5 Apple Topper Ideas

Transform a basic apple into an irresistible apple snack recipe with one of these truly tasty toppers. We've got sweet toppers and savory toppers for whichever craving you have. Any variety of apple will work for each apple idea.

The right topping can makes apple slices explode with flavor. Let us get you started with our 5 favorite sweet and savory apple toppers. Bonus: they are extremely easy to make use ingredients likely in your pantry.

Apple Snack Ideas

These five apple topping ideas and their flavor twists make for far-from-boring apple snacks. 

Chicken Salad and Cranberries

Spoon purchased or homemade chicken salad on apple slices and sprinkle with snipped dried cranberries. We used Jonagold apples.

Flavor Tip: Use a flavored chicken salad, or swap in a different dried fruit to suit your mood.

Cream Cheese and Salted Caramel

Spread apple slices with cream cheese, drizzle with caramel sauce, and sprinkle with salt. We used Golden Delicious apples. Want to make your own caramel sauce? Here's our recipe.

Flavor Tip: Change up the cream cheese flavor or sauce flavor with the seasons. Think pumpkin cream cheese and chocolate sauce for fall or strawberry cream cheese with strawberry sauce in summer.

Peanut Butter and Bacon

Spread each apple slice with peanut butter and top with a piece of cooked bacon. We used Red Delicious apples.

Flavor Tip: Any nut butter will work! Almond butter, cashew butter, macadamia nut butter -- whatever you've got at the ready.

Nut Butters: Make your own nut butters and cookie butters at home with these recipes.

Brie and Walnut

Top each apple slice with a sliver of brie cheese and a sprinkling of chopped toasted walnuts. We used Granny Smith apples.

Flavor Tip: Don't have walnuts on hand? Swap in almonds, pistachios, cashews, or any nut stocked in your pantry.

White Cheddar and Almond

Top each apple slice with a slab of sharp white cheddar and a sprinkling of chopped smoked almonds. We used Braeburn apples.

Flavor Tip: Use whatever cheese you have in your fridge -- Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, mozzarella, or any cheese you please.

 

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