Do you have a favorite cinnamon caramel dip for apples? It’s that time of year when the apples start getting picked! One of my all-time favorite apples is the Jazz Apple. It really is funny because in Utah we have the Utah Jazz Basketball Team! No relation between the two that I know of. lol
This cinnamon caramel dip is fabulous with any sliced apple! My daughter, Stacie made this apple dip for me when she came to visit the last time. Yep, I was in love with the recipe! Of course, I always have to modify any recipe.
What I love about this recipe is the fact that we usually always have this stuff in the refrigerator or pantry. You can use fresh or freeze-dried cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla. I added one more ingredient, cinnamon.
I love the taste of cinnamon with cream cheese and brown sugar, it tastes like caramel to me!
Cinnamon Caramel Dip
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Place the ingredients in a medium-size bowl and use a hand mixer or whisk until blended. Serve cold with fresh apples.
I know we’ve all heard the slogan: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” You know when you bite into that crisp apple and it’s crunchy and not mushy, you’ve scored the best apple ever!
I bet you can picture a big bowl of apples on your grandma’s kitchen table with the leaves and twigs still hooked to those freshly picked beauties. I’m picturing a red and white checkered tablecloth spread out with glasses filled with lemonade on a hot sunny day.
An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
The best way to choose apples to eat and for apple recipes is the topic of the day. Have you walked around the produce aisle at the grocery store lately? There are so many fruits and vegetables just waiting to be picked up and purchased. I always wonder what kind of apple is good to use for different recipes, canning or just eating. You get the picture, right?
Baking, canning, snacking, etc. Did you grow up hearing that statement “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”? I know I did. I usually sent sliced apples in lunch boxes to school. We had a large bowl full of apples on the kitchen table. Washed and ready to snack on at any moment.
How To Choose Apples
I wanted to write a post on the different apples I like to buy at the grocery store. Mark and I really wish we had fruit trees in our yard, but we don’t have them in our current home location. We had them for years. Life changes. See if you have eaten any of these.
1. Gala-is a mild, sweet and crisp textured apple. They are an ideal fruit for kids.
2. Granny Smith-these apples have a crisp bite and tart taste. These are good for apple pies or other baking recipes.
3. Braeburn-this apple is firm, crisp and well balanced between sweet and tart. Great for baking or eaten right off the tree. Perfect for the apple recipes below.
4. Golden Delicious-these apples are softer textured so they will not store as well. They are ideal for freezing, salads, and pies.
5. Fuji-this is a larger apple with a crisp texture. They are very sweet which makes them great for eating raw. They are great in salads. Perfect for apple recipes.
6. Jonagold-these apples are sweet with a thin skin. They are slightly tart so they are great for any recipe calling for apple.
7. Jazz-these apples have a creamy yellow texture that makes them very juicy. Some people say they even have a hint of a pear flavor. They are a crisp snacking apple.
8. Ambrosia-it has a creamy yellow flesh that is juicy sweet. These apples compliment sweet and savory meals. Delicious with root vegetables.
9. Honeycrisp-this white flesh fruit is very crisp and sweet smelling. High in fiber and low in calories. This is my favorite one!
Who doesn’t love apples dipped in cinnamon caramel dip, right? I need to go make some right now! Are you with me? Let me know if you try this recipe, your family and friends will thank you for making it, I promise.
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