Apple Nachos

You know what will make all your dreams come true? Apple nachos. As long as your dreams involve gooey caramel, chocolate and apples, recipes that require no cooking, no baking and very little prep and yet are still ridiculously impressive and insanely delicious.

You don't dream about that sort of thing? Well I guess that's just me then.

Apple Nachos are in MY dreams, that's for sure, and on my table about once a week all fall long. I even tell myself they are healthy. After all, they contain pecans which are healthy right? And apples, which are absolutely healthy! And yes, they do have caramel, but not THAT much. But actually, it's probably only as much caramel on a whole plate of these bad boys than is typically on one dipped caramel apple. And that line of thinking is how I end up eating these once a week.

Apple Nachos 1

Start with three apples. I prefer Honeycrisp. Any variety that is crunchy and not too sweet works well. Ambrosia are nice as they are a variety that is naturally slow to turn brown after slicing.

Apple Nachos 2

Cut the apples into quarters and then remove the core. After you have cored them, cut the quarters into three smaller pieces and lay them on a plate. I used a dinner plate for this, and started on the ouside, laying out the slices. I did two rows of apple slices.

Apple Nachos 3

Next, prep your toppings by chopping up some pecans. 1/8 to ¼ cup whole will give a great amount for 3 apples. Make sure you have your mini chocolate chips nearby too.

Apple Nachos 4

Now moving on to the caramel. So, we sell caramel by the jar at the farm. It looks like this and is a customer favourite to be sure. We make it from scratch in a big copper pot (the whole farm smells divine during this process )We dip apples in it, and we can some for you to take home and make all kinds of delicious treats with. I once asked on Facebook what people's favourite way to eat our caramel was and the most common answer by far was to eat it from the jar with a spoon!

Caramel is a finicky thing to heat. You can't heat it too much or it completely changes the consistency. Put about a ¼ cup in a microwaveable dish.

Apple Nachos 5

So measuring caramel is kind of a joke. It's thick and gooey and hard to measure accurately. Just take a guess. Start by heating it for 15 seconds. Give it a stir and see if it's softened up.

Apple Nachos 6

Add 1 TBSP of cream to the caramel (milk would work in a pinch) and stir again.

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If it runs off a spoon, it's ready to drizzle. If not, put it back in the microwave for another 10 seconds.

Getting excited to eat these yet? Mmmmm….

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Once you caramel is soft drizzle it over your apples. I find it works best to dip a spoon into the dish and let the caramel run off the spoon as you move it fairly quickly over the plate. If you glob it a bit, oh well. That's just lucky for the person that gets that particular slice.

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Add the toppings. Sprinkle the pecans and chocolate chips over the top and you're ready to rock

Seriously, so yummy…

Enjoy these. You will love them, and let's just keep telling ourselves they are healthy ok?

Apple Nachos 10

Apple Nachos

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: non

Servings: 6 very lucky friends

Ingredients:

  • 3 eating apples
  • 1/4 cup Davison Caramel
  • 1 TBSP of cream
  • 1/4 cup of pecans
  • 2 TBSP of mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Core and slice 3 apples and arrange on a platter or dinner plate
  2. Chop pecans
  3. Warm Carmel in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir. Add 1 TBSP of cream. Stir again. Check if Caramel will run off the spoon, if not microwave for 10 more seconds. Drizzle the caramel over the apple slices.
  4. Sprinkle the pecans and chocolate chips on the top.

 

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