growing up, my family never watched any sports. well maybe we watched a little college volleyball but that’s about it. so when i started dating chris, i had no idea what football was about. but he was an avid patriots fan (don’t hate ;-)). he watched football all day on sundays and i would do my homework (i was in grad school). at first i didn’t pay much attention but slowly but surely i started getting into it.
i asked chris a million questions about what was going on (i’m sure he was sick of me and my questions) and i started playing fantasy football in my office’s league. this really helped me start understanding more and more about the game. now i can’t get enough of football and i am a big redskins fan!!! my poor parents now have to endure hearing me talk about football and it’s especially hard on sundays when i tell them i need to go because the game is about to start or something exciting happened in the game so i need to go watch. oops!
anyway so how does football related to this apple pie dip and cinnamon chips? well, i made them for a superbowl party we went to this year. it was a great addition to all of the other dips and finger food you typically see at superbowl parties, but i loved that it is a lighter, healthier dessert option after all of the usual cheesy, fried food.
start off by making the apple pie dip – it’s super easy. just some chopped apples, a little brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
mix it all together and simmer until the mixture is boiling and a bit of the liquid is released from the apples. remove from the heat.
then combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and pour into the apple mixture.
stir to combine and then return the saucepan to the heat. cook until the sauce thickens a little bit. set aside to cool.
now it’s time to make the cinnamon and sugar tortilla chips! i used whole wheat flour tortillas to make them a wee bit healthier. first, brush the tortilla with some melted butter.
then mix up the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl…
and sprinkle an even layer on to the tortilla.
now cut the tortilla into chips. i cut each tortilla into 8 wedges.
place the tortilla wedges on a parchment paper or silpat mat lined baking sheet and bake them at 400 degree F for 6-8 minutes.
once they are baked transfer, them to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.
repeat until all of the chips are made. now that the dip is complete and the chips are made put it all together in a lovely serving platter. i love this dip and chips bowl.
the cinnamon chips and apple dip are a great combination but i have to say, i loved the cinnamon chips on their own. i may just make the chips from time to time as a great healthy snack. 🙂
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