Easy Caramel Apple Dip

Need an easy caramel apple dip you can pull together quickly that will also disappear quickly?

This caramel apple appetizer recipe can be ready in about 5 minutes if you “cheat” and purchase the salted caramel sauce. No one will know!

However, many ready-made varieties contain artificial preservatives, flavorings, and high-fructose corn syrup.

Making your own homemade caramel sauce may take a little extra time, but the results are well worth the effort. 

Be sure to check out the rest of our easy party appetizer recipes, too!

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Easy Caramel Apple Dip

If you decide to make your own caramel sauce, pay careful attention as the color deepens from clear to amber.

If you allow it to cook too long, the sauce can become too dark and will have an unpleasant, almost “burnt” taste to it.

At that point, the only thing you can do is start over.

Caramel Apple Dip Appetizer

Ingredients for Caramel Apple Dip:

  • Crisp green and red apples, cut into wedges to serve
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
  • Salted caramel sauce* (use my homemade recipe or your favorite prepared caramel sauce)
  • 2/3 c. pecans, chopped

Caramel Apple Dip Directions:

Step 1: In a glass bowl, toss sliced apple wedges with fresh lemon juice to prevent browning. Set aside. 

Step 2: To assemble the dip, place block of softened cream cheese on a serving plate.

Step 3: Drizzle with caramel sauce and top with chopped pecans.

Serve with crispy sliced apples and additional caramel sauce for dipping. 

Tip: For a more decorative presentation, shape the block of cream cheese into a circle before topping with a liberal amount of caramel sauce.

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Cover caramel-coated cream cheese circle entirely with chopped pecans, then arrange apple wedges around the cheese to form an edible “flower.” 

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The excess caramel sauce on the plate will help hold the apple slices in place. 

Easy Caramel Apple Dip

Easy Caramel Apple Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

You can pull together this easy caramel apple dip in less than 5 minutes that will also also disappear quickly!

Ingredients

  • Crisp green and red apples, cut into wedges to serve
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
  • Salted caramel sauce* (recipe below or use your favorite prepared caramel sauce)
  • 2/3 c. pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a glass bowl, toss sliced apple wedges with fresh lemon juice to prevent browning. Set aside. 
  2. To assemble the dip, place block of softened cream cheese on a serving plate.
  3. Drizzle with caramel sauce and top with chopped pecans.
  4. Serve with crispy sliced apples and additional caramel sauce for dipping. 
  5. Cover caramel-coated cream cheese circle entirely with chopped pecans, then arrange apple wedges around the cheese to form an edible “flower.”  The excess caramel sauce on the plate will help hold the apple slices in place. 

Notes

For a more decorative presentation, shape the block of cream cheese into a circle before topping with a liberal amount of caramel sauce.

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