Monday, September 3, 2012

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Bowls ~ Super Easy

Today I thought I'd share one of my favorite yummy tricks...how to make your own cinnamon sugar tortilla bowls! If you have flour tortillas, butter, cinnamon and sugar...you can whip these up in no time!


I've been making these bowls for about 18 years, since I was first married. They are so simple and make a pretty presentation for desserts.  You can fill them with so many things - my new favorite is to fill them with apple crisp!

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Bowls Recipe:

Ingredients
  • Flour Tortillas (I use 6 inch tortillas)
  • Melted Butter (approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons for 4 tortilla bowls)
  • Cinnamon Sugar (see recipe below)
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • Small to Medium Size Bowls (Ramekin work great - any similar oven safe bowl will work)
Cinnamon Sugar Recipe
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Stir sugar and cinnamon together until well blended
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray each bowl lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Microwave each tortilla (I do one at a time) for 8-10 seconds ~ this makes them easier to place in the bowls without tearing.  Next, lightly brush both sides of each tortilla with melted butter and generously sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.  Place each tortilla in a bowl, gently filling the bowl and folding them where needed.  Press the center of each tortilla to make a flat bottom.  Place bowls in preheated oven on middle rack.  Bake for 15 minutes or until they are crisp and golden brown. Once ready, remove from oven, let stand for 2-3 minutes and remove them from the bowls.  Place the tortilla bowls on wax paper to finish cooling. 

Tips 
Be sure to lightly brush with butter ~ too much will make them soggy and they won't crisp up.  During the baking process, check the tortillas to see if there are big bubbles filling the center of the bowls.  If you have any, just pop them with a toothpick and continue baking. 

Fill them with something yummy and dig in!  When you're done...don't forget to eat the bowl!


Above is a bowl filled with Cheater Fried Ice Cream!  Click on the photo for the recipe!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers!


49 comments:

  1. Oh wow! These just have to be awesome! What a great way to serve dessert!

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    1. Thanks, Danni ~ Butter, cinnamon & Sugar baked into a tortilla...yum! They are so easy, and you can make them ahead of time, then just fill them when you're ready. Apple Crisp is great in the bowls, with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!

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  2. Another great idea Mary!!!! I'm so putting tortillas on my shopping list this week! xxx

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    1. :O) Thank you, Nat! Your little ones will LOVE these bowls! xo

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  3. Oh my, those look so good. I love cinnamon and sugar. Less dishes to wash too.

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    1. Butter, sugar & cinnamon, what's not yummy about that! Thanks so much for visiting, Brandi. I've been by your blog and I'm headed back...Your grilled crab sandwich has been torturing me....it's all I can think about today!

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  4. Hi Mary! Those tortilla bowls look soo yummy! And easy to make! Thanks for sharing this great tip!
    Hugs from Spain

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    1. Hi Is!!! Thank you... and you are so welcome. These are so easy and are fun for parties! Hugs to you from Ohio! Hope you are having a great day! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  5. These are too cute! You could use these for so many desserts. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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    1. Lisa, thank you! Thanks for visiting and for the sweet comment. I hope to be linking up again at Mix it up Monday soon! Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Yum, I have to try this. We have made Chicken Mango tortilla bowls but never thought of making it into a sweet bowl.
    thx, mari

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    1. Oooh, Chicken Mango tortilla bowls sounds so yummy! I'll have to try that one! Thanks for visiting...hope you have a great night, Mari! Cheers!

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  7. This looks so delicious!! It reminds me of this mexican place that had the most unbelievable fried ice cream! I will for sure be making this soon!

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    1. Hi Sarah, I love fried ice cream! When I make these, I always sprinkle cinnamon sugar on my vanilla ice cream! Thanks for visiting, hope you have a fun weekend! oh, When/if you make this, please let me know what you think...;O)

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    1. I hope you love them, Margo! Have a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by! Cheers!

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    1. Hi Camille ~ Thank you! It's always fun to eat the bowl! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day!

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  10. Perfect! I can't wait to add these to a pinboard. I love making Cinnamon/Sugar tortillas. My kids would love these for ice cream bowls. Thanks so much for sharing at Must Try Monday. Great to have you!

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    1. Hi Carrie,

      Thanks for hosting the party! The bowls are so easy to make, yummy too!
      Your kids will love them!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Cheers!

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  11. Fabulous idea!
    These look wonderful and super delicious!:)
    I LOVE anything with cinnamon and I can't wait to try it
    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe

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    1. Hi Winnie,

      Thanks for the sweet comment! They are so easy to make, and so cute when you fill them! I love cinnamon and sugar too!

      Hope you're having a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Oh my gosh I want my icecream in one of these every time!! YUM!! Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower and I am loving your blog! Would LOVE for you to visit me and join my site as well! :)

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Alyssa ~ You should make some, they are SO EASY! Yummy too! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow! I'm off to check out your blog! Cheers!

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  13. My husband and kids would love me if I made these!!!

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    1. Hi Crystal, They are so easy to make! You'll love them too!

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  14. Holy Moly! This looks amazing, so many fillings are running through my head! Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade

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    1. Thanks for visitng...Apple crisp is great in this bowl! Actually, the bowls all alone are so good! But it's more fun filling them!

      Thanks so much for visiting!

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  15. These would be the perfect bowl for fried icecream. Yumm. I'd love it if you shared these over at my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/09/1-month-of-fun-september-link-party.html

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    1. Hi Erin,

      Thanks for the sweet words and for the invite to the party...I'll head over.

      Hope you have a great weekend!

      Cheers!

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  16. THank you so much for sharing this. A great way to use tortillas. WIll definitely try with the kids :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Linky Party:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/09/made-by-me-48-linky-party-and-features.html

    Have a great day!

    -Q

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    1. Hi Q,

      Thank you! The bowls are so easy to make, fun to eat and look pretty on a plate!

      Thanks for inviting me to the linky party - I'll be sure to head over and link up!

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. tortilla bowls are big hit in our home, but i've never tried to make is as a dessert! what an awesome idea!

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    1. They are so easy! You and your family will LOVE them! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fun weekend!

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  18. Thank you much for linking up at JAQS Studio
    s Linky Party :). I've featured your project today :)!

    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/09/made-by-me-49-linky-party-and-features.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature - made my night! Thanks for hosting the party. Hope you have a wonderful night!

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  19. Hi Mary,
    I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the this weeks featured bloggers at Adorned From Above. You were one of the posts with the most page views. I love this recipe. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for linking.
    This weeks party is opened. You can find the featured blogger button in my sidebar.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Hi Debi,

      Thank you so much and thanks for the feature! I hope you like the recipe as much as I do. The bowls are so easy to make and fun to fill!

      Have a great night...headed back over to your party! Cheers!

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  20. I have always wanted to know how to make those bowls. Thank you!

    Stopping by from Seven Alive. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can ;)
    Julie @ Naptime Review
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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    1. Thank you, Julie, they are so simple to make! Even more fun to fill and eat!

      I'll be stopping by - I'm a a new follower!

      Hope you have a great weekend!

      Mary

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  21. Wow- this looks fabulous. We need something new for our ice cream. :)

    I wanted to invite you to Wonderful Food Wednesday at At Home Take 2... love it if you could link up 2-3 recipes. Hope to see you there.

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2... Check out our Wonderful Food Wednesday

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  22. Mary,
    Here you go again with the tortillas and making fabulous looking desserts! I can't wait to try this one. Yummy edible dessert bowls? I'm in. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  23. LOVE this idea, I'm going to have to try it! I'd love for you to link this up to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/10/do-something-crafty-60/

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!
    I love this idea and definitely have to make it in the near future.
    Don't forget to come back Sunday to vote for your favorites! Jutta

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  25. I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  26. these are great. i would be honored for you to come share them at our recipe link up on my french inspired blog's weekly party!

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  27. I was actually searching for a tortilla bowl recipe for dinner tonight and came across your post. This looks sooo good!!

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  28. I make these for my kids every Saturday using Splenda & Cinnamon. Their favorite snack/ dessert with these is my" Apple & Banana Pie"

    When the bowls are still warm I put a thin layer of Peanut Butter in the bottom.
    While they cool down I dice Apples & Bananas and mix them with a little bit of Peach Jelly
    I drop the filling into the bowls, add some Cool Whip on top and it's gone in minutes. Lol

    Just thought I'd share this idea for those with little ones :-)

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  29. I just purchased at a thrift store, molds to make tortilla shell bowls. I never would have thought to use them to make these:) I can't wait to try this and fill the cinnamon bowls with ice cream~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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