Fruit Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Chips
This Fruit Salsa is good, but when you put it together with the homemade Cinnamon Sugar Chips, it is great. My grandchildren can’t seem to get enough of it when I make it for family gatherings.
I actually had this for the first time when the summer school students in our district made it in their “Goodies, Treats and Yums” class. Each year the teacher offers a class for the students to learn how to cook and they make about 24 recipes over the course of the week-long class. Although I have had many delicious samples from their cooking experiences, this one is one of my favorites.
There are very few ingredients, but it does take some time to cut everything up and to make the homemade chips. It isn’t that it is difficult, just time consuming.
For the Salsa:
1 pint of strawberries
1 Granny Smith Apple
¼ C. sugar
½ of lemon
For the Chips:
1 pkg of tortilla shells, large 8 per package
½ stick of butter
Directions for the Fruit Salsa
I like to start with cutting up the fruit so that it can sit in it’s juices while I make the cinnamon sugar chips. I start by washing the strawberries and the apple, then cut off the caps from the strawberries. I peel the kiwis and the apple to take the skins off
Then go ahead and finely dice all fruit put it in a large bowl to mix together. You want them to be fairly small pieces
Add the sugar and juice from half of a lemon and again, mix thoroughly.
Place in refrigerator to chill. This can be made a day ahead, it will keep
Directions for the Cinnamon Chips
Mix together the cinnamon and sugar
In the microwave, melt half a stick of butter
Lay out a tortilla, brush butter all over it then sprinkle the tortilla until covered to your liking.
Use a pizza cutter to cut the tortilla into wedges, like a pizza. Arrange them on the baking sheet and bake for approximately 7-8 minutes or until crispy.
Serve beside the fruit salsa
A couple of things that I sometimes change or should I say add are to put fresh pineapple into the salsa. Today I put fresh cherries because I had just bought them at the store.
I have doubled the amount of fruit and not increased the sugar or lemon. If you kept the fruit as listed above, you could also decrease the sugar added.