These wonderful and beautiful snack is not gonna last long at your next BBQ!
Fresh flour tortillas are quick to cook up in a pan and produce unbelievably flaky chips when baked. This exquisitely flavored Italian cream cheese is worth the money. Slather it on cinnamon-sugar, baked flour tortilla chips. Then top with fresh fruit and white chocolate shavings for a snack or dessert that will start a celebration in your mouth. If you can’t find Mascarpone, substitute softened and sweetened cream cheese, or whipped cream cheese. For us calorie watchers we can use yogurt cheese or a low-fat Swiss cheese.
- 4 flour tortillas, cut into 8 wedges
- Spray butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 8-ounce container Mascarpone cheese, room temperature
- 1 pound fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries (or other fresh fruit such as peaches or kiwi)
- Whipped cream, sweetened
- 2 ounces white chocolate, grated with a potato peeler
If unavailable, you can just use your fingers to sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar over the wedges. Bake wedges at 375 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until crisp. They should shatter when done. If they are still chewy, leave in the oven a bit longer. Tortillas vary in thickness so yours may take more or less time to become crisp. Allow to cool. These can be made ahead of time to this point.
While waiting for chips to cool, clean and quarter strawberries. Place in a bowl with clean blueberries and sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar over all. If you want additional flavor, now is the time to add some amaretto, vanilla or lemon to the fruit. Allow to sit while you bake chips.
Place a dab of Mascarpone cheese on top of each chip. Arrange quartered strawberries and blueberries on top of cheese as desired, and squirt a generous amount of whipped cream in the middle of the plate. Sprinkle grated white chocolate over all, if desired. When making these up ahead, prepare up to the point of garnishing with whipped cream. Once you add the whipped cream, nachos should be served immediately to avoid soggy chips.
Source: California Strawberries