This is the Caramel Apple Dip recipe of your childhood, the one made with cream cheese, sugar, vanilla. Make a giant batch because people go crazy for it!
Fall is the most depressing time of the year for me.
Once September hits, everyone back in the Midwest goes apple-picking. They wear flannel shirts to combat the blustery winds. The frost crunches under their boots.
Their cheeks are rosy with cold and delight, and Facebook is just STUFFED with happiness.
While out here in LA, we are still frying eggs on our sidewalks. For another 2 months, even.
I used to cry about it every year, but now I just make Caramel Dip for apples and eat it by the pool.
You’ve probably had this Apple Dip before. It’s that one your Mom or Grandma or Aunt or Neighbor made for you when you were growing up.
It’s a delightful combination of cream cheese, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla. And that’s it!
You can whip it up in minutes, and suddenly everyone you know loves apples. I ate two whole apples myself immediately after taking these pictures today! Yes, with cream cheese Caramel Apple Dip. No, that’s probably not a great idea. But definitely a tasty one!
Because this Caramel Dip is so sweet, tart apples (Granny Smiths, for example), work really well. However, I like a mix of red and green apples because it’s pretty. So, use whatever apples make sense in your world!
Caramel Apple Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sliced apples for serving
- In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, or in a medium bowl with an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Serve with apple slices.