Apple Chimichangas
Apple lovers will surely enjoy this apple dessert!

This apple delight is super easy and requires few ingredients.

​Ingredients:

For the Apple Filling:

  • 4 baking apples, chopped (I used Blushing Gold apples, but you can use Granny Smith or Gala apples)
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbs. lemon juice

For the Chimichangas:

  • 10-12 small tortillas
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs. cinnamon
  • Oil for frying

Apple Filling:
Combine the water, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture becomes very thick.
Add the chopped apples and reduce to a simmer. Allow the apple mixture to simmer until the apples become just tender (about 10 minutes). 
Allow the mixture to cool.

Chimichangas:
Mix cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside.
Spoon apple filling across the bottom 1/3 of the tortilla.
Roll in both sides of the tortilla before rolling up the bottom of the tortilla over the filling, and then continue to roll the tortilla up like a burrito.

Meanwhile, heat a small skillet with 1/2 an inch of oil. Once oil is hot, fry the chimichangas on all sides until the tortilla turns golden brown. (approximately 30 seconds on each side).
Remove the chimichangas and transfer on a paper towel-lined plate and allow to drain briefly. Immediately roll the warm chimichanga in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat and serve.

You can top them off with whipped cream. You basically serve them with anything you would serve apple pie with.

Reheat leftovers in the oven or microwave.