Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

Two weeks spent eating an unthinkable amount of pub food of fish burgers and chips in Ireland and London had me craving fresh fruit.  This recipe combines a fruit salsa of strawberries, apples, kiwis, and raspberries with homemade cinnamon tortilla chips.  Although the addition of white and brown sugar decreases the healthiness of the fruit it truly enhances the natural sweetness of the fruit.  To keep the recipe healthier, only add one tablespoon of white sugar and omit the brown sugar completely or use fresh pita bread instead of the cinnamon chips!

Ingredients:

for the fruit salsa:
2 kiwis, peeled and diced
2 Golden Delicious apples – peeled, cored and diced
8 oz raspberries
1 (16 oz) carton of strawberries, diced
2 tbsp white sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp fruit preserves, any flavor (I used strawberry; would only use 2 tbsp next time)

for the cinnamon chips:
10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
melted butter or butter flavored cooking spray

cinnamon sugar:
1 cup white sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions:

1.  In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar, and fruit preserves.  Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes while the oven preheats to 350 degrees.

2.  Coat one side of each flour tortilla with melted butter or butter flavored cooking spray.  Sprinkle tortillas with desired amount of cinnamon sugar, cut into wedges, and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Spray again with cooking spray (not necessary if using melted butter).

3.  Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture. This salsa can also be served with cinnamon graham crackers or cinnamon pita chips. Best when made and eaten the same day otherwise the fruit gives off so too much juice and it gets runny.

**Recipe Source:  The Girl Who Ate Everything**

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165 thoughts on “Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

  1. Such a clever idea!
    My grand-daughter and I always make dessert together when she comes over for dinner and I think this is what we will be making next time she comes to visit. She’ll love it!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers,
    Laura

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  2. Wow! This is such a creative and unique idea. It sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try it out soon! Yum. :)

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  3. Totally just made this but put manderin oranges instead of raspberries! Forgot the perserve but still so yummy! I did the sugars to taste! Got pita cinnamon chips to go with it! So excited for my hubby to try this for dinner.

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    • So glad that your family enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for sharing your comment! I love hearing what others think of the recipes! :)

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  4. I made this and it turned out beautiful and delicious although I was two ounces shy on the raspberries didn’t realize till I got home but next time I think I’m gonna experiment with a little less apples and maybe a little more kiwi and possibly bananas my husband loves it and its such a good way to get him eating healthy

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    • I’m so glad to hear that you and your husband love it! The best part of this recipe is that it is so easy to alter to your preferences! Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

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  6. Love this recipe, have made it often over the years. Added oranges too. And used apricot preserves, really makes the other fruit flavors shine. Wonderful over pancakes and ice cream!

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    • Love the idea of adding oranges and trying out the apricot preserves! And cannot wait to try it over ice-cream (my all-time fav)! What type of pancakes do you serve it with (traditional, blueberry, etc)? Think that would be a great way to spice up breakfast!

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    • I just looked up a stevia to sugar conversion and it says that instead of 1 tbsp white sugar to use either 1/4 tsp stevia powder extract or 6-9 drops of stevia liquid concentrate. However, I also read that a lot of it depends on your taste and how sweet you want the fruit. I would start with the recommended amount and add a little at a time until it reached the flavor you were going for! Hope this helps! Let me know if you try it and how much you used! Thanks Judy!

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    • I would say about 10ish servings. In my experience the chips ran out much quicker than the fruit salsa so in the future I would definitely make extra chips! Would love for you to let me know for sure though how many servings it yielded! Thanks Linda!

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  7. Thank you for the prompt reply and the advise on the chips, will let you know if I figure out the number of servings. Of course we have to keep in mind the # of servings also depends on the appetites that are indulging, at our gatherings most appetites are rather large, lol.

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  8. I’ve seen the Mission sugar& cinnamon tortilla chips at Meijer, Woodmans and most grocery stores. They are a seasonal chip unfortunately so stock up! Just bought 3 bags yesterday.

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  9. my daughter is going to our church’s youth B.Y.O.B.(build your own burrito) night tomorrow and i think this will be a great dessert to take with us
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    • Hi Amber. If I remember correctly (was a while ago), the fruit gets a little soggy as it sits in the fridge. Maybe, cut up all the fruit the night before and throw in the jam and sugars before the party? Hope that helps. Let me know what you end up doing and the outcome! Thanks!

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  10. Sooooooooooo delicious!!! Both the fruit and chips are amazing!! I didn’t use any sugar or jam in the fruit, but I did add about a 1/2 Tbsp of honey, and a splash of lemon juice. Hopefully it won’t get to runny b/c this is for a function after church tomorrow afternoon….will let you know! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

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    • It was amazing!! It worked out great because one of my friends has a corn intolerance, so the honey was perfect. It was not too runny either! Will make this ALL THE TIME!!!! It was a huge hit!!!

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    • So glad to hear! Thanks again for responding to how it worked. I’m really looking forward to trying out everyone’s variations of the recipe to see which one is my favorite!

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    • It definitely depends on who you are feeding ad the purpose (app vs a meal) but I would say the salsa would be a great app for a party or a two day snack for a family? The chips do NOT go as far as the salsa (at least in our house). I would almost double the number of chips! Let me know if this is helpful or accurate or of you have other questions!

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  11. Just made this..in the fridge awaiting our family get-together. Soooo pretty for the holidays! I did find some sugar/cinnamon chips at the grocery which I’ll use this first time (cut down on the sugars in salsa since they’re on the chips). Will definitely try to make my own chips the next time! Sooooo anxious to “dip” in! :)

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    • Where did you find the sugar/cinnamon chips? I’m sure lots of people would love to be able to buy them instead of making them due to time restraint purposes (even though the homemade ones are beyond delicious). Hope you enjoyed the recipe Nancy! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  12. I am making this the night before. Sorry I didn’t read through the comments before trying, however, I catch the train at 5:12am. I forgot the kiwi, so I added blueberries, a little grape jam and lemon juice. Will let you know how it goes.

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  13. As I was looking on Pinterest about an hour ago I saw this and it looks so amazing. I am a senior this year and plan to go to college for managing my own restaurant and this looks like it could be a yummy appetizer :) making it later this afternoon and using bananas instead of raspberries. Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)
    -Keaunna

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  14. I made this for a potluck and instead of the sugars and preserves I used some agave and orange juice (I would say about 1T-2T each) and it turned out fantastic! It was referred to as “crack” and at least four people asked for the recipe and the small kids who got bowls of the fruit kept asking for more (even the picky eaters!).

    Thanks so much!!

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    • Literally laughed out loud reading that it was referred to as “crack”! So glad even the picky eaters loved it! I can’t wait to get back to the states to try the adjustments you made to the recipe! Thanks for writing in and commenting Marie, I truly appreciate it! Happy New Year!

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  16. Are there any other fruits i can use for this other than kiwi and raspberry? I’m thinking of making this for my daughters birthday, but none of the kids (all toddlers), my daughter included, has had kiwi are raspberries yet and i want to avoid any possible allergic reactions. (

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    • I haven’t tried it but a lot of my recipe savey readers commented that they have substituted some of the fruits with blueberries, pomegranate, oranges or mandarin oranges, and/or bananas! Would love to hear what you try and how it works!

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  17. I made this and it was really good…but you should probably eat it fairly quickly (which I did not). However, I liked it even better the second day. It became very juicy so I just purchased an angel food cake and some cool whip and it became a dessert that was something like strawberry shortcake. I personally liked it much better the second day (and third).

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    • What an amazing idea Melissa! We too had leftovers and that would have been an amazing way to make it into a dessert for the next day!! Thanks for sharing your idea, can’t wait to try it!

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  18. Personally I think the bananas are better than raspberries. The bananas tend to give off an even sweeter taste than the raspberries do. Definitely liked it a lot. Both were good but I liked the bananas better.

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  21. This is Amazing!!!! My 4 year old daughter and I just got done making this. We made a few adjustments, only because we wanted to use what we had on hand . We used pineapple, mandarin oranges, blueberries, apples and bananas. Love that this recipe is so versitile that you can add just about anything and it still tastes WONDERFUL! Thank You so much for the recipe for the chips also. they turned out perfectly. Will be putting this in my sons lunch box tomorrow also.

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    • I love hearing that you and your family enjoyed the recipe, Christina. I think the best part is that the recipe is so versatile and can be a great way to throw all your fruit together with a fun spin! Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful week!

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  23. Made the fruit salsa last night no time to make the chips. I had several friends ask for the recipe. It taste wonderful thanks for posting.

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  24. When I’m craving something sweet and fresh, I love to make fruit salsa. I did make a few adjustments to the recipe so that it would be a bit healthier. I used honey to sweeten the fruit and omitted the sugars and preserves. Everyone who I’ve given the recipe to loves it! I never remembered to post it on Pinterest.

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    • I think substituting the honey for the sugars and preserves is such a great idea that I will definitely have to try next time I make it! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  25. When I’m craving something sweet and fresh, I love to make fruit salsa. I did make a few adjustments to the recipe so that it would be a bit healthier. I added a nectarine as well and I used honey to sweeten the fruit and omitted the sugars and preserves. Everyone who I’ve given the recipe to loves it! I never remembered to post it on Pinterest.

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  26. This is the best recipe!!! I love it!! I made an Angel food cake the next day to spoon the left over fruit! I topped it with Cool Whip. Thanks again for such a great recipe.

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  28. I just wanted to tell you that this was great. I had planned on using it as a side dish and couldn’t get it finished in time for dinner (it was taking way to long to wash, cut and put together and manage the kids). So it sat in my fridge for a few days and it was juicy! And delicious! My husband and kids couldn’t get enough and LOVED it! Thanks for the great idea!

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    • Yes, the cutting and washing does take a while but I’m glad you found it was worth it in the end! I’ve found it’s a great way to throw all our leftover fruit into one great bowl to have for snacks and desserts! Thanks for commenting Jackie!

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  29. I have made this recipe for years, it is soooo good!! One tip that I learned with the chips is if you want them to have that scoop look just bake them in muffin tins.

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  30. Your version is similar to the one I have been making for years. Always a big hit. For those wanting to up the nutritional ante, I use whole wheat tortillas and water to make my chips. You don’t notice the whole wheat and the water makes the cinnamon/sugar stick to the tortilla when you bake them. Store in an airtight container and enjoy for days….that is if there are any left.

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  34. I am having a wedding shower for my sister. I think this would go over great. There is going to be about 20-30 people there. Should I double the recipe or do you thing this will feed that many

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    • Agreed Debra! That’s the wonderful thing is that everyone can help improve the recipe from their own experiences and knowledge! Love all the healthier suggestions.

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  36. Sorry I am a newbie at cooking and I just don’t get why one would need “fruit preserves” if you plan on eating it right away? I tried looking it up but got nowhere. :(

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    • I would say about 10ish servings. In my experience the chips ran out much quicker than the fruit salsa so in the future I would definitely make extra chips! Would love for you to let me know for sure though how many servings it yielded! Thanks.

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  38. Don’t need white sugar. Use strawberries, Granny Smith apples, kiwi, blueberries, blackberries and pineapple chunks. I add almond slivers, apple jelly and table spoon light brown sugar. Buy Stacy’s cinnamon sugar pita chips 7 are under 150 calories.

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    • I would have NEVER in my life thought of that but it seems like such a great idea! Does it matter what type of pepper we use? Thanks for the suggestion!

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  42. Tried this for a snack around the camp fire! It was amazing!! I found that I needed to keep the chips in for the full 10 minutes so that they could support the salsa!! Everyone loved it!!! Instead of the preservatives I used lemon concentrate. Twas delicious!!

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  43. Any idea about how many this would serve? I can see in the picture that it makes a pretty big bowl, but I wanted to take it to a cookout and just wanted to make sure I had enough for 10-12 people! Thanks!!

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    • The actual fruit salsa would probably serve 10 since it would just be a side dish at the cookout but the chips would not. Again it just depends on how big of eaters everyone is. :) have fun!

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  50. Everyone loved it! Instead of using raspberries I used bing cherries that I had on hand. It was much more labor intensive to pit and cut up the cherries but it was delicious and worth it! I will definitely make this again and again.

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  51. I made this for a gathering of a few friends and it was a big hit. So much so that all that was left was an empty bowl. I used peach preserves, which worked well. Also, I didn’t have time to make the cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips, so I used the mini apple cinnamon rice cakes. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

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    • I’m so glad to hear the recipe was a hit with your friends! Love the idea of grabbing rice cakes instead of making the cinnamon tortilla chips – such a great backup in a time crunch! Thanks for commenting and sharing your recipe changes! Have a great night!

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  53. Would you have any ideas to sub for the apples? Bing cherries might work since I saw someone do that above for the raspberries. My son has fructose malabsorption and has a very, very limited list of fruits he can have. Bings are on his ‘no’ list but we have been able to let him have a ‘few’ here and there with no problem. Do you think I could use bananas? Just wondering

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    • I think the best thing about this recipe Chris is that you can substitute any of the fruits. I definitely think bananas would work, however, you may want to eat them sooner over later since bananas can get soggy easily. Let me know how it worked out please!

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  56. We had something similar to this while visiting friends and loved it!! I’ve always wanted to make it myself but hesitated without some guidelines to follow. You’ve taken the guesswork out of it for me and I will be making this now for sure. Thank you!

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  57. Oh my goodness there are so many awesome comments on this recipe!! I was just thinking about what I could make for Superbowl this weekend and this might have to be it!! I loved reading all the nice comments on how good this recipe was! I will be at a party with mainly males so I thought being the only female I should try to bring some fruit instead of greasy wings or pizza :) I am so excited to try this!

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  58. Has anyone made the chips the night brefore. If so were they still good the next day . Trying not to have to much to do the day of my party .

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    • We made and ate ours the same day but I would think that as long as you stored them in a tightly sealed container they would stay fresh over night! If you do try, please share how it went! thanks Amber!

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    • Depending on the age and appetite, I would say it would easily serve a family get together or barbecue. We had it for 4 adults and 2 children and were able to enjoy it for 3 meals. Thanks!

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  60. I wonder if you could make some sort of chip out of won-ton wrappers? Ever heard of such a thing? I’d love to make this for my sister’s baby shower but I need to feed a lot! Won-ton wrappers are pretty inexpensive.

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  62. I just made this! I had people over that were not staying long and let’s just say they stayed much longer then excepted because of this. I also made changes I used blue berries instead of raspberries

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  63. don’t make the salsa too far in advance – that day if possible. But the cinnamon chips could be before that. I used the smaller amount of jam/preserves that it mentions and it was still plenty sweet.

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