Mexican Hot Apple Pie

MEXICAN HOT APPLE PIE
Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

CINNAMON TORTILLA CHIPS
1 pkg tortillas, flour
melted butter
cinnamon sugar
TOPPING
can(s) 1-2 cans depending on how many you're serving, of apple pie filling
1 pkg shredded cheddar cheese
1 pkg red hot candies, crushed in a food processor
optional: ready whip whipped cream (the kind in the can)

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Jennifer McConnell Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Shutterbug81
Member Since Oct 2010
Jennifer's notes for this recipe:
Many Many moons ago I worked for a little not-so-fast fast food Mexican restaurant called Jolly Tamale as a cashier and a cook as well (we all did everything there!). They served a dish they called a Mexican Apple pie, which I absolutely fell in love with. I started making these at home using storebought cinnamon tortilla chips, until the Walmart stopped selling them. I just recently came across a recipe for the chips, so now I am back to making these at home, and absolutely adore them. The ingrediants sound a little odd together, however take my word for it, the flavors blend together wonderfully, and will make your tastebuds dance with pleasure!!!
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Directions

1
TORTILLA CHIPS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brush each individual tortilla generously with butter.
Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar, and cut into 8th's.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake in oven until light brown (they brown quickly, keep an eye on them!), usually around 8-10 minutes.

You can add a bit more butter and cinnamon sugar once they come out of the oven.
2
TOPPING:

Place chips on the bottom of an individual serving plate. Spoon apple pie filling over top of the chips. Sprinkle Red Hot candy powder over top of the pie filling (to taste), sprinkle with cheddar cheese, and place in microwave on medium power, until the cheese is melted. You can choose to add whipped cream after it's finished cooking in the micro.
SERVE HOT!
3
NOTE:

I eat these quite a bit for dessert, and because they're so easy to make, I keep more ingrediants on hand that what I'll use for a night's servings. I bake extra chips, and store them in an airtight container for future use. When I crush my red hots, I use 3-4 bags worth, and put what I'm not using immediately into a ziplock baggy or airtight container for future use. And of course, I'm always stocked up on apple pie filling now, so making these becomes a 3 minute dessert, including prep!!! My personal tastes are to add extra cheese (I love apples and cheddar cheese together!!!), a little extra red hot dust for extra flavor, and opt out of using whipped cream (not a fan of the stuff to begin with.).

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user Jennifer McConnell Shutterbug81 - Dec 5, 2010
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user Jennifer McConnell Shutterbug81 - Dec 5, 2010
Just a tip, This can be made completely sugar free, and diabetic friendly. Use Splenda in the cinnamon sugar.......Use sugar free apple pie filling (you can sweeten it a little with splenda), omit the red hots (not sure if they make sugar free red hots).
user FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Dec 5, 2010
INteresting. . . Thanks for Posting. We used to make Fried apple pies in the Mexican rest. I worked using Tortillas rolled and filled with apple pie filling. then deep fried. Then sprinkled with Cinn & sgr, and topped with Ice cream or Whip Cream their Choice. These were to die for. I Can't remember what They called them there!
user Angie Walker AngieWalker - Dec 5, 2010
This sounds wonderful...What a quick easy dessert. I totally agree with you on the apples and cheddar...I love it too.
user Jennifer McConnell Shutterbug81 - Dec 5, 2010
lol Good stuff ladies! Freda, those sound really good too!

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