Delicious caramel apple dip and autumn go hand in hand. Here in California the weather is still warm, and I’m still dressed in shorts and flip flops. But in the afternoons we’re starting to get a few light breezes and hints of cooler weather to come. It’s always in mid-September that I start getting excited about making traditional fall foods like yummy caramel apple dip. It’s a wonderful appetizer to take to a friend’s party to share, to a potluck at work, or to enjoy with your family at home. This caramel apple dip just might become your seasonal go-to recipe!
Because I like to mix things up, I’m going to show you how to make a scrumptious caramel apple dip three different ways. You’ll have the option of serving a beautiful classic caramel apple dip. Or by using a few mix-ins you can make it look festive while also giving it extra boosts of delightful texture and flavor.
And because I love quick easy recipes, we’re not going to be unwrapping tiny caramel candies and melting them over the stovetop with butter. I just don’t have time for that. And I’m guessing you don’t have time for that either. When making delicious fall treats I like to work smarter, not harder. But like you, I still want a beautiful result.
These are all the ingredients you’ll need to make an absolutely fabulous caramel apple dip: one 17-ounce jar of butterscotch caramel (in the market where I shop it’s found with the ice cream toppings), an 8-ounce block of cream cheese, one-half cup of light-brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, Nestle Butterscotch Morsels, and Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels. The first four items are to make a basic caramel apple dip. The last two items are mix-ins that will make your caramel apple dip festive and special!
Start by mixing together the softened cream cheese, salt, and light-brown sugar.
Reserve 4 tablespoons of the butterscotch caramel for later. With a spatula, add the remainder of the caramel to the mixing bowl. Blend until the mixture is smooth and without lumps.
Your caramel apple dip might have some tiny air bubbles throughout the mixture. That’s completely normal.
This is how my caramel apple dip looks when served naked. The dip, that is.
It’s lovely and tastes absolutely scrumptious! When making caramel apple dip for a party I like to make two batches. This appetizer is super popular, and I like to start refilling the dip bowl once it gets half way down. If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that when hosting a party I don’t like to run out of food and snacks. I want my guests to feel welcome eating as much as they want because they know I have more of everything.
The second way to serve this heavenly caramel apple dip is with mini chocolate morsels mixed into the dip and then more of them sprinkled right on top. Doesn’t this caramel apple dip look delicious? It tastes just as good as it looks!
The two types of apples I used here are Granny Smith and sweet red Fuji apples. This caramel apple dip goes perfectly with any variety of apples, but it’s always nice to include some that vary in color. It makes this appetizer look strikingly beautiful. What are your favorite types of apples?
The third way to serve this homemade caramel apple dip is to mix in butterscotch morsels in addition to the mini chocolate morsels. When making the dip mixture I reserve about 4 tablespoons of the butterscotch caramel. Once the caramel apple dip is in the serving bowl, I then spoon the reserved caramel on top. After that, I generously sprinkle butterscotch morsels and mini chocolate morsels on top of the butterscotch layer.
When stored in a tightly-sealed container, caramel apple dip will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
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When I’m busy preparing yummy treats in the kitchen, my KitchenAid mixer is my best friend. I use it all the time. And today I used it to make this delicious caramel apple dip. When it comes to serving appetizers, I love having a variety of unique serving bowls on hand. My two dark bowls seen in this post came from Crate and Barrel. But you can find some beautiful serving bowl options online.
Caramel Apple Dip
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
It’s always in mid-September that I start getting excited about making traditional fall foods like yummy caramel apple dip. This caramel apple dip just might become your seasonal go-to recipe!
- 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup light-brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 jar butterscotch caramel (ice cream topping)
- 1/3 bag (10-ounce bag) mini chocolate morsels
- 1/3 bag (11-ounce bag) butterscotch morsels
- In a stand mixer, mix together the softened cream cheese, salt, and light brown sugar until well blended.
- Reserve 4 tablespoons of the butterscotch caramel for later.
- Add the remainder of the caramel to the mixing bowl. Mix on medium-high until the mixture is completely smooth. There may be air bubbles, but that’s okay. To serve a classic caramel apple dip, transfer the mixture to a small serving bowl. Enjoy!
- For a more festive apple caramel dip, fold the mini chocolate morsels into the mixture using a spatula. If you’d like to add some butterscotch morsels too, fold them in as well. Transfer the apple caramel dip to a small serving bowl. Sprinkle with mini chocolate morsels.
- For an ultimate apple caramel dip, pour the reserved 4 tablespoons of caramel on top of the apple caramel dip. Sprinkle the top with additional chocolate mini morsels and butterscotch morsels.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Appetizer, Lunch, Party
- Method: By hand
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: caramel apple dip, caramel apple dip recipe, apple dip
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?Caramel Apple Dip? > Your Thoughts
Do you have a favorite fall appetizer recipe? What do you think about this caramel apple dip? Which of the three ways will you serve yours? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
26 thoughts on “Caramel Apple Dip”
Delicious caramel and with apple on it… I cannot imagine the taste of it.. Can you send me a small part of it. Love to tase it… :*
This looks so yummy and easy to make. I love that it is so quick ( 10 minutes) to put together. I have another dip to add to my collection.
Oh wow this looks so decadent. This would be fanastic for a potluck Im doing soon.
This caramel apple dip sounds amazing. I would love to make this for a family gathering the next time we have one. The butterscotch chips and chocolate chips is a added plus. Thanks for sharing the information.
Great recipe!! My mother would absolutely love it!!
The dip looks marvelous. I would never have thought to put chips in with the caramel but that does sound delicious.
I don’t think I have had caramel apple dip before! Your photography is so beautiful!
So happy Southern California got a taste of cold weather this week! Looking forward to apple season and eating all the caramel apple!
This looks DELICIOUS! Perfect treat to try for fall. Caramel apple is one of my favorite fall flavor combo.
This made me get excited all over again for fall. This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it!
This looks absolutely delicious! I am so excited for apple season!
This looks so gooood!!! I always love finding a healthy and fun snack for my son to try! He loves his fresh fruit so I’m sure he’d love to try this out! Thanks for sharing!!
This looks so delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try it. Btw your pictures are awesome? What camera do you use?
I could literally eat anything covered in caramel! This dip looks fantastic!
I like this idea. Adding chocolate and butterscotch morsels gave it a twist. I prefer the 2nd way, it looks so delicious!
These both look so good — much better than anything store bought. Might add as a “healthy” snack for football!
Yum!! This looks amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try!
This looks so amazing!. I’m usually the boring snack person, but this looks like a really cool snack to try!
Apples and caramel dip has turned into my summer by the pool food. Sometimes the caramel gets warm which is just perfect.
This is the best looking caramel dip I have ever seen! I am so going to make this. I know everyone in the family would love it.
I’m going home and making this to use yo the tons of apples I just bought at the farmers market this week. This is perfect when your going to a party and want to bring something awesome but you don’t have hours to cook up an appetizer!
My cravings for caramel apples this week have been REAL. This looks like it would hit the spot. I’m also loving how you used the ice cream caramel topping rather than the candies! So smart.
oooooh this sounds divine! I’ll have to give it a try and maybe I can add it to my holiday feast this year! Thanks for sharing
Oh my goodness, this dip sounds absolutely amazing, I totally want to grab a piece of apple and try it out for myself!
Your pictures are absolutely stunning! I love them! You’re so talented! I love caramel. IT’s been a while since I ate some but I could defo try this recipe!
Wow, this looks yum! I love caramel and mixed with apple I can actually taste it in my mouth, lol! Something for me to try – I love trying different recipes especially when i have the same visitors.