Dessert Chili

DESSERT CHILI
Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
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Ingredients

4 granny smith apples (peeled, cored & diced)
1/2 stick butter
1/3 c light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cumin
dash(es) cinnamon
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
dash(es) nutmeg
1 large orange (the juice from)
crystalized ginger (a few pieces)
1/4 c dried cranberries
1 bag of frozen pineapple
1 bag of frozen peaches
1/2 c slivered almonds
1/2 c chopped pecans
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c coconut
1 pkg cream cheese softened
1/4 c milk (i used coconut milk)

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Karen Habicht Recipe
Lightly Salted
Hackettstown, NJ (pop. 9,724)
khabicht
Member Since Apr 2011
Karen's notes for this recipe:
I was entering a Chili Cook-Off at work and wanted to try something completely different. What I came up with... COMPLETELY different. Hope you like it.
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Directions

1
Toast nuts on a baking sheet in a 350 oven until lightly toasted. Transfer to a bowl to cool. Toast the coconut next until lightly toasted. Transer this to another bowl.
2
In a large sauce pan, melt the butter with the spices & brown sugar until sugar is disolved. Add the diced apples, dried cranberries, and crystalized ginger. Saute for 5 minutes until the apples are well coated with the butter and sugar mixture.
3
Add the frozen fruit and the juice from one orange. Mix and let simmer until it reduces down (from the defrosting of the frozen fruit).
4
Reduce the heat, and let gently cook for about 10 minutes. You don't want it to break down into applesauce.
5
Mix the cream cheese with enough milk to make a thick but pourable mixture. Add this to the pot and stir until combined.
6
Add the toasted nuts to the pot and stir until coated. Cook for another 10 minutes.
7
Serve over pound cake. Or, serve over ice cream. I enjoyed it by itself in a bowl.
8
However you choose to serve it - top with the toasted coconut.

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user Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Nov 18, 2011
Wow this sounds amazing!
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Nov 18, 2011
Well how did you do in the contest- I would have voted for this. Thanks for sharing.
user Karen Habicht khabicht - Nov 18, 2011
I took third place. Not too bad.

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