This is a short story of how two events collided to create deliciousness.
Event 1: This morning, while I was packing my husband’s lunch, the apple rolled off the table. Rather than just hearing thuds as it hit the chair, the table leg, and the floor, we actually heard crunching of the apple bruising. He got a new apple, and I had an apple that needed to be eaten soon before the bruises destroyed it.
Event 2: I have some homemade Greek yogurt in my refrigerator. Quite a bit of Greek yogurt, and it’s quite thick. I’d been thinking that, since I actually don’t eat that much Greek yogurt, I should find something to do with it. It’s almost the consistency of cream cheese, so a cream cheese based dip seemed an obvious solution. However, since I don’t really like cream cheese, I don’t have a repertoire of such recipes. There was one dip, though, that I have found quite delicious. I called my friend who makes said dip, and I said, “You make an apple dip that is really easy. What’s the recipe?”
She replied, “That’s funny, I’m making that for dinner today.” Then she gave me the recipe: 8 oz cream cheese, 1 cup packed brown sugar, and about 1 tsp vanilla (who measures vanilla? not us!). Since I was using yogurt instead of cream cheese, I didn’t have to wait for the cream cheese to soften. It’s so easy to make, I was actually eating the dip by the time we finished chatting and got off the phone. Maybe that was rude. Anyway, I just checked, and the entire phone call was 10 minutes and 42 seconds. This means, the dip super quick and easy, since that time included actually getting the recipe. Also, my request for the recipe wasn’t the first thing out of my mouth, and I was handing the child food occasionally during the call.
8 oz (or so) plain Greek yogurt 1 cup packed brown sugar (dark, light, whatever) 1 tsp (or so) vanilla extract
Mix. Eat. Optionally, use apple slices to convey the dip to the mouth.
This isn’t exactly a health food, but it’s pretty decent as far as dips go. It’s way easier to make, easier to eat (not sticky!), and way healthier, than my standard caramel apple dip of caramels, butter, and sweetened condensed milk.