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.
- 6 large Flour Tortillas
- Oil for frying
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 21 oz can apple pie filling, chopped coarsely
- 3 large apples
- 1½ 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 1½" 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.