Apple pie Quesadillas


Oh my goodness you guys.

We somehow managed to end up with a boatload of apples and corn tortillas at the same time a few weeks ago, so as you can imagine, we’ve been eating a lot of Mexican food, and apple desserts.

But with this recipe, we combined the two, and came up with something lovely – apple pie quesadillas.

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So. much. deliciousness.

Spice-rich apple pie filling inside a toasted crust, and drizzled with cinnamon-sugar glaze.

I don’t often like messy food, but after one bite, I knew that these babies were worth getting messy for!

I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I didn’t leave a lot of the first batch for the kids and Gabe to sample and had to make a second just for them. oooooops.

Using canned apple pie filling is a great way to turn this into a quick and easy dessert, but if you have the time, I urge you to make this filling recipe, because it. is. good. So good.

Buttery, cinnamon-y good.

Not a bad way to make use of apples by the boatload!

Apple Pie Quesadillas

Several apple pie quesadillas sit on a cutting board

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Apple pie Quesadillas

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Try this sweet spin on an easy classic. Apple pie quesadillas are a delicious sweet treat and a family hit.

  • Author: Elise


  • 2 medium-sized apples
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cups water
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 23 Tablespoons water


  1. Peel, core, and finely dice apples.
  2. Place in a bowl and toss with granulated sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Melt butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add apples, and stir-fry for about a minute.
  5. Stir in water while cooking apples through.
  6. The mixture should be thick, but if it gets too thick, add more water.
  7. Heat another ungreased skillet or griddle.
  8. Once it’s hot, place a tortilla on the skillet, and spread one third of the apple pie filling on it.
  9. Top with a second tortilla.
  10. Fry until the bottom is toasted.
  11. Flip, and fry until second side is toasted.
  12. Repeat until all the apple filling is used.
  13. Let quesadillas cool to set up for five minutes or so before cutting – it makes them SO much less messy!
  14. Combine powdered sugar, and 2-3 teaspoons of water to make an icing.
  15. Optionally, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to icing.
  16. Drizzle onto quesadilla wedges. Yummy!
  17. Enjoy!

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