I love fruit dips. Especially the ones you can buy for apples in the Fall time. Well, you can buy it all year long, but if you’re like me, you save that special treat for the Fall. You know what I mean right? Those plastic containers of Caramel Apple Dip usually sold by produce? Yeaaaa, good stuff. But! Despite how yummy I think the dip is I hardly ever buy it simply because I know it’s just loaded with corn syrup. Not as though I am one to be picky considering my own diet… but stuff like that I know you can make from scratch without all the processed garbage. And here is the recipe to prove it!
Often times brown sugar is used to kind of “mock” the taste of caramel in various baked treats and desserts. Caramel pound cakes are basically just brown sugar pound cakes. That’s what this dip does. Instead of complicating your life and asking you to make a homemade caramel, you just use brown sugar. And brown sugar paired with a healthy dose of vanilla extract sure does the job!
Did I mention that the whole recipe is only three ingredients??? Pretty cool. Not to mention that the other remaining ingredient is the oh-so-delicious-in-everything cream cheese. Seriously, you just blend together cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, and you are left with this beautifully creamy, caramel-like dip. Total minutes of labor is, maybe, 5. If that. And what you serve it with is really up to you. I am a fan of pairing it with apples, but you can use any other fruit you like or maybe something crunchy like animal crackers or graham crackers. Whatever you serve it with you are sure to love this dip. And I bet your kids will be big fans too!!
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Stir together the cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is smooth.
adapted from Allrecipes