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June 21, 2015

FRUIT FILLED TAQUITOS

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Red, white, and blue themed fruited taquitos using canned bluebberry and cherry pie fillings, rolled up in flour tortillas, and baked until golden brown. Served with a dusting of powdered sugar and drizzled with syrup. Great for July 4th celebration!

Fruit Filled Taquitos
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If you are on Pinterest looking at food with any regularity, you must have come across a recipe by Jo from Jo Cooks for Apple Pie Taquitos. Jo wraps canned apple pie filling in soft tortillas, brushes them with melted butter, rolls them in cinnamon sugar, then bakes them until lightly golden. Although I have never made her taquitos, they looked incredible! After seeing Jo's recipe pop up again this week, I was inspired to come up with one for July 4th using a similar concept.

With the red, white, and blue color scheme in mind, I decided to use blueberry and cherry pie filling. Like Jo, I went with the canned stuff. If you want to make your own, feel free, but I'm taking the easy road this time. Ideally, I would have liked to use strawberry instead of cherry pie filling, but the former is not always stocked at my grocery store. Besides, it doesn't really matter which type of fruit, it's the red color that is important. 

Fruit Filled Taquitos

Canned pie fillings tend to be syrupy. I separate a portion of the syrup from the fruit component to drizzle over the taquitos after they are baked. Filling the tortilla shells is not an exact science. While over stuffing is not recommended, how much pie filling to place on the shells is a matter of personal preference. Use less for slender taquitos and more for fuller ones. I use about 2 heaping tablespoons of filling per taquito. It produces a fuller looking roll. One thing that did happen while baking was the pie filling oozed out of the ends. Fortunately, it was an easy fix. I was able to push them back in using a butter knife. For the white portion of this themed dessert, I sprinkle the taquitos with powdered sugar. To serve, drizzle the reserved syrup on top.

Fruit Filled Taquitos

Although these treats did not come out completely like the colors of the flag, they are red, white, and blue enough to use as a patriotic celebration of Independence Day. The blueberry syrup has a bit of a purplish hue. Nonetheless, the taquitos are crowd-pleasing and easy to make. They went over tremendously well when I served them to the gang. This is another keeper at my house! In fact, my husband liked the blueberry ones so much, he requested them again today, for Father's Day! With that, I hope all you fathers or fatherlike figures out there had a wonderful day!

In parting, I realize I'm a couple of weeks early, but have a fun and safe July 4th holiday weekend!



FRUIT FILLED TAQUITOS
INSPIRED BY JO COOKS



INGREDIENTS:

1 (21 oz.) can blueberry pie filling
1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling
16 6-inch soft flour tortillas
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1/8 cup powdered sugar



INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Using a spoon, scoop out a portion of the syrup from the blueberry and cherry pie filling and reserve in separate zip lock bags. Alternately, you can also pass the pie filling, individually, through a sieve to separate the syrup from the fruit. There should be about 1/3 cup of blueberry syrup and 1/2 cup of cherry syrup.

Place roughly 2 heaping tablespoons of one filling near the center of a tortilla, avoiding the outer 1/2" edges on either side. Roll up tightly into a log. Optional, place 3 tortillas at time in the microwave and cook for 6-8 seconds to make them more pliable prior to adding pie filling. Place rolled tortillas on a greased cookie sheet. Continue filling and wrapping tortillas until all of both pie fillings is gone. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden. If the taquitos are not lightly golden at the 20 minute mark, broil on high for a couple minutes (if rack is in the middle...adjust time accordingly if rack is situated differently).

Remove from oven and push back any filling that has oozed out using a butter knife. Place on serving plate. Sprinkle with a dusting of powdered sugar. Cut 1/4" inch off the corner of bags of reserved syrups and drizzle over taquitos. Best served immediately as taquitos become soft when sitting out for a long period of time. Makes 16 servings.




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28 comments:

  1. This is literally the BEST looking taquito I have EVER seen!!! :)

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  2. These are such a fun, patriotic twist on taquitos! They look delicious!

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  3. Such a creative idea, Thao! Can't wait to try :).

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    1. Thanks Annie! They became the hub's instant favorite. Hope you'll try them!

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  4. What a creative idea! Looks very delicious too!

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  5. love the idea of filling flour tortillas with fruit, they don't only look cute, they must taste incredibly too!

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    1. Thanks Katalina. I did cheat a bit using can pie filling, but it is fun and delicious to eat and so easy to make.

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  6. Wow! These are so lovely and vibrant! They have my favorite fillings too. Love your creativity!

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    1. Thank you, Sonali. I'm really happy with how the taquitos turned out.

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  7. Oh my gosh, these taquitos are gorgeous, Thao! I love the fruit filling - so festive, creative and delicious!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Canned pie filling is one of my guilty pleasures. :)

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  8. I like your take on 4th July, this is as patriotic as it can be. For sure it looks as if you had a lot of fun with it!!
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. I think I accomplished my mission: tasty, patriotic, fun, and easy. :)

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  9. I never would've thought to try it like this haha. thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love Jo's blog, she is so clever and her recipes and photography are stellar. LOVE that you took her idea and turned it into a patriotic, festively fun taquito!! These are super cute and SO perfect for the 4th! Love these Thao! You can bet I'll be making these for the holiday! Thanks for sharing! Cheers! ♡

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    1. Jo's recipes are fantastic and photos are always droolworthy. I'm so happy that you love the taquitos and flatter that you plan to make them! Have a great weekend, Cheyanne!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this beautiful dish with us at Weekend Potluck. I'm drooling for sure....I'm so partial to red, white & blue foodie fun. I've chosen this recipe as my personal fav for this week's linky party. Please be sure to stop by and share with us some more! =D

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    1. I'm delighted that you like the taquitos and honored that you chose them as your personal favorite, Marsha! Thank you! Have a great weekend!

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  12. These taquitos are perfect for the 4th of July and I love how simple they are to make!

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    1. Thanks Christin! They are ideal for the upcoming holiday and really can't get much easier to make.

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  13. How perfect for 4th of July! And what a simple treat!

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  14. They look so fresh and so delish! To be honest, if I didn't see the caption, I would say they were the crêpes :) Just love crêpes :) Nicely done!

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