Wednesday, June 13, 2012

{From This Crazy Kitchen} Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Tortilla Bowls

I can't wait to share this fun summer salad with you!  And it's not your typical "salad."  I shared over at The CSI Project last week.  I had a dish like this at a Pampered Chef party YEARS ago.  When I couldn't find the recipe...I developed my own!  And what I love about this is that you can make it your own too!

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You'll need:
Assortment of Fruit {Go for a variety of colors!}
Flour Tortillas {any size, but 8-10" would be best
Cinnamon Sugar {mine is 1/4 c sugar with 2-3 teaspoons of cinnnamon}
Cooking Spray
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Start out by making your bowls!  Preheat oven to 350F.  My flour tortillas were 12" wraps, so I took a knife and cut approximately 1 inch around the whole wrap to make a 10" tortilla.  If you already have 8-10" tortillas, no cutting is required!

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Shape your bowls in a regular sized muffin tin.  This is your chance to be creative and make some fun, cute designs!  I stuck with a simple three fold bowl with my folds all going in the same direction.  I wouldn't recommend baking more than 6 in a muffin tin that holds 12.  This gives them room to not be bunched up!

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Next, spray the bowls {not the tin} generously with cooking spray and cover well with cinnamon sugar.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are turning golden.

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My next task was to occupy my kids, so I gave them scraps and butter knives and let them go to town making their own cinnamon chips!
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Now for the actual salsa...don't blink, or you might miss the instructions!  Chop your fruit into small chucks and mix together!  That's it :)

I used strawberries, kiwi, mango, and pineapple in my recipe.  It would look beautiful with some red grapes or blueberries too! I much prefer fresh pineapple, but I used crushed canned in a pinch.  In hindsight, pineapple chunks would have been a better choice. {You can also add a few tablespoons of sweetener - honey, brown sugar, or sugar, but after tasting, I didn't think mine needed any!}

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Wait until just before serving and fill your bowls and serve!  If you fill too early before serving, your bowl bottoms will likely get soggy and fall out.

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5 comments:

  1. Love this!! I was looking for something fun to do at a birthday party instead of another cake and this is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Such a creative way to serve fruit salsa! I love it! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  3. Looks delicious! I'm definitely going to pin this one.

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  4. What a perfect dish for summer!! I love the addition of cinnamon and sugar to the tortillas! Yumm!!!

    And congrats on the new domain! It is ridiculous how cheap it is to have your own website name!

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  5. Just had this with dinner last night! Yum!

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