Ingredients

  • 6 8 inch Tortillas makes about 24-30 rounds
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

for the cheesecake filling

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

for the homemade Apple Filling Option

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3-4 medium apples peeled, cored and diced in to 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water

for the canned apple filling option

  • 1 can apple pie filling

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Combine graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Cut 4-5 rounds out of each tortilla shell with a cookie cutter to get about 24-30 shells. Dip each into melted butter then coat in graham mixture crumbs.
  3. Flip a muffin tin upside down. Place the tortilla pieces in between muffin cups. Bake 10 minutes until just golden brown. Let cool in pan.
  4. In a medium size pan, melt butter, add apples, spices, brown sugar and 3 Tablespoons water. Cook over medium-high heat, for 4-6 minutes or until apples very slightly softened.
  5. In a small dish combine cornstarch and 2 Tablespoons water. Add to pan while stirring and continue to cook until apples are tender, and filling is thickened, about 4-5 minutes. Cool.
  6. Beat cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, lemon zest and vanilla for 2 minutes, using medium speed, until it thickens. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Transfer to a piping bag.
  7. Pipe the taco shells with cream cheese filling and top with 1/2 tsp apple pie filling. Sprinkle with additional graham cracker crumbs, optional! Enjoy!