If you've been on TikTok in recent months you've probably found this easy hack a great way to make wraps. This caramel apple dessert wrap recipe is so easy to make, fun, and delicious. Ready in just 15 minutes or less, it's a great way to add a snack to your menu. Kids will love helping make this, and you will be happy for a way to get them active in the kitchen and enjoying a great little treat together. Plus, it's much easier to make than an apple pie but nearly as delicious!
Caramel Apple Dessert Wrap
I love apple pie. It's such a perfect dessert with flaky crust, tender apples, buttery sauce, and cinnamon. The thing is, I may want a slice every now and then, but not necessarily the whole pie. Additionally, not having enough time to make a pie at last minute keeps me from enjoying it. This recipe is the perfect solution. You get the same tasty filling, a simple crust, and it is ready in no time. What's not to love about that?
If you want to add even more flavor to this recipe, you can even use this chai-spiced baked apples recipe for the filling. It's a great choice that makes this just a little more upscale while still being easy and delicious.
What Apple Works Best in This Recipe?
You can use any apple you have on hand, but I find the Granny Smith to be one of the best for cooking. It cooks easily and is tender, but retains some texture so it doesn't turn to mush. What you want in an apple is to find one that is sweet, sturdy, and will have just enough tartness to keep it from being too sweet. Other options are Jonagold, Honycrisp, Gala, and Fuji.
What Kind of Caramel Sauce Should I Use?
For this dessert, a simple bottle of any caramel sauce works. If you like making your own homemade caramel, you can do that as well, but I prefer an easy option for a snack like this. Caramel syrup works well, but a thicker caramel sauce can be just as good for this recipe. In fact, the thicker sauce holds up better and is less likely to ooze out of the wrap while it is being heated on the panini press.
How Large Does the Tortilla Need to Be?
You can do this with any tortilla you have on hand, but it is much easier to manage with a larger tortilla. The 10-12" large tortillas are the easiest to work with for this recipe because they are large enough to fill with a decent amount of apples and sauce.
I use basic flour tortillas, but you can use a whole wheat tortilla, or make your own homemade tortilla if you prefer. The surface just needs to be round, large enough for your fillings, and soft enough to fold without it tearing apart.
What Methods Can I Use to Cook These?
A panini or sandwich press is most often what is used for this style of wrap. However, if you don't have one on hand, that's okay. You can simply place on a hot skillet for 1-2 minutes per side to lightly brown and heat through. If making a lot of them at one time, I like to use my griddle since I can fit more on at a time and not have to be standing over the pan for a long time cooking. Remember, this is supposed to be an easy snack and not complicated.
- Granny Smith apple
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Unsalted butter
- Vanilla extract
- Large tortillas
- Caramel sauce
How to Make a Caramel Apple Wrap
In a heavy bottom sauce pan, heat the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and vanilla extract over medium heat until bubbling.
Once bubbling, add the sliced apples to the mixture and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes then remove from the heat.
Fold the tortilla in half, then in half again to create creases that create 4 equal quadrants, then unfold. At the halfway mark, create a slit from the middle to edge creating a single slit in the tortilla.
Place apple slices into two of the quadrants.
Spread caramel sauce onto the other two quadrants.
Fold over the tortilla so that the sauce covers the apples.
Then fold that over to the side covering the other sauce mixture.
Then finally the final fold so that it is sealed into a triangle.
Repeat for all tortillas.
Heat a panini machine, skillet, or griddle, then place the tortilla and cook until toasted on both sides. If using a skillet, flip after 2 minutes.
You may also use additional butter on the pan if desired for browning.
Serve with additional caramelized apples, sauce, and whipped cream.
More Yummy Snacks
Snacks are always a hit with the kids, and you can easily add more to your menu with some of these recipes. Whether you want sweet or savory, below are some great ideas that add flavor to your menu. Things that are simple to whip up and easy to serve are preferred for busy families!
You can enjoy a sweet snack that is perfect for extra energy in these M&M's peanut butter energy balls or the chewy chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars. For something fun to share, the brownie batter dip, or a batch of crunchy oatmeal cookies may be preferred.
For the savory snack need, reach for the pizza puff snack, baked zucchini chips, soft pretzel bites, or this deliciously easy homemade hummus recipe instead. No matter which you choose, you are sure to be satisfied!
When working with packed tortillas you may find that they have dried out a bit and want to crack when folded. To prevent this, place the tortilla on a microwave safe plate or paper towel, then sprinkle with a teaspoon of water, cover with another paper towel, and microwave for 20 seconds. This heats it just enough to soften and make it pliable so nothing cracks or tears as you fold before cooking.
- 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 large tortillas
- Caramel sauce
- In a heavy bottom sauce pan, heat the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and vanilla extract over medium heat until bubbling.
- Once bubbling, add the sliced apples to the mixture and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes then remove from the heat.
- Fold the tortilla in half, then in half again to create creases that create 4 equal quadrants, then unfold. At the halfway mark, create a slit from the middle to edge creating a single slit in the tortilla.
- Place apple slices into two of the quadrants.
- Spread caramel sauce onto the other two quadrants.
- Fold over the tortilla so that the sauce covers the apples.
- Then fold that over to the side covering the other sauce mixture.
- Then finally the final fold so that it is sealed into a triangle.
- Repeat for all tortillas.
- Heat a panini machine, skillet, or griddle, then place the tortilla and cook until toasted on both sides. If using a skillet, flip after 2 minutes. You may also use additional butter on the pan if desired for browning.
- Serve with additional caramelized apples, sauce, and whipped cream.
Save time by using ready-made pie filling in place of freshly cooked apples.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 3gSugar: 74gProtein: 5g