Nachos are ALWAYS fun to make and delicious to eat. But how about an irresistible dessert version? These Cinnamon Dessert Nachos with Salted Caramel Apple dip taste like decadent caramel apple pie bites. Plus with berries and a chocolate fudge sauce drizzle, they are sweet, salty, crunchy, decadent, fruity, and a veritable party in your mouth! (Video recipe below).
This is only my third time taking part in Freaky Friday, and I’ve already had a ton of fun. So what on earth is Freaky Friday you ask? 🙂 Organized by Michaela from An Affair From the Heart – it’s a “blog hop” event where several food bloggers participate and each one is assigned another person’s blog (in secret) and they have to choose a recipe they like from that blog and recreate it, photograph it and then share it on their own blog on the same day (today!), at the same time! This is Freaky Friday Winter edition and it’s going to be fun finding out who was assigned mine. 🙂
So whose blog did I get? …….drum roll…..drum roll…..drum roll……. LeMoine Family Kitchen! I’ve been following Angela’s blog for a while now actually. I discovered her when I saw her Pecorino, Garlic and Herb Scones on my Facebook news feed sometime ago and I’ve been an avid follower ever since! I love cheese scones, so it was no wonder that I was drawn to those beautiful scones.
Angela is a Jersey girl, but with deep Italian roots which is very evident in the wonderful recipes that she shares. I had a hard time picking just one recipe to make for Freaky Friday. The ones that really jumped out at me were these 3 cheese Arancini, and then there were these Oreo Scones! I browsed some more and then came across these amazing Spinach Lasagna Rolls and I knew this wasn’t going to be easy! I went back and forth trying to decide between those when I came across these Dessert Nachos with Berries and Chocolate Drizzle, and jackpot! I absolutely loved the sound of it, and with game day coming up, I knew I wanted an awesome game day type snack with a fun dessert twist, and this recipe fit the bill perfectly.
Cinnamon is one of our very favourite flavours, so I knew my chances of success with this recipe were already high even before I had even started on it. 🙂 Angela had used pita bread for her chips, but since we always have tortilla wraps at home and I have a habit of making flavoured tortilla chips to snack on every now and then, I went with tortilla chips. I loved the addition of beautiful berries and chocolate (duh!), and when I told Mr K about it, his exact words were “imagine who good those cinnamon chips would be with apple pie” – Ding ding ding! And just like that I knew I was going to pair these Dessert Nachos with Salted Caramel Apple dip![bctt tweet=”Make a big plate of these Cinnamon Dessert Nachos with Salted Caramel Apple dip for Game Day! “]
And where do I even begin? Honestly, every part of this dessert nachos recipe is addictive by itself.
Cinnamon sugar and butter toasted tortilla chips (tortilla triangles)? You can just stop at this point and you probably wouldn’t miss a thing. I never knew tortilla chips could be this insanely addictive in any form. And they are so easy to make, it’s just unfair. I could go and on, but I won’t. Just try them yourself. You’ll know what I mean.
Fresh strawberries and raspberries? Nothing beats the flavour of fresh berries and it adds a lovely fruity component. When summer rolls around and you find yourself surrounded by fresh berries, you’ll know what to do with them now. You can also try blueberries, apples, whatever.
Chocolate fudge sauce drizzle? Now we are entering irresistible territory here guys. A drizzle of decadent homemade chocolate fudge sauce and those butter toasted cinnamon sugar tortilla chips now become positively dangerous.
And finally, Salted caramel apple dip? Shut the front door! There’s no point resisting these bad boys anymore.
Like I said, I did make my own chocolate fudge sauce, but if you want to make it easier and you’re just too impatient to ravage that plate of dessert nachos, you can just drizzle some Nutella on top or your favouite store-bought chocolate sauce.
The salted caramel dip is a caramel lover’s dream. You can opt out of the salt if you’re not into sweet and salty, but as you know that flavour contrast is one that works really well. But to make it even better, I actually added some grated Granny Smith apples to this dip as well! So it’s sweet, salty, tart, gooey all at the same time. It’s a rich, decadent dip and a little of it goes a long way, so if you have any leftover, just go ahead and spoon it over some on ice cream. Win – win – win.
And to show you how I made these outrageously delicious and addictive dessert nachos with salted caramel apple dip and chocolate fudge sauce and fresh berries, I made a little video for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy guys!
Inspired by the lovely Angela from Lemoine Family Kitchen. Thanks so much for this amazing treat Angela!
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- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and rubbed with lemon (to prevent it from browning)
- ⅓ cup cream
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 heaped tsp of sea salt flakes
- 4 tortillas (white corn or flour)
- Melted butter 4-8 tbsp
- 1 cup white sugar
- 4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Your favourite chocolate fudge sauce
- Strawberries cut into cubes, and raspberries halved.
- In a large flat pan, sprinkle the sugar on the bottom. Heat it over medium heat (be careful not to introduce ANY liquid).
- Keep an eye on the sugar, and when you start to see the sugar melting at the edges, give it a shake to evenly re-distribute the melted and granulated sugar. You can use a spatula to mix the sugar as well.
- When the sugar bits are melted and the caramel is turning golden brown, grate the apple and add the grated flesh to the caramel. The caramel will hiss and there'll be a lot of steam, so take care not to burn yourself!
- Mix the grated apple with the caramel really well. Add the cream and butter and continue to mix until the butter has melted and the caramel lumps have almost disappeared. Add the salt at this stage.
- Let the caramel simmer for about 30 minutes, frequently stirring, until it's nice and thick. The time will vary according to your stove top, so keep an eye on the caramel and stop cooking when the consistency is right. Set aside to cool. If the caramel is too thick, add a little bit of cream to thin it out slightly.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Melt the butter, set aside. Mix half of the sugar with half of the cinnamon. (If you run out of sugar, mix the rest of the sugar and cinnamon together too).
- Place a tortilla on a lined baking tray, and generously brush it with melted butter on both sides. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly on both sides.
- Cut the tortilla into corn ship sized triangles and bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes - the sugar obviously has to caramelize at this point. If it hasn't then leave it in longer - if it caramelizes earlier, take it out sooner.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool down.
- Serve the cinnamon chips with the salted caramel apple dip AND the chocolate fudge sauce and berries.
You should DEFINITELY check out ALL the deliciousness that everyone else created for Freaky Friday too! The links are below, just click on the picture you like. There’s 16 of us and 16 fantastic recipes. 🙂
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