January 10, 2007

Apple Dip

If you have kids, you need this recipe. Actually, scratch that, I don't think I've met anyone who doesn't love this stuff, it's a hit with kids and adults alike.
Apple dip is a cream cheese based concoction that tastes just like caramel sauce. It's so creamy and delicious that you feel like you're being really indulgent and bad when you're really not.

Okay, so it does have quite a bit of brown sugar in it, but it's also packed with calcium and protein, and considering the amount of apple slices you'll devour scooping it up, it ends up being a fairly healthy snack. It's quick and easy to whip up, and I've found that light cream cheese works just as well or better than regular.

Apple Dip (from :

  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla (it sounds like a lot, but it's right)

Stir everything together until smooth. After it's sat for a couple of minutes (and the brown sugar has dissolved into the cream cheese), stir it again.

Serve with lots of sliced apples.


Chelee said...

I have to make this today! My kids have been dipping their apples into peanut butter. Good, but they would love this.


Carla said...

I love this simple and delicious! And you're right, the consumation of all those apples can't be a bad thing. Have you tried dipping other fruits in this dip? I can't help but think strawberries would also be good. Mmm...

Debbie said...

Okay, must add cream cheese to the grocery list. Check.

Looks yummmy!

Lu said...

Yum. Sounds great!

A quick aside regarding knitting books. I just found a good one at the library. Nice patterns, fun -and good pictures of the finished products. It was co-written by the comedian, Tracey Ullman. "Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun".

Danielle said...

Yet again, I want to say how much I appreciate your recipe posts!

The Fool said...

Thanks. Simple, easy, and tasty. It makes a great side dish with pork.

Cheryl said...

Chelee - I hope they like it!

Carla - I haven't tried dipping any other fruits into it, but strawberries probably would be delicious. Pears too, maybe?

Debbie - Enjoy!

Lu - I've been meaning to look for that book, I saw her talking about it on TV last fall. She's too funny. Thanks!

Danielle - Thank you!

Fool - Now there's a combination I hadn't thought of!

Heather said...

We loved this recipe a little too much, I found myself looking around for other foods to dip once the apples were gone! I enjoy your site, have been reading for some time. I have linked your site from mine, wanted to share it. I hope this is okay, if not please let me know. Thank you.

Cheryl said...

Heather - It's pretty addictive, isn't it? I'm glad you liked it.
Thanks for the link!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and especially your recipes -- if I could add a twist on your cream cheese with brown sugar recipe, I do the same and then add one cup of crushed peanuts (can use other nuts but peanuts seem to have the most robust flavor) and 1 c. of miniature chocolate or carob chips. Super yummy and nutrient dense!
Christina from MN


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