Looking for a quick, easy, crowd-friendly dessert? This caramel apple dip won't let you down. Cream cheese, heavy cream, and caramel sauce are whipped into a frenzy and topped with more caramel sauce and toffee bits. Grab an apple slice and dive in.
So the gang is coming over and you're scrambling. You know everyone is going to want dessert, but you don't have much time. This caramel apple dip is the solution to your problems. With just 15 minutes of mixing and whisking, you will have yourself a delightful dessert dip that will have everyone ooo-ing and yumm-ing.
Cream cheese is whipped into a frenzy with confectioner's sugar, heavy whipping cream, and caramel sauce to create the base for this delicious dip. The whole thing is then topped off with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a smattering of toffee bits. It is creamy, light, and fluffy, and the perfect dip for apple slices, pretzels, or even cookies. Dive in.
What You'll Need
5 ingredients are all it takes to make this delicious, simple caramel apple dip. Here's a list of what you will need. Scroll to the recipe below for detailed measurements.
- Cream Cheese - It is important that the cream cheese is at room temperature. It will incorporate more easily with the other ingredients ensuring a smooth dip.
- Confectioner’s Sugar - You can use granulated sugar here but you won't get as much volume and the dip might have a gritty texture.
- Thick Caramel Sauce
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Caramel Sauce - You could also use chocolate sauce or dulce de leche here instead.
- Toffee Bits - Feel free to use a different candy topping here instead. Heath Bar would be a good option or even rainbow sprinkles.
If you love toffee then try my toffee brittle recipe.
How to Make Caramel Apple Dip
With a bit of mixing, some artful arrangement, and only 15 minutes in the kitchen you will have yourself a mouthwateringly tasty dip that is sure to please. Here is a quick overview of how to make caramel apple dip. Scroll to the recipe below for more detailed instructions.
- Whisk the cream cheese, and confectioner's sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add in the caramel sauce and mix until just combined.
- Whip. Slowly add the heavy cream to the mixture and whip until thick and fluffy.
- Serve. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and spread evenly. Drizzle with caramel sauce and top with toffee bits. Serve with apple slices.
Recipe Tips & Variations
This recipe is quite straightforward and easy to put together. That being said, there are some simple tips and tricks that will take it over the top. Here they come.
- Start with room-temperature cream cheese. Make sure the cream cheese has a chance to come to room temperature before beginning. If it is too cold, it will not mix well with the other ingredients, leaving you with a clumpy dip. You can bring your cream cheese to room temperature quickly by placing the foil-wrapped block of cream cheese in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes, be careful you don't want to melt it or get it too warm.
- Don't overmix. When adding the whipping cream and the caramel sauce to the cream cheese mixture, make sure to mix just enough to get a thick, whipped cream texture. Over-mixing will lead to an overly thick, almost butterlike consistency.
- Consider different mix-ins. Instead of mixing caramel sauce into the dip, try chocolate sauce, butterscotch, peanut butter, or even a combination of several.
- Play with different toppings. This recipe is quite flexible. Feel free to add different toppings like crumbled heath bar, rainbow sprinkles, or chocolate sauce.
What to Serve with Caramel Apple Dip
Simply dipping slices into this creamy caramel dip is dreamy enough but there are so many other directions you could go. Consider swapping apple slices out for any of these tasty treats.
- Your favorite cookie. Try my White Chocolate Cookies or these Cookie Butter Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies. If you don't have time to make your own cookies, try graham crackers or a store-bought chocolate chip cookie instead.
- A savory snack. Go for a sweet and savory flavor kick and dip a salty pretzel into the caramel apple dip. Yum.
- With a different fruit. This dip pairs well not only with apples but also with bananas, strawberries, and pears. Play around and let me know which is your favorite.
Can Dessert Dip Be Prepared In Advance?
Absolutely. Simply prepare the recipe, cover the bowl in saran wrap, and place it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Unless you want soggy toffee bites and a runny caramel topping, I suggest holding off on topping the dip until you are ready to serve.
Note that this dessert is best served at room temperature. So when you are ready to enjoy it, allow it to sit on the counter for 20-30 minutes before diving in.
How to Store Leftovers
If you find yourself with leftovers, transfer the dip to an airtight container (or cover it in saran wrap) and place it in the refrigerator. Enjoy safely for up to 2 days. Allow the dip to come to room temperature before enjoying.
More Dip Recipes To Try
I love dips. They are so quick and easy to throw together and are perfect for entertaining. This caramel apple dip is one of my favorites, but I have a couple of other options for you here. Some sweet and some savory. Check them out.
- Cheesecake Dip
- Pumpkin Dip
- S'mores Dip
- Cream Cheese Dip
- Seven Layer Dip
- Feta Pesto Sundried Tomato Dip
- French Onion Dip
- Oreo Dip
- 8oz Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons Confectioner’s Sugar
- 2oz (¼ Cup) Thick Caramel Sauce
- 2oz (¼ Cup) Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1oz (2 Tablespoons) Caramel Sauce, for topping
- 3 Tablespoons Toffee Bits
- In the bowl of an electric mixer with a whisk attachment whisk the cream cheese, and confectioner's sugar until light and fluffy, make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
- Add in the caramel sauce and mix until just combined. While the mixer is still on medium-high speed very slowly pour/stream in the heavy cream. Whip for another couple of minutes after the cream has been added until you get a thick whipped cream texture, but be careful to not over-mix.
- Pour into a low-profile serving bowl and spread into an even layer. Drizzle the caramel sauce on top and sprinkle toffee bits on top. Serve with fresh apple slices, I like a combination of Granny Smith Apples and Honeycrisp Apples. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to two days.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Desserts
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: cream cheese caramel apple dip, apple dip, cream cheese apple dip