Apple Nachos

Monday, December 10th 2007, 12:00 pm
By: News On 6

Thursday, January 01, 2004
21 servings
1 C. brown sugar
2/3 C. sugar, divided use
1 C. apple cider
3 T. quick-cooking tapioca
2 T. + ¼ tsp. cinnamon, divided use
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. butter flavoring
1/2 C. raisins
1/4 C. sweetened dried cranberries
8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced (1/2-inch)
18 98% fat-free flour tortillas (6 inches each)
Butter-flavored cooking spray
2 C. light whipped topping (or vanilla yogurt)
1/4 C. chopped pecans
In a 3 1/2 or 4-quart crock pot, combine brown sugar, 1/3 cup sugar, apple cider, tapioca, 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, butter flavoring, raisins and sweetened dried cranberries. Blend in apples. Cover. Cook on high setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or on low setting 6-7 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut each tortillas into 6 wedges. Place on baking sheets and spray tortillas lightly with butter-flavored cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar and 5 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle half over tortillas. Bake for 5-6 minutes. Turn tortillas over. Spray lightly with butter-flavored cooking spray and sprinkle with remaining sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until light brown, approximately 5-6 minutes. Cool.

To serve, place approximately 1/3 cup apple mixture in a small bowl. Garnish with 5 cinnamon chips, approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons whipped topping (or vanilla yogurt) and 1/2 teaspoon chopped pecans.
Nutrition Facts:
206 calories, 46g carbohydrate, 3g protein, 2.2g fat, 0.8g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 3.7g dietary fiber, 195mg sodium

Original recipe by Janet Potts, RD, LD