I’m a sweet girl. Really. Some may disagree that my redheaded self tends to be on the sassier side, but really – underneath my fiery flare is a girl who enjoys the sweeter, nicer things in life: easygoing vacations, dogs that can’t stop smiling and this Apple Butter Hummus.

Emily from Zen & Spice is back again with this awesome Apple Butter Hummus recipe that I personally have not been able to get enough of. She suggests using a baking apple, like a Fuji or Piñata®. Side note – if you haven’t tried baking with a Piñata® apple, I suggest you try it. The Piñata® apple is every chef’s dream – it can bake, it can cook and it can withstand heat like no other. The apple has a nice crunchy bite that comes with a mouthful of juice, making it the ideal apple to use in the kitchen. Plus, if you have extra, it’s a delicious, refreshing snack.

Once you have your baking apple of choice, start this recipe by making the apple butter. All you need to do is mix your apples with a little cinnamon and brown sugar and stick it in one of my favorite kitchen tools: the slow cooker.

Once the apple butter process is complete, you can move into making the hummus, which requires my other favorite kitchen tool: a blender/food processor (whatever you have will work great). Mix the apple butter with the chickpea, lemon juice, a smidge of olive oil, brown sugar and cinnamon. Blend until smooth and voila! Apple Butter Hummus.

The best part about this recipe is there are an infinite number of things you can do with this Apple Butter Hummus. Emily even states there are “endless possibilities of enjoyment including dipping with fresh apples, pretzels, crackers or even brownie bites.” Girl, you know the way straight to my heart.

Have you tried apple butter hummus before? Or have you ever made some? If so, let me know what you think in the comments below!

Apple Butter Hummus


  • 3 pounds of baking apples (like Braeburn, Fuji, Mcintosh or Piñata®)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp brown sugar (separated)
  • 1 tsp + 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Juice from one small lemon
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

If you're looking for a twist on a delicious classic, this sweet Apple Butter Hummus should do the trick. Easy, delicious and healthy all wrapped into one amazing dip.

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    8-10 servings
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    Apples, Fall, Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Spreads & Sauces, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian, Winter.
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If you’re looking for a twist on a delicious classic, this sweet Apple Butter Hummus should do the trick. Easy, delicious and healthy all wrapped into one amazing dip.


  1. Peel, core and slice apples into pieces. Place in a slow cooker along with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Toss well. Cook on low for six hours until the apples are soft.
  2. Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree. Pour back into the slow cooker and cook for 2 more hours until the mixture has thickened to your liking. Makes about 2 cups of apple butter.
  3. To make the hummus, add the apple butter, chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, 2 tbsp brown sugar and 1/8 tsp cinnamon to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Serve with apple slices, pretzels, or crackers.