09/7/13

Apple Pie Burritos

Apple-Cinnamon Burritos

Chef Terry’s Apple Pie Burritos from this week’s Classic Meal Plan.

I made them last night….so easy, and a-freakin-mazing!

-Chef Perry
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Apple Pie Burritos

Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 35 min.

· 2 lg. Granny Smith apples
· 1 orange
· 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
· 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
· 1 tbsp. cornstarch
· 2 tbsp. cold water
· 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
· 4 (7 to 8-inch) flour tortillas
· 1 tbsp. butter, melted sugar

Mise en Place

Quarter the apple length-wise and remove the core from each then slice quarters crosswise into thin slices.

Zest and juice the orange. Combine the cornstarch & water. Chop the nuts. Melt the butter. Pre-heat oven to 375° F.

Lightly grease baking sheet.

Preparation

Combine the apples, orange juice & zest in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and gently boil 5 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and cook 2-3 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Add the cornstarch mixture and bring sauce to boil for 1 minute.

Place apple filling in a bowl and stir in nuts. Fill each tortilla by placing filling in center and folding edges to enclose. Place each on baking sheet, brush with butter and then sprinkle with sugar.

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Bake 20-25 minutes. Let burritos rest for 20 minutes, cut in half diagonally and serve with vanilla-bean ice cream.

If you like your dessert less crispy, wrap each assembled burrito in plastic wrap, and reduce the oven temp to 300F.

02/16/13

Blueberry Slush

This recipe is my daughter Gracie’s #1 favorite dessert, and in terms of simplicity, deliciousness, and healthy eating…it’s a trifecta of awesomeness that requires 2-3 ingredients, and about 30 seconds to prepare!

Blueberry Slush

Blueberry Slush
1/2 cup frozen blueberries (I buy fresh, then freeze overnight)
1/2 cup milk, anything from 1% to Whole.
1 tsp preferred sweetener (optional)

Put frozen berries on a bowl, sprinkle with sweetener, and pour the milk over to top until it’s just below the level of the berries.

Let sit 10 seconds, then stir. Repeat until the milk has formed a slush, and there’s no visible liquid in the bottom of the bowl.

Serve immediately.

High in antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber; low in calories, and with no fat or cholesterol, blueberries are considered a “Superfood.”

A 14-year study that followed 200,000 participants showed that the flavonoids in blueberries can enhance brain health, help improve your memory, protect your brain from age-related decline (gotta get me some of THAT!) and also help prevent high blood pressure.

Gracie just thinks it’s delicious…and that’s good enough for me!

hautemealz.com Chef, Terry Ramsey, introduced this crazy-easy dish to our family, and it’s become our go-to dessert (and sometimes breakfast, l0l).

Thanks Terry!

-Chef Perry