Apple Pie Churro Taco

Apple Pie Churro Taco

Add dessert to Taco Tuesday!

  • Ingredients
  • 5 medium sized apples (peeled and chopped) Honeycrisp, Fuji or Evercrisp are favorites
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch 
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • Juice of one lemon 
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter 
Taco Shells:
  • 8-10 flour "street taco" sized shells 
  • 1 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (more to taste if desired)
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding 
  • 1 block (8oz) cream cheese - room temp
  • 3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk 
  • 3/4 cup milk 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon 


Step 1. 

In a large non-stick skillet, add ghee or butter and cook until melted. 

Step 2. 

Add chopped apples, sugar, corn starch, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg to skillet. Stir mixture to coat apples. 

Step 3. 

Slowly add water and combine, cooking until apples are fork tender and mixture has a thick caramel look to it (think apple pie filling).

Step 4. 

In a large zip lock bag, add cinnamon and sugar and mix. Set aside. 

Step 5. 

In a medium saucepan, add oil and heat until temperature reaches 375 degrees. Add two flour tortillas at a time and fry until crisp but still pliable (1-2 minutes, flipping often).

Step 6. 

Drain fried shells on paper towel briefly and toss in cinnamon sugar zip lock bag until shell is coated. Remove from bag, fold in half (or use muffin tin) and let cool. 

Step 7. 

To make cream topping (optional), add all ingredients listed above in medium sized mixing bowl and combine with a hand mixer until ingredients are smooth and creamy. Pour mixture in a large zip lock bag and cut tip off corner. 

Step 8. 

To assemble tacos: Open shell and fill halfway with apple pie mixture. Drizzle with cream topping. Add a dash of cinnamon to complete the taco and serve!

Sharon's Hint

Flip a muffin tin upside down to help the shells hold their shape after frying.