Apple Tacos

Apple Tacos

 

Wait a minute! It’s not April Fools day!

But this new dessert for Apple Tacos sure can pass for a great prank!

I have to be honest when I took my first bite my mind wanted to taste real tacos, and for a split second I feel like I almost did!

But then came the sweet cinnamon apples and raspberry “tomatoes”.  That hefty portion of “guacamole” came through as a burst of Green Tea Ice Cream and oh wow what a combination!

Apple Tacos

Don’t forget the shredded cheese…. er..umm… I mean~ Shaved Chocolate!!

You seriously do not need much time or ingredients to pull off these whimsical little desserts!

Old El Paso makes the mini tortilla boats and pretty much everything else you probably already have in your pantry! (The link for the tortillas is for a visual, just so you know what to look for, I doubt anyone really wants to buy a case of them from amazon! LOL) I found them in the taco aisle in my local supermarket.

This can easily be made VEGAN simply by using a vegan ice cream and vegan white chocolate.


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Apple Tacos
 
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For the apple filling I like to use granny smith. I feel that are the best cooking/baking apple and they are tart so the added sugar in recipes is not offensive
Serves: 12 Tacos
Ingredients
  • For the Apple FIlling:
  • Water ½ cup (120ml)
  • Granulated Sugar ¼ cup (50g)
  • Ground Cinnamon 1 teaspoon (2g)
  • Granulated Sugar 2 Tablespoons (25g)
  • Cornstarch 2 tablespoons (20g)
  • Water 2 Tablespoons (30ml)
  • Diced Apples peeled and cored 1½ cups (approximately 3 medium apples) (200g)
  • For the Tortillas:
  • 1 Package of 12 Mini Tortilla Boats
  • Cinnamon Sugar *as needed (you can just mix cinnamon with sugar to your liking)
  • For the Garnishes:
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 2 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 ouncescube fondant for glazing *or make a sugar glaze with confectioners sugar and water
  • 1 pint Green Tea Ice Cream
Instructions
  1. Boil the first 3 ingredients together
  2. Prepare a slurry with the other measure of sugar , cornstarch and the second measure of water
  3. Add the slurry to the boiling mixture and whisk continuously while it thickens.
  4. Add the diced apples and turn heat to medium-low, simmer for about 5 - 10 minutes until slightly tender to your liking.
  5. Meanwhile coat the tortilla boats with coconut oil spray (or any spray oil you prefer) then coat them with cinnamon sugar and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 5-8 minutes or to desired crispness
  6. Cool the apple filling completely before assembling the tacos as shown in the video tutorial!
  7. Have Fun!
Notes
Tacos can stay at room temperature for several hours without the ice cream of course! Nothing will go bad - the tortillas just may get soggy
 

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6 Comments

  1. This reminds me of apple grande that taco john’s used to make way back from the 80s, but they put cheese on their’s. i know this has to be tasty because Gretchen came up with the idea.

  2. I made these last night for dessert (minus the ‘taco toppings’) with some homemade vanilla ice cream and oh my were they good! I love the way you prepared the apples and what a great idea to use the tortilla bowls! I can think of so many ways to modify this for other tasty desserts! Yum! Thank-you for sharing.

  3. Hi Gretchen it’s Linda! Hi hiw are you? question for you : after thawing out a cake and somebody cancels on you and the cake was sitting out overnight already can you refreeze that cake and use it again taking all the fondant and icing off for another date it was only sitting out for approximately 12 hours with icing and fondant on it , I put it right in the freezer wrapped it up again double play with saran wrap no air to get in I hope so it’s a big cake

    1. It should be fine, if the fondant was covering it – thats usually airtight. Not great to freeze, then refreeze, so you will have to use your judgement when you try to use it again

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