Recipes, Sweet

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Hearts

One of my sister’s good friends brought this fruit salsa with cinnamon sugar chips to the bridal shower I hosted for my sister.  It is a simple recipe and the end result is surprisingly delicious.  I had forgotten about it, but when scouring pinterest for Valentine’s treat ideas to bring to our playgroup party I came across Spend with Pennies recipe and decided to finally make it myself.

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Fruit Salsa

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Kiwi Fruits
  • 1 pound Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/2 pound fresh Raspberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Raspberry (or other fruit) Jam

Directions

  1. Zest lemon and set aside.
  2. Peel the apples, and finely chop.  Squeeze lemon juice over the chopped apple and mix it in to prevent the apple from browning.
  3. Finely chop the kiwi’s and strawberry and add to apple mixture.
  4. Add in the brown sugar, raspberry jam and fresh raspberries.  Stir gently to combine all ingredients.  The raspberries will break down a bit,  but that is fine.
  5. Let ingredients sit at least 15 minutes for the flavors to meld, or refrigerate for up to 4 days.

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Cinnamon Sugar Chips

  • Heart shaped cookie cutters
  • 1 package of flour tortilla’s (10 tortilla’s)
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup of Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  2. Begin by using a heart shaped  cookie cutter to cut your chips out of the tortilla’s.  I stacked my tortilla’s in piles of 2 or 3 to make the cutting going a little quicker.  You can also use a different shape or simply slice like a pizza to make triangular shaped chips.
  3. Arrange your tortilla shapes on a cookie sheet so they are not touching.
  4. Spray the tortilla shapes with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the sprayed area.
  5. Bake 9-11 minutes or until crisp.

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This recipe is a little time consuming with all the chopping, but it is well worth the effort.  I like that it is a somewhat healthy treat, but still very tasty.  The tartness of the fruits balances nicely with the sweet chips and I love the crunch the granny smith apples give in the salsa.

The cinnamon sugar chips are very easy to make and can be enjoyed just on their own.  It is a very versatile method that can be used with any cookie cutter shape and adjusted to work with sweet or savory dips.  For our Valentine party at playgroup last year I made a roasted red pepper dip and made the chips out of sun dried tomato flavored tortilla’s  sprinkled with garlic salt instead of the cinnamon sugar:

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