Apple Pie Tacos with Cheesecake Filling: A Unique Twist on Classic Flavors

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Combining the classic taste of apple pie with the creamy richness of cheesecake, apple pie tacos with cheesecake filling are a delightful dessert that’s sure to impress.

This innovative recipe takes the beloved elements of traditional desserts and presents them in a fun, taco-shaped treat. Perfect for parties, special occasions, or a unique family dessert, these tacos are a conversation starter that marries various textures and flavors in one bite.


This recipe uses a combination of fresh, comforting, and rich ingredients to create a dessert that’s both familiar and novel. The creaminess of the cheesecake filling beautifully complements the spiced sweetness of the apple pie filling, all encased in a crispy, cinnamon-sugar taco shell. Ensure all ingredients are of good quality for the best flavor.

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

For the Apple Pie Filling:

  • 2 large apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Juice of half a lemon

For the Taco Shells:

  • 6 small flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to Prepare

Preparing the Cheesecake Filling:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth.
  2. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well combined. Chill in the refrigerator.

Making the Apple Pie Filling:

  1. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice.
  2. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, until the apples are soft and the mixture has thickened. Let cool.

Assembling the Taco Shells:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  2. Brush both sides of the tortillas with melted butter, then sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  3. Drape the tortillas over the oven rack bars, forming a taco shape. Bake for 5-8 minutes until crispy. Let cool.

Assembling the Tacos:

  1. Fill each taco shell with a spoonful of the cheesecake filling.
  2. Top with the apple pie filling.
  3. Optionally, drizzle with caramel sauce or sprinkle with more cinnamon before serving.

Alternative Ways and Recommendations

For a variation, consider adding a layer of crushed graham crackers at the bottom of the taco shells before adding the fillings for an extra crunch and flavor. You can also experiment with different fruit fillings like pear or peach for a seasonal twist. If you’re short on time, pre-made taco shells or even store-bought mini pie crusts can be used as a quick alternative.


Apple pie tacos with cheesecake filling are a delightful twist on traditional desserts, combining the comforting flavors of apple pie and cheesecake in a fun, portable form. This recipe is versatile, allowing for various modifications to suit personal tastes or seasonal availability of ingredients.

Whether for a special occasion or as a creative dessert option, these tacos are sure to delight and surprise your guests with their unique presentation and delicious taste.



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