Cooking Up a Hooley in the Kitchen: Apple Nachos

Cooking Up a Hooley in The Kitchen: Apple Nachos, A Special Seasonal Sweet Snack
By Katie Gagne

This time of year just screams for sweet and tasty snacks; something gooey and comforting. This easy dessert, while not very Irish, will become a favorite I am sure. This takes a fall staple – apples and things you may have in your pantry or just jump out at you as you are passing all the holiday baking displays at the store, and comes together with ease. You can make this for a crowd or just for yourself as a guilty indulgence.

Apple Nachos  
4 Granny Smith Apples – sliced into wedges
4 Red Delicious or Honey Crisp Apples – sliced into wedges
I use a large platter or deep throw away pan.
Arrange apple slices in a layer in the pan or on the tray. Using both red and green apples gives it a nice color.

It’s that simple.

Top with your favorite ingredients.

I drizzled the apples with Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Fudge Sauce, and some White Chocolate Sauce.

Then, I sprinkled Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter Chips, Chopped Pecans, Mini Marshmallows, Caramel Bits, Sea Salt Caramel Chips, and some Pumpkin Morsel Mix I found in the aisle with the Chocolate Chips. I also used some Fall Sprinkles and Jimmies on top.

Place another layer of apples and repeat with the toppings.

You can also split the toppings up and do some on the first payer and some on the second layer.

The beauty of this recipe is you are only limited by your own imagination and creativity.

Any topping works well.

The apples in this stay fresh for quite a while. I would not make it too far ahead but a few hours is okay.

*Katie Gagne teaches English at Trinity High School in Garfield Heights. She is also the owner of her in-home bakery Sassy’s Sweets and Oh So Much More. You can contact her at (440) 773-4459,  [email protected], or on Facebook at @sassyssweetsandmore.


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