Kids love to “dip” their Michigan Apples!
An appley twist to everyday hummus from Mom to Mom Nutrition!
One of my favorite categories of recipes to share with the Michigan Apple Blog readers are dips. Why? Well as the song goes, when I dip, you dip, we dip! And nothing is truer than kids going crazy for dips in my house. And apples for that fact.
Michigan Apples and hummus always seem to be on my grocery list, and I’ve noticed recently at the variety of flavors store-bought hummus has to offer. As tempted as I was to try a few new flavors, I thought, why not just trying to make a new version yourself?! Semi-homemade, of course. While there are other apple hummus recipes out there, I wanted even more Michigan apple flavor, so I cooked my apples down first. If you’re still wanting some apple crunch, you can stir in a handful of finely chopped apple just before serving.
This hummus is a little bit sweet, but still definitely falls on the savory sides of things. It’s also delicious paired with additional apple slices, sharp cheddar dips, as a dip for veggies, or scooped with pita chips.
Warm Apple Butter Hummus
Yield: 4-6 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours [see note below]
- 2 medium apples
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 1 cup hummus
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Peel, core, and slice apples into pieces. Place in slow cooker along with brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Toss and cook on low for 6 hours, or until apples are soft.
Transfer apple mixture, hummus, salt and lemon juice to food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Garnish with a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon.
Serve with apple slices, pretzels, or crackers.
Note: You can skip the slow cooker step by placing apples, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave for 3-5 minutes, or until apple pieces are soft. Stir halfway through cook time.
Katie Serbinski is a registered dietitian, millennial mom, and blogger at Mom to Mom Nutrition: a healthy food and lifestyle blog where she shares healthy recipes, nutrition know-how, and musings about motherhood.