Beyond Tacos…Apple Pie Taco Bites

It’s not every day that you get an email from Old El Paso (yeah, THAT Old El Paso) asking you to make a special recipe for them. I mean, here I am, a country bumpkin, and they are – well, Old El Paso.

But hello? I totally did it.

My challenge was to create a spin on the average taco using their products, so I chose tortillas, and of course, my sugar laced brain went straight to dessert.

Apple Pie.

Why not? Apple pie is delicious, and these dessert bites couldn’t be easier. Plus, if you are having a party, they make great little bites of sugary goodness if you put them on skewers. Give them a go!


Apple Pie Taco Bites

makes 16 mini tacos


  • 2 tart apples, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 2-3 large Old El Paso Flour Tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Whipped Cream, if desired


  1. Combine apples and butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add sugar and spices to apple mixture and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350.
  4. While apples cook, use a round 2 ½ or 3 inch biscuit cutter to cut small circles out of the flour tortillas.
  5. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  6. Brush each round of tortilla with melted butter, then place onto baking sheet. Sprinkle each with cinnamon sugar mixture, and bake for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, and top with apple filling. Serve with a side of sweetened whipped cream, if desired.

Disclaimer: Old El Paso compensated me for my time in the creating of this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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