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.

Different apple pairings

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

Apple slice with cheddar cheese

2. Almond Butter + Orange Marmalade

Apple slice with almond butter and orange marmalade

3. Plain Yogurt + Honey + Cinnamon

Apple slice with yogurt, honey and cinnamon

4. Cream Cheese + Sweet Pickle Relish

Apple slice with cream cheese and sweet pickle relish

5. Ricotta + Lemon Zest + Chopped Pistachios

Apple slice with ricotta, lemon zest and pistachios

6. Balsamic Vinegar + Brown Sugar + Ground Pepper

Apple slice with balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and ground pepper

7. Berry Vinaigrette + Walnuts

Apple slice with berry vinaigrette and walnuts

8. Arugula + Bacon

Apple slice with arugula and bacon

9. Prosciutto + Mustard

Apple slice with prosciutto and mustard

DIY Apple Fruit Dips to Try

Want more than a simple pairing? Whip up on 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.

Waldorf Dip

Combine 1 tablespoon mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons 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 each melted butter and garam masala or curry powder; warm in the microwave and sprinkle with a little dried coconut.


EatingWell Magazine, November 2019