March 8, 2012

Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

Since Little Sis's arrival in October, I have really struggled to eat much at lunch.  Taking the time to eat a piece of fruit just didn't happen.  (I promise I feed my children better than myself!)

This is also a quick and easy way to serve guests fruit or motivate someone to eat fruit.  When I have friends over, I like to make some, especially since we typically have lots of apples on hand.
One day I realized just how long it had been since I had a raw piece of fruit, other than at dinner.  To motivate me to eat more fruit, or at least apples, I made up a quick batch of apple dip.  (Pictured above is just a small bit of the full recipe.)
Apple Dip
(from my friend Richel)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup butter
1 tsp vanilla

Heat butter, cream cheese, and sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth.  

Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Stir well.  Serve warm or cold with fruit.

I definitely recommend using a whisk to remove lumps faster than a spoon or scraper.    The dip can be used cold on firm fruits, but I prefer it warm.  (It does warm in the microwave nicely, just keep an eye on it.  It only takes a few seconds at 70% heat.)

Have you checked out our other easy recipes?

2 comments:

  1. I have all these ingredients in the house! SO I am going to make myself a treat today. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  2. This sounds incredible and I will definitely be trying it!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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