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.
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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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!
Items You’ll Need For This Recipe
* round cookie cutter * flour tortillas * apple pie filling *
Apple Pie Tacos
- 6 large Flour Tortillas
- 1 cup Oil for frying
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 21 oz can apple pie filling , chopped coarsely
- 3 large apples
- 1 ½ tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- ½ cup water (divided)
- Frozen Whipped Topping
- Caramel sauce (store bought or homemade)
- 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).
- Combine sugar & cinnamon in a bowl and set aside. Heat about 1 ½" 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.
- 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.
- Set on a pan to cool. You can leave these at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- Peel and dice apples. Toss with lemon juice.
- Over medium heat stir together butter, chopped apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. Add about ¼ 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.
- (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.
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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. Nutrition calculated using 1 cup oil for frying and without whipped topping or caramel sauce. Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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I am hoping to serve apple pie tacos on a dessert bar. Tacos would need to be filled several hours in advance. Will the shell stay crisp?
It would not stay crisp for several hours. I would suggest having the filling in a bowl next to the shells.
If I make the shells today how do I keep them crispy for tomorrow ??
Absolutely! I just leave them on the counter (be sure you don’t seal them in a container if they’re warm).
These look absolutely delicious must cook these up for my family and friends
You have some lucky friend and family Sandra! This recipe is so yummy!
This sounds . My husband used to make apple pies a lot. He loved to make them before he passed away.
I hope you enjoy the recipe if you get to try it Emma, but I am sure the tacos couldn’t compare to one of your husband’s apple pies.
I love the recipes!
Thank you Jacquelyn! Enjoy!
When we have bbqs I always warm tortillas and fill with pie filling. I roll them like burros and fry on both sides then immediately roll in cinnamon sugar. Everyone loves them. Been doing this for at least 30 year’s. Sometimes I use cherry pie filling too. Love this
Your way sounds delicious and easy! Thank you for sharing!
This is the easiest recipe and delicious! 5 stars
So glad you love it Lysa! We do too :)
Use the “Street Taco” tortillas. No need making small tortillas!
What kind of apple did you use?
I use granny smith apples.
Your recipes look yummy!
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….
Aww, thank you for such a sweet message Jan! Glad you loved them, it’s an older recipe but definitely a favorite for us too!
Made for a pig roast, everybody wanted the recipe. It was so yummy I will be making again.
I have seen several recipes I like . Would love to follow .
Made these today. They were delicious The only thing I chanced was I used wheat tortillas.!
Woohoo! Glad to hear that they were a hit!
If I make these one day ahead will they stay crunchy the following day?
Yes, the shells will stay crunchy on their own. I would suggest filling the tacos shortly before serving.
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.
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!!!
We have a tiny apple tree that’s just about 3 years old… I can’t wait until it grows and starts producing more fruit!
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!
Im going to try tese over the weekend.