This Caramel Apple Dip is made with cream cheese and Pink Lady® Apples, then drizzled with an easy caramel sauce and sprinkled with toffee bits.
I love caramel apple dip and Pink Lady apples are my go-to apple for making this easy dessert. It’s perfect for parties, picnics or potlucks.
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Apples are one of my favourite fruits. They are so versatile and Pink Lady apples are a fave for a few reasons. There is something about taking that first bite of a Pink Lady apple; that crisp, fizzy bite gets me every time. Not only do they taste out of this world, but they are strikingly beautiful apples. The colour just pops when you walk up to them at the produce aisle.
Honestly, I cannot recommend an apple more. In addition to being the perfect apple to snack on, they are also incredible for baking and making desserts.
I mean, just look at this gorgeous caramel apple dip. It’s quick, easy and all my guests went crazy for it. It was inhaled by the family in mere minutes and they already want me to make it again.
For this recipe, I used the apples in the fried apple portion of the dip. Then, I used them for dunking into the dip. Seriously, it’s the perfect dessert for apple lovers!
What are pink lady apples
- You can recognize a Pink Lady from it’s rosy pink skin. Inside, they have white flesh.
- They tend to be slower to brown than other apples which is a serious perk when baking with them!
Where can I find them
- Look for the Pink Lady logo on the apples, you will see a heart-shaped sticker on them.
- Loblaws, Fortinos and Zehrs in Canada.
How are they grown and picked
- In orchards, they are among the first to blossom and the last to be picked. The apples spend extra time in the sun which gives them their characteristic blush, sweeter crunch and refreshing fizz. More hours of sunshine means more flavour!
- In order to determine the ideal time to harvest them, technicians measure optimal ripeness, sugar content, starch conversion, colour and firmness. This helps growers determine when their crop has reached peak ripeness.
- Pink Lady apples are hand picked using a precise technique that is a 15% slower harvest compared to other apples.
- Harvesting is done by hand in several waves to ensure the ripest fruit. They are picked only during dry weather. Also, they are picked from the bottom of the tree to the top to prevent apples being damaged. They are grasped in the palm of the hand, then rolled upward when removing them so they do not get damaged. Apples are removed with the stem intact. Their apple pickers are trained with this traditional technique.
What do they taste like
- Pink Lady apples are naturally sweet. When you bite into them they have a crisp crunch and a juicy fizz.
Can they be used in pie
- Yes! Omg, so much YES! They are amazing in pies.
- Traditional pies, hand pies, tarts and galettes are work well using Pink Lady apples.
What else can you do with them
- As I stated above, they are amazing used in pies!
- They are great for snacking on any time of the day or night.
- I highly recommend baking with these apples. Crisp, crumbles, cobblers, you name it!
- Also, the Pink Lady apples are wonderful in salad or soup.
- Another thing I like to do with mine is to make applesauce.
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Usually I top my apple dip with nuts. However, I wanted to make a recipe that my visitors with nut allergies could enjoy. If you happen to be allergy free you can top this with toasted walnuts or pecans.
Not only does this recipe deliver in the flavour department but it’s also smells out of this world. In fact, my house smelled like apple pie all day long.
I’m not going to lie, this dip is seriously addictive, in the best way possible. I love how easily you can adjust the sweetness as well. It’s really easy to amp it up or scale it back.
You can get the kids involved in making this too. It’s super simple to make so they can help out. Just be careful if you’re allowing them to help with the caramel. Let it cool down first.
In addition, this caramel apple dip recipe can feed a crowd. If I’m feeding about 2 to 4 people, I cut this recipe in half. Now, if I’m feeding more than 4 people I’ll make the full recipe!
- Pink Lady Apples
- brown sugar
- cream cheese
- powdered sugar
- evaporated milk
- toffee bits
How to make Caramel Apple Dip
- Make the fried apple portion first
- Then make the caramel portion next.
- Follow that by making the cheesecake portion.
- Transfer the cheesecake dip portion into the serving dish.
- Pour the cooled fried apple portion over top of the cheesecake dip portion and smooth it out.
- Drizzle the caramel portion over top and smooth out.
- Sprinkle toffee bits over top.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge!
What else can you serve with it
- Graham crackers
- Nilla wafers
- Cinnamon chips
How do I store it
- Cover it with plastic wrap or press n seal before storing it.
- You can store the finished dip in the fridge for about 2 to 3 days.
- If making this for an event I would recommend making it the night before so it’s as fresh as possible.
Other easy party recipes:
- Cherry Cheesecake Dip
- Pizza Pull Apart Bread
- Peach Sangria
- Lasagna Dip
- Jalapeno Bacon Poppers
- S’mores Dip
- Root Beer Chicken Wings
- Pizza Dip
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- 8 Pink Lady Apples , divided
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 500 grams caramels or caramel bits
- 354 ml evaporated milk
- 1 pkg toffee bits
Peel and core 4 of the apples. Then dice the apples.
Add butter to a saucepan and melt over medium heat. Toss the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon to the saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally until the apple soften slightly.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Add the caramels and evaporated milk to a saucepan and turn heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently, until the caramels melt and the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside to allow it to cool slightly.
Combine the cream cheese and butter in a mixer. Whisk until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, then whisk until combined and creamy. Set aside.
Transfer the cheesecake dip filling to a shallow serving dish and use a spatula to smooth it out.
Pour the cooled fried apple portion over top of the cheesecake dip portion and smooth it out with a spatula.
Drizzle the caramel portion over top and smooth out with a spatula or wooden spoon.
Sprinkle toffee bits over top.
Serve immediately or store in the fridge until you're ready to serve it.
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