Hello everyone, and welcome back to your (usually) bi-weekly dose of my tasty treats!
This particular dessert was quite a large project – definitely the biggest one I’ve done so far.
A few weeks ago, I was browsing Pinterest. I always seem to be doing this, haha, but that day, I was looking for something different; I was searching for summer-y recipes to try out and make throughout the summer, and what I’m sharing in this post is the first one that I fell in love with!
It’s such a unique idea, and the homemade chips that went with it are absolutely amazing, too!
Today, I am happy to introduce to you fruit salsa and cinnamon chips!
This picture-worthy appetizer treat is made from a nice blend of different fresh fruits. It also has some fruit preserves thrown in to add a more salsa-like texture and appearance. It was definitely time-consuming with all the different fruits I had to chop up (thankfully, my brother volunteered to help out with some of that!), but the turnout was worth it.
Before I go on, I’d like to tell you guys that this is a great treat idea for a big party, but making the whole batch was a mistake. I ended up throwing most of it away, unfortunately. 😦 There was so much, and my family and I couldn’t eat it in time. So, while I probably won’t make it again (except maybe for a party), I am for sure making the cinnamon chips that went with it! I’ll talk about those in a minute. Alright, back to the fruit salsa.
First, you gather all your fruits together.
I used a dalia melon, two granny smith apples, and a lemon. Next up, we have:
Raspberry preserves (that’s what the original recipe creator used, so I did the same!), as well as strawberries and raspberries.
I cut up the apples, salvaged as much of the melon as I could (ahaha I was quite the amateur fruit slicer), grated the lemon, opted to use some lemon juice from the fridge instead of juicing the lemon I had just zested (I don’t like pulp), cut up the strawberries into very small pieces, then mixed everything (including the preserves) together in a huge bowl! Here are some pictures from that process.
I never thought that I would make my own tortilla chips one day – much less cinnamon-sugar ones! However, I am so happy that I got to make these. They were extremely simple, quick to bake, and sooooo good!
All you need are some flour tortillas (any size will do), sugar, cinnamon, cooking spray, and a baking sheet and foil.
Spray both sides of the tortillas with cooking spray, then sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture on both sides. Once you’ve done this with as many as you’d like (I used four fajita-size tortillas), stack them together on the baking sheet and use whatever you’d like to cut them (I used a pizza cutter) into the desired triangular shape. (You can make them big or small; it’s just preference!)
Next, you arrange them in a single-layer on the baking sheet and bake for about ten minutes.
I loooove how these turned out!! The salsa was quite a commitment, so I know that most people wouldn’t be up for concocting that (haha), but guys. Please do give these cinnamon chips a chance. They’re super easy, and they make for a light treat!
Thanks for reading, guys!! How about you?
What’s YOUR favorite summer treat?
Are you interested in making the salsa or those chips yourself? Awesome! Click here for the original recipe.