Apple Pie Tacos


Sweeten up your taco game with this pie-inspired dessert made dressed up with apples, cinnamon-sugar, and caramel sauce.

Total Time:
1 hrs
24 mini apple tacos


  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or apple pie spice

  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying

  • 1 12.6 ounce package street taco corn tortillas (24 4-inch tortillas)

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 4 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 5 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • Frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed

  • Caramel ice cream topping (optional)


  1. In a small bowl combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 3 teaspoons cinnamon; set aside.

  2. In a heavy large saucepan or deep-fat fryer, heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil to 375°F over medium heat. Use a deep-frying thermometer to monitor temperature.

  3. Using tongs, place one tortilla in the oil for 5 seconds. Turn it over and hold in a curved shape with the tongs for 1 minute or until crisp and browned. Immediately remove from the oil, letting any excess drip off, and dip in the cinnamon-sugar to coat. Repeat with remaining tortillas and cinnamon-sugar.

  4. In a large saucepan heat butter and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon over medium heat. Stir in apples, remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, and 3 tablespoons water. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes or until softened. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and remaining 2 tablespoons water. Slowly drizzle into hot apple mixture while stirring and continue to cook until apples are tender and filling is thickened. Continue to simmer 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  5. Spoon filling into prepared shells and serve immediately. If desired, top with whipped topping and caramel topping, if desired.

    Apple Pie Tacos
    Hannah Bigot


If you don't have a frying thermometer, use a little scrap of tortilla to put in the oil and make sure it's at the correct temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
7g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Folate, total 0.9mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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