A life-long friend of my daughter’s recently posted a pic of Apple Nachos on her FB page; I thought it looked interesting and that I might give it a try sometime. Today was “Sometime” so I went back to the pic posted, had a good look at the ingredients and gave it a go. I happened to have a bit of whipped cream sitting in the fridge (from the Coconut Cream Pie that my daughter Krick made yesterday) so I incorporated that with the left over Nutella and Peanut Butter to create sinfully delicious dipping sauces to adorn any fruit slices that may have missed out on being drizzled with decadent chocolate or peanut butter.
I am going to try this again using hot sauce and shredded cheddar! My husband says that sounds weird but I used to love having an apple with a hunk of cheddar cheese for a snack after school! And an old family friend introduced me to the idea of having hot sauce on slices of apple and I loved that too!
I know this is a Snack food but it is what I had for Lunch on a day that I was not feeling particularly cheerful. The preparation of this dish took my mind off things for a bit, I got to enjoy Peanut Butter, my all time fave comfort food, and all of a sudden things were not so gloomy anymore. Sometimes you just have to indulge, right?
I am sure there is an original recipe for Apple Nachos out there somewhere but I have no idea who to give credit to for such a simple, tasty treat. Kudos to you, whomever you are!
2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Chopped Pecans
1/4 cup Almonds
1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup Coconut
1/4 cup smooth Peanut Butter
A large pinch of Cinnamon
1 cup Whipped Cream, optional
Wash, core and slice fruit.
Place sliced fruit into a bowl/container with a fitted lid; add lemon juice. Put lid on and toss to coat fruit with lemon juice.
Dump fruit slices out onto a large plate.
Sprinkle with dried cranberries, almonds and pecans.
In a small heatproof bowl, microwave peanut butter for about 30 seconds, or until slightly melted and of drizzling consistency; using a spoon, drizzle over fruit and nuts.
In another small bowl microwave Nutella for about 20 seconds, stir, heat for another 5 seconds if needed, using a spoon, drizzle over fruit and nuts.
Sprinkle coconut over all.
Serve with Dipping Sauce, if desired.
Divide whipping cream between the remaining peanut butter and nutella bowls, stirring each just until blended.
* I used 1 Golden Delicious Apple, 1 Fuji Apple and 1 Bartlett Pear