Dessert Chili

Dessert Chili Recipe

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Karen Habicht


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.


★★★★☆ 2 votes

30 Min
30 Min


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

How to Make Dessert Chili


  • 1Toast 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.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Add the frozen fruit and the juice from one orange. Mix and let simmer until it reduces down (from the defrosting of the frozen fruit).
  • 4Reduce the heat, and let gently cook for about 10 minutes. You don't want it to break down into applesauce.
  • 5Mix the cream cheese with enough milk to make a thick but pourable mixture. Add this to the pot and stir until combined.
  • 6Add the toasted nuts to the pot and stir until coated. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  • 7Serve over pound cake. Or, serve over ice cream. I enjoyed it by itself in a bowl.
  • 8However you choose to serve it - top with the toasted coconut.

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About Dessert Chili

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Hashtags: #Fruit, #nuts

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