Ingredients for Brown Sugar Apple Dip
There are only 3 simple ingredients needed and it all comes together in just 5 minutes. Here is your ingredients list:
- Cream Cheese – the block style cream cheese is preferred, not the whipped spread, and it’s important that it’s at room temperature so it mixes easily with the sugar and vanilla
- Brown Sugar – adds all the sweetness and balances the tanginess of the cream cheese
- Vanilla – adds delicious flavor
The measurements for each of the ingredients can be found in the recipe card down below.
What Kind of Apples are the Best?
My favorite apple for dipping will forever and always be Honeycrisp apples. Braeburn, Envy, or Pink Lady apples are also super delicious. If you like your apples to be a little more tart, go for Granny Smith. They actually pair with the sweet brown sugar dip brilliantly.
Can I Use Low Fat Cream Cheese?
Yes, the low fat cream cheese works great, but I would avoid the fat free cream cheese.
How Long Will Apples Keep?
If stored properly, apples should keep for 2 months. Apples should be kept in the refrigerator.
Are Apples Healthy?
Apples are packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. The antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
Apples do contain a fair amount of carbs. A 3″ diameter apple has about 25 carbs.
How to Keep Apple Slices from Turning Brown
Using sliced apples can be a little tricky because they brown so quickly, and then they are a little less appetizing. This is especially the case when you want to have sliced apples out at a party or gathering. I have a solution for you! Citric acid!
Before serving the sliced apples, soak them in a water and citric acid. Citric acid can be found in lemon juice, orange juice or pineapple juice. For every 1 cup of water you use, add 1 tablespoon of your citric acid source.
All of the apples should be covered with the water. Let them soak for about 5 minutes. Remove them from the water and let them drain. You can even pat them dry a little. This will help keep them looking fresh for at least a few hours.
What Can I Dip in Brown Sugar Apple Dip?
You don’t need to limit yourself to just apples! The apples are heaven in this dip, but there are all kinds of options. Here are some ideas:
- Graham Crackers
- Other Fruit (strawberries, bananas, pineapple, etc.)
- Animal Crackers
As long as we are talking about mixing things up, you can also mix in some toffee bits to add a little crunch and even more caramel flavor.
More Fruit Dip Recipes:
- No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Dip
- Strawberry Fluff Fruit Dip
- Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Sugar Chips
- Banana Cream Pie Dip
- Blueberry Fluff Fruit Dip
- Pineapple Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
Brown Sugar Apple Dip
Recipe By Tam
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Beat it all together and continue to beat until fluffy!!
Another way to keep sliced apples from browning (which my grandkids prefer) is to put them in pineapple juice. They don’t have the sour taste that apples sprinkled with lemon juice have.
Thank you so much for the tip Lila!
This is so delicious! We love it!!! We usually make it on a Sunday afternoon and eat it while we are doing Come, Follow Me! 😜
Hi Adalyn! It is the perfect snack for Come, Follow Me time! I’m so glad you enjoy it! Thank you for taking time to leave a comment.
Would this work with Vegan cream cheese ?
We haven’t tried that but would love to hear if you do!
Similar recipe I’ve been making for years…
1/3 pkg Mother’s macaroon cookies, smashed
1/3 container (8 oz) sour cream (or plain yogurt)
1/3 c dark brown sugar
Mix together. Best with apples, bananas, grapes, or strawberries.
That sounds amazing!! I’m totally writing it down to try!
I also make this same recipe but replace the vanilla extract with a capful of caramel extract…yummy! Also, to keep the apple slices from browning , slice the apples and immediately soak them in ice and salt water for a few min. This keeps the apples from browning for a full day…store in fridge.
You are a gold mine!! I am totally trying all of this. Thank you!
How do you keep your apples fresh for serving at a party? I’ve tried the soaking them in Sprite before but they still turned brown.
Hi Jennifer, really they will oxidize no matter what you do, but tossing them in lemon juice and then sealing with glad press n seal on a platter is your best bet.
I made it but used 1/3 less calories cream cheese and it was more soupy than fluffy. Is that why? Still tasty though.
Just in case others wonder, and sorry you’ll get two emails.. 🙂 Reduced fat doesn’t mix up exactly the same but it’s more likely that the cream cheese was too soft or got over mixed.
I have a recipe very similar to this but it has 2 T. of maple syrup (real, not fake syrup) added to it. Delicious!
Oh I totally have to try that!
Can you make this a day before and leave it in the fridge for the next day?
Absolutely! Just wrap tightly in saran!
I made this tonight and I thought it was to much vanilla. I decided to add some nutella and some peanut and it was delicious!!!
Whoa! Peanut butter and nutella? Invite us next time!
On bagels or toast yum
Mary Ellen Rose
I already make this fruit dip. Try it with green grapes also, it’s super delicious with them also.
Oh my goodness. You’re right! It is delicious! Thank you so much.
Courtney @ titus2minutes
I HAVE to try this!!
I hope you love it!
Invite friends for sure or you’ll be like me, picking in it all day!
I make this same dip but add chopped peanuts to it. Yum!!
genius!! I love salty and sweet!
Brown sugar and sour cream make an awesome fruit dip also!
My recipe fir a similar dip is
1-8oz. softened cream cheese
1 jar marshmallow creme
1/2 cup brown sugar
Mix well. Good with apples. If you leave out the brown sugar, serve with fresh pineapple, strawberries….any fruit!
OH BOY! I’m not a huge apple fan, but I think I can handle them with this dip – LOL! I bet it’s good with bananas too.
ohhhh, I bet it’s awesome with bananas or even graham crackers!
We make this recipe but put bits of Heath in it. They sell them in the baking section in the Grocery store by the chocolate chips and you can get them with chocolate or without. I personally like the Heath bits without chocolate!!! So Yummy!
Now that is smart! I’m totally buying some this weekend!
We call this apple
krack cause you can’t stop eating it. We also add a crush heath bar.
stop! Heath bar?! That is fantastic!!! I can’t wait to try it!
I make a similar dip, brick cream cheese, 1/2 cup brown sugar and sometimes a bit of milk to thin it out a bit. Beat till fluffy. Don’t use vanilla, but will try this next time. Very very good.
I make a similar dip; brick cream cheese, 1/2 cup brown sugar and sometimes a bit of milk to thin it out a bit. Beat till fluffy. Don’t use vanilla, but will try this next time. Very very good–a bit hit when I serve this and no left-overs. Thumbs up.
I can’t wait to try your version!
THAT'S ME!!! Oh, I am so excited. This is indeed delish.
This is truly an addictive dip. Yummy!
I'm always looking for a good fruit dip! Thanks for sharing!