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Monday, September 28, 2009

Caramel Apple Dip

This post has been updated--see better pictures HERE!

This dip totally reminds me of my childhood. This is one of those foods I feel like my mom made a lot while we were growing up, and has since moved on to better and bigger things (ie. more gourmet foods). However, this is another one of the recipes she included in my wedding shower binder (that I explained here) and I hadn't yet had a chance to make it. Game night seemed like the perfect chance…who wouldn't like to celebrate the beginning of fall with some apples dipped in some creamy-sugary goodness? :) (side note: I don't think this tastes particularly like caramel, but that's what my mom called it, so I'm sticking with her name)

This dip is very sweet and so addicting! I suppose you could leave out the chopped peanuts if you have an allergy or something, but if not...Don't! They make it!

-8 oz cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat)
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 cup peanuts, chopped

1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
2. Keep cool in refrigerator until serving.
3. Serve with sliced apples.

I have a feeling we'll be eating a lot of apple dip this fall...