Caramel apple wraps are a delicious sweet treat that everyone in the family will enjoy. These sweet dessert wraps feature tortillas filled with granny smith apples, caramel, and sugar and are guaranteed to delight everyone who tries them.
These wraps are perfect any time of year. Whereas some desserts like ice cream and other cold treats are best during the warm months and some like cobblers and pies are better during the winter, our caramel apple wraps are just the right temperature to satisfy during the winter and not overheat you during the summer.
What’s even better is that they make the perfect dessert for Taco Tuesdays! Finish off your evening of tacos or fajitas with a sweet, tortilla-wrapped treat that satisfies your sweet tooth and remains true to the taco theme. It’s delicious and fun.
With wraps like these being so popular on TikTok, I thought it would be the perfect time to share this delicious wrap hack with all of you, since everyone’s already losing their minds over it – as they should because it’s delicious!
Caramel Apple Wraps – Easy and Delicious
Outside of how delicious these caramel apple wraps are, they really shine in their ease, as well. They are so easy to make. All you need is a panini machine, griddle, or frying pan, some tortillas, sliced granny smith apples, sugar, vanilla, and butter. The majority of the work is simply cutting up apples and cooking a few ingredients on the stove until bubbly. If that’s all the heavy work you have to do with a recipe I call that a winner.
Before you break out your cookware, however, there are a few tips that are worth noting when making these delicious, caramel-filled wraps.
What Kind of Apple Works Best?
We use and recommend using Granny Smith apples. Just as with apple pie, Granny Smith apples are firm, so they stand up to the cooking process without becoming mush. In addition, the tartness of these apples works as an excellent counterpoint to the sweetness of the sugar and caramel in these wraps.
Of course, you can use any apple variety you like in this recipe. However, I highly recommend that any apple you choose be a firm apple. Softer apples will result in a mushy texture that feels a bit more like eating apple sauce than apple filling.
Storebought Caramel Sauce Saves Time
While you could melt caramels on the stovetop or in the microwave, or even make your own if you’re feeling extra ambitious, storebought caramel sauce works extremely well in this recipe.
I recommend simply buying caramel sauce rather than adding an extra, time-intensive step to this recipe. After all, one of the best parts of this recipe is its ease, and we’d rather enjoy our food with our family than spend hours in the kitchen.
Panini Machine, Griddle, or Frying Pan?
All three of these methods for cooking your caramel apple wraps will work well, but each one has to be approached a little differently. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference regarding texture and work.
A panini machine will take the least amount of work, but it will also be the flattest wrap of the three for two reasons. You must reduce the amount of filling so it doesn’t ooze out and caramelize to your panini machine. In addition, the pressing action of the panini machine will further compress the wrap.
Griddle or Frying Pan
Cooking your caramel apple wraps on a griddle or frying pan will result in a thicker and more toasted wrap. When using the griddle or frying pan, be sure to melt the butter completely before adding the tortillas so that the wrap will be fully toasted on both sides.
Serving Caramel Apple Wraps
You can serve caramel apple wraps in a few ways. You’ll notice that these wraps are essentially a simplified version of apple pie. That means that other classic pairings will work perfectly with them.
I like to reserve a little extra caramel sauce to drizzle over the top of our wraps. You can also top your wraps with ice cream or whipped cream. Finally, with a filling so tasty, you could even top these wraps with a little reserved filling.
Storing Caramel Apple Wraps
In the unlikely event that you have any of these caramel apple wraps left over, you can store them for three to four days in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
Reheating these wraps is incredibly easy. Simply microwave them for about a minute or put them in a 325-degree oven until heated through. It’s that simple.
If you follow this recipe for caramel apple wraps, you’ll be thoroughly satisfied with this delicious dessert option. However, if you make it a few times and want to mix things up, you absolutely can.
Try Different Tortillas
There is a huge selection of tortillas on the market these days. While this recipe calls for the classic tortilla, you can find them in varieties such as whole wheat, corn, and even veggie varieties. Of course, for this recipe, you will probably want to stay clear of the veggie tortillas.
Each kind of tortilla toasts up a little differently, leading to a slightly different texture and flavor. Experimenting with these varieties can lead to taste combinations that are quite good.
Try Different Fillings
Because these caramel apple wraps are basically simplified apple pies, they lend themselves very well to trying different fillings. You can experiment with all kinds of classic fillings like blueberry, cherry, peach, and even sweet potato or pumpkin.
The only caveat here is that the filling shouldn’t be too thin. You want it to stay in the wrap, not dribble out all over the place.
Try Canned Filling
To save even more time, try using canned apple pie filling rather than making your own. It’s advisable to cook the filling until it’s bubbly before filling your wraps, but it will still cut down on time.
The other great thing about experimenting with canned filling is that if things don’t go exactly as planned, you don’t have to watch all your hard work of slicing and cooking get thrown out. It’s a convenient way to try new things without a lot of commitment.
Enjoy These Delicious Caramel Apple Wraps
Whether you served these caramel apple wraps drizzled with caramel, topped with ice cream, or with a dollop of whipped cream, you’ll love the sweet decadence of the sauce combined with the firmness and tartness of the apples.
Give these caramel apple wraps a try for your next Taco Tuesday dessert or even as an unexpected sweet treat any day of the week.
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Caramel apple wraps are filled with apple filling and wrapped in a toasted tortilla. Try these caramel apple wraps as a Taco Tuesday dessert.
- 1 granny smith apple, Sliced
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 large tortillas
- Store bought caramel sauce
Place the brown sugar, sugar, butter and vanilla in a heavy bottom sauce pan.
Cook until bubbling
Toss apple slices in the mixture
Cut a large tortilla in half only on one side of the tortilla.
Imagine that the tortilla is in four quadrants.
Place your apple slices in 2 of the quadrants and caramel sauce in the other two leaving enough room to fold over.
Fold over the first quadrants *see photo*
Fold that set over to the right.
Fold down completing the wrap.
Place into a preheated panini machine for a flatter wrap. Place onto a griddle or frying pan with melted butter for a thicker, but toasted wrap.
If using a griddle or frying pan toast on both sides.
Serve the left over caramelized apples over the top of the toasted wrap.
Cut in half and serve
If using a panini, use less of the caramel sauce, as it will run out and caramelize on your panini machine.
If using a frying pan or griddle be sure to melt butter first to toast both sides of the wrap