Friday, June 20, 2014

Snack Time! Apples & Dip

Here's a quick and easy recipe for summer-time--or really anytime you need a good treat!   I used to make this all the time when my children were in 4-H ~ the kids would scarf this down in no time flat.

Also great to take to church fellowship or potluck dinners! Makes a great treat for a lunch box or at a summer picnic in the park with the kids OR fancy enough to serve the ladies when you get together for Bible class.

Cut up a mess of apples (that is:  core & slice - leave the peel for more fibery-goodness!) and DO make a double batch of the dip.  Seriously, just trust me on that.

Also, this dip looks a LOT like those peanut butter dips, so I always make a little sign from a 3x5 card folded in half.  Then diners or snackers with allergies are good-to-go and everyone is happy knowing they're getting a sweet treat!

Sliced Apples and Caramel Apple Dip 


  • 1 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese (I use neufchatel, lower calories!)
  • 1 C. brown sugar


1 - The cream cheese should be room temp/soft.

2 - Dump softened cream cheese into your mixing bowl with beater; begin beating it.

3 - Add the brown sugar and mix for about 3 minutes until well-blended (which means you won't see ANY sugar crystals); the mixture will be very smooth and fluffy.

Serve with sliced apples or pears or chunks of banana or stalks of rhubarb (allow for double-dipping on individual plates/bowls!).  >>>>>

The original recipe listed a dash of vanilla but we like to taste the brown sugar flavor!

NOTE:  I use a firm and tart apple (Braeburn, Cameo, Pink Lady) which is a nice contrast for the sweetness of the dip.   My daughter likes this dip with Granny Smith's, too.  Or mix Grannies with Red Delicious for a holiday buffet.

She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all!"
Proverbs 31: 27-29 NIV

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