Need a yummy dip for your Halloween or harvest party? This autumn favorite is over-the-top in the delish department. Plus, it goes together quickly and keeps for several days in the refrigerator (if it lasts that long)!
1 (14-ounce) bag individually wrapped caramel candy, unwrapped, (Kraft)
1 (11-ounce) bag Caramel Bits
1/4 cup water
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash freshly grated cinnamon, optional
Dash freshly grated nutmeg, optional
3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons water
Makes 2 cups.
Note: Another way to keep the apple slices from browning is to place them after you slice them in a bowl filled with Sprite. After peeling, coring and slicing the apples, place in the bowl with the Sprite. After approximately 5-10 minutes, drain the Sprite and place slices into a gallon Ziploc bag. Remove all air and zip. Refrigerate. Hours later your apples will look like you had just cut them.
Note: Another version of this recipe is to use 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1/4 cup milk. Beware! You might become addicted it's so good!
Note: Reduced fat cream-cheese works well; I have not tried with the no-fat cream cheese makes a runny dip.
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