This dip was a delightful surprise, and the kids really enjoyed it. Their appreciation of something I make is a rarity. Whether at home or on the road, the kids know that there isn’t a menu of choices in regards to food. What I (or Vagabond Dad) make is what they eat, and if they don’t like it- too bad. But that doesn’t stop them from complaining, asking for fast food, and coveting artificially colored grocery store baked goods.
Confession- the cheesy veggie dip I recently posted…they didn’t like it, would scarcely eat it. I stand by the recipe. I enjoyed it, and felt confident enough to gift a hearty helping of it to a friend. But I’m just showing you the weight behind the words, “the kids LIKED this.”
The dip has sort of a caramel apple flavor and works perfectly as a condiment for sliced apples. Though you should probably just go ahead and eat it with a spoon.
Maple Apple Fruit Dip
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 Cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 a small apple, diced
- pinch of salt
Toss all ingredients in food process and whir away. Don’t worry about the apple peel- you won’t even notice it. Add a splash of apple juice if you prefer a thinner dip. Serve with sliced apples and perhaps a dusting of cinnamon on top. Savor.