Sunday, November 10, 2013

Autumn Apple Dip

Autumn for us down here in the tropics doesn't mean changing leaves, or cool, crisp days. Our days feel cool to us if it is in the low 80's or high 70's. I'm not complaining that's for sure but I do like to make recipes that remind me of Fall days growing up in Michigan. One of those is caramel apples. Unfortunately today's caramel apples are still just as unhealthy as the ones I enjoyed as a kid. So I decided to create a caramel apple type dip for the children. Let me tell you, it is better than any caramel apple I have had. And a bonus is it doesn't get all stuck in your teeth like biting into those sticky and hard caramel apples that I remember. It is very quick to make and uses simple ingredients.

Autumn Apple Dip

by Elizabeth @ rawlivingandlearning.blogspot.com

6-8 large Medjool dates, remove pits
1 T raw Almond Butter, salt free!
1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1-2 T filtered water if needed for processing
Organic apples, cored and sliced into thin rounds

In a small food processor, process the dates, almond butter, and spices until thick and creamy, adding small amounts of water as needed. It may take several minutes of processing to achieve a smooth consistency depending on how fresh the Medjool dates are. If your dates are dry, soak them in filtered water for 30 minutes prior to processing.


+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for memories of making tall piles of leaves in my Grandparent's yard in Western Michigan and jumping into them over and over. We never seemed to get tired of it. Great memories!! I can still smell the scent of those moist, cool leaves to this day and the smell of dry leaves being burned throughout their neighborhood.

2 comments:

blessedmama said...

The dip sounds great!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Blessed mama!! :)
The children ate it so fast that I hardly got any ;(