Apple Pie Tacos

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How to Make Apple Pie Tacos

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Apple Pie Tacos are such a fun twist on a classic apple pie recipe!

The shells of these tacos are made from tortillas cut with a round cookie cutter and fried crisp and dusted with cinnamon sugar.  They only take about 20 seconds each to make and can be made days ahead of time.

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I made a homemade filling but you can definitely use canned filling to make these quick!  If you are having a party, you can keep the filling warm in a small slow cooker with the shells beside and people can fill them as they like or set a mini muffin tin upside down and cover it with a pretty cloth napkin as a holder (that is what I used in the photos above, worked perfectly!)

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<3 Apple Pie Tacos <3 Crispy Cinnamon Sugar Shells with a Warm Apple Pie filling... Wouldn't you love one of these right now??

New:  I’ve added my own homemade apple pie filling recipe to the site!  This easy recipe is made on the stove top and makes the equivalent of one store bought can of pie filling!

Homemade apple pie filling recipe 

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

round cookie cutter * flour tortillas * apple pie filling *

Apple Pie Tacos

Apple Pie Tacos are such a fun twist on a classic apple pie recipe!

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Ingredients:

Taco Shells

  • 6 large Flour Tortillas
  • Oil for frying
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Filling

  • 1 21 oz can apple pie filling , chopped coarsely

OR

  • 3 large apples
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water (divided)

Other

  • Frozen Whipped Topping
  • Caramel sauce (store bought or homemade)

Directions:

Taco Shells

  1. Using a 3.5″ circle cutter, cut out circles from your tortillas. You should get about 5 from each tortilla. (You can use any size cutter but this was the perfect size for a 2-3 bite taco).
  2. Combine sugar & cinnamon in a bowl and set aside. Heat about 1 1/2″ of oil in a pan on the stove over medium heat. Use a little scrap of tortilla to put in the oil and make sure it’s good & bubbly.
  3. Using tongs, place one circle in the oil for about 5 seconds. Flip it over and fold it in half holding it folded for about 5 seconds or until browned. Flip over and fry the other side until crispy. Immediately remove from the oil giving it a little shake and place into the cinnamon sugar.
  4. Set on a pan to cool. You can leave these at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Filling

  1. Peel and dice apples. Toss with lemon juice.
  2. Over medium heat stir together butter, chopped apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. Add about 1/4 cup water and let cook on medium heat for about 4 minutes. Stir 1 teaspoon cornstarch into remaining water and add to pan. Continue cooking until most of the liquid is gone and apples are soft.

Assembly

  1. (see note below for serving suggestions) Fill each taco shell with about 2 tablespoons of pie filling (will vary based on shell size) and top with frozen whipped topping and a drizzle of caramel sauce if desired.

Notes:

To serve:

Place a mini muffin tin upside down (if desired you can line the tin with a cloth napkin to look pretty as I did in the photos above). Fill each taco with warm pie filling and top with frozen whipped topping. Lightly drizzle with caramel sauce.

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Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

76 comments on “Apple Pie Tacos”

  1. Can’t wait to try this!!!

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  3. Have also made these lower in oil. Lightly mist the tortillas with water or milk, sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar, You can fold them or leave flat (like tostada shell) and bake in the oven (350 for about 5-8 minutes or till crisp as you like) Then use the topping/filling and the whipped cream.

  4. Love this idea!! You’re brilliant :)

  5. This looks so awesome, makes my mouth water!

  6. Where is the recipe for the caramel sauce?

  7. I am going to make these this weekend. My son requested Mexican food for his 23rd birthday dinner. These are added to the menu. I think it will be fun for guest to make their own.

  8. Holly I make a raw ready to cook flour tortilla and sell in northwest Indiana called Rama De Trigo which is excellent for this and many more forms. Thanks fernando

  9. I was curious and made this for the kids who thought it was delicious. One of the kids thought it would be good to replace the shell with a snickerdoodle I made the day before. I was surprised how good that was as well. Thanks for the idea!

  10. These sound wonderful. I think if you put the shell in the muffin tin they could make awesome little mini tart shells too with the apple pie filling.

  11. I’m really excited about trying these! So glad I came across this recipe

  12. What a very clever idea!!! I have to try these!!!

  13. Sounds scrumptious,,have to make for the folks! Only addition, vanilla ice cream, my mom’s favorite ;)

  14. These look delicious I can’t wait to try these. my mouth is watering just thinking about them.

  15. Great idea!!! I’m going to make them tomorrow for a lunch with other moms. I was wondering though if Icoul fry this today and reheat them tomorrow in the oven. Thanks!

  16. Could you use caned apple pie filling? I use the no sugar kind

  17. This looks soooo good! I’m pinning it and adding it to my list of things I have to bake!

  18. These looks so delicious!! I love the taste of cinnamon and apples with ice cream…these are making me hungry! Pinning!!

  19. Love how you made a regular taco into dessert. Can’t wait to try this with our favorite pie filling. Thanks for sharing on Melt In Your Mouth Monday.

  20. This looks delicious. I never would have thought to use tortillas in this was. Pinning, stopping by from The Scoop link party. Diane @Mrs U Makes.

  21. What a fabulous idea for apple pie! These look so good. I definitely want to try these.

    Passing by from Totally Talented Tuesday and will be pinning!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

  22. These are brilliant! I canned a bunch of apple pie filling last summer. What a fun way to use it up!

  23. Are you kidding me?! These apple pie tacos look amazing.
    I would love for you to share this at my T.G.I.F. Linky Party @ MamasBlogCentral.com :) Have a great weekend!!

  24. Oh Yes!!! I can’t wait to have your Apple Pie Tacos! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. Fantastic idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  26. Just came upon this site. What a great sounding recipe ! I bet it would be a fun thing to do while camping ….over a campfire !!!!! I must tell my granddaughters girl scout leader about this one ! Awesome. Thank you !

  27. You think fried wonton wrappers would be good for the shell?

  28. Could you make these with peaches?

  29. This is also good with cinnamon-sugar coated baked pie crust as the shell too. Although slightly more fragile, it tastes great! For more stability in the shell, leave flat and eat like a tostada. Coat the pie crust before baking by buttering the pie crust so the cinnamon-sugar sticks then bake at 400 degrees F for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Draping works better than standing if making the taco type shell. However, the tostada style is easy as pie! Love this recipe! Thanks!

  30. What oil did you feel gave the shells the best taste?

  31. OMG you’re brilliant ! just the pics thats all I needed

  32. Wow, this must be absolutely added to the menu for my next Mexican dinner!
    Thanks for the idea.
    Marianna

  33. Made these tonight and they were the BOMB!!!! Everyone loved them!!!

  34. Do you have to use flour tortillas or do you just mean soft tortillas? I have Celiac Disease so can’t eat gluten. I’ve found one type of tortilla that is soft and tastes similar but does not have flour. Would that work or do you need the flour for them to fry right?

  35. Going to make this for my grandkids they will love it

  36. Lovely recipe. Thank you.

  37. Now this is the way to print a recipe. No wasted paper or ink . Thank you so much. I can’t wait to try these great recipes.

  38. Can’t wait till I get the apple tacos made doing it tonite all recipes look so yummy

  39. IS THERE SOME WAY YOU COULD PUT A ”PRINT” ON YOUR SITE WHEN THERE’S SOMETHING TO COPY OFF, AS I DO NOT WANT ””14 SHEETS OF THE RECIPE AN EVERY ONES COMMENTS”” ON THE RECIPE??? ALL OTHER SITES HAVE A WAY OF PRINTING OFF A RECIPE BUT NONE ON THIS ONE???

  40. Something different, I would have never thought of this idea, Thank You.

  41. Im going to try tese over the weekend.

  42. You could set them in paper cup cake liners. I’m headed for a Halloween party & will be taking these! Thanks for a great idea!

  43. Omg this looks wonderful, we have a few apple trees always looking for new ways to use them!!!!! Thank you Plus, I work at a daycare, these would make yummie treats!!!

  44. Yumm! I just found you via Sincerely Mindy These looks so delicious and so different. I have to try them. I am off to explore some more. I hope you share these at Dishing It & Digging it. The party is live now. Have a great week.

  45. If I make these one day ahead will they stay crunchy the following day?

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  47. Made these today. They were delicious The only thing I chanced was I used wheat tortillas.!

  48. I have seen several recipes I like . Would love to follow .

  49. I just realized this is three years old, but as of now you are my favorite blogger in the whole universe! Thank you for apple pie tacos, and giving me the inspiration to make strawberry pie tacos and blueberry pie tacos and pumpkin, and boston cream (dip the shell in chocolate), and, and, and….

  50. Your recipes look yummy!

  51. Yummy recipes….

  52. What kind of apple did you use?

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