This Toffee Apple Dip is going to make you very popular this fall. I know this because once, many years ago, my husband and I attended a grown-ups only Halloween party at a neighbor’s house. In the middle of the buffet was a platter of apples and a bowl of a creamy, sweet dip I’d never heard of before. Guests were wild for it. The lovely gal who made it explained that it’s her go-to treat to take to all sorts of functions, and graciously shared the recipe for her Toffee Apple Dip. I was instantly envious that I hadn’t discovered it first. I wished it could be my go-to treat for parties. But, as it was, I tucked that recipe away for the right opportunity to share.
Luckily, I moved out of state a short time later and could wow my new neighbors with toffee apple dip. Now it’s my go-to treat recipe for all it’s sweet and creamy, with a buttery toffee crunch. Plus it’s healthy, because, well, apples. And it’s incredibly simple.
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- dash of cinnamon (optional)
- 1/3 cup crushed toffee bits, more if you like
- Sliced apples–very crisp apples work best here
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and blend to smooth, sweet oblivion. Add toffee bits and blend until incorporated. Chill for about an hour for flavors to blend. Serve with your favorite sliced apples. An actual quote from my 8 year old today, “This. Is the BEST snack I’ve ever had.” And from my husband, “It’s so good. Perfect.”
A few tips: Room temperature cream cheese is critical for smooth blending. To keep your apple slices looking fresh on the platter long after slicing, soak the slices for a couple of minutes in ice water + 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Then drain and pat slightly dry with a paper towel. Keep the apple slices tightly covered with plastic wrap until serving. My family loves this as an after school snack or even dessert, but it works well at parties and group functions as well. Enjoy.