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This easy Apple Dip Recipe is a definite favorite! Made with just a handful of ingredients, apple dip makes the perfect addition to any get together!
Okay friends, I have the most amazing, easy as can be, super simple, yet absolutely scrumptious dip recipe to share with you all. It has been served at parties, holidays, tailgating events, and just about any get together in my family that you can imagine for what seems like forever! The thing about this dip is that no one seems to tire of it. Not one single bit.
Different people call it different things, too. Caramel Apple Dip, Cream Cheese Dip, Brown Sugar Dip, etc, etc, etc. You get the picture. But it really doesn’t matter what you call it, just be sure to make it! It tastes a lot like caramel and a whole lot delicious! 🙂
Easy Apple Dip Recipe
This delicious dip is made with just 5 ingredients and is ready in minutes!
Apple Dip Ingredients
- Cream Cheese – The trick I’ve found it to be sure to let your cream cheese soften to room temperature before you make it. It makes the apple dip ultra smooth and creamy and just perfect for dipping!
- Brown Sugar – you can use either light or dark brown sugar.
- Vanilla Extract – I love to use my homemade vanilla extract or a really good store-bought brand like Nielson Massey or Rodale.
Step By Step Instructions
Mix. Add the softened cream cheese, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt to a mixing bowl. Mix well until smooth and well combined.
Serve. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.
What to Serve with Apple Dip?
I usually serve it with sliced apples. But… I also love to serve it with sliced pears, graham crackers and even pretzels. It is so delicious with all!
How to Keep Apple Slices from Turning Brown
The trick to serving sliced apples without them turning brown is to soak them in water with a bit of citric acid such a lemon juice, orange juice or pineapple juice.
The ratio is 1 tablespoon lemon juice, orange juice or pineapple juice to 1 cup of water.
Make sure that all of your apple slices are covered in the water bath and allow them to soak for about 5 minutes.
Remove them from the water bath and allow them to drain before serving. This should prevent the apple slices from browning for a few hours.
Toffee Bits – It is delicious with bits of toffee mixed into the dip for a slight crunchy texture.
Can You Use a Sugar Substitute?
Yes! You can absolutely use an equal amount of Splenda brown sugar and sugar substitute if you prefer.
Here’s my Easy Apple Dip Recipe. Be sure to make it soon (and often!).
Easy Apple Dip Recipe
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch Kosher salt
- Add cream cheese, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and salt to a medium mixing bowl. Mix until well-combined and smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with apple slices.
This dip stores well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To serve, remove from the refrigerator and allow to reach room temperature and serve. Serving Ideas:
While we call this apple dip, it is also delicious served with pear slices or so many other fruits. But, try it with graham crackers or pretzels, too! 🙂
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I love seeing the videos on recipes. They are a big help. Example: this recipe states 1/2 cup packed brown sugar – but is it light brown or dark brown? The video let me see that you used light brown sugar.
I’m so glad you find them helpful, Mary Anne! I’m always mesmerized by them, but definitely find them helpful, too! For the brown sugar, you can use either light or dark. I did use light in the video, but have used dark fairly often. It gives a deeper molasses flavor to the dip. I hope you enjoy it! xo
Looks and sounds delicious but I think that it possibly needs one more ingredient…..cinnamon! Apples and cinnamon are the perfect match to me….what do you think?
I think that would be delicious! xo
How do you keep the apple slices from turning brown while sitting out?
I like to place them into a bowl of pineapple juice or lemon juice as soon as I cut them. The acid from the fruit juice keeps them crisp and from turning. I hope that helps you! xo
Thanks for the recipes misplaced the I nad
I have made this family favorite for years with one difference – I add about 2-3tbsp. Finely chopped pecans. Yummy!
Love the video! Great job. I made the dip today because I have quite a few apples. DELICIOUS. Thanks!
I am diabetic and am wondering if you have made this recipe using Coconut Sugar or Sacanat Sugar?
Yes! You absolutely can. I hope you enjoy it!
I loved watching your video on this dip! I would like to try making it with both brown Truvia and white Truvia as well!
I like the video! Easy dip recipe to make. I hope I can try this at home 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Robyn!
Have you ever tried adding peanut butter to this? Would a 1/2 cup be too much?
Now that sounds absolutely amazing! I think it would be just perfect and I can’t wait to hear how it turned out! (Because I’ll most likely make it that way soon!) 🙂 xo
Robyn: I just joined your website – I’m really excited to try ALL your recipes. I’m so glad I found a great ‘Southern’ cook. My grandson LOVES apples and I saw your apple dip – sounds delicious. For this and other ‘sweet’ treats you have where sugar is involved, could you please suggest the best ‘sugar substitute” that can be used? How about a little honey or agave nectar? Or should I stick with the coconut or sacanat sugars (which was just asked) ?? Thank you so much for caring enough to share your delicious recipes which have been ‘family approved’ – in addition to the nice compliments from your fan!! That’s a wonderful reference. Can’t wait to get your book – Congrats!!
You are so sweet, Debra! Thanks so much for all of your kindness! I really hope you like the recipes!
For a natural alternative to sugar, I sometimes like to use coconut sugar. I hope this helps! xo
I love this dip! I’ve made it twice in the past two weeks. I try pretending it’s good for me since I eat apples with it. HA. Thanks!
I’m so glad you love it. Isn’t it amazing with crisp apples?!
This recipie sounds wonderful, and I’m looking forward to making it. It just seems to me, like a lot of sugar. A whole cup (1/2 of reg, and 1/2 brown) of sugar, seems like a LOT!
i love this!