This was a childhood memory that I was craving, so I called my nanny and she gave the recipe to me. The second I tasted it, I was flushed with happy thoughts. It tastes like caramel! Enjoy with slices of apples for a healthy snack! Be creative: You can add peanut butter, nuts or chocolate sauce, or try using strawberry flavored cream cheese. Have fun and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together the cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is smooth.

    Advertisement

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 9.8g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 30.8mg; sodium 85.6mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (474)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
Was a great hit!! Remember, if you cut the apples before hand, you can leave them in water and lemon juice to keep from turning brown! Read More
(323)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2012
Found it kind of bland. Was just o.k. Won't make it again. Read More
(3)
617 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 469
  • 4 star values: 103
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
Was a great hit!! Remember, if you cut the apples before hand, you can leave them in water and lemon juice to keep from turning brown! Read More
(323)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2006
This dip is great! I used an electric mixer to beat it, i made it 2 times in a couple of days and I loved the taste but the consistency was very clumpy and chewy, so the third time I made it I softened the cream cheese and I whipped it until it was like thick whipped cream. It filled up with air and was so much more light and fluffy.(beat at the highest speed your mixer will go). It was so much better! Thanks Rachel! Read More
(153)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
This took less than five minutes to prepare, and it was delicious! It was lighter tasting than the typical caramel dip you purchase at the store, and a little sweeter than yogurt-based fruit dips. It is a keeper in my book! I did keep the cream cheese out for over an hour to soften before I mixed it, and I'm sure this helped a lot. I wouldn't try mixing it until the cream cheese is quite soft, either from setting out or from microwaving it for a short time. Read More
(143)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Loved this-served with apple slices and graham crackers and it was a huge hit. Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Growing up if I wanted an apple all I got was an apple...Not even any peanut butter. This dip was a little sweeter than I had expected but it went well with the tart granny smith apples that I love. My husband does not eat sweets and even he spent a good half hour hovering over the bowl. Excellent! Will make again. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very Yummy! I do recommend that you bring your cream cheese to room temp. so that it is easier to mix your sugar and vanilla in smoothly. Very good on bagles and would be a nice christmas gift in a pretty jar for your favorite of neighbors! Read More
(42)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
this was very good and quick. a little trick to keep the apple slices from going brown is dipping them in a bowl of sprite pop. the lemon/lime in the pop keeps them from spoiling rather than using lemon juice which can leave a little bitter taste. the sprite works great on banana slices as well. I use this trick at camp and it works wonders! Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
Excellent. We served with Granny Smith Apples like others suggested. We also ate it with bananas. Both were equally yummy. Next time I may serve with a variety of apples and bananas. I made it with regular cream cheese and I am sure low fat would not alter the taste one bit. I am trying it next. A dash of cinnamon may also be good in it. I will also try it with grahmn crackers. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
MMMMMMMM....This was very yummy! I saw this went to the kitchen whipped up a batch and my 4 year old son and I stood right there at the counter and ate it with an apple. (And he's a P-I-C-K-Y eater!!!) Thanks for sharing a now permanent recipe for my family. Kim Read More
(26)
Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2012
Found it kind of bland. Was just o.k. Won't make it again. Read More
(3)
Advertisement