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Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel Apple Dip is a deliciously creamy dessert that tastes like your favorite fall treat without all the mess! This Caramel Apple Dip recipe is perfect served with cookies or fruit.

bowl of caramel sauce topped with toffee bits

The weather is finally starting to drop in Texas which means it is time to bring out all the apple desserts! I may not be a big fan of traditional apple pie (I much prefer pecan pie or pumpkin pie) but I do love a good apple dessert.

This caramel apple dip is a new favorite… I mean who doesn’t love a recipe that starts with a brick of cream cheese?? More of my favorite apple desserts:

cream cheese and spices in a blue bowl

Caramel Apple Dip Ingredients

Like my yummy Pumpkin Dip, this Caramel Apple Dip recipe only needs a handful of ingredients.

  • Cream Cheese
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Vanilla Extract
  • English Toffee Bits (for topping)
white sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a saucepan to be melted

How to Make Caramel Apple Dip

To make this caramel apple dip recipe, you will start by making your own homemade caramel sauce. It only takes a few minutes and the extra effort is so worth it.

  1. Heat brown sugar, butter, salt, and heavy whipping cream together in a saucepan until thickened.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla before setting aside to cool.
  3. Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, and cinnamon until smooth.
  4. Mix in 1/2 cup of caramel sauce and beat until smooth.
  5. Place in refrigerator to chill at least 15-20 minutes before topping with more caramel sauce and toffee bits.
overhead view of a bowl of caramel apple dip with apples around it

Tips to Make Caramel Apple Dip

Don’t add all of the caramel sauce to the cream cheese mixture, make sure that you only mix in 1/2 cup before refrigerating and save the rest to use as a topping just before serving. I like to snack on any extra caramel sauce with apple slices or spoon over ice cream!

bowl of caramel sauce with apple slice in the caramel

What to Serve with Caramel Apple Dip

I love to serve this caramel apple dip with different cookies and fruits. This dip is a perfect addition to a dessert or charcuterie board. Add the dip to the center of the board and fill in the rest of the space with:

  • Cookies – graham crackers, gingersnaps, shortbread cookies
  • Apples – pears would also be yummy
  • Nuts – pecans or walnuts would be a yummy addition
  • Pretzels – rods or twists, we also like the pretzel thins
  • Candy – a fun addition to a dessert board
caramel apple dip surrounded by apple slices on a platter

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overhead view of a bowl of caramel apple dip with apples around it

Caramel Apple Dip

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 749kcal
Author: Emily Grace

Ingredients

Cream Cheese Mixture

  • 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup caramel sauce recipe below
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Caramel Sauce

  • 2 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Topping

  • Heath English Toffee Bits found in the baking aisle or chop a candy bar into small pieces

Instructions

Caramel Sauce

  • In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, salt and heavy whipping cream.
    white sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a saucepan to be melted
  • Bring to boil and cook stirring constantly for 5-7 minutes or until thickened.
    melted butter and sugar in a sauce pan
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool slightly.
    caramel sauce with vanilla on top in a sauce pan

Cream Cheese Mixture

  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, brown sugar and cinnamon until smooth.
    cream cheese and spices in a blue bowl
  • Add 1/2 cup of the caramel sauce and beat until smooth.
    bowl with cream cheese about to be mixed with caramel sauce

Assembly

  • Add cream cheese mixture to serving bowl or jar.
    bowl of cream cheese mixed with caramel sauce
  • Place in refrigerator to chill about 15-20 minutes.
  • Spoon remaining caramel sauce over cream cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkle with desired amount of toffee bits and serve immediately.
    bowl of caramel sauce topped with toffee bits
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Notes

Serve with apples, cookies, graham cracker sticks, nuts, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 749kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin A: 1580IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg
Did you make this recipe? Mention @GraceGoodEats or tag #graceandgoodeats!
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