New Year Tradition

This Christmas, I realized how much I like creating my own traditions. Jeff and I have created a few traditions that neither of us grew up with and that feel really happy for us. Since getting married three years ago, I have made this appetizer (or dessert, depending on how sweet you like your appetizer) each New Year and thought it was time to share the recipe.

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa:
1 apple, finely chopped (Fujis work very well)
1 1/2 cups of finely chopped fresh fruit- melons, peaches, kiwis or berries all work really well
1 Tablespoon of fruit preserves, any flavour. (I usually add citrus marmalade)

Chop the fruit into a fine salsa and mix well with preserves. Cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes before serving.

Cinnamon Chips :
~8 large sized (10 inch) white or whole wheat flour tortillas
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. Cut tortillas into 12 triangle wedges and place in a single layer on baking sheets. Spray each triangle with cooking spray and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Repeat with remaining tortilla triangles and allow to cool. Serve with chilled fruit salsa and enjoy!

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