Saturday, April 2, 2011

Nutty Apple Dip

If you need a fabulous, easy, delicious snack to take somewhere, then you need this dip! I could seriously eat it with a spoon, go into a diabetic coma, wake up ... and eat some more. It's that good.

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces cream cheese (I always use reduced-fat)

Cream all ingredients together. Then stir in:

1 cup finely chopped pecans

Serve this with sliced apples - I prefer tart Granny Smiths, to balance out the sweet, but Handsome always prefers a sweet apple like Gala or Red Delicious.

Bonus Tip:
When slicing apples to serve with a dip, have a bowl of cold water mixed with a couple of splashes of lemon juice standing by. Soak the apples in the bowl before placing them on a platter for serving.

1 comment:

  1. My MIL soaks her sliced apples in unsweetened pineapple juice overnight. The apples absorb the sweetness of the juice (esp good if you use Red Delicious, which I think have no real flavor, no offense), and the acidity keeps them from turning brown. I would recommend wiping the slices off a little, b/c pineapple juice can feel a little slimy to me.