Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps

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Fruit Salsa is a dessert meets dip that nobody can resist.  Loaded with fresh fruit and berries this is the first thing gone at every party! Serve this along side our favorite oven baked cinnamon crisps for dipping, this is going to be your new go-to!Fresh fruit salsa with cinnamon crisps recipe. This homemade fruit salsa is so easy and very delicious! It will be the hit of any party!

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps

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Fruit Salsa is a recipe I’ve been making pretty much forever.  This isn’t a typical salsa in the sense that it doesn’t have any savory notes to it (like cilantro or onion), it’s more like a sweet berry fruit salad in a scoopable form.

It’s the perfect light summer snack or appetizer and a delicious treat to serve at a potluck or bridal shower (and I always seem to have to double the recipe)!

This recipe starts with ripe juicy berries and fresh summer watermelon and then I like to add in diced apples for a little bit of crunch.  You can certainly add in any kind of fruit to this recipe, kiwi, pineapple and mango are amazing in this recipe too!

There is a bit of chopping involved in this recipe, I used one of my favorite kitchen tools to make it super quick!  This chopper has saved me countless hours in the kitchen; I use this thing to cut everything…  salsa, chili, peppers, onions… you name it!  LOVE this thing!

Fruit Salsa is a dessert meets dip that nobody can resist.  Loaded with fresh fruit and berries this is the first thing gone at every party! Serve this along side our favorite oven baked cinnamon crisps for dipping, this is going to be your new go-to!The cinnamon crisps can be made up to 4 days ahead of time, cooled and stored in an airtight container. I usually spray them with cooking spray but you can also brush them with a bit of butter if you prefer. If you don’t want to make your own cinnamon crisps, you can serve this with store bought cinnamon sugar chips for scooping.  We also sometimes spoon it over ice cream or onto angel food cake (especially if we’re lucky enough to have leftovers because if it sits overnight the fruit releases juices).

Fresh fruit salsa with cinnamon crisps recipe. This homemade fruit salsa is so easy and very delicious! It will be the hit of any party!

It’s amazing how something so fresh and simple can be so delicious, and my kids most certainly think of this as a treat!  Fruit salsa is the perfect dish for any occasion and can be served as an appetizer, snack, dessert or really any ol’ time of day!

Fresh fruit salsa makes a perfect appetizer, snack or dessert! We serve it with homemade cinnamon crisps for the perfect dipper! #spendwithpennies #freshfruitsalsa #salsarecipe #fruitsalsa #berrysalsa #fruitdessertrecipe #easysummerrecipe
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4.88 from 8 votes
Servings: 8 servings
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit salsa
Fruit Salsa is a dessert meets dip that nobody can ever resist. Loaded with fresh fruit and berries this is the first thing gone at every party! Serve this along side our favorite oven baked cinnamon crisps for dipping, this is going to be your new go-to!
  • 10 flour tortillas 10″
  • Cooking spray or Olive Oil Spray
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup finely diced melon your favorite variety or kiwi
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1/2 lb raspberries
  • 4 tablespoons preserves I used raspberry
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cinnamon & sugar. Set aside.
  2. Working with 3 tortillas at a time, spray both sides of of the tortilla and sprinkle each side lightly with cinnamon sugar.
  3. Stack 3 tortillas and using a pizza cutter, cut tortillas into 12 wedges. Place on a baking sheet and bake 8-11 minutes or until crisp.
  1. Zest the lemon and set aside. Peel and finely chop apple, squeeze 2 teaspoons lemon juice over apples and mix well to combine.
  2. Finely chop strawberries and melon (or kiwi). Gently combine all ingredients, the raspberries will break apart a bit.
  3. Allow to sit at room temperature at least 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 288

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)


One of my favorite recipes! Easy and amazing, fresh fruit salsa with cinnamon crisps recipe. This homemade fruit salsa is so easy and very delicious! It will be the hit of any party!


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

167 comments on “Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps”

  1. Holly, I made this for a family gathering over Labor Day weekend and it was a HUGE hit. People loved the chips both with and without the fruit salsa. Thank you for sharing your recipe. This will be one I’ll be adding to my kids recipe scrapbooks.

  2. OMG! This is AMAZING! just finished making it and I don’t think I will make it to the dinner party without eating the entire thing! I didn’t have any raspberries, so just added more strawberries and another kiwi. It was fine to do numerous batches of chips because chopping the fruit took a little while. 

  3. Question on the tortilla crisps. It says working in batches of three, spray and sprinkle accordingly, then stack the three tortillas on top of each other to cut then bake. Is stacking them in three’s just supposed to help with cutting? Do they stay in the layer of three to bake or do you pull them apart to bake? You have a count of ten tortillas which does not add up to always working in batches of three.

    Thank you.

  4. Thank you for this greeeeeeeeat recipe.

  5. I made this salsa for a party last Saturday and it got rave reviews, every one loved it. One of the guests was a chef and he said he was going to make it for a party he was having, he loved too. Thank you.

  6. Delicious! I have been duly-appointed to bring this to every family gathering, LOL! Everyone just loves this fruit salsa, however, I’m beginning to think they enjoy the cinnamon crisps even more! Thanks for this great recipe.

  7. My bff made this year’s ago and I tell her every year that’s all I want for my birthday present, it’s delish

  8. Amazing. I used splenda instead of sugar. Entire family loved it!

  9. I’m highly allergic to melons and don’t like kiwis. Do I have to put them in there?

  10. Awesome recipe! Kids and adults loved it! Thank you!

  11. Oh shoot! NVM. I need to read more carefully. LOL

    I had a salsa like this a few years ago at a pool party and loved it. It was more puréed however, so that is what I plan to do. Make it more salsa-like than pico de Gallo.


  12. I see no kiwi listed in the ingredients, nor is it shown in the video.

  13. I made it for my family! It was really good. I used powder sugar instead because i didn’t have pudding mix. It was a hit. I also put some mango and peach

  14. I’m making this for a group of only 4, will the full recipe leave me with lots left over, should I half it?

    • It will make a generous amount of fruit salsa, if you have no interest in leftovers, I would reduce the recipe. This does store well for up to 4 days in the fridge also, in case you want more later!

  15. Loved it.

  16. This is absolutely ahhmaazzing!! I used pineapple preserves instead of the raspberry and I added cantaloupe instead of kiwi! Yummy so good to my tummy lol

    • I love the idea of adding cantaloupe! I will have to try that this summer! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe, Danielle!

  17. Im trying this tomorrow… using wildflower honey instead of jam… has anyone tried this?

  18. What do you do with the lemon zest that is set aside? I didn’t see more instruction on that in the recipe.

  19. Your reciepes are yummy and easy to follow

  20. If I don’t have preserves can i substitute with a jam??

  21. Since I’m not a raspberry fan, I used blackberries and blackberry preserves, it was a big hit at my bff’s grandchild reveal party.

  22. Thanks for posting this, Holly! It is so good! I had several girlfriends visiting for a long over- due reunion. We hadn’t seen each other in 20 years. The first night we decided to give this a try. One friend made the cinnamon crisps,one grabbed the apples, another the melon and I did the berries. We had a fun time in the kitchen chopping and catching up.
    It went well with a bottle (or two) of wine and good conversation.
    Definitely sharing this.

  23. what could I use instead of raspberries ?

  24. This tastes yummy! A healthier option to traditional desserts.

  25. What kind of melon do you put in this?

  26. Looking forward to trying there recipes for fruit Salas and Cinnamon Crispe.they sound great.let you know how I like them when I try them.

  27. How far in advance do you think we could make this?

  28. I just saw your fruit salsa recipe and it’s on my list to make! Have you ever made it with jalapeño jelly for the preserves? If no, do you think this would be a good mix?


    • I haven’t tried it with Jalapeno jelly. The flavor of this salsa is more like a dessert rather than a savory fruit salsa (such as mango salsa that has onion and cilantro) so I’m not sure if it would work.

  29. What do you do with the lemon zest after you set it aside?

  30. Have you ever canned this salsa?

  31. I’ve made this salsa twice now and each time I’ve gotten so many compliments! It’s so simple but a little time consuming with all of the chopping. It’s completely worth the effort though! Delicious!

  32. Could I just make the cinnamon crisps? Would they still be flavorful?

  33. Sorry once again can’t have raspberries what can it be replaced with

  34. Has anyone ever made the crisps with corn tortillas? I am planning on taking this to an event with several gluten free people and need to find an alternative.

    • I just came from a brunch where this was served with mini (bite-size) flavored rice cakes. The person that brought them had chocolate, caramel, and apples and cinnamon flavors. It was perfect! Great flavors and too small for double dipping!

  35. This looks fantastic I will have to try to make it this weekend! Thanks!

  36. Thank you Holly for the lovely recipes.

  37. I made the fruit cinnamon chips salad and it was big hit. I have a question was do you do with the lemon zest? Thank you for sharing.

  38. I have some Stacy’s cinnamon pita chips that I need to use up. Do you think they would work well with this so that I don’t have to make the tortilla crisps?

  39. Looks really good, with berries having a short season to buy at a decent price (right now in MN) do you think this could be adapted to can? Most salsa’s you can like in a water bath…

  40. I am allergic to kiwi’s and I don’t eat melon, so we use seedless grapes, we have been making it with grapes, strawberries and apples for probably 15 years or more.

  41. Your recipes are great something different and good really enjoy your blog thanks

  42. Definitely a healthier option than bringing nachos to the next party! Thanks!

  43. Wwi was so inspired with this recipe I stopped what I was doing and took all my fruits on hand and whipped it up in a matter of 10 minutes! I didn’t have enough raspberry jam so I used peach/apricot jam instead. I can’t wait to surprise my husband with this in top of pancakes this morning! When I read the recipe it was like a lightbulb moment…why didn’t I think of this before now?! Duh! I’m so excited!

  44. How long can this fruit salsa keep for? If u make it the day before I plan to serve it will it be ok in the fridge?

  45. Do you add the lemon zest?

  46. Would this work using a food processor if I am low on time?

    • I haven’t tried it in the processor. You want decent sized pieces so I’d worry things might become mushy. I’d love to hear how it works out if you do try it!

  47. Do you melt the preserves before combining it with the other ingredients?

  48. You said to zest the lemon. Does that get mixed in with the berries.

  49. Wondering if I could use frozen raspberries instead and purée them instead of using preserves to reduce the sugar content ?

  50. Made this yesterday to take to trivia night. HUGE hit.Added a bit of banana, others liked i; I thought it too strong even with a small amount. Substituted frozen pie cherries (not dark/sweet) for the kiwi. The chips were glorious as well. Thank you for the recipe!

  51. This is one of my favorite recipes. I love it. Thanks for a great one we use it all the time. Even before I actually met you. xo San

  52. What do you do with a lemon zest after it is set aside?

  53. When you cook the gorillas do you cook them 3 stacked or all spread out on the baking sheet ??

  54. This is a healthy and delicious fruit salsa. I cannot wait to make it. I will also make the cinnamon crisps as well. I have saved the recipe so have to shop for a few items and then I will be tasting my fruit salsa with cinnamon crisps. Thank you for the recipes.

  55. A bit of a silly question- if you stack the tortillas to cut them , do you unstack them to bake or bake them in stacks? ?

  56. I made this for a party where one person is allergic to strawberries so I substituted them with watermelon. I made both versions and both were a hit! Thank you

  57. I made this as an appetizer for our Easter lunch and it was a huge success. I used the fruits mentioned in the recipe but will use peaches instead of raspberries next time. It is really pretty and very good. An even bigger hit was the chips which haven’t been mentioned as much. Everyone loved them and they are super easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. A great big A+ rating for it.

  58. What do you spray the tortillas with? I am assuming cooking spray, but I want to make sure! Sorry if I missed it, I looked a few times but didnt see any spray ingredients.

  59. I’m going to make this next weekend. Can I prepare this a day in advance. Also I just bought the cinnamon pita chips to save time. What did you use to chop everything up so small?

  60. would love to print this without using 3 print cartridges, is there a no photo option, they are huge.

  61. I am trying this soon. It has to be good with any fruit added together and any jam or jelly. The fruit coming into season and all season. I think the person that pureed some of the fruit to replace jelly was smart and any fruit could be used for that. The soft taco idea was good. Other chips or crackers would work probably, too. Enjoy, I will soon.

  62. Any idea about calories or how much per serving size?

  63. Do you think raspberry jam would also work?

  64. I’ve made this many times over the years but without the raspberries. I used apple jelly instead. It rarely lasts till the next day at my house. I once made it for a party and was told the only problem with it was that she couldn’t suck the fruit through a straw or she would have eaten the whole bowl!

  65. This sounds wonderful! I’m going to try it with angel food cake, and Greek yogurt. Also I’m going to mix it up with some peaches, blueberries, mango pineapple… the possibility’s are endless!

  66. Made this for bible study and everyone devoured it. I added the petite grapes for that added color and flavor. My children want this as part of their after school snacks. DELICIOUS!

  67. Just made this. Used a food processor to chop the fruit. Added blackberries and a peach. Also used smuckers all natural raspberry fruit spread and whole wheat tortillas. Taking it to a family cookout! Yum!

  68. how do i print the recipe?

    • There is a pink print button on the top right corner of the actual recipe (above the photo where the ingredients are listed). Hope that helps.

  69. Will sugar free raspberry preserves work just as well?

  70. Every single time I make this for ladies bible study I get another gal who wants my recipe. ! I have family and friends that request I make this at all our get togethers. Its a beautiful mix of flavors! I like to mix a few blueberries and black berries in too. Ive also mixed in peaches and pears as well. The possibilities are endless!!

  71. As a rule how long does this last once mix up ? Or is it best eaten the same day ?

  72. This looks super yummy! I can’t wait to try it. Going to get the stuff to make it this weekend.

  73. Hi Holly. I love this idea. But if I don’t have cooking spray, do you think brushing the tortillas with a bit of melted butter would work too? Thanks!

  74. This recipe looks delicious! Unfortunately I have a kiwi allergy – is there another fruit you would suggest using as an alternative to kiwi?

  75. I have to make this for 100 students! I dont know if I could just triple it and it be enough and make enough crisps for them or if i just just x10 the recipe

    • Hmm, it’s hard to say. Each tortilla will need about 1TBS of Fruit salsa (16 TBS per cup…) you could decide how many you think each person needs (depending on the event and if there will be other snacks served) and figure out how many cups of Fruit Salsa you need that way. Hope that helps! :)

  76. I am not a suavy in the kitchen, the zest it just the yellow outter part, and you use the zest from the entire lemon?

    • Yes, it’s just the yellow part (it contains all of the essential oils, the white part is quite bitter so try not to get white). I use a very fine zester like this one here.

  77. I think this would be good, if you added the fruit to the taco shell and rolled it up like a tortilla

  78. Would this freeze well?

  79. Can I make the chips 2 days early?

  80. I made this for my sons birthday ! It was a total hit !
    I used the leftovers over vanilla icecream ….very yummy !

  81. I’m curious to try this recipe without the preserves to make it healthier, instead puree the raspberries and some of the strawberries to create the liquid part of the recipe.

  82. Tried it just now. Fun to make and very good. I highly recommend this recipe. I didn’t follow quantities exactly. Just chopped and mixed. The chips are fun to make too. You won’t be sorry with this one.

  83. Do you put the lemon zest in the mix?

  84. How many servings does this recipe yield?

  85. Do you think the fruit salsa would hold up overnight or would it get too mushy? Thanks :)

  86. where and how do i get these recipes at a later date

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