Dessert Taquitos “The Mexican Cannoli”

These are sooooooooo delicious and EASY!img_7295

During my Catering gig, I had to come up with some dessert options and i was trying to keep the theme of Mexican night and I thought we should do a Taco… a Dessert taco….so I pulled out my Mexican cookbooks and did some internet searching and i came up with doing a Mexican style Cannoli!!! After a little experimenting and a lot of taste testers (Thank you friends!) I narrowed it down to the two best flavours!

  1. Lime Cheesecake filling wrapped in a Tajin spice(Mexican lime spice), cinnamon and sugar rolled tortilla
  2. Mexican Vanilla and White Chocolate cheesecake filling wrapped in a cinnamon and sugar rolled tortilla

The ladies I catered for said they were surprised at how delicious the Lime & Tajin one was, as it sounded like it would be too tart, but it by far the best one!

LIME & TAJIN TAQUITOS

Here is what you need:

  • 15 flour tortillas
  • 12 oz (1 & 1/2 packages) Cream cheese (softened – room temp)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime (zest and juice)
  • 1 cup & 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Tajin Spice (found in the international isle at most grocery stores now)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Here is what you do:

  1. Turn oven on to 350 degrees and get a baking sheet and a rack set up
  2. in a deep dish mix your cinnamon, Tajin spice & sugar(1 cup) together
  3. in a mixer, add your cream cheese, sour cream, sugar (2 tbsp), lime juice and zest until fluffy and smooth
  4. melt your butter and create a “breading” station with your tortillas, melted butter, rub dish, and the filling
  5. take a tortilla and add a heaping tbsp of filling towards one side of the tortilla, you will then roll your filling into the tortilla, you are creating a roll (a taquito or a flautas in Spanish) *TIP – use a little of the filling on the far edge to seal the rolled up tortilla
  6. Brush your tortilla roll with butter and begin rolling it in the cinnamon, Tajin and sugar mixture until fully coated
  7. place the taquito sealed side down on the rack on top of the baking sheet and repeat all steps until all 15 tortillas are done
  8. bake in the oven in the middle rack for 15-20 minutes or until browned and the tortillas are firm and the filling starts to expand out the ends
  9. let stand for 5 minutes serve with drizzled chocolate
    (I let the ladies choose their chocolate sauces… I did salted Caramel, white and milk chocolate)
    or
  10. serve cold… these are good both warmed and or cold.

MEXICAN VANILLA & WHITE CHOCOLATE TAQUITOS

  • 15 flour tortillas
  • 12 oz (1 & 1/2 packages) Cream cheese (softened – room temp)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp mexican Vanilla
  • 1 cup melted white chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Here is what you do:

  1. Turn oven on to 350 degrees and get a baking sheet and a rack set up
  2. in a deep dish mix your cinnamon and sugar together
  3. in a mixer, add your cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla and slightly cooled melted white chocolate until fluffy and smooth (that’s right no added sugar needed for the filling – Mexican Vanilla is very sweet)
  4. melt your butter and create a “breading” station with your tortillas, melted butter, rub dish, and the filling
  5. take a tortilla and add a heaping tbsp of filling towards one side of the tortilla, you will then roll your filling into the tortilla, you are creating a roll (a taquito or a flauta in Spanish) *TIP – use a little of the filling on the far edge to seal the rolled up tortilla
  6. Brush your tortilla roll with butter and begin rolling it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture until fully coated
  7. place the taquito sealed side down on the rack on top of the baking sheet and repeat all steps until all 15 tortillas are done
  8. bake in the oven in the middle rack for 15-20 minutes or until browned and the tortillas are firm and the filling starts to expand out the ends
  9. let stand for 5 minutes serve with drizzled chocolate
    (I let the ladies choose their chocolate sauces… I did salted Caramel, white and milk chocolate)
    or
  10. serve cold… these are good both warmed and or cold.

Try these friends! i promise you…. they will be a hit with everyone!!

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Brittany

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