Apple Pesto


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves, cleaned and dried
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup chopped apple, cored
  • 1/4 cup blanched, salted almonds
  • 1 tbsp apple cider
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • Fresh apple slices
  • Assorted crackers
  • Cheeses (Brie, Blue, Cheddar)

Apple Pesto

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A twist on the classic pesto to include tasty apples.


  1. In food processor or blender, place all pesto ingredients except vegetable oil.
  2. Process on high speed just until ingredients are well mixed (1 minute).
  3. While food processor is processing, add vegetable or olive oil, one tablespoon at a time, until texture is smooth (1 to 2 minutes).
  4. To serve, place dip in a bowl, and surround with variety of favorite apples and crackers, or serve on top of softened cheeses.
  5. Cover; refrigerate leftovers.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

Calories: 69, Carbohydrate Content: 3 g, Fiber Content: 1 g, Protein Content: 1 g, Fat Content: 5 g, Saturated Fat Content: 0 g, Cholesterol Content: 0 mg, Sodium Content: 100 mg.

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