Thursday, September 1, 2011

Easy Cinnamon Honey Apple Dip - Perfect for Back to School!

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I didn't start liking honey until this year.  But my kids, I'm sure most kids, love it.  It wasn't until I had a bowl of Greek yogurt with honey swirled through at King's Highway that put me totally on board.  And lately I have been absolutely craving it.  I found this recipe in my recipe file and decided to give it a shot.  DELICIOUS!!! And like most things that I make, super easy!  I think this is best when eaten with green apples, but I'm sure any color would work.  

This recipe was from a Woman's World Magazine dated 5/3/10.  Yes, I realize this may not seem like a magazine that I would normally read but sometimes I am privy to my husband's 90 year old grandmother's discards.  And remember I am really 80 years old on the inside...

Here are the ingredientses.  Sorry, I'm totally into Real Housewives of New Jersey right now.  Does anyone else freaking love that show like I do?  I pray that Teresa will say ingredientses every episode.  It makes me so happy.  My youngest son was all up in my program.  He loves lemons and was trying to slow my roll by stealing it.  Aside from the lemon, the recipe is made up of pantry items that you should pretty much always be able to have on hand.  This would be a great dip for drop in visitors, providing you have the apples (you could probably even get away with not having the lemon).  And it takes about a minute to make. 


1/2 cup honey
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cardamom
pinch of ground sugar
apple slices

Combine honey, zest, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger.  Serve with apple slices.  Boom. Done. 

The first time I made this I used the full amount of cardamom.  The boys weren't thrilled.  It was a little too "spicey" so this time I used about 1/2 that amount.  Much better.  The boys LOVE it now!  We may or may not have had this twice today.  It's got to be better for you than caramel, right? {note to caramel:  Please don't be afraid that I will no longer enjoy your sugary goodness on my green apples, I just need a break for a little bit.  It's not you, it's me.  And my thighs.}

Go make it.  Right now.  So yummy!  I think this would also be awesome over some homemade vanilla bean ice cream.  Or maybe even used to sweeten tea or apple cider.  Hmmm, kind of seems like it might be the perfect treat for fall.  

all photos are mine, yo

1 comment:

lauren said...

do i have to be in school to eat it? :) sounds so good! always looking for an alternative to my nighttime sugar craving of ice cream and chocolate.


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