Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Apple Nachos....Guest Post

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I haven't had time to focus on much else. So when I received the Thanksgiving edition of Taste of Home magazine to review I decided it was time for a guest blog post.

I needed someone interested in cooking and willing to take on this task in just a few days. Lucky for me one of my co-workers was actually looking for some new recipes to try.

I handed over the magazine to Adrienne with instructions to browse the contents, find something that interests you, try it out and provide some feedback.  She made these spectacular looking Apple Nachos.

Thickly sliced tart apples topped with melted marshmallows, caramels and chocolate chips. This "extra sticky treat" as Adrienne describes it, was easy to make and even easier to eat.

Being the inspired cook that she is Adrienne did make a few changes to the original recipe. She added a few tablespoons of heavy cream to the melted caramels to make it a bit creamier and a few extra marshmallows. She also suggested dressing it up a bit with some chopped nuts or some raisins.

When asked what she thought of the magazine Adrienne said she thinks it's great for someone looking for basic, family oriented recipes but she would not recommend it for the more experienced cook.

If you need something to fun to add to your Thanksgiving menu be sure to give these apple nachos a try.

Apple Nachos

26 (chewy) caramels
1 Tbsp. water
30-37 large marshmallows
¼ or 1/3 cub of butter
4 medium tart apples, cut into about ¼ in. slices
1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt caramels with water about 1 minute; stir until smooth.

In a large saucepan on medium to medium low heat, melt marshmallows and butter. Arrange apple slices on a large platter. Drizzle caramel; top with the marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle chocolate chips.


  1. Haha it's nice to have friends willing to do some of your dirty work for you :P Although these look so delicious that i wouldn't want to pass on the task to someone else!

  2. Apple nachos are such a cute idea. The marshmallow looks like melted cheese - yum!

  3. Apple nachos..how fun is that!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  4. Oooh now they look GOOD! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  5. What a fun and delicious looking adaptation to one of our favorite dinner meals. I imagine that this would be fun to eat with a group of friends. Messy but delicious. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

  6. these are very innovative and definitely moist and gooey!