Apple Dip

Apple Dip

Note: Todays post is  a recipe redo with updated photos of one of my favorite fall treats.

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!

Apple Dip

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.  But you really don’t need apples, according to my friend who tasted it at a party where I serve it, all you need is a spoon!

Apple Dip

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.

Apple Dip

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

Apple Dip

This post was originally shared back in October 2008.

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.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Susan says

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

  2. 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. :)

  3. 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.

  4. says

    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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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…

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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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