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APPLE PIE SALSA {Fresh Apple Salsa with Apple Pie Spice}

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!

bowl of apple salsa

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APPLE SALSA

Who says salsa has to be made with tomatoes? Not this girl! As you can see in my Fruit Salsa Recipe I posted a previously, 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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APPLE SALSA INGREDIENTS

  • apples
  • pears
  • kiwi
  • lemon juice
  • pita bread
  • apple pie spice
  • cinnamon sugar

Apples – I like Granny Smith for this recipe because the tartness balances the other fruit and spices.

Pita Bread – These make better chips than tortilla chips for this salsa in my opinion.

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HOW TO MAKE APPLE SALSA

PREPARE THE PITA CHIPS: Cut the pita bread into wedges, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 375F for 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove and cool.

MAKE THE APPLE PIE SALSA: Peel and dice all the fruits into small even pieces. Combine in a large bowl. Toss with apple pie spice to coat. Chill until ready to serve with pita chips.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

bowl of salsa with pita chips

HOW LONG DOES APPLE PIE SALSA LAST?

If stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, it will last for 3 days. It will start to get watery after that and you might need to drain it.

DO I HAVE TO USE APPLES, PEARS, AND KIWI?

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 and the kiwi because I like the lightness of them. Feel free to use all apples if you prefer.

DO I HAVE TO ADD ADDITIONAL SUGAR?

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. You can also use a sugar substitute like stevia or monkfruit sweetener.

CAN I FREEZE THE APPLE PIE SALSA?

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.

pita chip with salsa

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.

My fresh Apple Salsa Recipe can also be added to ice cream, puff pastry for quick tarts, or even chicken!!

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Apple Pie Salsa - Fresh Apple Pie Salsa with Spices

Yield: 1.5 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Love apple pie? Check out this new twist with my fresh apple pie salsa!  Apples, pears, and kiwi, tossed with apple pie spice, served with baked pita chips!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Make the Cinnamon Sugar Pita

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Cut the pita in wedges if not done already.
  3. Brush with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Bake at 375F for 5 minutes or until toasted.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  7. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. These can be made up to 3 days in advance.

Make the Apple Pie Salsa

  1. Place the water and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  2. Dice the apples, pears, and kiwi into small pieces.
  3. Place the fruit in the lemon water as you are peeling and dicing to keep them from browning.
  4. When done, drain the fruit.
  5. Place the fruit in a bowl.
  6. Add the Apple Pie Spice.
  7. Toss to coat evenly. If you like it a little sweeter, you can add a tablespoon of sugar.
  8. Serve with the baked pita chips!
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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{Originally posted 9/14/2018 – photos and notes updated 08/24/2021}

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Allyssa

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

Thank you so much, this is really delicious and tasty! Will surely make this again, well done!

Kathy

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

This is such a fabulous idea for a tasty salsa. Love all the flavors. This is perfect for the season!

Michaela Kenkel

Monday 24th of September 2018

This is so clever!! I can't wait to bring it to my brother's house for game day this weekend!!

Deanna

Monday 24th of September 2018

I love fruit salsas!! I love that this one is apple pie Mmmm

Michele

Monday 24th of September 2018

What a clever idea! I am hosting a few ladies for a late morning meeting later this week that this will be perfect for!

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