Apple Flautas


This is the recipe I reach for when I want something quick, homemade, delicious, and impressive. They require so little effort and can be made almost as quickly as they disappear! I especially like that you can make these little marvels with Splenda instead of sugar and substitute it whenever I make them for myself!

Tender apples sauteed in butter with cinnamon and sugar then spooned into crispy cinnamon sugar tortillas create the perfect hand held treat. My husband’s first word after taking a bite tonight was “Oh, WOW.”

Ingredients are: Sugar, flour tortillas, a few apples, butter or margarine, cinnamon, and a dash of lemon juice.

My recipe calls for 6 inch flour tortillas but in this tutorial I used ten inch.
Place sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl or cup.
Stir until blended
Peel and slice apples kind of thin.
Melt butter or margarine in skillet.
Brush butter on one side of tortilla
Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of cinnamon sugar. Turn over and repeat with butter and cinnamon sugar on other side. Do this to all of the tortillas.
Place tortillas on cookie sheet in oven preheated to 325 degrees until just warm and pliable.
Put apple slices in skillet with remaining butter.
Now my recipe says to add a tablespoon of sugar to this but I looked at all that good cinnamon sugar I had left and just poured all of that in instead. I don’t know why I haven’t done it like this before!
Stir all that good stuff up. You want to cook these on medium low until they are tender but not mushy.
While your apples are cooking, remove your warm tortillas from the oven. Roll each of them up into a tube.
Place them on the cookie sheet tube side down and return to the oven for about ten minutes, until they are browned and crispy.
Once your apples are tender, add a teaspoon of lemon juice and stir that up.
After about ten minutes in the oven, your tortillas will look like this. Take them out of the oven.
with a large spoon, carefully open the tube, just do one of these at a time.
Spoon apple mixture into each one and then fold it back closed again, placing it seam side down onto a plate or platter.
Cinnamon Apple Flautas
  • 3 T sugar
  • 3 T butter or margarine
  • 3 to 4 apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 6 - 6inch flour tortillas
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  1. Heat oven to 325. Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with cinnamon and set aside. Melt butter in skillet. Brush butter on each side of tortilla, sprinkle each side with ½ tsp cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place tortillas on ungreased baking sheet and put in oven for a few minutes until just warm and pliable. Remove from oven and roll in tortillas loosely to make tubes, placing them seam side down on the baking sheet and returning to oven for about ten minutes, until browned and crispy.
  2. Meanwhile, saute apples in remaining butter in skillet over high heat with 1 T sugar, until browned and tender (or just dump the rest of your cinnamon sugar mixture in there with them!). Add in lemon juice. Remove browned tortilla tubes from oven and spoon apple mixture into them. Sit down and eat yours while you listen to moans of happiness from your guests.

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  1. Southern Plate says

    Angie: thank you!! I adore them, too! I just don’t like the red ones from the grocery store, they don’t have any flavor! My mom has a neighbor with a huge apple tree and they have been sending me apples that are SOOOO GOOD!! Crisp with just a teeny bit of tart, OMG I could live on them!!

    Stephanie: Hehe!! I may have burned my poor family out on apples by the time apple season rolls around this year! I’m making another apple recipe today!

    Holly: Thank you!! I wish I could give these out to all of you. We need that kind of technology!

  2. Mommy's Kitchen says

    WOW Christy those look great. I know everyone in my house will love these. Quit making all these great things I cant keep up Christy. Ü

    P.S. I wish i was part of your family LOL i wouldnt get tired of all these apple dishes.

  3. says

    I will definitely be trying these soon. Sounds like a good treat for the whole family. We have 2 teenage grandsons living with us and I know they would eat these faster than I could make them. Thank you, again!

  4. Rita says

    Can’t wait to make your Apple Flautas! We make something very similar, “Mexican Crepes.” I melt a little butter in a skillet. When it’s sizzling, I put a tortilla in the pan and lightly brown each side. When finished, I dredge it in a cinnamon sugar mixture. After the tortilla is covered in cinnamon sugar, I add fresh sliced strawberries or blueberries to it and roll it up. We top it off with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips.


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