Cinnamon Dessert Nachos

Taco Tuesday, amirite?

So, a lot of the time (especially on TT’s) I make food that has a ton of fresh ingredients in it, and homemade components, and is nice and hearty and hands on. Dessert Nachos don’t fall into that category (and aren’t particularly similar tacos, but who’s counting?). Dessert Nachos can be as homemade as you like, but this dish is really just designed to be a delicious, ice creamy, not chocolately, sugar fix of a dessert.

Cinnamon Dessert Nachos 2

Mission: accomplished.

Cinnamon Dessert NachosThese nachos have three main components: cinnamon pita chips, caramel sauce, and cinnamon ice cream. (I also added some chopped apples and toasted walnuts, for texture.) Strictly speaking, you could purchase each of these three items and layer them up and call it a day; or, you could make each part from scratch. I opted for an in-between, where I purchased pitas and added cinnamon, made caramel sauce, and used store bought ice cream. Choose your own adventure, and enjoy 🙂

Cinnamon Dessert Nachos

–          4 pitas
–          2 tbsp butter, melted
–          ¼ cup brown sugar
–          1 tsp cinnamon
–          1 Tbsp butter
–          ¼ cup brown sugar
–          Pinch of salt
–          2 Tbsp bourbon
–          1 Tbsp cream (heavy, or half and half, or milk…no rules)
–          ½ apple, diced
–          Walnuts or other toppings
–          Cinnamon ice cream

Make the pitas: Lay pitas on a baking sheet. Spray lightly with baking spray and bake at 400 for 7-8 minutes, until lightly browned (turn after 3 or 4 minutes). Brush each side with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture. Cut into triangles and set aside.

 Make the caramel: in a skillet, ideally one with a heavy bottom, melt the butter and stir in the sugar, salt and bourbon. Let it bubble up and, once it gets nice and foamy, allow to cook for about a minute- it should be a slightly thick, syrup-y consistency. Remove from the heat, and stir in the cream, and gently fold in the diced apple Set aside, and allow to cool a bit.

 Assemble your nachos: Lay the pita triangles on a plate, baking sheet or skillet. Drizzle with caramel and top with apples, nuts, or other toppings. Add a scoop of softened ice cream. I like to let the ice cream melt a little bit, then use the pita chips to scoop it up. Delicious!

 

  • Sara

    OMG I’m seriously drooling at my desk right now!!!!! YUM!!

  • Melissa NestChapter

    These sound amazing! I love cinamon in the fall, so I have a feeling I’ll be making these soon. 🙂

    • I hesitated publishing them in August, because I know my blog will be filled with apple cinnamon dishes in the fall, but they’re just so good!