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Apple nachos

GEHA | October 4, 2021

Get your kids involved in making this fun recipe.


1/3 cup dried unsweetened cranberries or raisins
1/4 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
1/4 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 (or boil on the stovetop and pour into a small bowl). 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. Drizzle the remaining peanut butter mixture over all. Sprinkle the remaining cranberry mixture over all.

Quick tips

  1. Cooking tip: If you don't have an apple corer, halve the fruit and use either a melon baller or a sturdy, rounded metal 1/2-teaspoon measuring spoon to scoop out the core and seeds.
  2. Keep it healthy: Always opt for dried unsweetened fruit. The sweetened varieties contain unnecessary added sugar.
  3. 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.

Makes six servings.

Nutritional values per serving:

167 calories
7.5 g total fat
1.0 g saturated fat
22 g carbohydrate
4 g
66 mg

Reprinted on October 4, 2021, courtesy of the American Heart Association. For more, visit