Like most families, ours has a certain menu which has become tradition for Thanksgiving. Despite a little tweaking here and there, we have stuck with those favorites for years. One staple of our feast has always been apple pie. It was my dad’s favorite dessert and my mother always made a “practice” pie the night before for him to dig into Thanksgiving morning. After my mother’s passing, my sister and I found we could never quite make those pies the way mom used to make them. So she and I put our heads together and came up with a recipe that has all the flavor of the traditional apple pie without any baking. It is an Apple Pie Dip and it has become a new family favorite.
Ingredients for dip
1 1/3 cups peeled, cored and diced apple
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp apricot preserves
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Ingredients for chips
5 (6-inch) flour tortillas
2 tablespoons butter, melted
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
1. Combine all the dip ingredients in a bowl, then cover and refrigerate the mixture until chilled.
2. Brush the tortillas with butter, then cut them into wedges.
3. Arrange the wedges on a greased baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let them cool before serving.
A sugar free version uses sugar free preserves, date sugar and fructose instead of brown sugar and white sugar.