Apple Pie Nachos For a Sweet Start to Fall

  • We’re headed into fall and while pumpkin is the main flavor of the season, let’s not forget about APPLES! As someone who always prefers apple anything over pumpkin, the idea of making my favourite apple pie is daunting.  Plus, I don’t need a whole pie taunting me to eat it. That’s how these apple pie nachos came to be! Not only are they quick to whip up in about 10 minutes, they’re SO delicious! I can get the taste of apple pie in a much more manageable way than dealing with a fussy crust. Made with homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, cinnamon apple chunks and your favourite toppings, like caramel, pecans and whipped cream, it’s sure to be a favourite for the whole family.

    In my version of apple pie nachos, I use a can of apple pie filling, home baked tortilla chips and some some pre-made toppings. However, you can make it even easier with store-bought cinnamon sugar pita chips. If you’re like me and always have tortillas in the house, this homemade version is ideal! Simply toss them in butter and cinnamon sugar, and bake until crispy. Then you assemble all of the pieces together like any other type of nachos. Depending on your preferences (or your picky kiddos’), add toppings like caramel syrup, nuts, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. They truly taste like a bite of fall!

    I love recipes like these because measurements don’t really matter. Make as much or as little as you want! The recipe below includes amounts, but it’s easy to make a plate for yourself or a plate for the whole family whenever you’re in the mood for apple pie.

    Here’s how to make your own apple pie nachos in just 10 minutes!

    Apple Pie Nachos

    We’re headed into fall and while pumpkin is the main […]

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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients:

    • 4-5 flour tortillas (large size)
    • 3-4 Tbsp butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
    • 3 Tbsp cinnamon
    • 1 can apple pie filling (small)
    • Nuts, optional
    • Caramel sauce, optional
    • Whipped cream, optional

    Directions:

    Step 1: Cut the tortillas into eighths. A pizza cutter works really well for this. 

    Step 2: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat. 

    Step 3: Melt the butter in a large bowl and toss with the cut tortillas. Toss gently to coat. Mix the sugars and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle generously over the butter-covered tortillas. Mix until all chips are well-coated.

    Step 4: Spread the chips apart on the prepared baking sheet. Avoid them touching each other if possible. Bake for about 5 minutes. Then carefully flip them and bake until golden, about 4 more minutes.

    Step 5: While the chips bake, cut about 1/3 cup apple pie filling into smaller chunks. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds until warm all the way through.

    Alternatively, you can prepare your own homemade apple filling with your favourite type of apples! Refrigerate or freeze leftover pie filling in a freezer-safe container.

    Step 6: Arrange the chips on a plate and top with about half of the apple pieces. Add more chips and more apples in a second layer. Then top with other ingredients, like a caramel drizzle, chopped pecans, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. 

    Serve immediately while warm!

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