Love apple pie? Check out this new twist with my fresh apple pie salsa! Fresh apples, pears, and kiwi, tossed with apple pie spice, a pinch of sugar, and served with baked cinnamon sugar pita chips!
Who says salsa has to be made with tomatoes? Not this girl! As you can see in my Fruit Salsa Recipe I posted a while back, I chose to use cantaloupe, strawberries, and other ripe fruit. This Apple Pie Salsa is a riff on that but brings you into the fall months!
Fall months usher in a variety of pumpkin and apple recipes including but not limited to pies, tarts, cookies, and warm drinks and cocktails. I love baked goods and comfort foods but my waistline does not. An example is the traditional apple pie. Good for the taste buds, not good for the hips. But how can I get that delicious apple pie flavor with all its warming spices without all the guilt? Apple Pie Spice!
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Salsa is a great way to snack without a ton a guilt. The only thing you have to look out for are the chips! Of course, the chips are a temptation that I try desperately to avoid, but sometimes (actually 99.9%) end up failing miserably. I try to be a good girl and listen to the fitness gurus when they say portion out your serving of chips in a separate container instead of eating out the bag. It’s just so hard when I still have salsa left after the chips are gone. Plus I want to crawl into the bag and lick the salt off the sides!
As I am typing this, I can actually hear my trainer counting the chips as a number of burpees I will have to do during my next session. How about you guys? Do you have any willpower when it comes to chips?
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Is this Apple Salsa Recipe really just an Apple Dip?
During one of my three-hour binge spells on Pinterest, I found numerous recipes for fruit salsas a few months ago and loved it. It came with pita chips as the delicious vehicle to maneuver the salsa into your mouth. I thought this was a great idea since I can get whole wheat pitas and make it healthier.
I also love pie and even though cherry pie is my favorite, apple pie is in the top 3. Maybe I can make a green apple salsa with hints of pie flavor and trick myself into thinking I am eating pie but without the calories!
I feel the marriage of apple pie and salsa is a success and I hope you will enjoy the crisp, fresh taste of the apples and the hints of warm apple pie. The texture of the fresh apples, mixed with fresh pears and kiwi, is a great companion to the apple pie spice. The addition of cinnamon and sugar to the pita chips just enhances the overall experience of this Apple Pie Salsa.
FAQ about Apple Pie Salsa:
- Q: How long does the Apple Pie Salsa last?
A: If stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, it will last for 3 days. It will start to get watery after that.
- Q: Do I have to use apples, pears, and kiwi?
A: You don’t HAVE to use any of these but since it’s apple pie salsa I would at least stick with the apples. I chose the pears because it adds a little sweetness without adding sugar. I chose the kiwi because I like the lightness of them and I happen to find some golden ones the other day. Feel free to use all apples if you prefer!
- Q: Do I have to add additional sugar?
A: You don’t have to add any sugar. If I use tart apples like Granny Smith apples I might but the addition of the pear helps with balance it out.
- Q: Can I freeze the apple pie salsa?
A: I wouldn’t freeze the apple pie salsa. The idea for this is that it is fresh and not cooked or frozen. Freezing the fruit will cause the fruit to release all its juices and it will turn into a mess.
My fresh Apple Pie Salsa can also be added to ice cream, puff pastry for quick tarts, or even chicken!!
Other great Fruit Salsa recipes to try!
- Fruit Salsa with Bourbon Pita Chips
- Mango Margarita Salsa
- Strawberry Balsamic Salsa
- Very Berry Fruit Salsa
- Blueberry Pineapple Salsa
- Peach Salsa
- Cucumber Salsa
- Fresh Fruit Salsa
- Papaya Salsa
Looking for a dip or salsa to take to a party you’ve been invited to? How about a quick appetizer you can make ahead of time for a get-together that you are hosting and are already stressed to the max? Check out all my sweet dip recipes to find one to fit your special occasion!
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Easy Fresh Apple Pie Salsa Recipe
- 1 large Granny Smith apple (2 medium)
- 1 large Bartlett Pear
- 2 Kiwi (peeled)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon Apple Pie Spice
- 3 whole pita (cut into wedges)
- olive oil
- cinnamon and sugar for dusting
Make the Cinnamon Sugar Pita
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Cut the pita in wedges if not done already.
- Brush with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake at 375F for 5 minutes or until toasted.
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
- Store in an airtight container until ready to use. These can be made up to 3 days in advance.
Make the Apple Pie Salsa
- Place the water and lemon juice in a large bowl.
- Dice the apples, pears, and kiwi into small pieces.
- Place the fruit in the lemon water as you are peeling and dicing to keep them from browning.
- When done, drain the fruit.
- Place the fruit in a bowl.
- Add the Apple Pie Spice.
- Toss to coat evenly. If you like it a little sweeter, you can add a tablespoon of sugar.
- Serve with the baked pita chips!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1.5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 992Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1025mgCarbohydrates: 191gFiber: 23gSugar: 59gProtein: 20g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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