Caramel Apple Dip is wonderful as a family snack, or even at a small gathering. Nothing says fall as much as dipping apples into caramel. Enjoy your fall apples with this luscious caramel dip.
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Caramel Apple Dip with Cream Cheese
In the fall, you probably think about recipes using apples. So, what could be better than apples and caramel? Answer: apples and caramel with cream cheese!
Nothing says fall as much as dipping apples into caramel. Now you can enjoy your seasonal apples with this luscious cream cheese caramel apple dip.
What Makes This Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip Recipe So Good?
If you’ve ever tried making caramel apples, you know that it’s fun to do with your kids. Now you can make caramel apples for a crowd by whipping up this super easy caramel apple dip with cream cheese. Provide some sliced apples, and your guests can dip happily away! Don’t forget the napkins!
Caramel apple cream cheese dip is wonderful for a family snack or even a small gathering. All you need are five minutes and five ingredients – perfect for a last-minute no-cook dessert idea.
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip
This wonderful caramel apple dip recipe takes just five simple ingredients
- Cream cheese
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
How to Make This Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
This caramel apple dip recipe couldn’t be simpler to put together and is perfect for dunking sliced apples. This is all you do:
- Place all the dip ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Stir to beat until well combined.
- Keep chilled until ready to serve.
- Serve with sliced apples.
You can use your favorite apples but go for a mix of red and green for a festive look. Here are a few ideas to vary the recipe:
- Sprinkle the cream cheese mixture with toffee bits for a delicious finishing touch.
- Top with chopped peanuts or mini chocolate chips. If you like a salty/sweet taste, go with salted peanuts.
How Do You Prevent Cut Apples From Turning Brown?
Unfortunately, apples tend to oxidize and start turning brown almost immediately after being cut. You don’t want brown apples to spoil your display for dipping, so try one of these methods:
- Place your apple slices in acidulated water. Approximately 1/4 cup cider vinegar or lemon juice and 1 quart cold water. The squeezed lemon can be sliced and added to the water. Juice from other citrus fruits (limes, oranges, and grapefruit) can also be used. Do not soak for longer than 15 minutes before draining and patting dry.
- Use diluted pineapple juice. One tablespoon pineapple juice to one cup water. Soak the apple slices for five minutes to give you slices that are still sweet to eat.
- Salted water. Soak cut apples in a solution of 2 cups water plus 1/4 teaspoon salt for 5 minutes, then rinse and store. (This will prevent oxidation for 5 to 7 days).
- Soak your cut apples in a lemon-lime soda such as Sprite or 7Up for 10 minutes, then drain. (This will prevent browning for 2 to 3 days).
Tips for Choosing the Best Apples
- Choose apples that are free from blemishes and firm to the touch. The skin should look bright, not dull.
- Smaller apples will last longer than larger ones, and tart apples will last longer than sweeter ones.
- Wash and dry your apples as soon as you get them home.
How to Cut Apples Like a Pro
- On a cutting board, set an apple upright and slice it in half.
- Place each half cut-side down and cut in half again to give you 4 quarters.
- Remove the core from each quarter.
- Slice each cored apple quarter into even pieces.
Why Not Host a Fall Apple Tasting Party?
This is a fun idea; here’s what you do:
- Buy four or five different varieties of apples.
- Slice the apples and put each variety on a different plate.
- Label your plates in some way, e.g., toothpick in a slice labeled with the name of the apple.
- Serve with small individual bowls of caramel dip.
The tasting won’t work without the labels – it’s not meant to be a guessing game. Your guests need to know which apple they are eating so they can discuss which ones they like best.
What to Dunk Into This Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
Serve with sliced or chunked apples – red and green. Here are some other dunking ideas:
- Sliced pears or bananas would also be good.
- Instead of fruit, you could use graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or ginger snaps.
Here are some other great choices to try when creating a caramel apple dip charcuterie.
- Hard or soft pretzels
- Chocolate-covered pretzels
- Peanut Butter Cookies or wafers
- Chocolate Sticks
What Else to Serve With This Caramel Apple Dip With Cream Cheese
- This irresistibly delicious caramel apple dip recipe can be quickly turned into an easy dessert by adding a topping (see recipe variations above) and/or whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
- Use for ice cream topping, apple pie topping, or a layer in a chocolate cookie or chocolate cake.
- Serve it with pumpkin dip and cranberry dip at your Halloween party.
How to Store Leftover Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Dip
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can also keep this dip in the freezer. Place in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Make Ahead: This dip can be prepared a day ahead (the flavor actually gets better if allowed to sit overnight).
How to Store Raw Apples
Cut apples should be placed in an airtight container and will be good in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. See notes above on how to prevent browning.
If you want to freeze apples for future use, peel and cut them and place them in the freezer. They are good for up to 3 months.
Love the Taste of Caramel? Here Are Some More Caramel Recipes for You:
- Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
- Baskin Robbins Turtle Pie
- Caramel Apple Macchiato
- Caramel Coffee Syrup
- Caramel Frappuccino
- Crunch and Munch Caramel Popcorn
- Dunkin Caramel Iced Coffee
- Salted Caramel Latte
- Turtle Brownies
- Turtle Pie
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Caramel Apple Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- apples for serving
- Beat together the first 5 ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
- Serve with sliced apples.