Dessert tostada with fresh fruit, cajeta, and hot fudge

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
6 \N 6-inch Flour tortillas
1 pint Strawberries -- cleaned quartered
1 \N Mangos -- peel & 1/2-inch dice
1 \N Papayas -- peel & 1/2-inch dice
1 pint Raspberries -- cleaned
2 \N Bananas -- halved, sliced
½ cup Green grapes -- cut in half
½ cup Red grapes -- cut in half
6 \N Sprigs Mint
4 cups Custard -- See Recipe
2 cups Cajeta -- See Recipe
1 cup Fudge sauce -- See Recipe

This dessert combines several different dessert recipes into a single delicious dessert. See recipes for "Vanilla Custard," "Cajeta," and "Hot Fudge" in this cookbook to create the full recipe.

You will need 2 quarts of vegetable oil to fry the tortillas.

STEP ONE: Create the Tostada Cups-- In a one-gallon sauce pot, heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees F. Prick numerous holes in flour tortillas. Place one tortilla at a time inside an 8-ounce ladle. Place another 8-ounce ladle on top of tortilla and slowly lower into vegetable oil. Once tortilla begins to brown, about 10 to 15 seconds, remove from ladle and flip tortilla over. Continue to cook for 5 to 10 more seconds. Repeat this method with the remaining tortillas. Let tortillas drain, upside-down, until ready to assemble.

STEP TWO:

Prepare the "Vanilla Custard," "Cajeta," and "Hot Fudge Sauce" recipes before assembling the tostada cups.

STEP THREE: Assemble the Tostada Cups-- Combine fruit in a bowl and gently mix. Evenly distribute fruit into the six tostada shells. Ladle 3 to 4 ounces of the Vanilla Custard mix over the fruit, filling tostada to ¼ inch below the rim. Brown top of custard under a broiler or use a propane torch.

STEP FOUR: Finish the Tostada-- Ladle 2-3 ounces of cajeta onto each plate. Place tostada in the middle of the plate and drizzle with hot fudge. Garnish each tostada with a mint sprig and serve.

Recipe By : Mark Haugen of Tejas, Minneapolis, MN From: Marjorie Scofield Date: 11-15-95 (09:22) (160) Fido: Recipes

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