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

Ingredients

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: 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