Nachos Just Reached A Sweet New Level!

November 2, 2018

Apple Pie Nachos

Some might think nachos are supposed to be savory… until they try these Apple Pie Nachos! Wow your guests with a fun, perfect fall dessert you can eat all day long. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Janet Nichols


  • 4 thick-cut bacon slice
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp salted butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 2 large apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 bags cinnamon sugar pita chips
  • 4 oz sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium until browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes; transfer to paper towels to drain. Crumble bacon, and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in skillet. 

  2. Stir together pecans and melted butter on a small rimmed baking sheet; spread in a single layer. Bake in preheated oven until toasted and fragrant, 12 to 14 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove pecans from oven; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and let cool on baking sheet.

  3. Place cranberries in a small microwavable bowl, and stir in bourbon. Microwave on HIGH until hot, 20 to 30 seconds. Let stand until cool; drain, and pat dry with paper towels. 

  4. Heat reserved 2 tablespoons bacon drippings over medium-high; add apples and brown sugar, and cook, stirring often, until apples have softened and turned golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. 

  5. Increase oven temperature to broil. Place pita chips on an oven-safe platter or tray. Spoon apples evenly over chips, and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and just beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with bacon, pecans, and cranberries. Serve immediately. 


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