Got 15 minutes? Then you can enjoy a delicious plate of Apple Dessert Nachos featuring Ambrosia apples. They’re a stunner at the holiday dessert table and healthy too!
Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the #iloveambrosia campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time and was gifted a dozen Ambrosia apples. All opinions are completely my own.
We fancy ourselves apple lovers at our house. An apple day keeps the doctor away…as the saying goes. You’ll find them in lunch boxes, at the bottom of my purse and in a big bowl on the counter.
Yep. Apple lovers. 🙂
Then, along came Ambrosia Apples…proof that not all apples are created equal.
The first time we tried this relatively new apple variety (it’s only 10 years old,) it knocked our flip flops off (hey, we’re in Florida!) They are hands-down the sweetest apples we’ve ever tasted. And, sooo crisp. Nature’s candy! They truly live up to their name which means “Food of the Gods.”
I’m gushing. I know. But, they’re stunning to behold with their bright reddish blush over a creamy yellow background.
And, easy to work with too. They don’t turn brown as quickly as other apples when they are sliced and they retain their shape in pies and tarts.
My love affair with apples has reached a new high.
Ambrosia Apple Dessert Nachos
What’s a girl to do with an irresistibly sweet apple at the holidays? Make apple dessert nachos, of course!
Check out the delish toppings on these babies. They are pretty healthy too. In less than 15 minutes, you (and your family or friends…of course) can sit down to a delicious plate of apple nachos.
A few tips…
Spread the apple slices out on several plates or a large platter before you begin the layering process…so each slice gets a share of the goodies. No stacking!
The sweetened nut butter can be drizzled with a spoon when slightly heated. Or, spoon it into the corner of a plastic bag, nip the corner and pipe it over the apple slices.
The apple slices can be any thickness desired or even wedges. Use the thickest setting on a mandoline or the apple slices are just too flimsy.
They are sure to wow the crowd at the dessert table!
- 4 Ambrosia Apples
- ¼ cup almond butter (or favorite nut butter; sunflower seed butter also works well)
- 1 Tablespoon honey or agave nectar
- ¼ cup coconut flakes
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- ¼ cup granola
- ¼ cup pomegranate arils
- Slice apples into thin ¼ inch slices (I used the 3 setting on a mandoline)
- Arrange slices on a platter slightly overlapping pieces.
- Stir almond butter and honey together and warm in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.
- Drizzle almond butter mixture over apples.
- Scatter remaining ingredients over the apple slices.
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