Thursday, October 20, 2011

Improv cooking challenge: caramel apple nachos

I am super excited to be a part of The Lady Behind the Curtain's Improv Cooking Challenge!
 This month she gave us two ingredients to create an original recipe with.  This reminds me of Chopped which is one of my favorite shows! After discussing with super smart (and very handsome) hubby   he suggested Caramel Apple Nachos..... How can you go wrong with that?

I started by cutting 2 flour tortillas into 8 triangles each.  I chose to fry them to create a chip but feel free to bake them also.   After removing from oil I immediately tossed into cinnamon sugar to coat.

Next I chopped one granny smith apple into small cubes.  I sauteed the apples in 1TB of butter and generous sprinkling of the remaining cinnamon sugar.   Cook until tender.  After turning off the heat pour in several spoonfuls of caramel ice cream topping and allow to melt into the apple mixture.

Pour apple mixture over chips.  Drizzle over vanilla bean cream cheese dip from Walmart.  
Sprinkle on either chopped red apple or red hots to look like tomato salsa  and top off with whipped cream or ice cream to be your sour cream.

BTW..  This got an enthusiastic thumbs up from hubby : ) 

And As Always my faithful kitchen helper was begging for scraps...

The Improve Cooking Challenge


  1. Dessert nachos! Yippee!! I think I'd add a tiny dash of cayenne...I lived in Arizona too long to let nachos go without a little heat :-)

  2. YUM!! I love it!! Your hubby definitely came up with an amazing idea! I'll have to give these a try!

  3. I LOVE your recipe!!! Thanks so much for participating in THE IMPROV COOKING CHALLENGE! I can't wait to see what you do with Pumpkin and Cream Cheese! ---Sheryl---

  4. Wow these caramel apple nachoes look delicious! This is such a creative idea.

  5. What a clever idea, it sound delicious.

  6. Those kitchen helpers work so hard... :)

    looks delish!

  7. Very fun and delicious looking.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge recipe: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  8. This looks delicious! Very creative!

  9. All of these apple desserts look so delicious. Apple is my favorite flavor among all. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday. This cake sounds amazing.
    Solvency II

  10. O.MY.GAH that looks delish! I "stole" your recipe and am going to make these this weekend!

    Would love for you to share this at my link up!

    Hope to see you there,
    Clydia {}

  11. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on that Tator Tot Casserole. You definitely will have to make it. Also, love the Fall Centerpieces! Such a great idea!