Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Apple French Toast Brunch Dip

Welcome to the first “9 days” post of the year. My friend Amy of Crumbs in my Mustachio came up with this idea and I find it not only fun but a real challenge. 

Here’s how it works: There are 9 bloggers participating in this monthly project. Every month will have a theme and each one of us will post a recipe based on that month's theme. All the recipes will be featured on my Facebook page so be sure to check there daily. January's theme is dips. We're calling it Dippin' Through January. Today it's my turn.


Dippin' Through January



I have to admit that I had a very hard time coming up with a new dip. Everything I thought of had already been done in one way or another. My friends participating in this project came up with some pretty amazing ideas, both savory and sweet. I wanted to try to do something a little different from what they were doing.

The inspiration for this dip came from 2 things. One is my love of brunch and this family favorite: Berry French Toast Casserole. The other is the Cinnamon Roll cookies I bought for my son.

So here it is, my Apple French Toast Brunch Dip. I made it for the first time on New Year’s day and served it with French Toast Sticks, Cinnamon Roll cookies and apple slices.

Apple French Toast Brunch Dip - Baking In A Tornado
 
Apple French Toast Brunch Dip

Check out the other dips, 7 have already posted, 2 more are coming. Links to all can be found on my Baking In A Tornado Facebook page on the dates listed below.


1/13 Moore or Less Cooking's Jalapeno Popper Dip
1/14 Tampa Cake Girl's Melting Pot Swiss Cheese Fondue
1/15 Hun . . . What’s for dinner's Rocky Road Brownie Batter Dip
1/16 Crumbs in my Mustachio's Prosciutto Artichoke Spinach Dip
1/17 Lemony Thyme's Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

1/20 Cooking from a SAHM’s BLT Dip
1/21 My Apple French Toast Brunch Dip!
1/22 The Rowdy Baker's Succulent Salmon Dip
1/23 Manila Spoon's Yum Yum Dipping Sauce
1/24 Wrap up of all the dips



Bakinginatornado.com

Apple French Toast Brunch Dip
                                                                                 ©www.BakingInATornado.com
 
Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1/2 can Apple Pie filling
1 (8 oz) Block cream cheese, softened
¼ cup Maple syrup
½ tsp Vanilla
½ tsp Cinnamon
Options for dipping: French toast sticks, cinnamon roll cookies, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, apple slices
 
Directions:
* Put half of a can of apple pie filling into a food processor and process until smooth.
* Add the cream cheese, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. Process until smooth.
* Store in refrigerator but bring to room temperature before serving.

28 comments:

  1. I think I will give this a try during the snow storm. I am a dip lover so I am enjoying this theme...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This dip is just so simple but really delicious, hope you love it as much as we did. Stay safe in that snow storm.

      Delete
  2. This looks lethal. I MUST try it!
    Carol
    www.carolcassara.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is sheer decadence, plain and simple!! Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh wow...that all looks so great...I must try this...but a dip without dairy...maybe just a fruit and syrup dip.

    ReplyDelete
  5. OMG! That looks SOOOO good!!! We love french toast sticks and now we have an alternative to plain old syrup!!!

    THANK YOU!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I just love this dip Karen!! I think I could be perfectly happy eating it off the spoon :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Libby. I have to admit the adults liked it just as much as the kids did.

      Delete
  7. This is so clever and delicious looking! What a great idea!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Betsy. Sometimes just the simplest things turn out to be a hit.

      Delete
  8. All I can say is WOW! That looks and sounds amazing. I could eat that for dessert!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really was good and not too sweet, perfect for a brunch.

      Delete
  9. OK, I like this idea! I love dips! Out of the 7 posted, I could cram down 5 of them before dinner in 30 minutes...but then I wouldn't need dinner....but a beer. I could have a beer! Love this!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL, that was EXACTLY what we were going for. How did you know?

      Delete
  10. This looks delish! Especially since I'm feeling bloated and pregnant and hungry right now! It looks really yummy still...trust me! This is very unique. I actually wouldn't mind trying this! Making this month for dips is pretty awesome because it gives people ideas for recipes for dips for Super Bowl Sunday the first week in February! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, we did think dips before the Super Bowl was a good idea. Hope you try mine.

      Delete
  11. Your dip sounds amazing. I like the project you are doing, sounds like fun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I really am having fun with these monthly theme challenges.

      Delete
  12. I love this dip or it could be a great spread!! Easy but so full of flavor!!

    Hugs

    Pinning and Sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Evelyn. I'm going to have to think about using this as a spread.

      Delete
  13. Now I have an excuse to throw an impromptu brunch. This is such a unique idea. Um, cinnamon roll cookies? Where do these jewels come from?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think they're Keebler, found them in the store and my son really liked them. I developed this recipe for him to have with his cookies.

      Delete

Warning: Comment at your own risk. I have Comment Moderation, meaning I approve all comments before they show up here. So go ahead, I'm not scared!