Apple Nachos: The 5-Minute Appetizer You’ve Been Craving

Apple Nachos - Photo: Nathan Davison
Photos: Nathan Davison

I’m a big fan of nachos of all varieties — from classic ground beef to tater tot-chos, breakfast nachos to dessert ones (hello, s’mores!). But they all tend to feel pretty heavy after a few bites.

Not these nachos. Well, depending how you load ’em up.

You can make apple nachos in just a few minutes’ time, but they’re unusual enough that they look impressive — and they double as dessert. The key is to dip the apple slices in lemon juice before plating them; that way they won’t oxidize and turn brown mid-party. If they make it that long, of course.

Pile up the nachos with whatever toppings you want. We used a light sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar (great for sweetening ultra-tart apples, like Granny Smiths), melted peanut butter, chocolate chips and a drizzle of honey. Basic, but delightful.

How to Make Apple Nachos in 5 Minutes or Less, via CollegiateCook.com

Here are a few other ideas you could try:

  • Dried cranberries
  • Candied orange peel
  • Dulce de leche
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chopped dates
  • Pretzel pieces
  • White chocolate
  • Chopped nuts
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Granola
  • Raisins
  • Crumbled graham crackers
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Fruity Pebbles or other cereal
  • Chopped candy bars

Apple Nachos

Ingredients

  • 4 large apples (Try Gala, Honeycrisp or Granny Smith)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, for preserving apples
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice the apples, then dip in lemon juice so the apples won't brown. Place the apples on a plate.
  2. Combine the sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle the two on the apples.
  3. Top with melted peanut butter, honey and chocolate chips. Serve immediately.
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