With layers of fruit and homemade cinnamon-sugar chips, these Dessert Nachos are a hit with everyone who sees them! Beautiful AND delicious? I love that combination! You may also like my Fruit Pizza or Fresh Fruit Platter!

Fruit Nachos with Cream Cheese Glaze - Dessert Nachos

What are Dessert Nachos?

Dessert Nachos are sweetened nachos layered to perfection. This one is cinnamon sugar chips with a variety of fruit piled on and then a sweet cream cheese glaze drizzled over top. Everything about these dessert nachos is fabulous. From the fresh fruit to the sweet chips to the easy way you can eat them to the fact that I don’t mind my kids indulging in a fruit overload!

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Ingredients & Substitutions

Cinnamon & Sugar Chips: These are so easy to make, and they really stand out in these nachos. You just need flour tortillas, ground cinnamon, granulated sugar, and butter (I prefer unsalted).

Fruit: I used strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and kiwis. I love the variety of colors in that selection. The blueberries and raspberries did not need to be chopped, but the strawberries and kiwi did. I hulled the strawberries and then chopped them into pieces no bigger than the blueberries. If you want to try these with other kinds of fruit, there really are no limits! Blackberries, watermelon, mango, peach, plums, grapes, apricots, nectarines… it’s a world of possibility.

Cream Cheese Glaze: Once the glaze is mixed together, it will be a bit thick. However, once you heat it up in the microwave, it will soften up. I like to put it in a piping bag or a bottle with a small tip (think ketchup bottle) to easily drizzle over the dessert nachos.

How to Cut Kiwi

How to Cut Kiwi Fruit

For the kiwi, I developed a method that makes sure you get every good part of the kiwi in every bite! (Read more about this in my Kiwi Bars recipe!)

  1. Start by cutting the top off of the top and bottom of the kiwi. Next, cut it in half.
  2. Using a large spoon, press the spoon down in between the skin and the flesh of the fruit and then move the spoon around the entire half. The fruit should pop right out.
  3. Now slice each half into 3 sections.
  4. Lay the section flat and cut it like you would a pizza, then cut 6 total pieces. Each individual piece will be a triangle and have a white center, black seeds, and the fabulous green fruit. It’s Kiwi bite perfection!
How to Make Dessert Nachos

Can I Make Dessert Nachos Without the Glaze?

If you choose to leave the glaze off this dessert nacho platter, I totally understand. I had a moment of doubt when I looked at the beautiful nachos all on their own and thought, do I really need it? No, you don’t need it per se, but it really is the icing on the… nachos. 😉 When we got to the bottom layer the glaze had soaked into the chips it made for the most delightful bites.

The Best Fruit for Dessert Nachos

Variations of Fruit Nachos

Pineapple Delight Dessert Nachos – Pineapple, cherry, mini marshmallows, and banana, topped with homemade whipped topping.

Fall Fruit Medely Nachos – Apples, pears, figs, and pomegranate. Top with the cream cheese glaze and a few granola sprinkles.

Cream Cheese Glaze Fruit Nachos

Chocolate Dessert Nachos

One thing you might have noticed is that I did not use chocolate. When testing we found the chocolate to be a bit overpowering when paired with the gorgeous fruit. While it was pretty, it ended up tasting like a chocolate nacho. If that is what you are going for then you can easily warm some hot fudge and drizzle over top! If you want the fruit to be the star, stick to the cream cheese glaze which is a subtle complement to the ingredients.

Kids Enjoying Dessert Nachos

More Summer Desserts

Dessert Nachos with Cream Cheese Glaze

Fruit Nachos with Cream Cheese Glaze

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Layers of gorgeous fruit, homemade cinnamon-sugar chips, and a cream cheese glaze… these Dessert Nachos are a hit with everyone who sees them!


Cinnamon and Sugar Chips

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (½ stick / 57 g) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup (125 g) confectioners' sugar

Fruit Nachos

  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled, diced
  • 1 cup kiwi, diced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries


Cinnamon and Sugar Chips

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Set out the tortillas on a cutting board and cut each into 8 wedges.
  • In a large bowl with a lid, combine melted butter, cinnamon, sugar, and tortilla wedges. Place the lid on the bowl and shake to coat all tortilla wedges with the butter mixture.
  • On the lined baking sheet, place individual tortilla wedges.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tortilla chips are golden brown. Chips will continue to crisp outside of the oven.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar. Stir to combine. The glaze should be smooth.
  • Warm in microwave until pourable (about 30-50 seconds).

Fruit Nachos

  • On a large plate, add ⅓ of the chips, fruit, and cream cheese glaze. Repeat two more times, ending with the remaining glaze. (If there is some left over it can be stored in an airtight container for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.)


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Reader Comments

  1. These dessert nachos look heavenly! I love the bright, beautiful colors of the fresh fruit!

  2. Is this gorgeous dessert safe to be outdoors in the summer? My granddaughter is having her 2 birthday at the park and she loves all these fruits…can it be left out on the picnic table? Worried about cream cheese frosting

  3. Hello all your recipes for desserts look amazing. I don’t eat cheese and noticed most of your recipes include cream cheese. Is there a substitute for cream cheese?? I would love to try out so many of your amazing recipes but most times I can’t delete the cream cheese 🙁

    1. For this one you can use a traditional glaze of confectioners sugar and milk. As far as a non-cheese substitute for cream cheese, I would recommend doing a little research specific to your dietary needs.

  4. I made this for my cards ladies. They loved it! I accidentally added cinnamon to the glaze…it wasn’t as pretty, but tasted great! I left off the kiwi for this one.

  5. We had a local restaurant who made these almost the same way but added whipped cream and a caramel drizzle with pecans sprinkled over all. They were to die for!

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