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Apple Nachos.

I told you that I really love apples.

I love them in all forms. Hot, cold, shredded, baked. I even love them in salads. Well, as much as I can love salads that is.

I spied apple nachos in the newest Taste of Home and couldn’t stop thinking about them. I mean, what a perfect snack for me! I get a little chocolate, peanut butter, coconut and salty pecans, but since all of this tops off a giant honeycrisp apple, it has to be healthy. Right? Yep, that’s what I thought too.

I added a little dollop of greek yogurt, which I promptly spread all over the apple and said toppings. How could something so simple boggle my mind like this? Why haven’t I ever made these before?! Have you all been holding out on me?
If you knew about the apple nachos I’m a bit annoyed that you didn’t share.

As I was making these, I decided that I had to sprinkle the entire plate with cinnamon. But then I got caught up in the whirlwind of the peanut butter and chocolate and I forgot the cinnamon! I didn’t even remember it until I looked at these pictures. The veggies must have poisoned my mind.
If you make these you must add some cinnamon. And nutmeg. And even some apple pie spice?

I can’t even concentrate. I need to go make these for breakfast. They were such a treat. Can you tell I’m obsessed? I hope not. I can be a bit insecure.


Apple Nachos

inspired by Taste of Home

serves 1

1 apple, cored and sliced into thin rounds

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 tablespoon chocolate syrup/melted chocolate

1 tablespoon caramel drizzle

2 tablespoons crushed salted pecans

1 tablespoon shredded coconut

few chocolate chips

+ anything else you want to add!

Core apples and slice into rounds. Lay on plate and top with whatever toppings you desire!

Looks like things are back to normal around here. Peanut butter, chocolate, coconut… we definitely needed this after those brussels sprouts. Now tell me – what would you add to your apple nachos? I need ideas since this will clearly be a meal for me for the next 6 months.

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119 Responses to “Apple Nachos.”

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    Erica — September 22, 2010 @ 3:56 am

    What a cool idea. They are just gorgeous. And apples and nut butter is one of the greatest combos. This would be really fun to make for kids too!

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    Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli — September 22, 2010 @ 4:10 am

    Oh. My. That is the very best and delicious idea EVER!! I will use whip cream instead of yoghurt bc if you are going off the deep end you might as well go all the way!! Right?

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    Blond Duck — September 22, 2010 @ 4:11 am

    That’s awesome! Have you ever had apple pie enchiladas or apple empanadas? You’d love them!

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2010 @ 4:50 am

      No! Why haven’t you told me about these before?!

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    Wei-Wei — September 22, 2010 @ 4:12 am

    I’d add coconut butter, hot fudge sauce (cocoa + sugar + water -> microwave), marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, sprinkles, cinnamon, and if I had the time to make custard, I would make that.

    Dude. Dessert for breakfast. YES.

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — September 22, 2010 @ 4:15 am

    This is brilliant. And totally healthy, I agree :-)

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    Tabitha (From Single to Married) — September 22, 2010 @ 4:17 am

    That is so cool – I’ve never seen a dish with apples AND chocolate – will definitely have to make it for my husband.

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    Kelly — September 22, 2010 @ 4:19 am

    Drool! That looks soooo good.

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    Liz @ LBBakes — September 22, 2010 @ 4:24 am

    Oh my gosh, how great do these look! Much better than yesterday’s brussels sprouts. ;)

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    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — September 22, 2010 @ 4:28 am

    I love that you get that food should be fun! You can always find a way to eat the good stuff and make it feel naughty! This looks delicious! Figs or dates would be so good with this! YUM!

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2010 @ 4:49 am

      I love figs and didn’t even think of those! Great idea.

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — September 22, 2010 @ 4:44 am

    Love Love Love these!!!!

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    Terra — September 22, 2010 @ 4:51 am

    This looks so beautiful, and delicious:) This would be fun to make with kids!!

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    Heather — September 22, 2010 @ 4:52 am

    you would :)

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    Kim in MD — September 22, 2010 @ 4:53 am

    These look incredible! You concoct the most amazing recipes, Jessica! These apple nachos could almost be considered a healthy breakfast, right? I mean, they do have apples and yogurt! ;-)

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    Jil — September 22, 2010 @ 5:09 am

    That is such a fun idea!! It looks delicious!

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    Amanda — September 22, 2010 @ 5:13 am

    We are doing an apple theme this week at our house and this will be a PERFECT snack to make! Thanks!

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    Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon — September 22, 2010 @ 5:31 am

    Brilliant idea! I’ve never seen Apple Nachos before either. Taste of Home has some super tasty recipes…My mom made their Upside Down Banana Pecan French Toast for our family brunch this weekend–WOW! If you have a chance to try it, I definitely recommend :)

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2010 @ 5:38 am

      That sounds incredible! Will definitely check it out. Thanks!

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    Hope — September 22, 2010 @ 5:34 am

    That seriously looks like heaven on a plate. I MUST try those!!! :)

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine — September 22, 2010 @ 5:39 am

    I’ve never been a salty snack girl, so these are right up my alley. I love that you’ve been including more veg-friendly recipes lately- it’s probably not intentional, but now I can think of acutally eating the meals instead of just making them for my brother and BF (though I know they’d absolutely LOVE them- I’m just selfish)!

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2010 @ 5:41 am

      Haha not intentional, but I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

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    Matt — September 22, 2010 @ 5:40 am

    I prefer honeycrisps!

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2010 @ 5:53 am

      That’s what I used!

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    Julie @SavvyEats — September 22, 2010 @ 5:41 am

    Mmmm… these would be really good with Nutella , no? :)

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    mags — September 22, 2010 @ 6:04 am

    These look fantastic! What a great idea.

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    Mellissa — September 22, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    Mini marhmallows, graham cracker pieces and maybe peanut butter cups.

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — September 22, 2010 @ 6:12 am

    fantastic idea!!!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — September 22, 2010 @ 6:14 am

    omg!! i have seen something like htat before in a restaurant but NOTHING that looks as good as those!! they weren’t apple nachos either, it was apple ‘pizza’ placed on dough then covered with toppings
    taht looks so good!!!

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    Liz @ Bog is the New Black — September 22, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    Awesome idea! LOEV THIS!

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    Katrina — September 22, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    You have awoken my sweet tooth!

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    Ann Marie — September 22, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    These would make a great after school snack.

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    vanillasugar — September 22, 2010 @ 6:41 am

    i’m with you on this one because you added coconut. I can’t get enough of coconut.

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers — September 22, 2010 @ 6:54 am

    Apple nachos? Are you for real? Why haven’t I heard of this before- they look incredible!!!

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:02 am

      That is exactly how I felt too!

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    Jessica@tastyandtrim — September 22, 2010 @ 6:55 am

    I swear you get more creative every day! Since I am an apple freak, these will definitely be making an appearance in my household in the very near future :)

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    Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) — September 22, 2010 @ 6:58 am

    These look like so much fun! What a cute snack !

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    Kat @ Living Like the Kings — September 22, 2010 @ 7:07 am

    That is awesome! I might have to try it out this weekend.

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    Alison — September 22, 2010 @ 7:14 am

    Wow, what a cool idea! But nachos without cheese? These are begging for some cheddar or brie! ;)

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:25 am

      You are right… I love apples with brie and cheddar, especially smoked cheddar!

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    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — September 22, 2010 @ 7:14 am

    Can I have this for breakfast?

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    Camille — September 22, 2010 @ 7:18 am

    Love.Want. Need.
    I’ve never had a honeycrisp apple. I need to pick some up!

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:24 am

      Never?! Oh girl – you must!

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    Natalia - a side of simple — September 22, 2010 @ 7:50 am

    There are no words for how happy this makes me. I need to go pick some apples and create this divinity right now.

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    Lauren — September 22, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    You should bake the apple thins to make them crispy like tortilla chips first next time…Then top them!

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:08 am

      Great idea!

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — September 22, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    When I heard apple nachos, I was a little confused. But oh.my.lord this look AMAZING!

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    Moni'sMeals — September 22, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Ummm…AMAZING! So going to try this one out. ;)

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    barefootgirl27 — September 22, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    brie, walnuts & fresh honey……

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    Camille — September 22, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    Thanks for the tip!
    I’ve been up to my ears in apples and looking for fun new things to do with them!

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    Kacy — September 22, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Those are so pretty!

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    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather — September 22, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    When I read the title I totally thought it was going to be a savory caramelized onion apple and sharp cheddar-ish nacho dish. What a sweet surprise! I want these now!

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    Eliana — September 22, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    I can see myself easily growing addicted to these. They look amazing!

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    Kristen — September 22, 2010 @ 9:29 am

    My favorite apple dip uses cream cheese, peanut butter, a little brown sugar/honey, and cinnamon. I just throw spoofuls into a bowl until it tastes right and eat… so good! It’s great on toast, too. If I use low-fat cream cheese and natural pb I can justify it as a healthy snack, right?

    BTW – I just started reading your blog and have tried a few of your recipes and workout tips; I am really enjoying it. It has become one of my daily must-reads.

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:39 am

      Thank you so much Kristen! That means so much to me. And the apple dip sounds delicious!

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    Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) — September 22, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    OOh, these look lovely. And so easy too. I think I would add coconut, honey, PB cups, M&M’s…..I don’t know really!

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    ida — September 22, 2010 @ 9:53 am

    Your creativity blows my mind! I am in love with honey crisps and could eat them at every meal. This looks like such a fun way to jazz one up though.

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    Lauren — September 22, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    These look fantastic! I;m thinking dessert tonight. :)

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — September 22, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    I totally love the looks of these! Skylar eats sooo many apples, it’s kind ridic! And as a mom, if i ever have any fruit that’s past it’s prime or is about to be…sprinkle of cinny/sugar, maybe a drizzle of agave or maple, or a few choc chips, and nuke that for 20 secs, yeah, that past-due fruit gets eaten in a jiffy. This is the grown up version…i want it!!! :)

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    Sarah — September 22, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    OMG…I totally made this the other day but with banana instead of apple! I must have it with apple now…yummy!

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