Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip Recipe
Last fall, a friend served the Spend with Pennies version of this dish at a gathering. I loved it but found the cream cheese layer to be a bit bland/tart. So, I started thinking of some changes!
I loved that she used greek yogurt (and love her blog!) but was definitely craving something a little more sweet for that white layer. I made some adjustments and came up with my own cream cheese caramel apple dip recipe.
How to Make the Perfect Caramel Apple Dip
As I mentioned, I made quite a few changes from the original caramel cream cheese dip that I tried. I’ll explain the changes I made as we go through the recipe!
In comparison to the original recipe, I doubled the cream cheese for this dip, added powdered sugar to sweeten things up a bit, and used flavored yogurt rather than plain greek.
Step 1. Mix Cream Cheese, Greek Yogurt, and Powdered Sugar
For this step, mix the ingredients together until they’re smooth. You can then taste it and adjust the sugar quantity to get the right amount of sweetness.
If you’re wondering, I’m using these clear mixing bowls in the photos!
Step 2. Spread Cream Cheese Mixture Onto Platter
This step is pretty self-explanatory! You can use something as simple as a spoon to spread your cream cheese evenly in the platter.
If you’re wondering what type of platter I’m using in the photos, it’s one of these white pie pans.
Step 3. Add Heath Bits
Placing the Heath Bits (you can find them here if you don’t have any) before pouring the caramel makes for easier dipping! It also prevents the caramel from slipping into pools.
Step 4. Finish with Caramel Topping
Isn’t that beautiful? And delicious-looking? I used this caramel drizzle for my dip and it turned out very tasty, but you could also try using a homemade caramel sauce.
And that’s it! As you can see there’s no real layering required for this caramel apple dip so it’s really easy to make. Not too messy either!
Cooking Tips and FAQs
If you are looking to change this recipe you can try changing the yogurt out for caramel, butterscotch, french vanilla or apple. You can also try adding chocolate chips and drizzle on top for a chocolate caramel apple treat. You can also swap out the Heath bits for snickers pieces or plain peanuts.
What should I dip?
This dip was made for apples. When selecting apples, here is a quick guideline to help you choose the best one.
- Sweet: Honeycrisp, Fuji, Gala
- Tart: Granny Smith, Jonathan, Pink Lady
But this dip is a great compliment for other treats too! Try pretzels, Nilla Wafers, or cookies.
How to Make Your Caramel Dip Healthier
To make this recipe a little more healthy try using low-fat cream cheese, low-fat plain yogurt, a sweetener replacement, and possibly some sugar-free caramel topping with peanuts in place of the Heath bits.
Your calorie intake will be slightly lower and you can indulge with a little less guilt.
This dip is definitely best on the first day it is made, but when stored properly you can enjoy it for 2 days.
To store this recipe properly, place it in an airtight container, and keep it in the fridge. Because it is cream cheese and yogurt-based, it should be kept chilled.
This dip makes for an easy, fun snack that’s also quite versatile. I highly recommend trying it out!
What are you planning to enjoy with your caramel cream cheese dip? Will you be sticking to apples or trying something else? Leave a comment below!
More Dip Recipes:
- Easy Fruit Dip Recipe
- Spinach Artichoke Dip with Alfredo Sauce
- Jalapeno Cilantro Dip (5 Ingredients)
- Cream Cheese Fruit Dip (3 Ingredients!)
- Cheesy Bacon Dip
Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip Recipe
- Large bowl
- 2 8 oz packages plain cream cheese room temperature
- 2 cups Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup powdered sugar more or less to your taste
- 2 cups Heath Bits
- 1 cup caramel topping
- In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, greek yogurt, and powdered sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Taste the mixture and adjust sugar quantity to your desired sweetness level.
- Spread the cream cheese mixture into a serving platter.
- Sprinkle the heath bits over top of the cream cheese mixture and finish by drizzling caramel over the top. Adjust the toppings as necessary.