Cinnamon and Sugar Toasted Mini Pita Fruit Nachos…

Cinnamon and Sugar Toasted Mini Pita Fruit Nachos with Honeyed Mascarpone and Dark Chocolate

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. We ended up taking the boys to see “How To Train Your Dragon” in 3D Saturday and LOVED it. I think I was more into it than my 4 year old! Really a fun movie.

So,  here is Part 3 of my Mother’s Day Recipes with Whole Foods….Dessert! Saved the best for last!

Whole Foods has one of my very favorite products…..the mini pitas. You can get them in original and wheat. Super cute, about 2 inch little circles. If you can’t get to a Whole Foods, try Trader Joes, I’ve seen some small pitas there. You can also just cut regular size pitas in little triangles. It will taste just the same 🙂

I also used more of my other favorite ingredients in this recipe… honeyed mascarpone and dark chocolate. What I wouldn’t give for a midnight snack of these babies right now! Too bad they are long gone. Prepare yourself for best darn fruit nachos you’ve ever had….maybe your first 🙂  Enjoy!


Dark chocolate and honeyed mascarpone…I am in heaven!

 

A tray full of Cinnamon and Sugar Mini Pita Fruit Nachos

Cinnamon and Sugar Toasted Mini Pita Fruit Nachos

Buttery pitas topped with rich melted chocolate, creamy mascarpone, and fresh fruit.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 package of mini pitas from Whole Foods or 6 regular size pitas cut into triangles will work (if you use 6 regular size pitas, make sure you double the remaining recipe except the fruit ๐Ÿ™‚
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely ground pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pint strawberries washed and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 pint raspberries washed and dried
  • 1 cup finely chopped good quality chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese you can substitute softened cream cheese here if you wish
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place mini pitas and melted butter into a large ziplock bag. Shake around until all pitas are coated. Immediately place buttered pitas into a second large ziplock with sugar, pecans, and cinnamon. Shake well until all pitas are coated. Place coated pitas onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pitas are crisp.
  • Place the chocolate over a double broiler, stirring until melted. Drizzle over crisped pitas and transfer to cooling rack. You can let the chocolate harden or serve with it melted. Place mascarpone cheese and honey into a mixing bowl; mix to combine. With a small cookie scoop, scoop a dollop of honeyed mascarpone onto the centers of each pita. Place all fruit into a large mixing bowl. Spoon fruit over mascarpone and pita. Serve immediately.
Keywords: chocolate fruit, easy desserts, fruit dessert

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Have a great new week, catch ya soon 🙂

 

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44 Responses
  1. kendralula

    i’m a little confused as to how many of those delicious little pita nachos this makes. in the serving size info you say it serves 6 with 2 mini-pitas each, implying it makes 12. but in the recipe you say you can sub slicing 6 regular pitas into triangles. that math doesn’t really add up.

    1. Jenny

      You are right, I need to edit the recipe. If you are using regular pitas, I would double everything but the fruit. You’ll have plenty of fruit.

  2. Bridgett

    This would be perfect for the Mother’s Day party I am having. I love the mascarpone in this! What a fun and delicious recipe.

  3. marla {family fresh cooking}

    What a great dessert. I would love ’em with the warm gooey chocolate. They are healthy with the whole wheat pitas, fruit and calcium from the cheese, right?? See, I can put a spin on anything. xo

  4. Cookin' Canuck

    What a cute idea! I’ll have to watch for these mini pitas.
    I still haven’t taken my boys to How To Train Your Dragon yet, but really need to. We read all of the books together and I know they would love the movie.

  5. Cupcake Activist

    Ooohh! These look so good! What a great idea for mother’s day! My mom will love these. Thanks for giving a substitute for marscapone…cream cheese will work great.

  6. Edana

    Oooh, those look delicious! And simple! What a wonderful combination. And it’s nice to know that I’m not the only adult who loved How to Train your Dragon. Did you hear about how some people got “Avatar depression” after seeing Avatar, because the earth would never be that beautiful? I got Dragon depression. Because I’ll never have a dragon.

  7. Crystal's Cozy Kitchen

    Yum… I love desserts with fresh fruit – it makes me feel healthier eating them.

  8. Maggy

    I know I’ve said it a million times, but….you always come up with the coolest ideas! These looks delicious! Very fun for brunch or as a sweet thing to pass around.

  9. Jen @ How To: Simplify

    These mini pita fruit nachos are very creative and they look so tasty! I think I could probably eat that whole plateful!

  10. patsyk

    They look like a perfect treat for Mother’s Day! Gonna have to see if my boys can make them for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Heather

    These are adorable! They sounds delicious! And they seem perfect for little one’s too! Just the right size for their little hands. Thanks so much Jenny!

  12. Janelle

    I’ve never actually had mascarpone, and since I’m not 100% sure how to pronounce it, I’m guessing that it’s probably a little expensive. This sounds like it would be just as good with a slightly sweetened cream cheese, though.

    1. Jenny

      Janelle,
      This recipe is still really good with cream cheese, but for a special occasion definitely give the mascarpone a try, it is so good!! Hope you enjoy.

  13. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    They’re so cute! Delicious little treats for sure. We saw the dragon movie too. I usually dread kid’s movies but I really enjoyed that one a lot.

    1. Jenny

      I’m the same way! Some of the kids movies are torture, but this one I’ll totally buy for the boys and be happy to watch with them again ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day Lori!!

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