Apple Pie Tacos

            I bet right now you are thinking of flautas? These are not those delightful Mexican treats, these are even better! These are made with flour tortillas and coated in a cinnamon sugar topping.

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When I have these, I always think of my mom baking up bits of pie crust that she did not use and coating it in cinnamon and sugar. These seriously taste quite similar, only we are putting apple pie filling into a flour tortilla.

            This is a perfect dessert for taco night at our house. Everybody absolutely loves these treats. Taco night is a pretty laid back meal as far as I am concerned. I make the meat mix, any side we have with it and then put the toppings into bowls.

If I am making a dessert, it should be just as simple right? Mexican desserts are known to be time consuming ordeals. This dessert will replace those and save you tons of time.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I use a different pie filling?

Sure you can use any flavor you want to in these. Apple is the flavor my troop prefers.

            Do I serve these as they are?

No, you could put a scoop of vanilla ice cream into a bowl and lay a couple of warm apple Pie Tortilla pies on either side of the ice cream.

            Can I make these ahead of time?

You could definitely make them ahead of time. Do not fill them with the pie filling until you are ready to eat. Once the taco shell has cooled for you, place them into a zip baggie or an airtight container.

            Can I use canned pie filling?

Yes, I did make my own. You can certainly save more time by buying it canned and heating it up.

What do you need to make Apple Pie Tacos

            Tortillas, I used the 6 inch size

            2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced, core removed

            ⅓ cup brown sugar

            ¼ tsp nutmeg

            1 tsp cinnamon

            ¼ cup water

            1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water

            Oil for frying

            Whipped cream for garnish

            ¼ cup granulated sugar

            1 tsp cinnamon

How to make Apple Pie Tacos

FIRST STEP:

Place the sliced apples into a pan

Add in the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and the water.

SECOND STEP:

Cook on medium heat until the apples have softened and the sugar has dissolved

Add the cornstarch mixture to the apples and stir

THIRD STEP:

Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened

Remove from the heat and set to the side

FOURTH STEP:

Lay the tortillas out in front of you and using a cookie cutter, cut the tortilla into a smaller circle. Continue with all the tortillas.

Heat the oil in the skillet

FIFTH STEP:

Using metal tongs hold a tortilla folded in half into the oil.

Cook until light brown and then flip to cook the other side

SIXTH STEP:

Immediately coat with cinnamon sugar

Fill the fried taco shell with the apple pie filling

Serve in a bowl of ice cream, setting a pie on two sides of the scoop of ice cream. These could also be served with whipped topping.

Enjoy!

YUM!

Apple Pie Tacos

Apple Pie Tacos

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Tortillas, I used the 6 inch size
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced, core removed
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water
  • Oil for frying
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Place the sliced apples into a pan

Add in the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and the water.

SECOND STEP:

Cook on medium heat until the apples have softened and the sugar has dissolved

Add the cornstarch mixture to the apples and stir

THIRD STEP:

Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened

Remove from the heat and set to the side

FOURTH STEP:

Lay the tortillas out in front of you and using a cookie cutter, cut the tortilla into a smaller circle. Continue with all the tortillas.

Heat the oil in the skillet

FIFTH STEP:

Using metal tongs hold a tortilla folded in half into the oil.

Cook until light brown and then flip to cook the other side

SIXTH STEP:

Immediately coat with cinnamon sugar

Fill the fried taco shell with the apple pie filling

Serve in a bowl of ice cream, setting a pie on two sides of the scoop of ice cream. These could also be served with whipped topping.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 120gSugar: 12gProtein: 10g