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Pumpkin Pie Tacos

Pumpkin Pie Tacos

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Pumpkin Pie Tacos – these mini crunchy cinnamon and sugar tortilla shells, filled with pumpkin filling and topped with whipped topping are an ultimate fall dessert. Prepared for Halloween or Thanksgiving Day, they will be a hit! Do you like pumpkin pie? Try it in a bit different form, as a crunchy cinnamon  tortilla shell and you’ll love it, I’m sure!

Pumpkin Pie Tacos – these mini crunchy cinnamon and sugar tortilla shells, filled with pumpkin filling and topped with whipped topping are an ultimate fall dessert. Prepared for Halloween or Thanksgiving Day, they will be a hit!

Crunchy tortilla shells, creamy pumpkin filling and whipped topping make a perfect combination. I love these Pumpkin Pie Tacos because they are so quick and easy to prepare and they look great on a holiday table. These mini dessert tacos look classy, they are easy to make and their taste is incredible. Crunchy creamy bites will definitely complement your holiday plates, but there is no need to wait for the holidays to try them out. Prepare them now, because when you try them once, you’ll make them over and over again, I’m sure.

Pumpkin Pie Tacos – these mini crunchy cinnamon and sugar tortilla shells, filled with pumpkin filling and topped with whipped topping are an ultimate fall dessert. Prepared for Halloween or Thanksgiving Day, they will be a hit!

Which ingredients are necessary to make Pumpkin Pie Tacos?

  • FOR THE TORTILLA SHELLS:
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Oil for frying
  • FOR THE PUMPKIN FILLING:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • FOR THE WHIPPED TOPPING:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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How to make Pumpkin Pie Tacos? 

To make tortilla shells – combine light brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Next, cut the tortillas with round cookie cutter ( 4 or 4.5 inches). You’ll need  18 tortilla circles. Heat 1 inch of oil in a deep frying pan, on medium heat, then put a tortilla circle, turn it over after a few seconds and fold it in half to get a shell shape. Fry it until it gets light brown, then turn over and repeat the procedure. Finally, take the tortilla shell out of oil and immediately place in a bowl with sugar and cinnamon and coat it well. Place the tortilla shells in an upside down muffin tin. Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the circles.

To make pumpkin pie filling – Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth, then add pumpkin puree, vanilla and spices and beat some more until it’s combined. Put the mixture in a piping bag and leave in the fridge, while preparing  whipped topping.

How to prepare whipped topping – beat heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form and put in a piping bag. 

To assemble the tacos – cut the piping bags’ tops, then fill cooled tortilla shells with pumpkin filling then top with whipped topping, sprinkling some cinnamon on top.

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Pumpkin Pie Tacos – these mini crunchy cinnamon and sugar tortilla shells, filled with pumpkin filling and topped with whipped topping are an ultimate fall dessert. Prepared for Halloween or Thanksgiving Day, they will be a hit!

Tips and tricks:

If you notice any air bubbles while frying tortilla shells, simply pierce them with a fork or knife before placing them in hot oil. This will prevent air bubbles from making.

Tortilla shells should be fried only until they get slightly brown. If you fry them too much, it´s possible that sugar and cinnamon mixture won´t stick to them. It is also important to transfer them to a bowl with sugar and cinnamon mixture immediately after frying and coat with the mixture completely. If tortilla shells cool before coating, again the mixture won´t stick to them.

If you don´t have a round cookie cutter, you can cut circles with a glass and a knife. First place a tortilla on the cutting board, then put a glass on it and cut tortilla with a knife around the glass, until you get a circle.

Can tortilla shells be baked in the oven, instead of fried?  

Yes, they can. In that case, spread melted butter on both sides of tortilla circles and then transfer them to a bowl with sugar and cinnamon mixture. When both sides are coated, fold tortilla circles in half and place them in a muffin tin turned upside down. Bake them for 5-7 min at 400 F. It is certainly easier to prepare tortilla shells this way, but they taste better if you fry them in deep oil.

If you like dessert tacos, check out APPLE CHEESECAKE TACOS and BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE TACOS. You can find more recipes for Halloween and Thanksgiving here HALLOWEEN and THANKSGIVING. Make your pumpkin pie in a different way, as mini tacos and enjoy the change! Have fun in upcoming fall days and fall holidays and treats. 

Pumpkin Pie Tacos – these mini crunchy cinnamon and sugar tortilla shells, filled with pumpkin filling and topped with whipped topping are an ultimate fall dessert. Prepared for Halloween or Thanksgiving Day, they will be a hit!

Pumpkin Pie Tacos

Pumpkin Pie Tacos

Yield: 18 tacos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Pumpkin Pie Tacos - these mini crunchy cinnamon and sugar tortilla shells, filled with pumpkin filling and topped with whipped topping are an ultimate fall dessert. Prepared for Halloween or Thanksgiving Day, they will be a hit!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE TORTILLA SHELLS:
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Oil for frying
  • FOR THE PUMPKIN FILLING:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • FOR THE WHIPPED TOPPING:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. TO MAKE TORTILLA SHELLS - Turn a muffin tin upside down and set aside. Next, combine light brown sugar with cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Cut the tortillas with a cookie cutter - 4 or 4.5 inches. You’ll need 18 tortilla circles. Heat 1 inch of oil in a deep frying pan, on medium heat, then place a tortilla circle using tongs, turn it over after 5–6 seconds and fold it in half to get a shell shape. Fry it until it gets light brown, then turn over and repeat the procedure.
  3. Finally, take the tortilla shell out of oil and immediately place in a bowl with sugar and cinnamon and coat it well. Place the tortilla shells in an upside down muffin tin. Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the circles. 
  4. TO MAKE PUMPKIN PIE FILLING - beat cream cheese and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until smooth, then add pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and beat some more until it’s combined. Put the mixture in a piping bag and leave in the fridge, while preparing whipped topping.  
  5. TO MAKE WHIPPED TOPPING - beat heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, first at low speed for about 1 minute, then at high speed until stiff peaks form and put in a piping bag.  
  6. TO ASSEMBLE TACOS - cut the piping bags’ tops, then fill cooled tortilla shells with pumpkin filling then top with whipped topping, sprinkling some cinnamon on top.

Notes

  • If you notice any air bubbles while frying tortilla shells, simply pierce them with a fork or knife before placing them in hot oil. This will prevent air bubbles from making.
  • Tortilla shells should be fried only until they get slightly brown. If you fry them too much, it´s possible that sugar and cinnamon mixture won´t stick to them. It is also important to transfer them to a bowl with sugar and cinnamon mixture immediately after frying and coat with the mixture completely. If tortilla shells cool before coating, again the mixture won´t stick to them.
  • If you don´t have a round cookie cutter, you can cut circles with a glass and a knife. First place a tortilla on the cutting board, then put a glass on it and cut tortilla with a knife around the glass, until you get a circle.
  • Can tortilla shells be baked in the oven, instead of fried?  
  • Yes, they can. In that case, spread melted butter on both sides of tortilla circles and then transfer them to a bowl with sugar and cinnamon mixture. When both sides are coated, fold tortilla circles in half and place them in a muffin tin turned upside down. Bake them for 5-7 min at 400 F. It is certainly easier to prepare tortilla shells this way, but they taste better if you fry them in deep oil.
  • Tortilla shells need to be completely cooled when you fill them.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

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Christine

Thursday 24th of November 2022

This looks really good.

Dragana

Friday 25th of November 2022

Thanks, Christine!

Best regards, Dragana

Miriam

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Hello! Want to make these for Thanksgiving but have a long drive that morning, so want to make the night before. Just do the shells and put them in the fridge in an airtight container, and assemble the other ingredients when I get to my destination? I would like the shells to be crispy if possible! Thank you!

Dragana

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Just like that, Miriam.

Best, Dragana

Natasha

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Does putting these in the fridge in and air tight container male them soggy? I'm making these tonight for my work tomorrow. But idk how to keep them stored without them ruining.

Dragana

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Hi Natasha,

The shells will soften and become moist. If you want them to be crunchy, prepare them a day earlier, pumpkin pie filling, too. Before serving, make whipped topping and assemble tacos.

Best regards, Dragana

Ashlyn

Monday 14th of November 2022

Going to attempt these! Curious how do you store the leftover ones? Do they need to be put in the fridge or just in a container?

Dragana

Monday 14th of November 2022

Hi Ashlyn,

You can keep in airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Best, Dragana

Nicole

Saturday 12th of November 2022

Is the topping made with whipped topping or heavy whipping cream?

Dragana

Saturday 12th of November 2022

Heavy whipping cream, Nicole.

Best, Dragana

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