4 ingredient apple dip is a super easy sweet treat perfect for the fall and for all the dipping! Made in 5 minutes, this a perfect snack 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!
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 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 and so easy to make. It makes for the perfect afternoon snack, appetizer (hello adding this to a charcuterie board 😍), or after-dinner dessert.
Just 4 pantry and fridge staple ingredients are needed for this easy cream cheese apple dip recipe:
- Cream Cheese
- Brown Sugar
Since there are not a lot of ingredients, make sure you are using high-quality cream cheese and vanilla to give you the best-tasting dip. Use full-fat cream cheese too. You can use low-fat - but I recommended full-fat. I would not recommend using non-fat cream cheese as it would alter the taste significantly.
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How to Make
- In a bowl, add the softened cream cheese. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth, creamy, and no lumps remain.
- 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.
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.
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- Tomato & Bacon Cream Cheese Dip
More Apple Recipes
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- Apple Hand Pies
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