Easier Than Apple Pie

Apple Blintzes

It is still apple season and I am eating them fresh everyday but am always interested in new things to do with them. I decided to use up some flour tortillas and make a super easy apple dish. You can serve it with ice cream as a dessert or plain for a snack or perhaps a brunch dish. Kind of an apple blintz. Heck, let’s just call them apple blintzes. All the flavor of apple pie with a lot less work. I just used cinnamon but feel free to add more spices. Allspice, ginger nutmeg ad cloves would all be welcome additions.

Apple Blintzes

 

4 (8-10 inch) flour tortillas

small amount of milk

4 medium apples

1/2 c. water

sugar to taste, use less for sweet apples

cinnamon to taste

2 T. butter

powdered sugar, optional ( not really)

Place tortillas in a shallow pan and pour over the milk. Make sure all the tortillas are moistened.  Peel and core the apples and cut into slices. Place in a skillet with the water,sugar and cinnamon and cook until apples are tender and most of the water is gone. That should take about 10 minutes.  Place a softened tortilla on work surface and place about 1/4 of the apple mixture in the center. Fold in sides and then roll up from the other end- forming a sort of envelope. Repeat with remaining apples and tortillas. Place butter in skillet with any remaining juices from the apples and heat until butter is melted.  Add the tortillas- seam side down- and brown on both sides. Liquid in pan will start to caramelize. Place on serving plate and spoon over any liquid in pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve. Makes 4.