Baked Apple Pie Tacos

Ready to twist up your dessert game with something a bit off the beaten path? Picture this: Baked Apple Pie, but make it... tacos! Yep, we're taking that classic apple pie vibe and packing it into a crispy tortilla shell for a hand-held delight that’s fun to make and even more fun to munch on. Whether you’re throwing a party, spicing up a weeknight dessert, or just looking to impress some friends with your innovative culinary skills, these Baked Apple Pie Tacos are about to become your new go-to recipe.

No need to be intimidated; this recipe is super simple and outrageously delicious. You're basically combining the cozy, comforting flavors of apple pie with the crispy crunch of a taco, and let's be honest, that's the kind of innovation we all need in our lives right now. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into making these delightfully unconventional treats!


  • For the Taco Shells:

    • 5 eight-inch flour tortillas
    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
    • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
    • 3 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • For the Filling:

    • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
    • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup caramel sauce (optional)
    • Whipped cream (optional for topping)


  1. Prep Work:

    • Warm your oven up to 400F degrees. Have a 12-cup muffin pan at the ready, no need to grease it.
    • Get a hold of a circular cookie cutter and start punching out 4-5 circles from each tortilla to end up with around 25 circles total.
  2. Tortilla Transformation:

    • Throw those tortilla circles into a large mixing bowl. Pour in 2 tablespoons of melted butter, sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over them. Give them a good toss until they're all nicely coated.
    • Now, grab your muffin pan and flip it upside down. Nudge those tortilla pieces into the spaces between the muffin cups. This is going to give them that iconic taco shape.
    • Pop it in the oven and bake for about 6 minutes, till they start to crisp up.
  3. Apple Filling:

    • While those are baking, take your peeled, cored, and chopped Granny Smith apples and mix them with lemon juice, the rest of the sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
    • Grab a frying pan, melt the remaining butter over medium heat, and toss the apple mix in. Cook it until the apples are soft and your kitchen smells like heaven.
  4. Assembly:

    • Pull the now crispy taco shells from the oven and let them cool just enough so you can handle them. Spoon generous amounts of your apple mixture into each shell.
    • Drizzle with caramel sauce and crown with a dollop of whipped cream if you're feeling extra.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:

    • Serve these bad boys up warm for a dessert that's sure to bring smiles and maybe even some applause.

And there you have it, folks—Baked Apple Pie Tacos that are sure to shake up any dessert routine. Feel free to swap in canned apple pie filling if you're pressed for time, but where's the fun in that? Dive in, get your hands a little messy, and savor the fruits of your not-so-hard labor. Happy baking!