As fall begins to show its face there are many wonderful things that come along with it. Beautiful leaves changing colors, the spirit of football, and the excitement of a new school year all warm our hearts in the fall. If any food makes one think of fall, it’s caramel covered apples. This recipe is an easy way to throw together a delicious dip conveniently for that last minute football party or when the kids decide that your house is the best hangout spot for the night. Although everyone loves a delicious caramel apple, no one enjoys the mess. This dip allows you to have the great taste of caramel apple without the mess! If kids are your crowd, consider also serving this dip with graham crackers, pretzels, ginger snaps, or vanilla wafers.
Caramel Apple Dip (RRR IV, Warm Welcomes Pg. 184)
- 4 Granny Smith apples, cut into wedges
- 4 Red Delicious apples, cut into wedges
- 2 liters lemon-lime soda
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
- ½ (12-ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping
- ½ cup chopped pecans
Toss the apples with the soda in a bowl. Soak, covered, in the refrigerator for 8 to 10 hours. Beat the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in a mixing bowl until creamy.
Mound the cream cheese mixture in the center of a serving platter. Drizzle with the caramel topping and sprinkle with the pecans. Surround with the apple wedges, alternating the colors.