Caramel Apple Dip Recipes

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September 23, 2011

Plate of apples and caramel dip.This will make caramel for dipping apples. It is simple and safe. Take a 15 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk and put it on a rack or a towel in your crock pot. Add water to completely submerge the milk and cook on low for 8 hours exactly. Check the water level several times, although I never lost much water at all with the lid on. It makes great tasting caramel!


Source: Somewhere on the internet. I have seen this done here before on top of the stove, but not in a crock pot. The crock pot makes it much easier and safer, as there is no chance for the pot to run dry.

By Elaine S. from near Cedar Rapids, IA

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November 9, 2005

Heat together in double boiler or microwave. Serve warm with apple slices...

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March 17, 2006

Beat all ingredients together and refrigerate. Serve with apple slices...

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June 11, 2005

In a small glass mixing bowl or 1 qt. casserole, place cream cheese. Beat until smooth; stir in remaining ingredients. Serve with apple slices.

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October 21, 2008

I'm looking for a caramel apple dip recipe without using caramels.

jho from Chassell


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October 21, 20080 found this helpful

I love this recipe...

6 Granny Smith apples
6 wooden sticks
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons water


1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups chopped peanut butter filled sandwich cookies
4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
4 ounces white chocolate, chopped

Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminum foil.
Combine caramels and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the caramel. Scrape excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan.
Spread the chopped cookies out on a dinner plate. Roll caramel apples in the cookies and place on the aluminum foil. Place the milk chocolate and white chocolate into separate microwave-safe bowls. Heat in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle milk chocolate over the apples, then drizzle the white chocolate over the milk chocolate. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


makes 6 servings

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By Ladymedic (Guest Post)
October 21, 20080 found this helpful

The best carmel apple dip ever is easily made by immersing an unopened can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk in a pan of water and slowly bring it to a soft boil, continue at a slow boil for approx 2 hours. Remove can from water, allow to cool unopened for 1 hour. Remove top of can and "TADAAA" the best creamy carmel dip! Just make sure to keep enough water in the pan to keep the can covered while cooking.

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By Kristi in Kent (Guest Post)
October 21, 20080 found this helpful

My mother sent this to me just the other day from
I would bet that you could skip the whole apple step and warm the caramel to use on slices instead.


Caramel Apple Recipe

Please be careful when making caramel apples, you will be working with dangerously hot, sticky, ingredients - I always put on an apron and make sure I have a closed-toed pair of shoes on when making candy. Be extra, extra careful if you have kids around. On the ingredient front, I typically go for a mild clover honey when making caramels.

6 - 8 small apples, unwaxed, cold
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup honey

Special equipment: candy thermometer, and lollipop sticks

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Push a lollipop or popsicle stick deep into each apple - in through the stem.
Fill a large bowl 1/2 full with ice water and set aside.

In a medium, thick-bottomed saucepan heat the cream and salt until tiny bubbles start forming where the milk touches the pan - just before a simmer.


Stir in the honey. Bring the mixture to a boil. Now reduce the heat to an active simmer and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for about 15-20 minutes minutes or until the mixture reaches about 255-260F degrees.

To stop the caramel from cooking; very, very carefully set the bottom of the saucepan in the bowl of cold water you prepared earlier - taking special care not to get any of the water in the caramel mixture. Stir until caramel begins to thicken up - you want the caramel to be thin enough that it will easily coat your apples, but not so thin that it will run right off. If the caramel thickens too much simply put the pot back over the burner for 10 seconds or so to heat it up a bit.

I tilt my sauce pan so all the caramel forms a pool on one side, and use my other hand to dunk and twirl each apple until it is thoroughly coated with caramel. Place each apple on the parchment lined baking sheets and allow the caramel to cool and set. Makes 6 - 8 caramel apples.

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By Gayle (Guest Post)
October 22, 20080 found this helpful

Here's my recipe~

Caramel Apple Dip

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
pinch salt, optional

Beat all ingredients together until light and fluffy.


Use as a dip for apple slices or other fruit.

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful

I guess I am confused...You want a dip without caramels...yet everyone except one is sending you recipes with caramels.
I would google it, or just use caramel ice cream topping??

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful

Caramel Apple Dip

8 oz cream cheese, generic good--DO NOT USE REDUCED FAT--gets rather 'snotty'
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 TABLESOON vanilla extract

Mix on low with mixer or hand beat. The more you beat on low, the more air goes in, the more volume you have.
We have made this for decades and it is a Minnesota favorite with apples, other raw vegies and fruit.

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

Found this at Taste of Home:

* 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
* 1/4 cup light corn syrup
* 1-1/2 teaspoons water
* 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
* Sliced apples

In a small saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, milk, corn syrup and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Serve with apples. Yield: 1 cup.

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By Pam (Guest Post)
October 26, 20080 found this helpful

This is really easy and so good!

1 jar of Marshmallow Cream
1 pkg. of softened Cream Cheese
1 jar of Smuckers Caramel (for ice cream sundaes)

Mix together with an electric mixer. Refrigerate. Dip with apples, other fruit, anything. It's wonderful.

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September 30, 2007

Does anyone know how to make the caramel dip for apples ... like you get at McDonald's in the kids meals with apple slices? Or any kind other than the caramel melted kind you make with Kraft caramels? Less sugar is what I'm looking for if possible!


By Coleen (Guest Post)
October 1, 20070 found this helpful

Hi Jeannie,

You can mix caramel extract with either cream cheese or sour cream for a low sugar dip. It is good on apples and other fruit. It also makes a good dip or spread for vanilla wafers ro graham crackers.

You may be able to find caramel extract in the grocery store by the vanilla. Or, you can order it (and many other flavors) from Watkins and have it delivered right to your door!


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October 1, 20070 found this helpful

at that link is the recipe I found, but made in a slow cooker. Here is the other one:


1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. caramel extract
1 c. finely chopped nuts

Beat all ingredients except nuts until smooth. Add nuts. Blend together until mixed well. Any fruit can be used for dipping. Granny Smith apples are the best.

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October 1, 20070 found this helpful

I made something really good that tasted good and even got in some calcium for VBS this year.

Take a brick of cream cheese (8 oz) and add a little milk, whip till a dipping consistency
You can also use whipped cream cheese for this, but I used the 1/3 less fat stuff and had to make for a lot of kids, so we didn't use whipped (and I'm not sure if it comes in lower fat).
Then dip apple slices into cream cheese and then into brown sugar. Now I realize that brown sugar is sugar but you can guarantee that they get a LOT less sugar per teaspoon with brown sugar than the stuff that is in the grocery stores. You can also measure the sugar, use the Splenda Blend brown sugar or for a really good crunch use Raw or unbleached sugar crystals, adds a really good crunch. You can also blend the sugar into the cream cheese, but the kids loved doing the dipping themselves.

Hope that helps!

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October 2, 20070 found this helpful

I don't have a recipe, but there is an ice cream topping in the grocery store that is really good. It is called Mrs. Richardson's and it comes in caramel. I heat it in the microwave and use it for apple dip. Really YUMMY!

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October 7, 20070 found this helpful

I don't use exact measurements to cook but I do make a very low sugar caramel topping/dip for my diabetic husband. Dissolve splenda brown sugar blend in boiling water, thicken with corn starch, beat in butter or margarine, let cool till warm, stir in vanilla and butter flavoring. Hopefully this will help you out as I don't know how much you want to make.

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November 9, 2009

I would like to find the recipe to the caramel apple dip sold at Trax Farm. It has cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla, and caramel extract. It is like a whipped style dip, so smooth and not sticky. It is truly the best I've ever had. If anyone knows how to make it let me know please.

By Leeann from Pittsburgh, PA


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November 9, 20091 found this helpful

I found this on the Trax Farms website:

Caramel Apple Delight

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon caramel flavor
Apples, cored and sliced

Blend first four ingredients using electric mixer. Use as a dip for apple slices. Tastes like caramel apples. Makes 1 cup.

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