This recipes blends the richness of browned butter and fried apples in a rich, dessert dip that captures the tastes of an American favorite. An easy-to-eat finger food that will have your guests coming back for more.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Browned Butter:
Dip:
Chips:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium heat. Saute apples until medium-firm, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup white sugar and pinch of salt. Cook until apples begin to brown, 3 to 5 minutes longer. Remove apples from the skillet and allow to cool. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel.

  • Place 1/2 cup of butter in skillet over medium heat. Constantly swirl the butter in the pan, watching carefully so butter does not burn. The butter is "browned" when it is a tan color and smells nutty. This can take 3 to 10 minutes. When butter is ready, promptly pour it into a bowl to prevent it from burning.

  • Add 1/2 cup white sugar to the apples and stir until sugar is well incorporated.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine browned butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon until well combined. Add apple mixture and stir until well-blended.

  • Unroll the pie crust on a silicone mat. Using a small cookie cutter, press out the pie crust "chips." Lift the pie crust up, leaving the "chips" on the mat. Place the mat on a baking sheet. The remaining dough may be rolled out to 1/4" thick and the process repeated to use up all the dough and make more "chips" using separate silicone mats (or parchment).

  • Bake in preheated oven, bake 6-7 minutes, watching carefully to ensure the chips to not burn. Allow the chips to cool. Place on serving plate.

  • Spoon the dip into a serving bowl; serve with chips for dipping.

Cook's Notes:

Light-colored skillets work best so you can judge the color of the butter when browning.

When rolling out the dough, if you don't have a silicon mat, use parchment paper.

In a hurry? For easier preparation, a ready-to-fill pie crust may be used for the chips. Prepare the pie shell according to the instructions on the package for a one-crust baked pie shell. Cool. Break shell into chip-sized pieces and serve with the dip. Another variation is to serve with apple slices.

Dip may be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to use. Allow time to warm to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 26g 8% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterol 30.9mg 10% DV; sodium 223.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2016
Absolutely delicious! I made just as written except I used Neufchâtel Cheese which is 1/3 lower in fat than cream cheese. This is so hard to stop eating. You can eat it with the pie chips crackers pretzels or by itself.....it's addictive. Thanks Amy for a fantastic recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2017
This was only ok. I did not care for the texture at all. And something about the flavors just didn't come together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2016
Absolutely delicious! I made just as written except I used Neufchâtel Cheese which is 1/3 lower in fat than cream cheese. This is so hard to stop eating. You can eat it with the pie chips crackers pretzels or by itself.....it's addictive. Thanks Amy for a fantastic recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2017
This recipe is awesome!! Everyone raved about it. I made this exactly as the recipe is written. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2017
This was only ok. I did not care for the texture at all. And something about the flavors just didn't come together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2016
OH MY YUM! This was so good that I could just eat it all by myself with a spoon...which I almost did! The important thing is to get those apples nice and brown...like the color of French fries. This gave it a strong fried apple flavor. It took double the time for my apples to brown but it was worth the wait. The browned butter gave it a nice deep flavor also. I made it exactly as written except I used fat free cream cheese which is probably why my dip isn't as fluffy and creamy looking as the Allrecipes photo. But it was still so VERY good! Read More
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