Apple dip is a dipping sauce made with apples as the primary ingredient along with other ingredients like brown sugar, lime juice, cinnamon, etc. It is served as a dip with snacks such as roasted meat or fries.
Ingredients Used and Apple Dip Recipe Overview
Ingredients: Ingredients used for the sauce include apples (which have been peeled, cored and chopped coarsely), brown sugar, apple juice(or water), lemon, juice, mixed spice and cinnamon sticks.
Method of Preparation: According to the apple dip recipe, all the ingredients are combined in a saucepan and heated, stirring for some time to allow the sugar to dissolve. The contents are then cooked by simmering, and stirred occasionally till the apple has softened. Cinnamon sticks are then discarded from the mixture, which is allowed to cool and then processed in a blender. The sauce so prepared keeps well in the refrigerator for about two days.
Serving Apple Dip
The dip is served as a condiment with roast pork, potato pancakes or fries.
Apple Dip as a Dipping Sauce for Apples
Often the term 'apple dip' may also be used to connote a dipping sauce that is served with apples, which is usually made of cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla extract. The dip can simply be made by stirring the cream cheese, vanilla extract and brown sugar together till the sugar has dissolved. In case the mixture is too thick, some more vanilla extract may be added, while more sugar is added if the dip is too runny for one's taste.
Other versions of the dip may also be made by the use of additional flavoring ingredients like flavored cream cheeses, nuts, toffees, chocolate sauce or even peanut butter. This dip complements the taste of apples and makes the fruit more interesting, especially for children. This type of dip is served chilled as a condiment with apple slices. It can also be served as an accompaniment to other fruits.
The traditional apple dip incorporates the goodness of apples which are known to be excellent for the holistic health of the body. They are a rich source of powerful antioxidants that protect the body against diseases, and are known to be beneficial in conditions like obesity, asthma, arthritis, bladder inflammation, tuberculosis, anemia, insomnia, etc.