This Apple Salsa is a sweet dessert or appetizer that everyone will love. It’s loaded with sweet apples and a classic cinnamon flavor. But it doesn’t stop there. Serve them with our delicious, homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips! It tastes just like apple pie salsa on a sweet chip!
We love apple pie. Like most people we know, the filling is our favorite part, so we decided to make a recipe that focused on the wonderful flavor of apple pie filling. We love to serve this salsa with homemade cinnamon tortilla chips, too. Yummo!
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It only uses use a few simple ingredients.
- It’s an easy recipe that only takes a few minutes to make.
- It’s full of delicious, sweet apple and cinnamon flavors.
- It’s a great dip for all kinds of savory options.
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and you’ll find them all in one quick trip to your local grocery store. Be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.
For the Apple Salsa
- Medium apples – Peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/4-inch cubes.
- Brown sugar, packed
- Granulated sugar
- Ground cinnamon
- Fresh lemon juice
For the Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
- Flour tortillas
- Granulated sugar
- Ground cinnamon
- Cooking spray
🔪 How to Make Apple Salsa
Making both the apple pie salsa and the cinnamon sugar tortilla chips is incredibly easy. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps for both, and you’ll be all done in no time!
Step 1: Mix the Ingredients
Combine the apples, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and lemon juice in a medium mixing bowl.
Step 2: Cook
Heat a large skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour the apple mixture and water into the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil and cover the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes until the apples are very tender.
Step 3: Thicken
Remove about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and whisk in the cornstarch. Then, pour the mixture back into the apple mixture in the pan. Stir and cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from the heat and serve warm or chilled.
Step 4: Prep the Tortillas
Mix the cinnamon and sugar together. Then, spray both sides of each tortilla with nonstick spray. Sprinkle both sides with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Step 5: Bake
Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges and lay them out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 9 to 12 minutes until golden and crispy.
Step 6: Cool
Cool the chips on a wire cooling rack and serve.
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Apples – Use your favorite baking apples for this recipe.
- Tortillas – You can use pita in place of tortillas to make cinnamon sugar pita chips.
- Sweet and Savory – For a tasty twist, try caramelizing a little onion and adding it to the apple salsa.
If you love this sort of apple pie dip, then check out our air fryer apple hand pies.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Large skillet or saucepan with lid
- Baking sheet
- Mixing bowl
Store this apple pie salsa in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
- When you first begin simmering the apple mixture, give it a good stir to ensure nothing sticks.
- Keep an eye on your apple mixture. The exact cooking time needed varies depending on what kind of apples you use.
- Be sure to cool your cinnamon sugar tortilla chips on a wire cooling rack so the air can circulate around all sides of them.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Braeburn, Courtland, Honey Gold, Jonathan, Fuji, Gala, Haralson, Newton Pippin, and of course, Granny Smith are all excellent apple varieties for baking.
If you don’t reduce the heat low enough for a nice simmer, then the mixture can burn. You should also stir apple mixtures and fillings every few minutes to prevent sticking.
Serve this salsa with cinnamon sugar tortilla or pita chips, pretzels, or hard bread sticks.
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- medium bowl
- Large Skillet or saucepan
- small bowl
- large rimmed baking sheet
- knife or cutting board
- 5 medium apples peeled, cored, and chopped into ¼ inch cubes
- 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Cinnamon Sugar Chips
- 8 6 inch flour tortillas
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Non-stick cooking spray
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the apple cubes, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and lemon juice.
- Heat a large skillet or saucepan (with a lid) over medium-high heat. Pour the apple mixture and water into the pan. Bring to a boil, then cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer until the apples are very tender, about 10 minutes (the exact cooking time depends on the apples).
- Remove about ½ cup of the cooking liquid from the pan and whisk in the cornstarch. Pour the liquid with the cornstarch back into the salsa and stir well. Allow the salsa to cook over medium-low heat until thickened.
- Remove the salsa from the heat. Serve warm or chilled.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
- Pray both sides of each tortilla with non-stick cooking spray, then sprinkle both sides with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges and lay them out in a single layer on baking sheets (bake in batches if necessary).
- Bake the chips at 350F for 9-12 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.
- Cool the chips on wire cooling racks and serve at room temperature.