I recently attended a gluten, dairy, and soy-free cooking class at Williams-Sonoma at The Forum in Norcross. All of the recipes we sampled were quite tasty, but the Apple Spice Hummus was 'smack you lips' fantastic. I have never had what I deem to be dessert hummus before and one that was also healthful, so I just had to share.
The recipe comes from the Edible Perspective blog and it is incredibly easy to make. It calls for: chickpeas, cashew butter, oil, unsweetened applesauce, honey (or agave), molasses (or agave), cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Combine in your food processor until smooth and serve with fruit for dipping.
We were all given a small amount to taste and I licked my plate clean and went back for seconds. I loved the added texture from the cashew butter (they made it fresh) and the wonderful creaminess it brought the hummus. The cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves brought a great heartiness to the dish and made it seem like fall all over again.
This hummus works great as a dip, but it would also taste great over ice cream, in a smoothie, slathered on bread or crackers, and just eaten plain. Since this is Super Bowl weekend and this is usually when I like to get creative with dips, I will be serving it up.
Does this recipe sound like one that will be added to your repertoire?