Creamy Caramel Apple Taquitos

These Creamy Caramel Apple Taquitos are filled with cinnamon apples, caramel, and cream cheese, rolled in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with caramel. Creamy Caramel Apple Taquitos - filled with cinnamon apples, caramel, and cream cheese, rolled in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with caramel. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Taquitos are one my favorite Mexican dishes to eat as you well know because these taquitos are my favorite. Have you ever tried sweet taquitos? First, I guess technically because these are made with flour tortillas that these should be called flautas and not taquitos. Taquitos are generally made with corn tortillas but this is what my family has always called this version so I’m sticking with that.Creamy Caramel Apple Taquitos - filled with cinnamon apples, caramel, and cream cheese, rolled in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with caramel. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Growing up one of our favorite snacks was buttered tortillas covered with cinnamon sugar. Let’s just say I took that idea and “rolled” with it. Just imagine cream cheese, caramel, and cinnamon apples all rolled up in a an Old El Paso tortilla that has been brushed with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. thegirlwhoateeverything_creamycaramelappletaquitos_step3_vertical

Fill your tortilla with the cream cheese/caramel mixture and topped with cinnamon apples.thegirlwhoateeverything_creamycaramelappletaquitos_step1_horizontal

Brush them with a little butter and then roll them in cinnamon sugar.thegirlwhoateeverything_creamycaramelappletaquitos_step3_vertical-005The key to getting them nice and crispy without frying is to bake them at a high temperature. Watch out! It’s really hard to wait for these babies to cool down before taking a bite.

Creamy Caramel Apple Taquitos - filled with cinnamon apples, caramel, and cream cheese, rolled in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with caramel. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Although they don’t need more caramel, I couldn’t resist dipping them in a little extra caramel.
Creamy Caramel Apple Taquitos - filled with cinnamon apples, caramel, and cream cheese, rolled in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with caramel. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Creamy Caramel Apple Taquitos - filled with cinnamon apples, caramel, and cream cheese, rolled in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with caramel. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Creamy Caramel Apple Taquitos
Servings: 10
Ingredients
  • Apple Mixture:
  • 2 apples , peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese , room temperature
  • 1/4 cup caramel syrup (more for dipping later)
  • 1 package Old El Paso flour tortillas for soft tacos and fajitas (6-inch, 10 count)
  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a skillet, add the apples, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Cook for 5-7 minutes over medium heat until apples are soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl mix the cream cheese and caramel syrup together until smooth.
  4. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture on the bottom 1/3 of each tortilla and top with a spoonful of the apple mixture. Roll up tightly.
  5. On a plate combine the sugar and cinnamon. Brush each tortilla well with the butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place seam side down on the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until tortillas are golden brown. Cool slightly and serve with additional caramel for dipping.

This post was sponsored by Old El Paso. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Creamy Caramel Apple Taquitos - filled with cinnamon apples, caramel, and cream cheese, rolled in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with caramel. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. This looks delicious and will
    Definitely try it. Thanks

  2. What a fun dessert this is! I still need one to make for Thanksgiving dinner! I may try to make a batch earlier in the week to experiment and see if I like the way they turn out!

    Did you post the recipe for the caramel dip and I’m just not seeing it? Thanks for posting! Cheers!

  3. What. I’m definitely making these in place of apple pie. My husband only wants pumpkin pie and since it’s just our family for Thanksgiving this year, it wouldn’t be worth making apple pie too (okay, it would, but I’d end up eating most, if not all, of it myself). I can half this, and there ya go–perfect solution.

  4. These are too awesome. Such a clever idea! Love the crispy crust and that gooey caramel- have to try these soon!!

  5. Krista Michael says:

    my sister lived in mexico for a while a long time ago… makes mexican food A LOT.. but we insist on a traditional American Thanksgiving fare… we have family coming in from Texas this holiday… so Im going to make this as one of our deserts… just to add a mixture of both worlds, with the traditional apple pie thing, mixed w/ a flour tortilla… <3 Thanks for this recipe! It looks so yummy!!

  6. Is the cream cheese necessary? Could I just use the caramel syrup?