Apple Pie Nachos Are More American Than a Taco Bell/KFC

Apple Pie Nachos — Thrillist Recipes
Drew Swantak
Drew Swantak

Like a beautiful love child of Lady Liberty and the Alamo, everything I love about apple pie -- flaky, buttery crust; warm, spiced apples; melted cheddar and vanilla ice cream -- is layered in each bite of these “nachos.” Plus, it’s a finger food. But the best part? It fixes apple pie’s one flaw: it’s ready immediately when I’m craving it and is easy as, uh... pie.

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Easier than pie.
Drew Swantak

Apple Pie Nachos Recipe

Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 40 chips

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 (8-inch) soft flour tortillas
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine sugar, apple pie spice, and salt in a large resealable plastic bag.
  • Cut each tortilla into 8 even wedges. Brush both sides with butter. Toss into the bag, seal it, and shake to evenly coat the wedges.
  • Arrange wedges in a single layer on sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Flip the wedges and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  • In a medium bowl, heat the apple pie filling in the microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  • To assemble the nachos, arrange chips on a large platter, spoon apple pie filling evenly over the chips, sprinkle with cheddar and pecans, drizzle caramel, dollop ice cream and whipped cream on top.
Apple Pie Nachos — Thrillist Recipes
Drew Swantak