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An apple being dipped in caramel apple dip.

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.
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 32 tablespoons
Calories 50kcal



  • 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.


  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 (they 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.


Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 17mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg