Indulge in this quick and easy vegan dessert, Apple Nachos! It’s drizzled with my favorite pumpkin butter, and topped with chocolate and pecans. Take it for a potluck, or enjoy as a breakfast, snack, or dessert! Everyone will love it, and it’s a fun way to serve up fruit!
When you create something simple and delicious, you make it every week and try to use it on everything.
That’s exactly what happened with my 15-Minute Pumpkin Butter recipe I posted a few weeks back. It’s PERFECT, especially if you have extra pumpkin puree left over or just want to make something for the holidays to have around in the fridge to use throughout the week. I love dipping green apples into this pumpkin butter for a quick snack, breakfast, or after dinner sweet bite. I’ve also used the pumpkin butter in this sweet & savory Fall-inspired grilled cheese sandwich.
And just in case you’re still not convinced at how versatile pumpkin butter is, this plate of Apple Nachos with Pumpkin Butter will hopefully win you over!
I love surprising the kids with fun treats after school, especially during the Holiday months because it’s just that much more fun ! Can’t quite explain the feeling 🙂 But quite honestly, every holiday season also brings long lists of things to do, school events, family gatherings, and let’s not forget that it’s the busiest time for food bloggers! So I’m all about multi-tasking and trying to keep it simple and fun throughout the holiday months.
We do apples dipped in almond or peanut butter quite often in our house as an after school snack. So to change it up, I made my kids a plate of these dessert apple nachos instead! You can totally get fancy here, but I kept it quite simple. A generous drizzle of pumpkin butter, topped with chocolate chips and chopped pecans…
…and that’s it! That’s all it took to win over the kids after school. They called it dessert and we’ve turned it into a regular after school snack.
There are many apple nacho recipes out there using caramel, so this is my version using my favorite current combination of pumpkin paired with chocolate and pecans (I may have created yet another quick super delicious dessert with leftovers of all these ingredients that some of you got a sneak peak of on my instastories, but I’ll save that one for next year since it needs a few tweaks!).
How To Make Dessert Apple Nachos In 15 Minutes?
- Make the pumpkin butter
- In the meantime, slice up the apples and arrange on a tray
- Drizzle on prepared pumpkin butter
- Sprinkle chocolate chips & pecans on top
If you already have the pumpkin butter made, it’ll cut your time down to just 5 simple minutes. You can also get creative if you want and drizzle on melted chocolate instead of using chocolate chips, or add other toppings such as shredded coconut. There are many fun ways to serve this dish. And if you’re looking for more QUICK & EASY holiday desserts to enjoy or share, check out a few of my favorites below!
Favorite Quick & Easy Holiday Desserts
- No-Bake Pumpkin Bites
- Pomegranate, Roasted Peanuts, Dark Chocolate Bark
- Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding Fruit Pie
- Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Truffles
- No-Bake Chewy Chocolate Date Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed w/Orange Coconut Cream
Apple Nachos with Pumpkin Butter
- 1 green apple , thinly sliced
- 6 tbsp pumpkin butter
- 3 tbsp pecans , chopped
- 2-3 tbsp chocolate chips
- Separate and arrange the thinly sliced green apples on a plate.
- Drizzle on the pumpkin butter. If the pumpkin butter was made ahead of time and refrigerated, allow it to come to room temperature so that it's easier to drizzle. Or simply re-heat a little so it's pour-able.
- Top with chopped pecans and chocolate chips.
Awesome Recipe and SOOOO Simple!
You are truly the queen of creativity and your kiddos are ever so lucky 🙂
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
And I thought I liked the chips + salsa + cheese kind of nachos but THIS is next level nacho love <3 I have always been a huge fan of apples dipped in caramel too, but pumpkin butter sounds even better. Any dessert that combines apples, pumpkin and chocolates this time of year and I am all in!
Me too…totally a apple and caramel fan, which is where this came from! Although this is so much easier and super quick to throw together haha! It’s the fastest way to enjoy these fall flavors on one plate. Thanks Natalie!
Wow! This pumpkin butter is so versatile! Love that you can use it on anything! Great snack recipe! 🙂
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
I could totally eat this all up and can see it being very popular in my household! Will definitely have to give making this a try!
You’ll love it! Let me know if you try it.
Omg yum, I love the sound of this!
Helen of Fuss Free Flavours
Pumpkin butter can be used in so many different ways. Your recipe idea of the apple nachos looks delicious. Lovely flavours together for a tasty dish. I’d be happy to have this for breakfast.
Breakfast, snack, or even dessert it’s awesome! And yes…I’ve even used this butter in sandwiches!
What a fun idea! Can’t wait to try these healthy nachos!!!
Amy | The Cook Report
Love this idea for a healthy snack 🙂
Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
I already love apple nachos, but I’ve never had them with pumpkin butter. Love it!
This is my first season making them with apple butter and it’s delicious!!
What a great idea! I haven’t yet tried pumpkin butter but it will be on my grocery list!
you’ll love it! it’s so delicious on practically anything!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
What a fun little snack for the kids!
Sometimes I wonder what to do with pumpkin butter – this is so simple and yet genius!! Would love this for breakfast. 🙂
This is SO SO good for breakfast with some green apples or on toast!
This looks so delicious and easy! Love to try that pumpkin butter:)
Apple nachos are perfect for healthy breakfast.