Apple Dip

Last week I opened my front door and found my friend Dawn standing at my door with this darling basket in her hand.

basket

A cute little basket filled with all the ingredients to make her yummy Apple Dip.

Dawn and I met in the costume shop at the high school where our daughters performed together in various shows.  Dawn is a marvelous seamstress and we have spent a lot of time sewing together over the last few years.  Dawn has become a sweet friend and  kindred spirit as she loves a lot of the same things I do – including cute purses and yummy food!

I took the basket with me this weekend when I escaped to Central Oregon (where it is not suppose to rain, but it did!) with my Beach Babe  girlfriends.  We enjoyed it as an afternoon snack one day.

It is a perfect fall treat with all the wonderful apples that are available right now.

The Skor English Toffee Bits can be found in the baking aisle at the grocery store (they are yummy in cookies too!)  I love it with a nice crisp, tart apple like a granny smith but you can use a combination of different colored apples for a fun presentation.

Caution:  It is addicting and you may find yourself consuming the entire thing by yourself!!

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Apple Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 10 oz. tub of soft cream cheese or 1 8 oz. block softened
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 pkg of a 8 oz. bag of SKOR English Toffee Bits
  • 6-9 Granny Smith Apples cut into wedges for dipping

Instructions

  • Mix together with a spoon until smooth - cream cheese, sugars and vanilla.
  • Fold in toffee bits just before serving so they don't get soggy. (soggy is yummy too!)
  • I cut the apples just before serving to prevent them turning brown.

Comments

  1. 1
    Fran says:

    This apple dip looks wonderful, and I already love those heath chips. It has got to be yummy!

  2. 2
    Valerie says:

    This looks so good!

  3. 3
    Susan says:

    Just wondering…did your friend put the sugars and cream cheese in the basket too? That’s a very cute idea.

  4. 4
    Vicki says:

    Oh man, that sounds delightful!

    I have a tip to avoid the browning issue: cut the apples & any other fruit that tends to brown & immediately put into a glass bowl that has a tablespoon of vinegar & enough water to cover the fruit once it’s cut. The vinegar keeps it from browning. Once your ready to serve, drain, rinse, drain & serve! Crisp, cold, beautiful apples. :)

  5. 5

    Fabulous!! Where did she get that adorable fabric that goes so well with the recipe and all the ingredients?? How cute and wonderful!!!

  6. 6
    rachelle says:

    that apple dip is calling my name! i love homemade apple dip but i’m going to have to try this recipe for sure! (oh the heath bits!) yum.

  7. 7
    Leigh Anne says:

    Susan »

    The basket had an assortment of different colored apples, Skor bits and the recipe in it. I added the rest. Of course she decorated the basket up cute with fabric and ribbon. It would make a great gift for friends and neighbors during the holiday.

  8. 8

    LOVE IT! Caramelled apples have always been a favorite of mine… found the absolute best “dipping” caramel recipe ever a couple years ago. We love to make them just like the ones at “Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory,” drizzled with dark and white chocolate and sprinkled with a variety of nuts and chocolate candies. I’ll have to send that recipe to you sometime, too! I can’t wait to try THIS recipe and add it to my collection.

  9. 9
    Dawn says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Leigh Anne. It came from my friend Kris Brown. Two years ago, the Heath toffee bits were discontinued and we had to go on a web search for them. Luckily Skor came out with their version.
    It is addicting and I’m embarrassed to say that when we ran out of apples at a teacher’s meeting, we just ate the dip with spoons!

  10. 10
    Leigh Anne says:

    Dawn – I did the same thing this weekend – except I used my finger. Thanks again for sharing this fun treat with me and my Beach Babe girlfriends. We licked the bowl clean!!

    Scrappin Sue – Dawn is a teacher and a sewer so I am sure she had that cute fabric in her stash somewhere! It is so cute!

  11. 11
    Cariann says:

    That looks too good. We have a bucket of apples that need to get used as well as our annual Harvest Festival at church this weekend… I’m thinking there is going to be a shopping trip before the Festival…

  12. 12
    Valerie A. H. says:

    What a fun and festive party. Everything looks so great Leigh Anne!
    I would have “Ahhhed” at everything all night if I were there. Wish I could have been!

  13. 13
    Michelle says:

    I absolutely love this dip! To prevent the apples from turning brown, dip them in Sprite and then dab gently with a papertowel to dry the apples. They will not turn brown.

  14. 14
    Sari says:

    YUM! A hit for sure.

  15. 15
    dawn says:

    What a wonderful idea for an apple dip. I think I will make some up to eat with the pears we have quickly ripening. And Michelle’s tip is a good one for not having brown apples.
    dawn recently posted..Taste of Tuesday 92- Pear and Walnut Salad

  16. 16
    Ali says:

    I make a similar recipe in the Fall – everyone always rAves about it. I think the best way to prevent apples from browning is to dip them in pineapple juice for a minute. They taste great and don’t brown at all.

  17. 17
    Melissa says:

    This Apple Toffee Cream Cheese Appetizer is one of our new favorite recipes. Literally after 3 minutes of stirring and 5 minutes of slicing apples, our appetizer was ready to serve. Thank you for sharing your recipe! ♥

    http://bestfriendsforfrosting.com/2011/06/apple-cinnamon-cream-cheese-appetizer-recipe/

  18. 18
    Chelan Allen says:

    Holy cow this was so good! And I don’t like cream cheese! We have a super-picky nine-year-old who fought us big time on trying this, but after he tried one microscopic drop of it on his apple, he was sold, and finished off the dip!

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