12 Ways to Dress Up an Apple (That's Not Just a Spoonful of Peanut Butter)
No shade to plain ole' PB, but if you're eating an apple a day, you're probably ready for a few new paring ideas. Reach for one of these along with the fruit to mix up your healthy snack routine. Apples are one of nature's most snackable, portable, and good-for-you snacks. Their sweet-tartness and juicy-crisp texture go with just about anything. Explore the flavor map with these easy matchups.
9 Things to Pair with an Apple
These perfect pairings go beyond the classic apple plus peanut butter to deliver healthy new ways to enjoy this ever-favorite fruit.
1. Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2. Almond Butter + Orange Marmalade
3. Plain Yogurt + Honey + Cinnamon
4. Cream Cheese + Sweet Pickle Relish
5. Ricotta + Lemon Zest + Chopped Pistachios
6. Balsamic Vinegar + Brown Sugar + Ground Pepper
7. Berry Vinaigrette + Walnuts
8. Arugula + Bacon
9. Prosciutto + Mustard
DIY Apple Fruit Dips to Try
Want more than a simple pairing? Whip up one of these easy, less than 5-ingredient fruit dips to scoop up with apple slices. Meal prep them to pack for snacks throughout the week, or arrange them on a board with apple slices for a quick party snack.
Horseradish Cottage Cheese Dip
Stir ½ teaspoon prepared horseradish into ¼ cup cottage cheese; sprinkle with dried dill.
Combine 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt; stir in a tablespoon each of finely chopped celery and walnuts.
Curried Pumpkin Dip
Blend 3 tablespoons unsweetened pumpkin puree with ½ teaspoon of each melted butter and garam masala or curry powder; warm in the microwave and sprinkle with a little dried coconut.
EatingWell Magazine, November 2019