I got a good one for you today!!!!…This recipe is so quick and effortless to make. Put this in the 5 minute or less recipe section of your files. A little bit ago I wrote about my favorite foods for Fall and Winter and I probably listed 3 or 4 foods that had apples involved in the recipe. Foods with apples are favorites of mine that stay at the top of my list. Since this is the beginning of Fall and today’s weather is so reflective of it here in Flint, Michigan I thought I would share this comforting and Effortless Caramel Apple Dip.
Make sure your cream cheese is softened prior to mixing.
And your brown sugar!
Use a large bowl to mix them together with an electric mixer.
Mix in pure vanilla extract next.
Go ahead and give it a taste!….. I did.
This easy peasy dip is a favorite of mine because of its taste and its simplicity. It is very simple to mix this up but, plan to make it a day ahead if you can because it tastes better when served on the next day. Serve with sliced apples, fresh strawberries and crunchy pretzel sticks. You may garnish it with finely chopped peanuts but, I did not because my daughter has a nut allergy and I am always cautious whenever she might be eating anything I make. Feel free to make two batches; one with nuts and one without. Just be sure to label the dishes *with nuts* or *nut free*. Prepare this bowl of cream cheese heaven for your upcoming potlucks, holiday parties or tailgates. You will love, love, love the taste of the blended cream cheese and brown sugar together. And, more than that you won’t believe is basically, that’s all it takes! Smile.
Effortless Creamy Caramel Apple Dip
2 (8oz) bricks of cream cheese softened
1 cup light brown sugar packed
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts *optional*
Using an electric handheld mixer blend together the cream cheese and brown sugar in a large bowl, on a med-low speed until combined. Add in the pure vanilla extract and mix on low.
Transfer the brown sugar mixture into a serving bowl and garnish with *peanuts* if using. On a complementing serving platter prepare sliced apples and fresh strawberries.
***If making ahead, transfer mixed dip into a plastic container with a lid and refrigerate until ready to serve***
An apple slicer/corer is a life saver. Use this for anything that requires an apple.
Use 2-3 teaspoons of lemon juice to keep your apples from turning brown. They will keep overnight too!
Perfect Slices in the making!
These fresh strawberries are bright red and so sweet! Delicious!
Can’t wait to share this yummy treat with my family!