Apple Burritos for Rosh Hashana
Here is a recipe I borrowed from AliBabka, making a few modifications so I can
But nothing says Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, like apples and honey! Simple enough for a light lunch, elegant enough to serve at the end of a holiday meal. Serve with whipped topping for a parve version, or top with yogurt, or spritz with real whipped cream or plop on a scoop of ice cream for a decadent dairy finale.
Despite the recipe name, I prefer fajita-sized tortillas to the larger burrito-sized. This allows me to have TWO servings instead of one. ;-) Avoid those made of corn. They are too coarse and tend to crack unappealingly during the wrapping process.
Cardamom is a sweet spice that goes great with apples. If you don't have a jar in your spice rack, pick some up. It's great with peaches too!
Use Rome or MacIntosh if you like your apples to soften while cooking. Use Granny Smith or honey crisp if you like your apples to hold their shape. Personally, I prefer apples that hold their shape, but forgot to pick up some, and there were only a few Macs sitting in the apple basket on my counter ...
L'shana tova tikatevu! May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a good year!
Adapted from AliBabka
Yield: 4 servings
2 small or medium apples, peeled, cored and diced (1/2 inch or so)
2 Tbl. honey
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cardamom
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Wheat or multi-grain soft tortillas
Toppings (all optional):
more toasted pecans
Heat a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat Add pecans and saute, stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until they start to toast and give off a fragrant aroma. Immediately add the apples and stir for about 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients except for the lemon juice; simmer on medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until syrupy. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.
Place a tortilla on each of 4 salad-sized plates. Spoon apple mixture evenly down the center of each tortilla. Roll tortilla around filling then arrange folded side down.
|Chocolate syrup ... another suggestion.|
Top with optional topping suggestions (or one of your own, if desired), then serve.
|Used my hand to push the whipped topping back on top. |
Can't even tell, nope ... nope ...
Preferably before the whipped cream falls off.