Best Mexican-inspired breakfast or dessert! If you like, drizzle with honey.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
22 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 chimichangas
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat apple pie filling in a small pot over medium-low heat until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

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  • Place cinnamon sugar in a shallow dish.

  • Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling onto each tortilla. Fold in opposing edges and roll up as you would a burrito.

  • Heat oil in a large, deep saucepan over medium heat.

  • Place a batch of rolled tortillas seam-side down in the hot oil and fry until browned and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn and continue frying until all sides are browned, 1 to 2 minutes more. Roll in cinnamon sugar to coat. Repeat with remaining batches.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 30.4g 10% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 182.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2017
I've been making these for 30 yrs.I use a 16 oz. can of apple pie filling and 10 eight" flour tortillas.I warm them in the microwave for about 5 seconds to make them pliable and lay them all out -dividing apples equally.Roll up like burritos,quickly.I have a cookie sheet (lined /w/ paper towels) and fry 2 at a time.While still hot-dust with powdered sugar.This whole process takes about 15 min.I first began making this when our circle of 5 families would go out many miles away for our annual woodcutting.Each family (legally) needed a cord of wood.So everyone worked all day for the weekend and I made these (I call them Flautas) for extra calories.Easily 4 batches in an hour to take.It got to be a tradition and now too old to go cutting.Everyone still wants them for Christmas-we love making them and the grand kids know how to.Thought I'd share. Read More
(37)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2017
I've been making these for 30 yrs.I use a 16 oz. can of apple pie filling and 10 eight" flour tortillas.I warm them in the microwave for about 5 seconds to make them pliable and lay them all out -dividing apples equally.Roll up like burritos,quickly.I have a cookie sheet (lined /w/ paper towels) and fry 2 at a time.While still hot-dust with powdered sugar.This whole process takes about 15 min.I first began making this when our circle of 5 families would go out many miles away for our annual woodcutting.Each family (legally) needed a cord of wood.So everyone worked all day for the weekend and I made these (I call them Flautas) for extra calories.Easily 4 batches in an hour to take.It got to be a tradition and now too old to go cutting.Everyone still wants them for Christmas-we love making them and the grand kids know how to.Thought I'd share. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2017
I had saved this recipe a long time ago and why it took me so long to make it I have no clue. These are absolutely amazing. Both the wife and I thought they tasted better than imagined and after frying the flour tortillas they had kind of a pie dough flavor to them. I recommend using a shaker for the cinnamon/sugar in order to have more control of the amount. Make sure you add the cinnamon/sugar while the are still hot using tongs to turn. I drizzled the chimichangas with caramel syrup. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2017
I've been making this for years but I do add a few things. when rolling them up I add a bit of cream cheese to the center to give it a bite. to serve I cut them at an angle and add a scoop of ice cream (fried ice cream if I can find it) then drizzle with caramel sauce! very yummy and great for those super lazy days when all you want is junk food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2017
Nice simple recipe. Easy to make. Tastes great! Yummmmm Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2017
We REALLY like these! So good and so easy. Only thing I did differently is to use uncooked flour tortillas. These are like little hand pies. Next time I plan to try some pumpkin filling and some other fruits. I having one for breakfast right now, with a cup of coffee. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe, this will be a regular in our house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2019
the taste was truly awesome the only thing the ends of the tortillas unfolded' But still nice light and easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2020
Loved it! So easy to make. I sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar inside before folding up. Also, I fried in oil + butter, then rolled in the cinnamon sugar. Served with whipping cream. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2020
Love it, love it, love it! I love everything with apples in it! Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2020
Very delicious! Read More
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