This easy Caramel Apple Nachos recipe with crispy cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, caramel, whipped cream, and fresh apples is the most delicious fall dessert!
The kids are back in school, there’s a chill in the air and we are excited for fall! We love pulling out the sweatshirts, watching the leaves turn golden, and visiting the apple orchard.
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Cinnamon Chips For Apple Nachos
Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry small flour tortillas on both sides until golden.
Place the fried tortilla on paper towels and sprinkle both sides with cinnamon sugar.
Cut the tortillas into triangles. Chop a couple of triangles into small bits for garnish.
Assemble The Apple Nachos
Dice apples for the nachos. Choose your favorite apples whether they be sweet or tart.
Line pint sized berry baskets with waxed paper.
I used wooden baskets for the apple nachos because they remind me of apple crates.
Layer cinnamon chips in the baskets.
Top the cinnamon chips with a dollop of whipped cream.
Add the diced apples.
Drizzle with caramel topping (this is our favorite).
Top with a sprinkle cinnamon chip crumbles. You can add as many layers as you want!
Caramel Apple Nachos FAQs
1. What kind of apples do you suggest? You can use your favorite apples or whatever apples you have on hand. I like the sweet/tart combo of apples with caramel.
2. Which varieties of apples are slow to brown? Cameo, Cortland, Empire, Gala, Ambrosia, Arctic, or Opal.
3. How do you prevent the apples from turning brown? If you want to dice the apples ahead of time, you can put the diced apples in club soda for about 3 minutes to prevent browning.
5. Can I use whipped topping (cool whip) instead of whipped cream? Yes, that would work as well.
Caramel Apple Nachos
- Mix together ½ cup of sugar and the cinnamon. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry flour tortillas on both sides until golden.
- Place the fried tortillas on paper towels and sprinkle both sides with cinnamon sugar.
- Cut the tortillas into triangles. Chop a couple of triangles into small bits for garnish.
- Dice the apples and set aside. If preparing ahead of time, you can put the diced apples in club soda for about 3 minutes to prevent browning. Or choose apples that are slow to brown.
- Line pint sized berry baskets with waxed paper. Layer the cinnamon chips, whipped cream, and diced apples. Drizzle with caramel topping and top with a sprinkle cinnamon chip crumbles.