4 ingredient apple dip is a super easy sweet treat perfect for the fall! Made in 5 minutes and in one bowl, this a perfect chilled dip served with crisp apple slices that will be loved by all.
The thing I love most about recipes, besides sharing them with others, is the stories behind them. Where they come from. Who gave you the recipe. The memory that pops up when you make it.
Those things I love so much! And it's why I love sharing recipes my moms has passed down to me like fluffy buttermilk biscuits, or her homemade pie crust that is perfect for her apple pie. This whole blog is abour sharing my love for food in hopes it helps you welcome people into your own home to love them around the table with these recipes.
We have some sweet dear friends who live in Kansas so we don't get to see them as often as we would like, but anytime we have gone to their home to visit, Kelsey always makes this apple dip as a snack and treat.
It's requested and anticipated every time and I have been lucky enough to be grandfathered into the tradition when I married Justin. It also just isn't called apple dip - Justin and Brent, her husband, like to say "apper dip" in an accent that is not easily translated via typing. 😂
I asked Kelsey if I could share her cream cheese dip for apples recipe and she graciously said yes. So this is her treat that we love to enjoy and think about them when we make it. It is sweet and creamy, only needs 1 bowl, 4 pantry and fridge staple ingredients, and is so easy to make. It makes for the perfect afternoon snack, appetizer (hello adding this to a charcuterie board 😍), to serve at a bridal shower, or after-dinner dessert.
Just 4 pantry and fridge staple ingredients are needed for this easy cream cheese apple dip recipe:
- Cream Cheese - recommended to use full fat for this recipe for the best flavor.
- Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Bean Paste* - I always use Nielson Massey Vanilla Bean paste in all my baking recipes. It yields such a much richer vanilla flavor in my opinion. You can use regular vanilla extract as well.
How to Make
Add ingredients to a bowl: In a bowl, add the softened cream cheese. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth, creamy, and no lumps remain.
Mix: Add in the sugars and vanilla. Beat for 60 seconds or until everything is combined and the mixture is smooth, creamy, and fluffy. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with sliced apples.
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Other Dipping Ideas
I love making this recipe in the fall when apples are getting into their peak season. Honeycrisps are my personal favorite, but any of your favorite apple varieties would work totally fine.
Other ideas to use as dippers could be:
- ginger snaps
- animal crackers
- graham crackers
- vanilla wafers
- honey pretzel twists
- other fruits such as bananas, strawberries, grapes, pineapples
There are no rules! Use anything you want!
Frequently Asked Questions
Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Absolutely! You can make a day in advance if needed. Just store air tight in the fridge.
It is best to use full fat cream cheese in the recipe for the best flavor. You could use low-fat if desired, it just will result in a slightly different taste. I do not recommend using non-fat cream cheese.
More Dip Recipes
- Easy Skillet Chorizo Cheese Dip
- Whipped Feta Dip with Honey and Pistachios
- 3 Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip
- The Best Holiday Spicy Cranberry Dip
- Tomato & Bacon Cream Cheese Dip
More Apple Recipes
- My Mom's Apple Pie Recipe
- Brown Butter Apple Bars
- Apple Hand Pies
- Apple Bundt Cake with Bourbon Caramel Glaze
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