Lifestyles Center Blog


With the arrival of fall, apple-flavored everything has made a now-annual comeback. However, just as the snow starts to fall in the land of Oswego, it might as well be winter. Either way, this week, we’ve got a delicious fall recipe for you to try! As college kids, we eat whatever is quick, easy, and cheap. Nachos are a common favorite, but greasy, high-sodium foods can cause a variety of health problems. That’s why we’ve put a new spin on the typical nacho recipe.

Key: DH – Available in the Dining Hall


Apples (plan to provide each guest with at least 1-2 apples)

Optional Toppings:

Carmel Sauce – An honest-to-gosh classic!

Peanut Butter – Melt and drizzle for best addition.

Marshmallow/Candy Pieces – A little unhealthy, but in small quantities they can add the perfect blend of sweetness.

Cinnamon – Sprinkle onto the top for all to enjoy

Sharp Cheddar (Shredded) – Cheese and apples go great together

Assorted Nuts

Assorted dried fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice apples into wedges (these will replace unhealthy nacho chips, while still providing a great crunch).
  3. Place wedges on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Place apples onto a large platter surrounded by “toppings.”
  6. Have guests place whatever toppings they may want and microwave for 30 seconds.
  7. EAT & ENJOY!

Researched by Allison Flannagan, Peer Educator

Photo Cred: Ontario Apples