I love lazy Sunday mornings and my Apple Pie Fold-Overs are a delicious way to start your day, no matter what day it is. These easy to make fold-overs stuffed with tart-sweet apples will bring smiles to your breakfast table. And they also make a great dessert!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
One of my great memories of my childhood was when my mother would cook something special for me. She was not a great cook and never really enjoyed cooking until later in her life. However, there were a few things she made really well! Those were always the treats I looked forward to.
My mom worked night shifts so she could be home to take us to school and pick us up which is one of the reasons I learned to cook. I loved to eat and didn’t want to wake her so I ended up making my own lunches. But every now and then my mom would make flour tortillas and her extra special treat was always apple turnovers.
Coming from Texas at an early age one of the things I missed most of all were tortillas. They were plentiful in our grocery stores in Texas but it wasn’t something people in New Jersey used or could even pronounce correctly. Although my mom couldn’t make corn tortillas, she could make some darn good flour tortillas and I know she would have loved this recipe, combining two of my favorites in one delicious dish.
Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas are the next best tortillas to my mom’s homemade tortillas. They’re the softest tortillas and are very versatile. I can use them for a wide variety of dishes that I create. One of the best parts is that they’re available nationwide in the bread or tortilla aisle. Click here to find a store locator and additional tasty recipe ideas.
What ingredients do you need to make Apple Pie Fold-Overs?
Let’s start by gathering our ingredients for this dish which in chef speak is known as the mise en place (everything in its place).
What Kind of Apples are best for Cooking and Baking?
It’s important to use the right kind of apple for cooking or baking and for my Apple Pie Fold-Overs I used Golden Delicious apples. You could also use Granny Smiths, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, and Braeburn to name a few. You want a firm crisp apple for baking, one that will hold its shape and some firmness.
The first step after peeling and cutting the apples into chunks is to simmer them with water for five minutes to release some of the juices and make the apples softer.
The next step is adding the brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well and simmer for an additional five minutes.
Now it’s time to thicken up the apples and juices by adding some flour and sugar to the pan. Mix the flour into the apples completely and bring to a boil. This will cook the flour and help in the thickening process.
Chef Dennis Tip-
If the apple mixture starts to look gummy or too thick, add more water or apple juice to the pan. The mixture should be thick but still somewhat liquid.
The last step in making this apple pie mixture is adding in a tablespoon of butter. Set aside the apples while you finish the dish. Keep the apples warm or reheat them when ready to serve your fold-overs.
Before you start the tortillas make sure to make your glaze for the fold-overs. Powdered sugar, milk and vanilla are all you need to make the glaze.
Chef Dennis Tip-
Adding a squeeze of lemon juice or lime juice to the glaze is a nice way to add additional flavor to the fold-overs. You can even add in a little finely grated zest.
Mission Super Soft Flour Tortillas are the perfect size for my Apple Pie Fold-Overs.
Always heat your flour tortillas before using. It brings out more of the flavor of the tortilla and adds color. Use a griddle or large sauté pan for best results.
After you have browned all of the tortillas, brush a little butter on one side of the tortilla and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Place the tortillas sugar side down on a heated griddle to caramelize the sugar and add a beautiful rich color to the tortilla. Be careful when taking the tortillas off the griddle. The heated sugar can burn you!
Chef Dennis Tip-
I found that moving the tortillas around while browning helped keep them from burning.
Then it’s just a matter of putting your Apple Pie Fold-Overs together.
Chef Dennis Tip-
Put the glaze in a small plastic bag, and snip a very small piece of the end of the bag to add the drizzle to the fold-overs.
Although they’re great all by themselves, add a little fresh whipped cream and fruit to the plate with your Apple Pie Fold-Over and you’ve got so much more for breakfast. You’ve created a culinary masterpiece!
Chef Dennis Tip-
Any canned pie filling can be used in place of the fresh apples. Add pecans or walnuts to the apples for added crunch, or sprinkle on top of the fold-overs.
If you love apples you’re going to love these recipes:
Apple Pie Fold-Overs
- 6 Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas
- 3 cups apples peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp butter melted
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in small bowl, mixing well.
- Put drizzle into a small plastic bag, cutting the tip of the bag and drizzle the apple pie fold-overs when ready.
- Combine cinnamon and sugar and set aside until needed.
- Combine apples and water in small saucepan. Cook and stir on high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 5 minutes.
- Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
- Combine flour and granulated sugar. Stir into apple mixture. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 1 minute. Stir in butter and set aside keeping warm until needed.
- Heat both sides of the Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas on a skillet. This will help the tortilla get some color and finish the cooking process. *Big bubbles can appear and this is normal, they will go down.
- Brush one side of the Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas with butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Repeat this process for each tortilla.
- Place the buttered and sugared tortilla back on the skillet long enough to get some caramelization of the sugar; giving the tortilla a beautiful golden brown color. Just be careful not to burn the tortilla or burn your hands when you remove them from the skillet. Sugar can cause some pretty bad burns. Repeat this process until you've finished the tortillas.
- Fill un-sprinkled side of tortilla with apples and fold over. Repeat the process until finished and drizzle with the glaze and serve immediately.
- Garnish with fresh berries, mint leaves and whipped cream.