Saturday, September 4, 2010

Maple Yogurt Dip

There are always pros and cons about every location and growing climate. And where I live, the summers are mild and short, leaving us little time to get a tomato harvest in before the first frost. But come fall, we have... apples! 


Photo Credit: digiyesica

Glorious apples! There is so much you can do with this versatile fruit, but just eating them straight up, when they are slightly tangy, sweet and crunchy, is the best. 

My kids love this recipe for dipping apples and other fresh fruit. I love this because it's much healthier than carmel and prepackaged stuff!

Maple Yogurt Dip

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (for even less sugar, try plain with vanilla extract added)
1 1/2 T. maple syrup (the real thing!)
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Blend all ingredients well by hand. Keep refrigerated.
And enjoy dipping!



12 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing. Just curious though, you said to refrigerate. Does that mean it will last for several days?

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  2. This looks wonderful! I'm going to give it a try at lunch today since we just picked up our first few local apples of the season:-).

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  3. Sounds like a yummy taste of Autumn! Thank you for adding a lower sugar idea.

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  4. Sandy,
    I know we've left in in the refrigerator for a day or two, but beyond that I don't know. We usually try to eat it fairly soon. Sometimes I need just a little and I'll cut it in half.

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  5. Amy, I heard that apple wood is excellent for BBQing. Do you know a good source up your way for apple wood? I would like to try that with my Thanksgiving ham.

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  6. Maybelline, let me do a little asking around and I'll get back to you. That's a good idea for sure!

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  7. Sounds delish, real maple syrup makes everything taste better!

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  8. does this work with berries, strawberries? it is all YUMMM....

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  9. I think it would be up to your own preference. If the maple flavor overpowered the strawberries, perhaps substitute some honey and see if that works.

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  10. And one more request...I would like a good source for good, organic apple cider vinegar. If I'm coming up for apple wood, I might as well get some vinegar!

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  11. Maybelline, of course you should get some apple cider! And turn overs, and apple rings, and all sorts of goodies! R B has a good assortment (http://www.rborchard.com/) but I like Pulford's Apples and Cider (http://www.pulfordappletreeorchard.com/index.php). Both are located on Highline Road.

    For the apple wood, you should see Ivan - I think his place is called J & J and is located on the corner of 202 and Easy St. I'm trying to get his cell phone number for you so you can call to be sure he's open before you drive up the mountain. If I get it, I'll let you know.

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  12. Oh, I was drooling over the dip recipe and that box of shiny red apples...actually, I was drooling over the apple box, too!!!! Have a great Labor Day weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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