Quick Cinnamon Apple Nachos

Monday 29 October 2018

I've been racking my brains to come up with something tasty for the upcoming holidays of Halloween and yes, Thanksgiving (American). It hasn't been really easy having had a ticky tummy for the past couple of days.  I haven't really felt like much in the way of food, eating or recipes!

I've been eating applesauce, bananas and dry toast.  I am feeling a bit better today, thankfully.  I am not sure if your kids were like mine, but getting them to eat anything prior to Trick-Or-Treating was nigh onto impossible. They were very eager to get out there with the other kids in the neighbourhood.  

Jon carving his pumpkin . . . 

I had made Apple Pie Tacos for our RS activity last week.  It was a presentation on flat breads. I had a bag of lightly salted tortilla crisps leftover and I thought to myself, lets try to do something with those. 

Jakey carving his pumpkin ...

Because of my illness I had lots of applesauce in the house as well, so the wheels started turning and I thought Cinnamon Apple Nachos.  But they had to be quick and easy, and something children would like to eat.

Josh working hard on his pumpkin  . . . I am betting his tongue is out. Its a family trait. We all stick out tongues out when we are concentrating.

I shook the bag of tortilla crisps together with some melted butter and cinnamon sugar, spread them on a baking tray and baked them in a moderate oven until they were crispy toasty and nice and cinnamony . . .

While they were baking I stirred together some applesauce and a bit of cinnamon to give me some cinnamon applesauce. You could leave the cinnamon out if you wanted to. 

You can use chunky applesauce or smooth applesauce.  I used the smooth as that is what I had, and you want to use unsweetened.  There is enough sugar in the crisps. 

I put that into a bowl for dipping and topped it with some sour cream, which I then drizzled with some salted caramel sauce. (Optional, but very nice.)

Popped the bowl onto a plate and surrounded it with the cinnamon sugar tortilla crisps.  Presto chango, a really delicious snack that the kids will love that won't take a lot of time.  Guaranteed to please!

Yield: Serves 4 - 6

Quick Cinnamon Apple Nachos

prep time: 8 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 20 mins
These are delicious, quick and easy.  Its a sweet and salty thing. What more could you want?


180g bag of lightly salted tortilla crisps (6.5 ounces)
4 TBS melted butter
4 TBS sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the dip:
1 (280g jar) of smooth or chunky unsweetened apple sauce (about 10 ounces, or 1 1/4 cups)
pinch cinnamon
4 TBS sour cream
salted caramel to drizzle (optional)


Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5.  Line a baking tray
with some aluminium foil and spritz lightly with low fat cooking spray.

Open the bag of tortilla crisps and
drizzle with the melted butter, give them a good shake to mix the butter
 well in.  Mix together the sugar and ground cinnamon.  Pour into the
bag and give them another good shake to coat all.  Pour them out onto
the baking tray in a single layer.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until
golden and smelling nice and cinnamony.  Take out of the oven and let
cool while you set up the dip.

Put the
applesauce into a bowl and stir in a bit of cinnamon to taste.  Top with
 dollops of the sour cream and drizzle with the salted caramel.  Place
in the middle of a platter and surround with the cinnamon sugar tortilla
 crisps for dipping.
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I'm an adult and not feeling too good and I thought these were really tasty.  Its times like this what I wish I had family closer around to enjoy these things I come up with.  I love my grandchildren, and it would be so nice to be able to spoil them year round! 

Jakey in the hay bales.  He really looks like his mum here.  I know I am a bit biased but I just think I have the bestest, smartest, most handsomest grandchildren ever!  Bon Appetit!

1 comment

  1. So nice seeing The Littles:) They are growing up so fast like ours:) Hope you feel better!Love the idea of tossing butter and seasonings to switch up tortillas!!


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