Tortillas are often used in Mexican food recipes and in fact they are a real staple - perhaps one of the most popular Mexican ingredients of all, so it is little wonder that they can also be used in dessert recipes. If you enjoy savory Mexican recipes like enchiladas, quesadillas and fajitas made with tortillas, why not sample a sweet tortilla recipe?
For a quick and easy Mexican dessert recipe, simply warm some tortillas on a griddle or in a pan. This makes them pliable. Add some chopped fruit to the tortillas and roll them up into tubes to serve. Other nice ingredients to add to sweet tortillas include honey, cream, nuts, raisins, lemon juice, lime juice, ice cream, chocolate syrup, or powdered sugar.
You might like to warm the fruit filling or serve it cold. Drizzle your favorite ice cream syrup over the fruit tortillas before serving them and choose from ice cream or whipped cream to serve with them.
You do not have to roll the tortillas up to enclose a filling. Perhaps you would prefer a tortilla base, so you can stack your chosen ice cream, fruit, and nuts on top of the tortilla, or you might like to cut it into strips and use the strips to garnish a dessert. Be creative and see what delicious ideas you can come up with.
Recipe for Pear Chimichangas
This recipe combines the flavors of pears, lime juice, almonds, sugar and more to make a really delicious and authentic flavored Mexican dessert recipe. You can use mango instead of the pears if you prefer. Chimichangas are deep fried, so the tortillas will be crispy and crunchy, while the pear filling will be hot and flavorful.
What you will need:
- 2 teaspoons butter
- Juice from 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
- 8 ripe pears, peeled and diced
- Powdered sugar
- Vegetable oil, for deep frying
- 1/3 cup ground toasted almonds
- 4 flour tortillas
- Whipped cream, for garnish
How to make them:
Combine the sugar and pears in a big pan and add half the lime juice and all of the orange liqueur. Bring the mixture to a boil over a low to moderate heat, and then simmer until thick. You should stir it constantly near the end of the cooking time. Stir in the almonds, the butter, and the rest of the lime juice. Let it cool. If you like, you can make the filling a day ahead and keep it refrigerated. If you want to do that, let it reach room temperature again before continuing with the recipe.
Warm the tortillas in a heavy skillet or on a griddle, then divide the pear mixture between them. Fold the sides in and then roll them up, securing them with toothpicks. Pour three inches of oil into a deep skillet and heat it to 365 degrees F. Fry the pear chimichangas one or two at a time for about four minutes or until they are golden brown. Drain them on paper towels then sprinkle some powdered sugar over them and serve with whipped cream.Tempting Desserts You Can Make With Tortillas
A lot of Mexican food ingredients can be used to make both sweet and savory recipes. There are many easy Mexican recipes that you can make using flour tortillas and many of them can be put together in as little as ten minutes.
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