Monday, May 11, 2015

dessert tacos

the goods:

6 large flour tortillas
oil for frying
1 package graham crackers
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 can cherry pie filling

In a food processor, combine graham crackers, cinnamon, and sugar until crumbled and fine. Place mixture in a bowl and set aside.
In a heavy cast-iron skillet heat about an inch of oil over medium heat. Using a 3.5 inch circle cutter, cut out circles from your tortillas. Using tongs, place one circle in the oil for about 5 seconds, flip it over and fold in half holding it in a taco shell shape in the oil for another 5 seconds or until browned. Immediately remove from the oil and toss in the bowl with the crumbs and cinnamon sugar. Set in an upside-down muffin tin to cool.
To make the filling, in a stand mixer, cream together cream cheese and lemon juice until soft. Add in whipping cream and beat on medium for 2 minutes. Add in sugar and beat until stiff and fluffy. Place in a zipl-loc bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, snip a hole in the corner of the bag and pipe filling into shells. Top with a cherry and some pie filling. Ole!

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