Sweet ricotta and candied fruit flautas

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Ricotta cheese
¾ cup Diced candied fruit*
6 Corn or flour tortillas
4 tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 tablespoon Confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon

*Such as candied orange or citron; or Mexican fruit paste; or apricots, figs, or dates.

1. Mix the ricotta cheese and diced fruit in a bowl. Spread about ⅓ cup of the cheese and fruit mixture in the center of a tortilla.

Roll up the tortilla flauta style; secure with a toothpick.

2. When ready to serve, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large frying pan set over medium heat. Add 3 or 4 flautas and fry for 1 minute. Turn and fry on the opposite side until browned and crisp, about 1 minute more. Remove to a platter. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the pan. Continue with another round to cook all ot the flautas.

3. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the flautas. Eat while still warm and crunchy.

from The Well-Filled Tortilla by Victoria Wise and Susanna Hoffman typed by Tiffany Hall-Graham

Submitted By TIFFANY HALL-GRAHAM On 03-19-95

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