Dessert Nachos

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img_4024Ahhhhh, September.  The last kiss of summer, the first taste of fall.  The month of bonfires and apple picking, of Oktoberfest beers, and if you’re anything like me, hoarding copious amounts of new pens and notebooks and fun office supplies even though you’ve been finished with school for almost a decade.

I’m not going to lie, apples aren’t really my favorite.  I’m kind of more of a pineapple girl.  But for whatever reason, there’s nothing like biting into a juicy, sweet honeycrisp apple in the late summer/early fall.

For any of you who might be planning a fall party (or just PMSing), today I have a delicious treat that screams September: dessert nachos.  Ohhh yeah.  And they’re healthy because they have fruit in them, right?

All right, enough blabber.  Let’s get to the recipe.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Honeycrisp Apple, Washed
  • 1T Peanut Butter
  • 1T Nutella
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Plate, Small Bowl and Sharp Knife

Instructions:

  1. Slice the apple into thin wedges.  (I like to stand the apple upright, cut off the four sides, then cut each of those into thin pieces, but you can do it however you want.  Or, if you’re really lazy, you can just buy pre-cut apple slices.)
  2. This step is completely optional, but if you’re not going to eat these right away, you can coat the apples in 7 up or diluted lemon juice (see instructions here) to help prevent them from getting brown.
  3. Arrange the apple slices however you want them on a plate.
  4. Melt the peanut butter (I just microwave it in a small bowl for ~30 seconds), then drizzle it evenly over the plate of apples with a spoon.
  5. Repeat step 4, but with the Nutella.
  6. Drizzle the apples with caramel syrup.  I just used the Torani brand one that I already had for making coffee drinks.  It works really well for this, but you can use whatever kind you want.  A little goes a long way here.
  7. DONE!

Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy, right?

You could also substitute some hot fudge for the Nutella (Sander’s is my go-to), some sun butter for the peanut butter, etc.

So there.  A quick, pretty inexpensive, and delicious dessert idea that people will actually want to eat.  Nothing fancy, but it’s good.  Enjoy!


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