Easy homemade Apple Pie Tacos have a crispy cinnamon taco shell filled with creamy apple pie filling and are topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Your new favorite fall dessert! Nothing beats an easy dessert taco!
Apple desserts are my favorite kind of dessert in the fall. These Apple Pie Tacos are so easy and tasty you may just end up making them for every taco night! You will love the combination of crispy, soft, sweet and cinnamon that you get with each bite. Use your favorite apples and make homemade apple pie filling or buy a can at the store – your choice.
These Apple Pie Tacos are a fall essential and so fun for holidays and fall get togethers. The creamy apple pie filling is a cinch to pull together and is the perfect contrast to the crispy, cinnamon flavored taco shell. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a fun finish to these easy dessert tacos.
More Apple Recipes
Tis the season for all things apple! Check out these apple favorites:
- Overnight Apple Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal
- Easy Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce
- Apple Muffins with Crumb Topping
- Cinnamon Swirl Apple Bread
- Snickers Salad
- No Bake Apple Cheesecake
These dessert tacos are so fun to make! You can go the easy route and buy store bought apple pie filling, whipped cream and caramel sauce OR you can make them yourself! Either way, this recipe is fantastic. As always, you can find the full printable recipe with complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of this post. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need:
- street taco flour tortillas – you want to find ones that are about 4.5 inches in diameter.
- salted butter – the butter needs to be melted. If you just have unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt.
- vanilla wafer crumbs – these need to be finely crushed, use a food processor if needed. You can substitute graham crackers or even use granulated sugar in place of the wafer crumbs.
- ground cinnamon – adds amazing fall flavor. Consider adding a touch of nutmeg or use my apple pie spice mix.
- apple pie filling – one can OR make your own! My homemade apple pie filling is AMAZING.
- heavy cream – added to the apple pie filling to create a rich creamy filling for the apple pie tacos.
- whipped cream – optional garnish, store bought or homemade.
- caramel sauce – optional garnish, store bought or homemade.
How To Make Apple Pie Tacos
You are going to pleasantly surprised at how quickly these dessert tacos come together. Let’s take a quick look at how to make them:
- Preheat oven. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Turn a muffin tin over so the bottom is facing up.
- Prep coating. Place the melted butter in a wide, shallow bowl. In a separate wide, shallow bowl whisk together the vanilla wafer crumbs and the ground cinnamon.
- Coat tortillas. Dip each tortilla in the butter first and then in the crumb mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Place each tortilla in between the muffin tins on the upside down muffin pan. The pan will hold the tortillas in a taco shape while they bake.
- Bake shells. Bake for 10 minutes or until the tortillas begin to take on a golden brown color and become crispy. If they are not baked for long enough they may be slightly chewy instead of crispy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Make apple filling. Heat apple pie filling, remove from the heat and stir in the heavy cream.
- Assemble and serve. Fill each taco shell with the apple pie filling. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Apple Pie Taco FAQs
How should I store my Apple Pie Tacos? The Apple Pie Tacos don’t store well once assembled. I recommend storing the shells at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week. The apple pie mixture is best when made just before you are ready to assemble the tacos but extra can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days and reheated in the microwave or on the stove.
What else can I add to these Apple Pie Tacos? These dessert tacos are the perfect base on which to build your perfect dessert tacos. Try adding any of the following:
- Chopped nuts: Walnuts are a great pairing to apples but you can also try using pecans or almonds either to the filling or on top of the tacos. Take it to the next level and make up some Candied Pecans to crush on top.
- Lemon zest or juice: Add a little lemon to the apple filling to amp up the flavor.
- Chocolate syrup: You can sub out the caramel syrup for a drizzle of chocolate syrup to change things up.
- Top with ice cream: Top with some vanilla ice cream and get that ooey gooey perfection of warm and cold together.
More Apple Desserts
- Apple Crumble
- Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie
- Caramel Apple Empanadas
- Homemade Apple Pie Filling
- Baked Apple Pie Dip
- Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie
How To Make Apple Pie Tacos
Apple Pie Tacos
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Turn a muffin tin over so the bottom is facing up.
- Place the melted butter in a wide, shallow bowl. In a separate wide, shallow bowl whisk together the vanilla wafer crumbs and the ground cinnamon.⅓ cup salted butter, ¾ cup vanilla wafer crumbs, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Dip each tortilla in the butter first and then in the crumb mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Place each tortilla in between the muffin tins on the upside down muffin pan. The pan will hold the tortillas in a taco shape while they bake.6 street taco flour tortillas
- Bake tacos shells for 10 minutes or until the tortillas begin to take on a golden brown color and become crispy. If they are not baked for long enough they may be slightly chewy instead of crispy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- In a medium sized saucepan, empty the can of apple pie filling and heat over medium heat until it begins to bubble, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the heavy cream.20 ounces apple pie filling, ¼ cup heavy cream
- Remove the tacos from the muffin pan and fill each with the apple pie filling. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce, optional.Whipped cream, Caramel sauce