This Apple Pistachio Dip has an unlikely inspiration. We usually do our grocery shopping on Saturdays because that's when the the stores have their demos, and the kids love to try all of the samples. And happy kids makes for much easier shopping.
So, I made my own version. It is super simple to throw together, and it only takes about 5 minutes to make. It's got a great combo of sweet fruits and crunchy, salty pistachios in a tangy and creamy base. I serve this dip with sliced apples (you'll want them to be on the thicker side) and cornbread crackers.
Apple Pistachio Dip
- 8 oz . cream cheese softened (I used reduced-fat)
- 1/4 c . plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 c . brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp . vanilla extract
- 1/2 c . finely diced apple
- 1/4 c . golden raisins
- 1/4 c . chopped pistachios plus extra for sprinkling on top if desired
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and Greek yogurt until well-combined.
Beat in brown sugar and vanilla until combined.
Stir in apple, raisins, and pistachios.
Sprinkle with extra chopped pistachios, if desired.
Serve with sliced apples, crackers, pretzels, or other desired sides for dipping.