas with softened butter and sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp cinnamon sugar
8. Bake until heated through and top of the tortillas are toasted.
9. Remove and serve immediately, topping with additional caramel sauce and whipped cream.

Feedback for the new enchilada recipe was great!  The caramel sheets melted and oozed out to coat the bottom of the baking dish, while the tops of the enchiladas were nice and crisp.  As I sliced open the enchilada, the tender apples tumbled out coated in delicious cinnamon.  I topped the enchilada with some dulce de leche and whipped cream and we all went to town tasting.  Well, after I took all the pictures, everyone was allowed to dig in to the dish!

This dessert was definitely a hit in our house.  Next time I would probably leave out the caramel sheets and just drizzle over the dulce de leche.  I liked that the filling was not all sticky sweet and the true flavor of the apples and cinnamon shined through.  It was the perfect dessert after our taco dinner.  And now on to the mouthwatering recipes from our talented #SundaySupper contributors!  You will definitely want to check out these recipes to inspire you to make your own fun filled family style Mexican Fiesta!

Sopas (Soups), Ensaladas (Salads), and Entremeses (Starters)

La Comida (the food)

Postres (desserts)

Bebidas (beverages)

Isn’t that list incredible?  And don’t forget, if you happen to be just hanging around on Sunday, feel free to join the #SundaySupper family on Twitter throughout the day. We’ll also be meeting up at 7:00 p.m. EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat to discuss our Mexican Fiesta recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag! On Pinterest, check out the group’s incredible pictures and recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board!

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Happily married with two children, Karen does not hesitate to rebuff her family’s hungry advances at mealtime, while she styles and photographs their dinner to share on Instagram before serving them. In The Kitchen With KP is full of family friendly adventures around Atlanta (and beyond), plus simple recipes everyone can feel comfortable trying. In fact, her whole family participates in the cooking/baking fun on a regular basis.

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  1. Laura Hunter says:

    Oh wow these look so good. I love making my own caramel and I have 5 lbs of apples to use up so I think this one might be on my meal plan this week.
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  2. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
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    This is one of my favorite recipes Karen! So great to make a sweet enchilada. Perfect! Have a great sunday!
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  3. Looks so good! You know how I feel about apples! I got to try this!

  4. I need to find those caramel sheets! These are fabulous!
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  5. Chris Baccus says:

    Great twist on enchiladas. Very creative and I love caramel.

  6. Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie
    Twitter: Leslie_Limon

    A sweet enchilada?! I love it! The wonderful apple & cinnamon filling together with the caramel just screams Fall! :)
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  7. Renee says:

    What a great recipe for the fall apple season! Oh, and you had me with the caramel, it is one of my favorite sweets.
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  8. Bea
    Twitter: beatepdx

    What a fantastic idea!!! Apples and carmel are so delicious together :)
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  9. diabeticFoodie
    Twitter: diabeticFoodie

    I don’t eat desserts too often, but I think I’d make an exception for this!
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  10. Tara Noland says:

    What a fantastic idea!! Something I have never seen!! They look great!!
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  11. Carla says:

    I have all these apples in my fridge, so I definitely am marking this on the list! Love the creativity.
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  12. Alaiyo says:

    This is a genius idea, and I love how these look. I can almost taste them. I love caramel and apples together. Yum!
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  13. Sheila says:

    This sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.
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  14. This couldn’t get any more perfect! Apples are all over the place, and these sound amazing!
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  15. Pam @ The Meltaways says:

    my hubby would die again and again if I made these for him! Looks delicious!
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  16. Kim Bee says:

    This is so cool. I would not have thought to do a sweet version of enchiladas. I gotta try this right away.
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  17. OMG I NEED dessert like now!! Right now!
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  18. Katie
    Twitter: SheLikesRuffles

    This…is…brilliant!!! I am pretty sure that if I made these, my husband and I would devour them in one sitting. I love that they are simple to make, but they sound so delish!
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    • karenhartzell says:

      I really did just eat a piece of leftover and it was so good. Next time though I am def leaving out the caramel sheets. Loved the whole grain tortilla. It absorbed the apple juices and cinnamon flavor so well.

  19. Heather @girlichef
    Twitter: girlichef

    Oh, I was really looking forward to seeing this recipe – it sounds so amazing and I know the kids will flip for it (because oh yeah, I’m making some soon)!
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  20. marguerite says:

    OMG I can’t wait to try these!!!
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  21. Hezzi-D
    Twitter: HezziD

    What an amazing dessert for a Mexican fiesta! I’m pinning this for later!
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  22. Megan
    Twitter: irun4wine

    This recipe makes me a little giddy with excitement to try it out!!
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  23. Great idea to use caramel sheets! I’m sure cleanup is way easier that way!
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  24. Nancy @ gottagetbaked
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    YUM! I love how simple it is to put these delicious dessert enchiladas together. And seriously, there’s no better combination than apple, cinnamon sugar and caramel!

  25. Caramel sheets? I’ve got to check those out. And these, they look delicious!

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  26. Nicole @ The Daily Dish
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    Oh my gosh Karen, I want these so bad. Right now. They look FANTASTIC!
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  27. Sarah says:

    This is the perfect subsititute for thick and dense applie pie. I don’t particularly care for pie dough and this would make a great switch. Thanks for the idea. Beautiful presentation.
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  28. Sunithi says:

    ooh I remember drooling over these on Fb. Now that you described them … drooling even more. great combo ! This is decadent dessert for me :)
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  29. Angelia Sims says:

    Oh WOW! That looks soo soo soo soo good!!!
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  30. awesome idea!! I’ve never though of making dessert enchiladas!
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  31. marguerite says:

    I’ve been dying to make these since I saw your recipe… it says bake until heated through. It doesn’t seem like you could bake it long enough to make the apples tender without burning the tortillas? About how long did you bake them?
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    • karenhartzell says:

      Marguerite, it says bake 60-75 min covered, then continue to bake uncovered. I baked it a long time after uncovering, another 40 min with often checking to not burn it. It was hard to tell by the way it “moves” in the middle.

  32. marguerite says:

    Ok… thanks!!!
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