Caramel Apple Dessert

I’ve decided that food photos have gotten kind of ridiculous. The amount of food blogs out there that stage their food to look picture perfect, and in a way that is completely unrealistic to how anyone would actually CONSUME the food, has gotten out of control. Now before anyone gets offended, I’m talking about stuff like this:

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This is a screen grab from Vitamix’s Instagram account. They are fun to follow and I LOVE my Vitamix. But come ON. You and I both know this is going to make a freaking MESS. Maybe I’m just too practical.

The other day I saw a photo of a burger piled SO HIGH there would be NO possible way to eat it, besides disassembling it first. What’s the point? And yet I ask myself again, am I too practical? I just want to be able to enjoy my food for the taste, THEN function, and THEN visual appeal comes last. Phew! I feel better that I got that off my chest — thanks for listening!

My recipes won’t be staged beautifully or with a light box and professional camera; this is my hobby, and my goal with it is to simply express myself and hopefully share some fun, easy, whole food based recipes with you all!

So without further ado, below is a delicious and very easy recipe to make. It’s super sweet, but without any guilt!

Caramel Apple Dessert
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Caramel Apple Dessert

Ingredients

6 Medjool dates, pitted

2-3 TBSP roasted, salted peanuts

20 almonds

1 pink lady apple, sliced, with core removed

2-3 TBSP unsweetened coconut flakes

Fresh fruit for topping

Instructions

    Pulse together the first 3 ingredients in a food processor, until coarse chunks form. Add apple and coconut flakes. Pulse again, then process until it all starts to stick together. Scoop out with an ice cream scoop into serving dishes, and top with your favorite fresh fruit. This was so sweet, I had to pace myself while eating it! Perfect for a healthful dessert, which again requires no baking!

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Some of you may remember from last week’s post, that I was going to be posting about sourdough bread this week. Well, YouTube won’t let me upload a video longer then 15 minutes and mine is currently 23. I’m not sure how I can cut out that much of the instruction, so I’m a little bummed out and feeling defeated in this late hour. That’s why today’s post is actually next week’s post! I’ll work on trying to get a video up that will work in the meantime.

What is your favorite fresh fruit in the summer? Do you have to go out of your way to get it? 

 

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2 Responses to Caramel Apple Dessert

  1. Teresa Wehr says:

    This sounds yummy! I suppose you could use other types of apples, right? A must try to satisfy this sweet tooth!

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