Apple Pie Party Dip

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been busy in the kitchen with my kids, partly because I was preparing for a talk on cooking with kids, and partly because I was hankering for some fall-flavored foods! I came across this recipe from the Family Fun website as I was searching for things to try with my children. This dip makes a great (somewhat) healthy snack. It's not fried. There's a little sugar in it to counter the tart apples. You can also control how much cinnamon sugar you sprinkle on the chips. If it's too much for you, then use a light hand. Best of all, you can make this in advance! There's no messing around with pie crust, but you do get the flavor of apple pie.

Sorry I don't have a picture of this one. We ate it up before I could get a shot! Enjoy!

Apple Pie Party Dip     

Serves 4-6

For Dip:

1 1/3 cups peeled, cored, and diced apple (I used Granny Smith)

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

2 tsp. brown sugar

2 tsp. apricot preserves

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

For Cinnamon Sugar Chips:

5 (6”) flour tortillas (I used the large ones from Costco—they worked just fine)

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

½ tsp. cinnamon

1 ½ Tbsp. sugar

 

˜  Combine all dip ingredients in a bowl.

˜  Cover the dip and refrigerate until chilled. This is great to make early in the day for snacking later on!

˜  While you’re waiting for the dip to chill, make the cinnamon sugar chips. Brush melted butter onto the tortillas.

˜  Cut tortillas into wedges or strips.

˜   Arrange wedges or strips onto a nonstick/greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

˜  Bake at 350° F until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool.

PDF of recipe, along with adapting it for kids, is here: Apple Pie Party Dip