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Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Dip

The very best thing about apple season is enjoying them with caramel. In my opinion, it’s one of the best flavor combinations ever, whether you add them to cookies or enjoy dipping them. Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Dip is a delicious treat to make for neighbors, friends or family, and also makes an adorable gift.

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A creamy layer of cream cheese mixed with caramel, brown sugar and cinnamon, topped with more caramel and sprinkled with crushed candy bars. These cute little jars filled with this dip and given along with an apple are sure to make you the most popular person on the block!

Creating these cute little treats is super easy and the printable Fall toppers are the perfect addition. But you could also certainly just make the dip, layer it in a deep dish and serve with sliced apples along side.

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Honestly my friends, you must try this recipe. I’m not a huge cream cheese fan unless it’s mixed heavily with other ingredients, but the addition of the caramel here is just perfect. And the crunch from the candy bar bits is delicious!

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I spotted this idea via Pinterest on Jo and Sue’s blog, and just loved how they served up this delicious dip. I did change their recipe some by making by using my favorite recipe for Caramel Sauce.

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I think the addition of twine and the Fall toppers is so fun. Here’s what I used…

Fall Gift Supplies

  • Twine or other small ribbon
  • Printable Fall Toppers designed by The Paper Cupcake (more info below)

Directions

  1. Cut a long piece of twine, then tie a knot around the stem of the apple to secure the twine
  2. Wrap around the bottom and crossing it to secure
  3. Bring the twine back up around the jar and tie off leaving a few inches of twine
  4. Print out the Fall toppers, cut with a round hole punch if desired, then punch a small hole for the twine to fit through, attach the topper

I used 4 ounce Mason Jars, but any size will work.

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Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Dip

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 mini jars

Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Dip

Delicious Fall treat to share with friends or family. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

    Cream Cheese Mixture
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Caramel Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoon cornstarch {if needed for thickness}
  • Topping
  • Heath English Toffee Bits (found in the baking aisle) or chop a candy bar into small pieces

Instructions

    Caramel Sauce
  1. In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, salt and cream
  2. Bring to a boil and cook for 5-7 minutes or until thickened
  3. Add cornstarch a little at a time and whisk in completely until desired consistency
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla
  5. Set aside to cool slightly, about 5 minutes
  6. Cream Cheese Mixture
  7. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth
  8. Assembly for Jars
  9. Place cream cheese mixture in a decorator bag or resealable bag to make it easier to fill jars. I used 4 oz. Mason Jars, but any size will work.
  10. Place caramel sauce in a squeeze bottle to make it easier to fill jars
  11. Fill jar about 1/3 full with cream cheese mixture, top with caramel sauce and sprinkle with toffee bits
  12. Place lid on jar, add an apple and tie with twine if desired

Notes

You can also serve this by placing the cream cheese mixture in a deep dish, cover with caramel sauce and sprinkle with toffee bits

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Printable Fall Cupcake Toppers

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You can also use the Printables as Cupcake Toppers! Learn how to make these Fall Cupcakes with Candy Acorns, on the Cupcake Page!

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Comments

  1. Linda says:

    Liz, this is packaged so cute. I’m co-hosting Saturday Dishes and apples are the star. I’d love it if you linked this to the party.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  2. JACKIE says:

    How long does it keep?? Can I make it a few days ahead for an event??

  3. Lindsay says:

    What size mason jars are those?? 2 or 4 ounce for party favors?

  4. Kelly says:

    These are adorable … I am a little confused by the recipe … do you add caramel sauce to the cream cheese mixture? And then also put some on top of the cream cheese mixture? Thanks … can’t wait to try this!

    • Liz says:

      Hi Kelly, first you prepare the caramel sauce, then the cream cheese mixture. Then place each in a container (bag or squeeze bottle) to make it easier to fill the jars. You can also just spoon it in, but I have found it easier to use a bag or bottle. Add the cream cheese mixture, then top with caramel mixture, then a sprinkle of toffee.
      Happy Baking!
      ~Liz

      • Kelly says:

        Thanks. When you read the ingredients list and the directions, it sounds as though the caramel sauce should be combined with the cream cheese, brown sugar and cinnamon. But if I am understanding what you are saying, it is only those three ingredients that are combined. Then assembling them, you add the caramel sauce on top of the cream cheese mixture. Sorry to be so dense!

        • Liz says:

          Yes Kelly you are correct. Sorry if you were confused by the directions.

          • Tavette says:

            OK – so we have 4 oz. containers and the recipe makes 6-8 containers. Is a 4 oz jar enough for just one apple or will the recipient have enough for a couple apples? The obvious answer, I imagine, is gonna be it depends on how much a person scoops with each apple slice, but, on average, just wondering if it’s enough for 1 or more than one.

            Thanks. We’re all asking questions as it looks so good.
            Tavette – S. Florida

          • Liz says:

            Hi Tavette, yes you are right, it totally depends on how much they put on the apple, but typically 1 4 oz jar filled to the top – with a little less so the lid doesn’t press down into it – will cover 1 apple.
            So glad you like them!
            ~Liz

  5. oh my goodness, I love this idea!!! what a great homemade gift! and how brilliant to package these up with an apple!!! LOVE this!!

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