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Tuesday, October 5

Apple Toffee Dip, the Perfect Autumn Treat!

On Sunday I was a in a dipping mood. I made hummus guacamole dip, spinach artichoke dip and apple toffee dip! It was almost like Super Bowl Sunday around here, except no football. Which I’m thinking some people might actually like. I mean, the food is the best part of a Super Bowl party, right? 😉

It’s been years since I made apple toffee dip, which is a pretty ubiquitous recipe.  It was just as tasty as I remember it! Although, next time I’m adjusting some of the measurements, which I will make note of in the recipe below.

It’s apple season. Slice some apples. Make this dip. You’ll thank me.

Apple Toffee Dip, the Perfect Autumn Treat!
 
From…well…it’s just one of those classic recipes everyone has in their recipe box! I have added a few of my notes.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounce toffee bits (you can find these in the baking aisle – I would honestly only use 4 oz next time. That would have been the perfect ratio.)
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar (um, I would not firmly pack it…I think there was a little too much sugar in the recipe)
  • ½ cup white sugar (again, I think I’ll do more like ⅓ cup next time, there was just a bit too much sugar, so it didn’t all dissolve)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, white sugar and vanilla extract with beaters until well blended. Stir in the toffee bits. Slice up your favorite apples and dip away! Granny Smith’s are my favorite…the sour with the sweet is simply scrumptious!
Notes
Just a note on the toffee bits – I seriously think 8 oz is overkill. I love the toffee bits, but using the whole package was killer. In fact, I made ½ recipe more of the dip without the bits to help cut down, and I still think it was too many. 4 oz would be plenty!


21 Comments »

  1. We totally make this! It’s one of my favs. It’s like eating candy, soooooo good!

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    Tara

    Sounds yummy! I will have to try this out!

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    Andrea

    Oh, thank you for this! I was at a Halloween potluck last year where someone brought this and had literally the entire room waiting in line to dip their apples. I couldn’t for the life of me remember what was in it, just that it was divine!

  4. This looks so yummy! I will try it out later this week. Thanks for the great recipe.

  5. 5
    Rachel

    Do you have any tricks for keeping the apples from browning?

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    jane

    no, I don’t! in fact, the apples in my pictures ARE brown!

    I know people say to toss them in lemon juice, that might help some. that’s all I’ve got! any other ideas out there?

  7. Oh YES! Another recipe for my apple supply!

  8. 8
    Jenny

    I always put my cut apples in Sprite or ginger ale…let them soak a bit then take them out and they won’t turn brown! simple..thanks, the recipe sounds yummy!

  9. 9
    Jane Maynard

    I like that tip, jenny! sounds tastier than lemon juice!! fun! 🙂

  10. 10
    Ashlee

    this is my very favorite fruit dip! I make this all the time! Mmmmm Now I’m hungry!

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    christy

    When I make this I leave out the white sugar entirely and you’d never miss it.
    If you chill this overnight the toffee bits soften up and you get a very smooth dip….but we like instant gratification and chunky dip so it rarely makes it back into the frig! 🙂

  12. What a great-looking fall treat! I always make apple turnovers around this time of year!

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    Jane Maynard

    christy – that’s so funny, I love it when the toffee chunks are all crunchy! we would be the perfect dip partners – I could eat half the day it’s made, and you could finish it off on day 2. 😉

  14. yes yes yes. I’m so trying this one. thanks for sharing the recipe

  15. 15
    Ang

    ok, i do a similar recipe with cream cheese, brown sugar, (no white sugar), same amount of vanilla and plain granola — fabulous for apple dipping as well!

  16. I love this dip and am making it for a wedding shower this weekend. So funny that you had it on your site this week too.

  17. You have FREAKIN’ gotta be kidding me, Jane! This looks amazing. As I say in every comment I leave: Get over here and make some of that for me! ;P

    Love this!

  18. I make a similar dip, just with slightly different ratios with the sugar. I also make it with Heath milk chocolate toffee bits. They’re a bit harder to find but who doesn’t like chocolate? Happy to have found your website!

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    Donna

    I made this for our Pumpkin Carving Party today. It was a hit. I doubled the recipe. I used two 8 ounce packages of cream cheese (1/3 less fat kind, 2 cups of light brown sugar, not packed, and one 5.5 ounce bag of Werther’s hard candies. It was perfect. Everyone raved over it. Thank you for the recipe.

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    Jane Maynard

    yea, so glad it was a hit donna! and thanks for reporting back on how you made it…I appreciate that!

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