Caramel Apple Dip
Sinfully delicious! Sprinkle with nuts and use as a dip for your favorite apples!
Sinfully delicious! Sprinkle with nuts and use as a dip for your favorite apples!
This was definitely the hit of my party. I sliced all but 3 small apples of a 3 lb. bag and every apple was gone the the bowl licked clean. I was worried it was going to be too sweet but went ahead and added all the sugar anyway. It was perfect! I wanted to have all the food prep work done hours before the party so to keep the sliced apples from browning I put them in a bowl of about 4 cups of water and 1/4 cup lemon juice and kept them in the fridge. Right before I was ready to serve them I drained them and served them on a large platter with the dip in the middle. The last apple was as white as when I first served it.Read More
I guess I'm in the minority here because I didn't care for this at all. Not only did I find this to be mediocre when eaten immediately (warm) as suggested, I thought this tasted WORSE after sitting in the fridge overnight. My dip is now barely spreadable. :( When I scoop it, I end up with globs that barely coat my apple slices. I also found the caramel flavor to be nonexistent. As is, this dip has a STRONG cream cheese taste with just a *slight* hint of caramel flavor (more like an afterthought, IMHO). I DEFINITELY suggest adding MORE caramel candies than called for. Maybe this will float your boat, but it sure didn't do anything for me. Thanks anyways, Lori. :-)Read More
This was definitely the hit of my party. I sliced all but 3 small apples of a 3 lb. bag and every apple was gone the the bowl licked clean. I was worried it was going to be too sweet but went ahead and added all the sugar anyway. It was perfect! I wanted to have all the food prep work done hours before the party so to keep the sliced apples from browning I put them in a bowl of about 4 cups of water and 1/4 cup lemon juice and kept them in the fridge. Right before I was ready to serve them I drained them and served them on a large platter with the dip in the middle. The last apple was as white as when I first served it.
I've tried the caramel dip with cream cheese/brown sugar/vanilla. Adults love it. Even my 4-year-old son loves this one. The addition of actual caramel makes this a dip nobody can resist. Brought it to a party last night. People were trying it with EVERYTHING. Grapes, Brie, apples, bananas . . . Thick, sticky, sumptuous. I didn't put in quite as much water, and added vanilla. Refrigerates well. Thickens a bit, but still very spreadable and dippable. This will be a tradition for our family through the holidays. Teri
Scrumptious! I love caramel apples but they can be a little hard to eat (not something you would serve at a party). SOLUTION: the flavor of this recipe is very close to caramel apples, but it is easy to make and easy to serve to a group. Suggestions: 1. add extra caramels for added caramel flavor. 2. be sure to melt the caramels completely to avoid clumps. 3. submerge apple slices in orange or lemon juice to prevent browning. 4. I prefer to use tart apples, like Granny Smith to balance out the sweetness and enhance the caramel flavor. 5. The dip refrigerates well. Enjoy! A perfect Autumn treat.
This stuff is AWESOME! And super easy too! I will use it for all my get togethers now. Oh, one thing about the recipe though, it says to serve immediately, so I waited until the last minute to make it. I now know though, that it keeps in the fridge for a day or two just fine, with no change in flavor or consistancy.
This was excellent!! I took it to a party and nobody could stop eating it. People were scooping so much dip that it covered the apple slices! After I made it, I put it in the fridge and served it straight from the fridge. It was still soft and easy to dip into. I added extra caramels, but I don't think that it altered the recipe too much. You will not be disappointed by this recipe, but don't make it is you're trying to cut back on calories! :)
Fabulous! I used fat free cream cheese, just to cut down a little on fat/calories, and I don't think it affected the taste at all. Took it to a youth group New Year's party and when it was gone I actually caught some of them scraping their fingers around the inside of the bowl to get the scraps!
Super easy to make, and keeps well too. Head and shoulders above the commercial stuff. People always rave about this dip, and it's perfect for the fresh autumn apples. I add a little vanilla as was recommended by a previous reviewer.
Excellent combination of flavors.Just the thing for dipping apples, graham crackers, bananas! We had some homemade granola bars to dip, yummy. Thanks Lori.
I made this for a reunion and it was a big hit. I, too, used the entire bag of caramels because I am not a big fan of the taste of cream cheese. I followed the recs of prior reviewers and used full fat cream cheese. I served w/granny smith apple slices, Nilla wafers, and chocolate. I used lemon juice to keep the apples from browning. This dip is good at any temp, warm, room, and cold. I will make this again.
I served this at my last dinner party nd what a hit grown-up caramel apples. What a great idea!
I made this exactly as stated. Only I threw in about 5 more caramels! YUMMY!!! (very sweet - but not too sweet) I served with gala and granny smith apples, which by the way I learned a trick to keep from browning on my way to my destination and it worked WONDERFULLY! I cut apples under running water (read this somewhere - not sure if this step actually helped) and then placed the slices in Sprite - after cutting all apples - drained and put into gallon ziplock baggie and removed all air and zipped - hours later - my apples look like I just cut them!! :-)
Instead of the caramels, use peanut butter. 1 cup peanut butter. 1 cup brown sugar. 8 oz cream cheese and 1/4 cup milk. I am addicted! Its way easier and tastes better than using caramels. Maybe a little more healthy too?
yum. under 5 ingredients and fast! so delicious! my mix is chilling in the fridge right now. this is so versatile! this recipe has earned a spot in my own book! thanks! i hate buying prepackaged items, and with this being so simple and easy, why not make your own?! WOW! bananas are THE BEST to be dipped in my opinion. next time i'm going to use fat free cream cheese instead of the 1/3 less fat to save even more calories! this will be used OFTEN!!!! UPDATE: i used the fat free cream cheese, and it turned out very runny!!! i will stick with at least the 1/3 fat. still a great consistency without full fat!
this is good stuff and very quick and easy to make.
I make this a few times a year.. I now buy the bag of the little caramel pieces, they're tiny circles that melt sooo amazing and you don't have to unwrap anything!
I guess I'm in the minority here because I didn't care for this at all. Not only did I find this to be mediocre when eaten immediately (warm) as suggested, I thought this tasted WORSE after sitting in the fridge overnight. My dip is now barely spreadable. :( When I scoop it, I end up with globs that barely coat my apple slices. I also found the caramel flavor to be nonexistent. As is, this dip has a STRONG cream cheese taste with just a *slight* hint of caramel flavor (more like an afterthought, IMHO). I DEFINITELY suggest adding MORE caramel candies than called for. Maybe this will float your boat, but it sure didn't do anything for me. Thanks anyways, Lori. :-)
Lori, this is AWSOME! Thanks! The carmel and cream cheese together.... mmmmm! What a combination! This is definately a keeper. A great dip for fall parties and get togethers. My picky 7 year old daughter went crazy over this one!
this was super easy super tasty. I cut up about 6 or 7 granny smith apples and (based on another reviewer's tip) put them into a container with about 4 cups of water, 1/4 cup lemon juice (from the bottle) and a splash of OJ. I had them in the fridge that way for maybe an hour then I took a slice out and left it out to see how quickly it would brown. It was nearly 3 hours before it showed even hint of browning. I kept the dip refrigerated as well and it was great.
I added a splash of vanilla and didn't bother with folding in the caramel - just used a handmixer to whip it together. Next time I'll add a bit less water to the caramels that is recommended and might add some cinnamon or nutmeg for a bit of spice. Sinful as one friend described it!
This is good.
I'm not sure if I liked the strength of the cream cheese flavor (& I LOVE cream cheese normally). If I try this again, I'll definitely add some vanilla extract & maybe even a sprinkling of cinnamon.
Use the whole bag of caramels, or the caramel flavor of the dip is overshadowed by the cream cheese flavor. Try adding a little vanilla. Dip apple slices in orange or lemon juice to prevent browning. Also good with pretzels and gingerbread man cookies.
I brought this to a dinner party with granny smith and macintosh apples, bananas and bosc pears for dipping. It was a big hit! I used Werthers soft caramels because that was all my store had, and added about 5 extra. I softened the cream cheese first, but there were still some little lumps when I mixed everything together. A minute in the microwave and some stirring fixed that. Great recipe!
I found this while randomly browsing and decided to make this because of a sudden craving. THE best. Forget all about store bought caramel dip. This beats anything out of a container by far.
This was a really good fruit dip recipe. I am in search of the perfect fruit dip, and this was definetely awesome. Make sure you dont keep the temperature on low because if it's too high, the caramel mixture will bubble and burn. I used reduced fat cream cheese and light brown sugar. I also added a teaspooon of vanilla. I was tempted to add Kahlua but I didn't think it would work as well. My Mom just loved this, and we have been making a bunch of different fruit dips recently. It tastes almost like the storebought dip, but lighter in color and with the consistency of yogurt. We ate it with apples, but I bet it would taste good as the cream filling of a cupcake or maybe on top of angelfood or sponge cake. Pretzels, graham crackers, peanut butter cookies could work as dippers too. As for the eight servings, that is really pushing it. I would say more like 3 if you are really hungry!
Great party dip! Everyone loved it. Served it with a fresh fruit platter. I made the dip in the morning and kept it in the fridge till that night. Still tasted great!
YUMMM! This was so good. Both kids and adults loved it. Great for parties.
This is amazing. I use the low-fat cream cheese, but it doesn't take anything away from how great it tastes - plus you don't have to feel as guilty about taking more...
Delicious! I used one cup of the baking caramel pieces (which equals 24 caramels). Everyone wanted the recipe. What I like about it is how thick it is and that it clings to the apples.
I make this a little different. I use confectionary sugar - 2 pksg. of cream cheese and concode caramel dip - ( found in the produce section) I use an electric mixer for the cream cheese, layer it on the bottom, warm the caramel in the microwave and spread it on top and use green apples to dip. It is always a crowd pleaser! You can cut the apples a head of time , put in a zip lock bag with a little orange juice so they don't brown.
OMG this was delicious!! SO simple to make! I used an 11 ounce bag of caramel bits since they are so much easier to melt. Make sure you soften the cream cheese first. I chilled the dip in the fridge for a little while before we ate it and was soooo good!
I LOVE this recipe, with the following modification: use the whole bag of caramels (mine was about 50 pieces), or the caramel flavor of the dip is overshadowed by the cream cheese flavor. Apples (with caramel dip, of course) are my new favorite fruit to eat!
It was very yummy and surprisingly not as sweet as I expected it to be! I did add a little vanilla and a few more caramels as suggested by other members. When it was all finished, I simply could not keep my fingers out of the bowl. My daughter asked if she could eat it for breakfast! Thanks for the recipe. Will defintely be added to my "Recipe Box".
Delicious! I also added some chopped walnuts for a little texture!
I will use a bit less water next time, as this was a bit on the thin side, but it was delish none the less!
Very yummy recipe, thank you! I kept all my apples in water with some lemon juice until they were needed, and made the dip a few hours ahead of time, too. Turned out great!
Make this all the time...everyone loves it and always asks for it. I always top this treat off w/pecans or walnuts....it adds so much more!
OMGGG!!! i added a splash of vanilla, and served it chilled (i'm not a fan of warm dip on my cold apples). i thought i died and went to heaven. my 2 yo ds keeps sneaking into the fridge for a fingerful. (and so does mom..)
This is the BEST! We had a gathering for about a hundred people and I made this, about 6 times the recipe, and put it in a slow cooker on low and it was such a hit. There wasn't even anything to lick at the end!
FANTASTIC!! Easy to make and a hit with both the kids and adults. I did add vanilla as suggested by a previous member.
I absolutely loved this recipe. I found the Kraft Caramel Bits which is wonderful. No unwrapping caramels forever. For those using these I called Kraft and was told 1 cups of bits = 25 caramels. When I added just 1 cup of the caramel bits it was very watery. I feared it would not firm up so since I love caramel anyway I added the whole bag. I put it in the fridge since we wasn't eating until the next couple days. It is a little thick but still good consistency for dipping. I love this dip!! The cream cheese gave it a richer taste. It certainly was hit!!
This is really good, better than I expected, in fact! I made it as a back-to-school treat for my boys and they gobbled it up and then asked for more apple slices so they could eat the last of it :) I followed the recipe exactly, no changes at all and none needed. this is a keeper!
This was a big hit! I used light cream cheese and added a few extra caramels. I made it the night before and it kept well for a couple of days. Will definitely make it again!
OMG!! This is soooo good! Add cinnamon or apple pie spice to take it up a notch!!!! Might try this with a little maple syrup next time...there will def. be a next time!
WONDERFUL dip! Great for encouraging kids to eat fruit. I made this for my son's Pre-K Halloween party and everyone was asking for the recipe. One of the teachers said "That's too good to give to children!" It was a HUGE hit. I made it just as the recipe was written. Thanks for sharing!!
So wonderful! This was easy to make and it taste great. I did add more caramels and I put it in the fridge after I made it. It taste just as good today as it did the other day when I made it. I will make this again!
I used a whole package of the Kraft caramel bits, it saves the time of unwrapping all of the caramels. I also softened the cream cheese a little in the microwave before mixing in the brown sugar and adding the melted caramel. I actually made a double batch and it turned out great except for a few small lumps of brown sugar and cheese. I refrigerated it for the next day and I think the lumps will disappear if I stir it well before serving. Yummy!!
This dip is so very good. There is nothing to change about it. I love it.
i was surprised at how good this was and how easy it was. it also goes well as a toast spread or a topping for cinnamon buns!
This stuff is SINFUL! So so good and so easy! I used a couple of heaping spoonfuls of caramel ice cream topping in place of melting the caramels - added to the easy factor - and I could eat the whole bowl myself. Mmmmm. Thanks for the great recipe!
definitely one of my faves :) very addictive.
I like to bring this dip to parties and pair it up with green grapes, green apples, and animal crackers. Everybody loves it!
To make this even easier, instead of melting caramels, I put a layer of caramel ice cream topping on top of the cream cheese mixture (don't fold in) and then as an added bonus I sprinkle crushed skor bar on top.
My 2 yr. old devoured this!! She ate two apples that day just so she could have this dip! I'll admit, I had 3 apples with her. If you use at Free Cream Cheese, you loose aot of fat & calories, but none of the taste!!!
I would have never though of this myself. My mom brought me a whole bunch of apples, because she wanted me to "eat healthy" but I don't really like apples. With this recipe... they disappeared from the fridge... my husband and I absolutely love it!! Thanks Regina!!! BTW... I usually only make half the recipe and 8 caramels with a splash of water melt perfectly in the microwave in 45 seconds... no need to dirty up the pots!
Oh my!!! This is amazing.
I have made this for two baby showers in the past month. Both times I was approached for the recipe. Well done! (Oh, and I added Heath toffee chips to the top for a little crunch.)
This was very good! I did make a few changes because I was making it for children who do not like cream cheese very well. I used a whole bag of caramel, 3/4 of low fat cream cheese, and added a bit of milk to the water to melt the caramel. The kids loved it and so did the adults!! Oh also added 1 tsp vanilla like other reviewers. Yum!
Wicked tasty! Great recipe! This takes caramel apples up about 5 notches. I was very pleased with the outcome. Okay, so slight changes to combine 2 recipes from this site but very minor. I used heavy cream with the caramel, about 2 or 3 tbs. A touch of vanilla and half the brown sugar in the cream cheese mixture. No nuts here. Excellent!
I served this dip with sliced apples at my son's birthday party, and it was delicious! I used caramel ice cream topping instead of the caramels because I was in a hurry. A nice change of pace from store bought dip.
I followed the recipe exactly. Like other reviewers have said, it is sweet and you can really taste the cream cheese. It has an excellent flavor to it. The caramel flavor is light so this would work well with other fruits and not just apples. It is easy to make too. I will definitely be making this again!
This dip is so yummy and easy we make it for every family gathering. It is perfect as is, but I usually end up throwing in the whole bag of carmels becuase I dont know what I would do with a few leftover carmels in the cupboard. I also top it with a chopped up Skor bar to make it look fancy. Thanks for sharing such a fab-o recipe!
I have made a caramel apple dip for years. I use cream cheese and caramel ice cream topping. Just soften cream cheese and add some topping to suit your taste. This is so much easier. Barb
This was way to sweet and the cream cheese flavor overwhelmed the caramel flavor.
very good. i halved the recipe and ate it for dessert with my husband last night. love the simplicity!!!
So good, and ridiculously easy.
Made this for our Fall festival event. While I thought it was a bit too sweet, lots of others loved it... especially the kids. Kind of reminded me of sweetened condensed milk with a tangy taste. I will give it four stars because it went over so well. If I were going to make it ever again, I'd start with 1/4 cup brown sugar and work from there.
So easy and DELICIOUS!!! Was a hit with everyone young and old alike. I will definitely be making this again. The addition of the cream cheese helps to balance out the sugar and caramel. Yummy!!! :o)
Fantastic dip as I made for my daughter's middle school Halloween party and those teenagers loved it.
This was awesome!!
Excellent! I did add more caramels by almost double, to make it taste a bit more like your basic caramel apple.
I think I was supposed to dip something in this instead of eating it by the spoonful! Defintitely deserves more stars! Cut the sugar in half, 20 carmels, and cooked on water & carmel stove top until carmels were melting then added cream cheese and sugar and whisk smooth. I wonder what leftovers or cold would have tasted like? LOL! Thank you for sharing!
I made this dip for my MOPS ( Mothers Of Preschoolers )Group. I was really nervous about making this dip. I had never worked with caramels before and I was really doubtful about cooking them in water. But the dip turned out really tastey!!! I only added half the sugar and it still tasted great, just a lighter color of brown/caramel color. One thing I noticed was that the dip was very "soupy" after I'd made it. So I left in my fridge,overnight, to see if it would set up better and it did. It was "spoonable" like yogurt. The dip was a great success at the MOPS meeting. I had a little left over so I brought it home and ate up the rest in one sitting!!! I WILL make this a PERMANENT addition to my recipe box and put it in my favorites recipe folder. Thank you Lori!!
Ok, so I dont know for sure what went wrong, except that the "fold in the caramel mixture" step went bad. Dip was lumpy, like bad gravy. Maybe my cheese and sugar werent creamed enough, or mayb the fat free variety of cream cheese was the problem. I tried everything to fix it--from mashing out the cheese lumps by hand to putting it back on the stove in hopes that the cheese lumps would eventually melt. No luck. It tasted ok, but texture and appearance ruined it for me.
I like the combination of these flavors, but next time, I'll add more caramels and a little less cream cheese.
SOOOO good! Super easy, ready to eat right after making or right out of the fridge! Great with apples, ginger snaps. I used new Kraft caramel bits 1st time about 1 1/4 bags, 2nd time, doubled the recipe and used about 2 fulls bags of caramel squares (minus the few we ate during unwrapping). The caramel bits melted easier. While melting the caramel squares with water, I slightlt browned the bottom of caramel in the pan. There was small darker brown bits in caramel, but no one even noticed, it tastes so good!
Very quick and easy. And yummy.
I just tried this recipe last night, and it was great! I am so excited to bring it to thanksgiving! I mostly followed the recipe, accept I melted the caramels and water together in the microwave, stirring about every 20 seconds until smooth, and I added about 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. My husband started stealing it before I could put it in the container! Very good!!
VERY GOOD!!! Went very quickly.
This recipe was so easy and such a hit at the bridal shower I gave. I will definitely make it again for parties. Thanks!
If I could give this more than five stars, I would. This was excellent, and a kid-friendly recipe as well. My eldest son and I had a blast making the dip together. I can see this one being made a lot in this house. TIP: I hollowed out a mini-pumpkin to hold the dip and my son arranged cut up apples around the pumpkin on a seasonal platter. Too cute!
This recipe is THE BEST! At first it tasted more like cream cheese than caramels, so I added 6 more caramels and it came out PERFECT!! It makes eating apples ALOT easier!! Awesome recipe!!!! thanks!!!
This was very easy to make and very, very good. We used it as a dip for apples, but it was equally good as a topping on cake and ice cream. Loved it!
This is okay. Even though I love cream cheese, it had too much of a cream cheese taste and not enough of a caramel one, even after I added another 10 extra caramels. Probably won't make again
For a real caramel flavor, I doubled the amount of caramels. Otherwise it was overpowered by the cream cheese. Super yummy though - hard to stop eating!
This was so incredible and so simply! Only changes, added lil' vanilla and a lil' cinnamon. I had thought about getting a store bought caramel apple dip and adding to that, but it was $3 and the caramels were 2.50 and I didnt count them but guessing I only used half. This was just so yummy. I am taking it trail riding with some friends over the weekend and I doubt there will be any left :-)
Hubby and I enjoyed it last night with some apples and grape fruit. It definitely refrigerate well too.
I doubled the caramels and followed the rest of the recipe. I put in blender to make it s-m-o-o-t-h. I could just eat it with a spoon. Sooooo GOOD !!!
Yum! I used about 24 caramels and it was fantastic. I used the suggestion of putting the apples in water and lemon juice until serving time.
This is so good!! I made it with 1/3-less-fat cream cheese and only half the brown sugar (1/4 cup). Warm it was very creamy and had a definite but complimentary cream cheese flavor. Chilled (my preference!) it kept its creamy dip-able consistency and had a more pronounced caramel flavor. I also used 20 caramels instead of 16. This recipe was easily doubled. Thanks!!
Didn't change a thing and the dip turned out wonderfully. We made this for my daughter to take as a treat to her classroom for her birthday party with sliced apples. We didn't soften the cream cheese as others suggested and it whipped up nice and smooth after we mixed in the melted caramels. Delicious. Great recipe. Thanks for the post.
This recipe makes one bag of caramels go a long way and it taste great! The only trouble I had was that it looked like peanut buter and everyone would try it. Once I got the word out that it was caramel dip, they all ate it and loved it. (I only had dark brown sugar, so maybe that's why it looked so much like peanut butter.)
This is a wonderful dip that isn't too sweet. I will definitely use this for snacks.
Be prepared to have none left! This is so good and quick and easy. Like others I added a few extra caramels.
This stuff is addicting. I found myself starting with apples, then moving onto graham crackers, then pretzels, then just anything I could find to dip in this stuff! It's great! Thank you.
such a delicious treat not too sweet.. made it for halloween and my guests loved it
Absolutely delicious. Added a bit of vanilla to caramel mixture.
Wow, this dip is addicting. It was so easy to make -it would be a great dip to take to a party!
Soooooo easy!! Absolutely yummy! Made it for a small party and it was a big hit!! Secret for serving apple chunks, after cutting them up, put them in a bowl of cold water and lemon juice for a few seconds before putting them out on a platter or in a bowl-they didnt turn brown all evening (grapefruit worked when I was out of lemon!)