Monday, September 3, 2012

Apple Nachos

Yeah I know, not the nicest picture, but you know what, I am at peace with my crappy picture taking abilities.  Sort of.

  When I saw this on Shugary Sweets I knew I had to make it.  Why, well I don't know.  I mean I am truly against any kind of fruit in a desert, no matter how much sugar you put in there, you know there is fruit.  So I pinned it and just sort of forgot about it.

  Then I had plans to have my sister over.  We were going to order take out and watch a movie with Pork Chop.  So  I wanted a desert but really didn't want to make anything.  I had a craving for something though. So this is where I went, I went with fruit. As a desert.  And I am sort of ashamed to type that out.  Please forgive me.  It's actually really good, which I am really happy about.

This is all I used, I could have added sprinkles or something, but I forgot.

  So what Shugary Sweets did was actually an involved process, and by involved I mean she actually did her own sauce and such.  I am way too lazy for that.  I just hit up the ice cream isle and grabbed a few things.

  I got chocolate sauce, because that is classic.  I was going to get caramel but wanted something richer, I mean we had fruit to cover.  So I got dulce de leche.  It's good, trust me.  Then I got marshmallow fluff, I have never actually eaten that stuff before. But for the sake of my sister I was willing to try it.  And apples, you need apples, or else you are just making a sugary soup, which come to think of it, would not be a bad thing.

This is a great thing to have if you eat apples a lot, as it is I is another one of those things I had to have and use once in a while.

  Anyway I got granny smith apples as they are really sort of tart, and I figure that would allow me to put more sugar on it.  It's a scientific fact that you can eat the same amount of fruit and sugar, and there are no calories in the sugar.  Look it up, I swear.

  Okay so what I did was made my sister and I each our own plate.  Only because I don't like to share, and we would make less of a mess on ourselves this way.  Also I tried to get Pork Chop in on this, but he was not having any of it.  He likes apples, but only when we don't have them in the house.  He was all " I want green ice cream!"  And I was all " I don't have that!"  And he was all "Your the worst mom ever!"  But he said it with his eyes, which is way worse than really saying it.  So he ate popcorn and was fine.

See how easy?

Then into a bath of water and lemon juice, and slice them in half  so they are more nacho like.

  So I used my apple cutter thingy.  I got it a while back from pampered chef after seeing someone else I know with it.  I washed my apples then used the tool to cut them.  I left the skin on the apple because that is where all the healthy stuff is.  According to my mom anyway, and I might as well let her be right about one thing.

  I also got a bowl with cold water, and added some lemon juice, about 1/4 cup to about 2 cups water I guess.  Who knows really, I just eye ball things.  Then I took each apple slice and cut it in half to make it thinner.  Then I put them in the bowl of lemon water and sort of tossed them.  Then I laid then out on a plate all pretty like and we were ready to go.

I first put them on a smaller plate, but there was so much so I did this, way less chance of making a mess.

 Now if you want to be really fancy you could have chopped nuts or chocolate chips or something, but you all know I didn't do that, so I won't even pretend that I did.

  I tried the marshmallow fluff and it was just like my home made marshmallows, before they dry out.  So I could be really fancy and do this with fresh ones, but you all know I won't right?

And the money shot, it tasted way better than it looked.

  So it was really good, and I cannot believe how full I got off of one apple, I couldn't even finish it all.  My sister said it was good, and that I could write that on the blog.  So there you go, we both liked it.  And it was mostly fruit.  Maybe we are getting sick, who knows.  I just know I need more chocolate soon, no more of this fruit stuff.
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Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Apples and chocolate and caramel and more? Yum!

Pamela said...

I love fruit in desert!! These look yummy!! :)

Connie Mercer said...

they look really good and really good for you~well sort of:):)

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

YUM Sue! Perfect snack. And yes, I say snack, because I'd probably chase it with brownies and pie. :)

Paula said...

Fun little snack and with apple season right around the corner this is a very timely post ;)

Redfly Classroom said...

Very creative. Love them!

Winnie said...

These are super delicious treats, and they also very unique

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

What a wonderful treat for the kids! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Christine said...

Oh yum! I would have apple nachos anyday!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

My kiddos would love this - and it's fairly healthy for them :) Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends last week. I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)