Find yourself looking for some easy dessert options? Did you know that you can find uncooked tortillas at Costco from TortillaLand®? You CAN, and you can create all kinds of fabulous tortilla desserts with them! Come learn all about the Baked Tortilla Sundae Bowl & Easy Berry Hand Pies…
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The Secret to Finding the BEST Tortillas
Have you ever hit one of your favorite stores, let’s say Costco (because it’s one of mine) and found a product that at the time seemed a little understated and yet, turned into a magical find? That’s what happened to me several years ago when I was walking through the refrigerated section of Costco and discovered a small little section in-between the bacon and orange juice. What I found truly intrigued me, TortillaLand® Fresh Uncooked Tortillas… What?
Why would anyone have the need for uncooked tortillas? In our fast paced world, doesn’t that mean a few extra precious steps. “Honey, would you like a quesadilla? Hold on for a minute, I need to cook the tortilla first.” In my mind, I had a hard time figuring out what the benefit would be to buying uncooked tortillas. However, my adventurous self won the day. I wanted to learn WHY someone would go through the trouble of cooking their own tortillas when from what I knew, the already cooked ones were just fine.
That’s the key phrase though… JUST FINE. When I prepared my first TortillaLand® tortilla and tasted it, all of a sudden, just fine was no longer good enough. There is magic to cooking your own tortillas. It truly only takes an extra 60 seconds to cook and they taste warm, light, full of the flavor that tortillas are supposed to have. Somehow, unlocking those flavors right before you plan on eating them is the best way to have a tortilla! Whether you are using it for a humble quesadilla or creating some tasty desserts with them, the old saying is true… Fresh is best!
Another thing I absolutely love about TortillaLand® tortillas, they only have 5 simple ingredients. I don’t know if you’ve ever checked out the ingredients on your other tortillas but, they are full of all kinds of crazy stuff like soy for example. Now, I know that the origins of tortillas didn’t not include soy or preservatives. I have been recently diagnosed with several food allergies and soy is on my list of foods I can no longer have, along with yeast. When I found out about the yeast thing I thought, that’s alright, I will just eat tortillas instead. Sadly, when I went to my local markets and started reading the ingredients of all of the prepared tortillas, they ALL contained soy. I was shocked. I was now faced with no longer being able to enjoy bread AND tortillas. It was a tad bit heart breaking.
Years before, when we lived in Vegas, much closer to a Costco, we used the TortillaLand® tortillas all of the time, our family loved them. Right now our nearest Costco is about an hour away so we don’t get to shop there often. (They’re building one close to our house this year and we are thrilled!) Anyway, we drove up to Costco to check things out last weekend. I was curious to see what I would find on the Tortilla Land ingredient list. Sure enough, my beloved TortillaLand® tortillas did not contain soy or any crazy fillers, just FIVE simple ingredients; wheat flour, water, canola oil, salt and sugar. Honestly, that is as close to the original tortilla recipe as you can get. I was over the moon excited!! I gabbed a package (they contain 50 lovely fresh, uncooked tortillas that you can freeze by the way) and ran home to see what I could make with these tasty gems.
Tortilla Recipe Ideas
Now, wrap your mind around this… With fresh uncooked tortillas the sky’s the limit. You are the master of this tortillas destiny. You can cook it according to the package directions and make all kinds of stuff; breakfast burritos, quesadillas for a quick snack, burritos or soft tacos for dinner.
You can make a peanut butter and jelly roll-up for the kiddos after school or make some beautiful pinwheels as an appetizer for your next party. With the nature of the fresh uncooked tortilla, you can now make your own flautas & chimichangas as well. Really, you can cook all kinds of stuff.
Tortilla Dessert Two Ways
Having being limited as to what I could eat due to my new eating challenges, I decided the first item that I would make must be DESSERT! After playing around with a few ideas, I’ve come up with dessert two ways.
I created some beautiful tortillas bowls in the oven that don’t use a drop of oil, just the natural heat from the oven. Then I deep fried some fruity hand pies that turned out like scrumptious filled sopapillas, YUM!!
Tasty Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Bowl Sundae
The trick for the tortilla bowl is to drape them over an oven safe bowl our jar. I used some canning jars because I know that they are heat tempered and wouldn’t have an issue in the oven. I made sure they were clean, then draped the tortilla over the bottom of the jar. The trick to the bowl holding it’s shape is to not butter or grease the bottom of the jar. You actually want it to “stick” to the bottom of the jar. If it doesn’t it will fill with air in the oven and then fall off of the jar. If it sticks a little bit on the base it will make a perfect bowl for you. Don’t worry, they will come off the jar with just a little help after they have cooled.
When ready to serve, brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if you like. Then fill them with your favorite ice cream and fruit for a fabulous summer treat! Here’s a quick video to show you how I make them…
Scrumptious Tortilla Berry Hand Pies
Now, for our second option… This is dessert is equally as scrumptious and super easy as well. It’s kind of a mix between a sopapilla and a hand pie.
They couldn’t be easier to make, watch this video recipe so see how to make your own tortilla pies. The full recipes will follow the video.
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Tortilla Dessert Recipes
Tortilla Berry Hand Pies
Yield 5 people
Nothing better than the sweet taste of summer berries wrapped in a uncooked tortilla a cooked to perfection!
- 3 cups vegetable oil
- TortillaLand® Uncooked Flour Tortillas
- 1 lb. of berries • Strawberries, raspberries & blackberries
- 2 tablespoons AP flour
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
- small bowl of water
- Prepare your berries by washing, removing leaves and stems. Cut into bite sized pieces if needed.
- Place berries into a medium sized bowl and mix with flour and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon sugar. Set aside.
- Pour oil into a sauce pan, and place over medium high heat until it reaches 350˚
- Cut tortillas in half.
- In one of the tortillas halves place a large spoonful of the berry mixture.
- Dip your clean finger into the bowl of water and lightly we the outside edge of the tortilla.
- Fold tortilla in half and then crimp with a folk.
- Place 1-2 of the hand pies into the 350˚ oil and fry on both sides until nice and brown.
- Remove from the oil and let sit on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
- Sprinkle the hand pies with cinnamon sugar
- Let cool and serve.
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