Do you have a favorite cinnamon caramel dip you use with apple slices? It’s that time of year when the apples start getting picked, so I thought there’s no better time to update this post so all my readers can give this recipe a try! 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. 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 to suit my flavor fancy.
What I love about this recipe is the fact that we usually always have the stuff shown on the ingredient list in the refrigerator or pantry. You can use fresh or freeze-dried cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla. I added one more ingredient, cinnamon. With all the holiday parties on the horizon, this is a wonderful dip to share with family, friends, and party guests.
I love the taste of cinnamon with cream cheese and brown sugar, it tastes like caramel to me! I love caramels, and this dip really hits the spot when I crave a sweet dip and a tart apple, what a special combination!
Cinnamon Caramel Dip
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Cinnamon Caramel Dip
Gather the ingredients, all you need is cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Let the cream cheese soften a little to make it easier to have a creamy texture.
Grab a small mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to whip the ingredients together.
It’s so easy to make and we have most of the ingredients in our home in the pantry or the refrigerator.
The apples shown below are one of my favorites, the Jazz apple, but all apple varieties taste great when dipped in this yummy cinnamon caramel dip.
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 my daughters’ lunch boxes to school. We had a large bowl full of apples on the kitchen table mush of the year. They were 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 – 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 eating 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 and perfect for apple recipes.
6. Jonagold – these apples are sweet with thin skin. They are slightly tart, so they are great for any recipe calling for apples.
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 crisp snacking apples.
8. Ambrosia – it has creamy yellow flesh that is juicy sweet. These apples compliment sweet and savory meals. They are 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! They tend to cost more, but I think it is worth the extra cost, a delicious apple!
I’m sure there are a whole bunch of other apple varieties, but these are the ones our family has had available to us for years. You’ve probably got a favorite that’s not on my list, and I’m sure it would taste great when dipped in this cinnamon caramel dip. Let me know what variety you enjoy eating and cooking with, I’d love to add it to my list.
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.
Please keep teaching your grandkids and kids to cook from scratch, it’s a skill everyone needs. May God Bless this world, Linda