Today it is all about the Individual Baked Tortilla Apple Pie! Yes, you read that right, I am serving an apple pie in a baked tortilla crust. Mark this as one of the most simple, yet super impressive recipes I’ve ever made. Even I was patting myself on the back.
Did you know October is National Apple Month and all eyes are on the Northeast — the country’s apple capital? (Yes, I know we are officially in November, but give me a break – I just got back from Turks and Caicos and I am still on island time). The Northeast soil has different minerals, and composts than the West. Sunny days and cool nights along with the rich soil help to bring out the wonderful flavor and sweetness of the apples. In the hills and valleys of the Northeast, orchards feature the most diverse array of apple varieties and BJ’s Wholesale Club offers nine varieties of Wellsley Farms apples exclusively harvested by the fourth generation, family-owned Hudson River Fruit, with orchards in New York and Vermont. Varieties include McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Empire, Ginger Gold, Paula Red, Honeycrisp, Macoun, and Red Delicious.
For this recipe, I chose to use Eastern Gala Apples from BJ’s Wholesale Club and at the price of $7.99 for an 8-lb bag, who can resist?
I peeled three apples and cooked them in brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and spiced whiskey until soft.
While the apples were cooking, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and cut six circles, (using a large glass) in the tortillas. I then brushed the tortillas with coconut oil and dusted them with cinnamon and sugar before placing the tortillas in a muffin tin and baking until golden brown and crisp.
Once the apples were cooked and the tortillas were baked, I filled the tortillas with 2-3 tablespoons of apple filling and then topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle and cinnamon to serve.
- 3 gala apples, peeled and sliced
- 2 flour tortillas, large
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons spiced whiskey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Using the rim of a large glass, cut out circles from your tortillas and placed in muffin tin. Brush sells with coconut oil and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. You should get about 2-3 from each tortilla. Bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown (about 5 minutes).
- Peel and slice apples. Over medium heat add sliced apples, brown sugar, sugar, spiced whiskey and cinnamon and cook until most of the liquid is gone and apples are soft. Fill each baked tortilla cup with about 2 tablespoons of pie filling and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
You have to make this! I can tell you right now, these Individual Baked Tortilla Apple Pie Cups will definitely be on my holiday menus.
Want to learn more about how apples get to your BJ’s stores? Check out this video to learn more about how BJ’s goes straight into local orchards to pick the perfect apples and then ships them in just 24 hours. It’s another example of how BJ’s keeps it fresh.
Now, excuse me while I go eat another mini apple pie.
This post was written by Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps. All rights reserved.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with BJ’s Wholesale Club. As always, opinions are my own.