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apple spice hummus

Finally back in action with a recipe today. 

I’m a bit all over the place this week, and have tried to plan things out using TeuxDeux.  I always feel better when I have a list of what needs to get done for the week, as opposed to making a daily list.  My time is currently being juggled between these things: people photo edits, photo shoots, a photography presentation I’m giving at the Foodbuzz festival [in 2 weekends!], product demos for LGF, the starts of a blog redesign, recipe developing/testing/food photos, and blog writing.

I think balancing everything is the hardest part!

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Last week, I shared my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Hummus, and told you there would be a similar non-pumpkin recipe coming soon. 

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Simple recipes are nice to have on hand, especially when holiday parties are happening left + right.  

But really, a party isn’t necessary.  I might even tell you not to make this for a party.  Because if you plan to make it for a party, the host will be sad when you show up with hummus on your face, and finger swipe marks in the bowl.

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It’s hard to keep your fingers out of this one!  And for that matter, spoons, apple slices, toast, crackers, and cinnamon tortilla chips as well. 

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Slightly sweet, semi-smooth, and spiced for fall.

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Party or not, put this on your list!

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Apple Spice Hummus [yields ~3c]

  • 15oz can [1.5c] chickpeas
  • 1 1/3c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1T sunflower oil
  • 1T honey
  • 1/4c raw cashew butter
  • 1t molasses
  • 2-2.5t cinnamon
  • 1/2t salt
  • 1/8-1/4t nutmeg
  • 1/16t clove
  1. Blend everything together in a food processor until smooth. [A mini food processor will work, but you may need to make it in 2-3 smaller batches.]
  2. Taste + adjust spices if desired.

*Raw cashew butter [unsalted/unroasted] yields the best flavor, but other nut butters will work.  I recommend using them in their raw form, so the flavor is not too strong.  You can easily make raw cashew butter at home in your food processor.  Process 2c of cashews [for an 11c capacity processor], scraping the bowl when needed for about 8-12min, until cashews are buttery + smooth.  Add 1/2-2T oil if needed to smooth out.

*You can sub apple instead of applesauce if desired.  The texture will not be as smooth, but it’s still quite tasty.  You will need about 2c of chopped apples.

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According to TeuxDeux, it is now time to sleep! 


Reader Comments (35)

The hummus sounds fabulous and your photos are especially stunning in this post :)

Mmmm, delicious! I just found pumpkin hummus and I thought that was the ultimate fall hummus flavor. This one could give pumpkin a run for its money.

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

YUM! I imagine this tasting oh so fabulous! :D

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ Jess Go Bananas

Aw man! I wish I had this recipe like 2 days ago! However, that would have meant bringing it to a party which you have highly advised against! ;)

such pretty pictures and i love the sound of this!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ How Sweet

I am so intrigued by the sweeter hummus recipes you've made, they both look so good I might have to get over my fear and try one of them. Although I would then probably proceed to eat the entire bowl of it haha.

I'll should put this on my TeuxDeux list ;).

This version of hummus sounds fantastic! I'm going to try your pumpkin pie version first though. It's on my snack menu for today :)

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJusteen @ Blissful Baking

Beautiful pictures, as always. The recipe looks delicious...very seasonal!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlyn

Oh, this sounds tasty!!! Great idea.
I've never thought about putting apple sauce in hummus....
This is definitely next on my agenda. :)

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

yaaa dessert hummus! The way of the future if you ask me. I've never heard of this TeuxDeux thing before... but if it helps with me feeling overwhelmed, I'm willing to give it a shot! Heading over there now :)

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne @ Healthful Pursuit

Oh my Ashley. You just have a knack for taking all my favorite foods and combining them into some delicious all-in-one product! This looks INCREDIBLE.

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

This will give me an excuse to make cashew butter:) mmmmm!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I really need cashew butter in my life. This looks amazing. I like how it's kind of on the sweet/desserty side but not excessively.

That's what I like about it too! Am I allowed to say that, even though it's my recipe? :)

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Hope you like using it!! When I remember to [haha] it's very helpful for me!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks so much Caitlyn!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Let me know what you think! I may favor the pumpkin hummus just a tad bit more.

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Hahaha, yes you should!!!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I recommend making both!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'm sure this was amazing. I did something similar to this before without the apple sauce. I'm gonna have to try this version out. I baked with it too! It really makes unbelievable baked goods when you mix in the hummus for the fat in the recipe!

i love this idea! totally making it! mmmm i love sweet/savory things and you're right it is perfect for fall. love the last photo! perfect!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthe delicate place

I made the pumpkin hummus last night - how do you not eat it by the spoonful? I used cannellini beans and maple roasted walnut butter instead of chickpeas and cashew butter. Now I need to make your graham cracker for dippers! I'm thinking of folding it whipped coconut milk and making mousse!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

This sounds incredible! What a combination of flavors. Perfect for Fall!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah@spinach and spice

How festive!! I love the idea of adding cashew butter.

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn@TheTieDyeFIles

Looks delicious and I can not wait to try this! Thanks for the ideas. :-) Perfect for fall festivites.

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy-Nutrition by Nature

I'm loving all these sweet hummus recipes! I bet this would be beyond good with graham crackers.

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSally

That hummus looks amazing, Ashley! Is there anything you can't do? ;)

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly @ Foodie Fiasco

I must now abdicate my self-appointed throne and hand the crown over to you. You are the true hummus queen.

Oh my! That looks like a bowl of frosting :D

Just love the idea of sweet hummus... I will have to try both.

October 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergalit

This sounds so good! Two of my favorite things chickpeas and apples! Thanks for the suggestion!!

I've been seeing a lot of these sweet hummus' and have yet to try it! Creative idea and it really looks yummy :)

October 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjess

This hummus is so tasty! I've already had multiple spoonfuls of it straight out of the container :) I think I might like the pumpkin version a little bit more though!

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJusteen @ Blissful Baking

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October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterApple Pie Dip | ~ENLO~ Ap

I think I agree...I really enjoyed the apple, but then the pumpkin...ohhhh the pumpkin. ;)

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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