Cinnamon Apple Chimichangas 2.0

2 Girls and a Pin RE tested Cinnamon Apple Chimichangas
So, remember (of course you do) how a few months back 2 Girls and a Pin tested these glorious cinnamon apple chimichangas? And in all their delicious glory, we wondered if this recipe would work if it was baked? Well, today we found out that it absolutely does!

And remember how a few weeks back we had that snowpocalypse in the South, so we decided to warm up with some chipotle chicken and corn chowder? Well, snowpocalypse continues! And this time, with even more snow!

2 Girls and a Pin Snow Day Part Deux
Snow day! :)

See that pristine beautiful coat of fluffy snow? It is covering freaking 2 inches of a solid sheet of ice! So, needless to say, we’re staying home from work! Can you feel the despair in my written voice over this forced mini vacation? Tragic, I say! 😛

2 Girls and a Pin Snow Day Part Deux 2
It is kind of pretty.
2 Girls and a Pin Snow Day Part Deux 1
But also terrifying! Don’t forget that kids. Especially if you get stuck trying to drive in a state vastly unprepared to handle this.

Anyway, since we’re stuck and the supplies are running low, we decided to forgo cannibalism and use what we have in the pantry! It just so happened that I had a few apples and tortillas laying around and I remembered that I really wanted to re-test this recipe and see if it would work baked!

So, here we are…

You can follow the original blog post for the steps previous to the folding here. Since there is no need to reinvent the wheel here, we’re just going to jump straight to the step where we made the change.

In the original post, once the cinnamon apple sauce is poured into each tortilla, and those tortillas folded into mini burritos, you are supposed to deep fry them. Well, for the sake of my arteries, we decided to see if this recipe works with baking…hence the new step.

Step 1: 2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
Step 1: Fold the apple cinnamon burritos, really, and pile them up in a greased pan.
2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
I ended up halving the recipe since I only had 2 apples left. So, when I divvied up the sauce between the tortillas, it ended up perfectly filling up my pan.
2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
Because we’re changing the chemical reaction of the cooking process, we need to make a few adjustments.
Step 2: 2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo 4
Step 2: Since we’re no longer deep frying, we need to adjust for the lack of oiliness by buttering the living shiz out of these tightly packed pockets of yuminess. I ended up using around 2 Tbsp of melted butter to cover them all generously.
Step 3: 2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
Step 3: Then, cover the buttered burritos with the sugar/cinnamon mixture that was intended to cover the deep fried variety.
2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
This is where you can go as crazy as you want. I am not a huge fan of too much cinnamon on anything, so I went light…but you can soak these guys with as much cinnamon as your heart desires.
Step 4: 2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
Step 4: Bake the cinnamon apple chimichangas (who are now really enchiladas, but let’s not go into details) on 350 for 20-30 minutes…or until you can’t take the amazing fragrance that will be coming out of your oven any longer.
Voila! 2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
And Voila, baked cinnamon apple chimichangas/enchiladas are ready!
2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
Please, no matter how tempting it is to just bite in and go for it, let them sit for at least 5 minutes because those apples retain heat like it’s nobody’s business and the roof of your mouth will be VERY grateful. I do not speak out of personal experience…nope.
2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
In comparison to the original Pinterest test, these don’t look as juicy and that is ENTIRELY my fault since I think my math was a little off trying to cut the recipe in half.
2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
Nevertheless, they were simply delicious!
2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
I mean, isn’t that warm, oozy apple filling just calling your name?
2 Girls and a Pin - Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga REdo
I already had 2 and I think I may be going back for more…brb
Review

I won’t go into too many details since we’ve done a fine job reviewing this Pinterest Recipe, but I will tell you I actually prefer them baked. Especially since the tortillas retain their crunch (from baking), but you don’t have that overpowering oily aftertaste. I mean, don’t get me wrong, deep fried anything is great….but in this case, I think that the apple filling comes to life a little more since the dough of the tortilla gives it the opportunity to seep through and flavor the dough itself.

Have you tried this recipe at home? Do you have a preference between fried or baked?

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2 Comments

  1. Maureen Martin

    July 11, 2015 - 5:18 pm
    Reply

    where is the recipe for the apple chimichanges

    • Jelena

      July 12, 2015 - 9:02 am
      Reply

      Hi Maureen, the original recipe can be found on this review page: http://www.2girlsandapin.com/2-girls-and-a-pin-test-cinnamon-apple-chimichangas/. If you visit that link, the recipe from which this pin originally came from will be in the text below the first picture of the post. Please keep in mind that we edited the original recipe by baking instead of deep frying (which we did with the original recipe review). We hope you enjoy this delicious find!

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