Apple Nachos

Apples make a delicious, healthy snack all on their own. But this recipe elevates this fruit to another level with touches of chewiness, sweetness, nuttiness and crunchiness.





Serves: Serves 6

Serving Size: 6 apple wedges per serving

  • 1/3 cup dried unsweetened cranberries or raisins
  • ¼ cup sliced unsalted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted shelled sunflower seeds
  • 3 medium green or red apples, such as Granny Smith or Red Delicious, cored and thinly sliced into about 12 wedges each
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup smooth low-sodium peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the cranberries, almonds and sunflower seeds.
  2. Layer half the apples on a large plate or platter. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the apples to keep them from browning.
  3. In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave the water on 100% power (high) for 2 minutes, or until boiling. Add the peanut butter and honey, stirring until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Using a spoon, drizzle half the peanut butter mixture over the apple wedges. Sprinkle with half the cranberry mixture. Layer the remaining apples over the cranberry mixture. Over everything, drizzle the remaining peanut butter mixture and sprinkle the remaining cranberry mixture.
Cook’s Tip: If you don’t have an apple corer, halve the fruit and use either a melon baller or a sturdy metal ½ teaspoon measuring spoon to scoop out the core and seeds.
Cook’s Tip: Always opt for dried unsweetened fruit. The sweetened varieties contain unnecessary added sugar.
Cook’s Tip: For variety, try other toppings for the apple nachos, such as any type of dried unsweetened fruit, unsalted chopped nuts, unsalted pumpkin seeds, low-fat granola or unsweetened shredded coconut.


1 fat, 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 lean meat

Nutrition Facts

Calories 167
Total Fat 8.5g
    Saturated Fat 1.0g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 4.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 23mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
    Dietary Fiber 5g
    Sugars 14g
    Added Sugar 4g
Protein 4g