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Pam Griffin
Apple Enchiladas

October is National Apple Month, but even better, Oct. 14 is National Dessert Day. Put the two together and you get Apple Enchiladas and Spiced Up Cake.


3-4 Granny Smith Apples

6 (6 inch) flour tortillas

8 oz. cream cheese

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup water

1 cup chopped pecans, optional

Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

Peel apples and cut into pieces. Put them in water and steam them in the microwave or a steamer until you can slice them with a fork.

Drain and place in a bowl with about 1/8 cup of water, cinnamon, and 1/4 cup of white sugar. Mix and let sit.

Spread cream cheese over tortillas; then spoon about one heaping quarter cup of apple mixture evenly down the center of each one. Sprinkle with cinnamon, roll up, tucking in edges, and place seam side down in prepared dish.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Pour sauce over enchiladas and let stand 30 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, if desired.

Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, or until golden. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Makes 6.



1 (18.25 oz.) pkg. spice cake mix

1 (21 oz.) can apple pie filling

2 eggs

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 2 inch baking dish.

Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.


1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

1 cup white sugar

1/8 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

In a small bowl (chilled), beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside.

In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth, then fold in whipped cream. Frost cake.

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