This is the Caramel Apple Dip recipe of your childhood, the one made with cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Mix up a giant batch and serve with a pile of fresh apple slices.

Someone dipping an apple slice into caramel apple dip.
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for caramel apple dip.

Ingredient notes

  • Apples: You can use any apples here, but a mix of red and green look especially festive. Washed, uncut apples can be stored in the refrigerator for a few weeks. Store cut apples in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days (the will begin to brown as soon as you cut them). To prevent cut apples from turning brown, soak cut apples in a solution of 2 cups water + ¼ teaspoon salt for 5 minutes, then rinse and store (will prevent oxidation for 5 to 7 days).

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, or in a medium bowl with an electric mixer, add cream cheese, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla.
Caramel apple dip ingredients in a silver mixing bowl.
  1. Beat until smooth. Chill until serving time and serve with apple slices.
Caramel apple dip in a silver mixing bowl.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes about 2 cups of Caramel Apple Dip (32 tablespoons). If you cut your apples into 8 slices each and plan for 1 tablespoon per slice, you’ll need 4 apples for serving.
  • Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If separation occurs, stir before serving.
  • Make ahead: This dip can be made a day in advance (the flavor actually improves if given the chance to sit overnight).
  • Cinnamon: For a cinnamon variation, stir in 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
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Caramel Apple Dip

This is the Caramel Apple Dip recipe of your childhood, the one made with cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Mix up a giant batch and serve with a pile of fresh apple slices.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 32 tablespoons
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 50

Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sliced apples for serving (see note 1)

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

  1. Apples: You can use any apples here, but a mix of red and green look especially festive. Washed, uncut apples can be stored in the refrigerator for a few weeks. Store cut apples in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days (the will begin to brown as soon as you cut them). To prevent cut apples from turning brown, soak cut apples in a solution of 2 cups water + ¼ teaspoon salt for 5 minutes, then rinse and store (will prevent oxidation for 5 to 7 days).
  2. Yield: This recipe makes about 2 cups of Caramel Apple Dip (32 tablespoons). If you cut your apples into 8 slices each and plan for 1 tablespoon per slice, you’ll need 4 apples for serving.
  3. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If separation occurs, stir before serving.
  4. Make ahead: This dip can be made a day in advance (the flavor actually improves if given the chance to sit overnight).
  5. Cinnamon: For a cinnamon variation, stir in 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbspCalories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 17mgSugar: 7gVitamin A: 95IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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    1. I would think so, yes! I am going to be testing recipes next Wednesday, I can add this to my list and let you know. Thanks Cristina! :D -Meggan

    2. Hi Cristina! I tried this today. I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and I thought it tasted great! But, you need to let the flavors blend for a while. If you eat it immediately after adding the cinnamon, the flavor isn’t really there. But yes. Overall, it’s a lovely addition and I’m going to add info to this post about it. Thank you for the idea! -Meggan

    1. Hi Annmarie! I always go by the CDC guidelines for leftovers which is 4 days. It might last longer, in fact I know it does, but I like to give the official answer when people ask questions. Thanks!

    1. Hi Pat! Brown sugar. Just regular ol’ brown sugar. I tend to have light brown sugar on hand, but you could also use dark. Thanks for the question and let me know if you need anything else. Have a great day!

    1. Hi April, thanks for this question. I’ll definitely update the recipe. It honestly doesn’t matter, either will work. I’d say if you hate doing dishes, just use a spatula. If you want it done faster, use the electric mixer. :)